Not much unfortunately, when we insist on clearing away his home and his food - for our own ever-increasing human wants and needs (ie new housing estates, shopping complexes, cement jungles etc etc).
'No tree, no me'
Bring forth Tilligerry Habitat at Tanilba Bay and thankfully - our beloved native beauties stand a sweet-smelling-eucalypt chance.
Celebrating their 20th birthday in the coming weeks, Tilligerry Habitat is a 9 hectare, passionately established and maintained paradise for nature and nature lovers alike - well worth celebrating and cherishing.
Australian Native Wattle
Amble along the 'simple stroll' boardwalk and a life-sized precious and priceless picture
, painted in hues of leafy teal and pristine Port Stephens 'water colour blue' will invigorate and inspire you. It glistens with hope and smells of good judgement. A profusion of not only wildlife (birds, reptiles, koalas... some easily seen, some not) but a blooming assortment of Aussie vegetation - brings this lush landscape legacy fervently to life.
Pretty in pink
A nursery and souvenir shop are also presented on site - allowing you to purchase a 'goody' or two, and, by doing so - aid in the subsistence of Tilligerry Habitat.
Have a quick squiz at www.tilligerryhabitat.org.au
before you leave to obtain a detailed map of the Habitat, an idea of what you might see along the way on your chosen walk, upcoming Tilligerry Habitat events, interesting koala facts and ways in which you can support this exemplary enterprise (eg volunteering, donations etc).
One of the stickers from the souvenir shop
If you're looking for a way to introduce conservation into your child's life - here's your perfect example of how.
And that, we can all heartily bear!
Patience may be required to view a koala (if you are fortunate enough to see one at all). The friendly and helpful staff will advise you of the latest sightings and therefore offer you an indication of where to look for an increased chance at sighting these adorable marsupials (and, what's better - in their natural habitat).
Guided tours are also available at a price. Bookings required.