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Published August 23rd 2017
Encounters of the Koala Kind
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city with a trip to Daisy Hill Koala Centre. This purpose-built educational facility is nestled within Daisy Hill Regional Park, a tranquil setting comprising 435 hectares of open eucalypt forest.
The centre is accessed by a boardwalk-style path leading through a large outdoor koala enclosure. These paths are sufficiently wide to accommodate prams or wheelchairs. There are currently three resident koalas, two of which can be spotted sleeping in their preferred locations. Due to their nocturnal nature, they are usually tucked up and unfazed or unaware of humans within the enclosure.
The centre offers a range of informative displays and interactive activities. a) an educational film in a private theatre b) a stick insect display c) native bees in a hive
d) hands-on examination of koala bones e) posters and signage throughout
An outdoor observation tower allows visitors to experience a koala's eye view of the world. The climb consists of several flights of stairs. It is not a challenging climb, however, younger children, elderly persons or visitors with health issues may find it to be unsuitable.