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Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre

#2 of 24 things to do in Cowes Features Animals
1810 Phillip Island Tourist Road, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5951 2820
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1810 Phillip Island Tourist Road, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5951 2820
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Essentially there are two parts to this park. The first is an enclosed area where it is almost certain that you will see koalas. Sometimes they are quite high up in trees but still pretty close. The second is open spaces where the main game...More

Thank Richar64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The static exhibit is well done and interactive which our two small grand daughter enjoyed. There were Koala's in trees and the boardwalk was ok. Got some pretty good photos but would have loved to see more animals. Did the walk and pretty bland.

Thank Kerrie O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think we saw maybe 6 or 8 koalas. It's fun to search the trees to find them. The grounds are very nice so it's a pleasant stroll. Birds and wallabies too. About an hour here, with a 10 year old.

Thank violetpilot852
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely being able to walk around the bush land and see not only koalas but, bush wallabies, heaps of native birds nesting and the feeling of the Aussie bush.More

Thank Helen G
PhillipIslandNP, Manager at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, responded to this review

Dear Helen G Thank you for your review and feedback of your recent visit to the Koala Conservation Centre. I'm so pleased you had an enjoyable visit not only in the treetop boardwalks, but also the woodland walking trails with sightings of wallabies and birds....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the main road to Cowes - the biggest town - this is worth a visit. Four sections, two Koala boardwalks a nature reserve walk with other native animals and the information/ admin/ cafe/ souvenir centre. Allow an hour to 90 minutes to enjoy all...More

Thank mickfromoz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely place ,you walk along elevated board ways and see Koalas close up.Pretty forest and great displays in visitor center.One of the trails was closed but we still saw some Koalas swaying in the trees.

Thank roller_7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited late afternoon (we arrived at about 3.45pm) on our way to the Penguin Parade. We did both the boardwalks and were lucky enough to watch a koala wake up, walk along a branch right next to the boardwalk and then sit at the...More

Thank nzajt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kids were desperate to see more koalas so we dropped in here on our way from Philip Island to Melbourne. We got to see Koalas up pretty close so kids were happy. Feel it's ok to spend 32aud for family ticket although there aren't that...More

Thank JxRx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Okay so Koalas are not really bears but you get it, right? We went here with low expectations but it was a great experience. We managed to find 9 bears in trees, do some bird watching and some gentle walking. It is not a bells...More

Thank RamblingRambos
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This place does really well as a koala sanctuary. The koalas pretty much just sit up in the trees eating and sleeping most of the time. You'll also probably see a few other animals along the way. Don't expect to get too close to a...More

Thank Niraj B
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Do I have to book? Or can I just turn up? Not sure of our travel.plans yet.
18 October 2015|
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Response from Vivek K | Reviewed this property |
You can buy tickets at the counter. However if you buy 3 parks pass which includes Koala Conservation Sanctuary, Penguin Parade and Churchill Island you will save some $s as it is cheaper to buy them together.