Located north of Sydney in the West Pennant Hills The Koala Park Sanctuary is a family run sanctuary that was first created back in the 1920's. The sanctuary was created out of the concern of Noel Burnet that the Koala Bear may become extinct if it continued to be hunted by the fur trade in such large numbers. It officially opened to the public in October of 1930.
Still being operated by Noel's daughter this sanctuary is one of only a few places in the world where you can see Koalas living in their natural surroundings. Today, however, you can also see Peacocks, Cockatoos, Emus, Kangaroos, Wombats, Echidna, Rainbow Lorrikeet, Wedge-Tailed Eagles, Dingoes and more here.
The Koala Park Sanctuary has a kiosk serving a selection of snacks and beverages and a restaurant serving BBQ lunches.
There are numerous options for getting to the park from Sydney, however our directions below will get you there with just one train followed by one bus which will drop you off right by the park entrance. The entire journey will take a little over 1 hour varying according to the time of day.
Cost: Admission charges apply. Please see website for up-to-date pricing.
Hours: Daily from 9am to 5pm except Christmas Day
Website:Koala Park Sanctuary
Address: 84 Castle Hill Rd, West Pennant Hills, NSW
Nearby attractions: Lane Cove National Park
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By Train and Bus: Take the Northern Train from either Wynyard, Town Hall or Central Station to Pennant Hills Station. Cross over the tracks and catch bus #632 for the 8 minute ride to the park.
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