The Koala Hospital

Koala Hospital KoalaBaby
Koala Hospital Feeding
Koala Hospital Rehab
Koala Hospital - Koala a in Tree

The Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie is an easy 25-30 minute drive from Diamond Waters Treehouse Retreat. Visitors are welcomed at the Koala Hospital every day of the year (besides Christmas Day) between 8:00am and 4:30pm.

Well worth a visit whole you are in the area, you will be able to walk around the grounds and see the koalas in care.

Walk and Talk tours are conducted at 3:00pm every day when the koalas are fed and a volunteer will explain the issues that brought the koalas into care.

The Koala Hospital is heavily involved in conservation programs and you can donate, adopt a Koala and even plant a koala food tree! The Koala Hospital has featured in many documentaries and wildlife programs throughout the world; consequently it has gone from small humble beginnings to an organisation that is internationally known and respected.

The Koala Hospital has an interesting history:

1990 saw the third stage of development with the construction of the John Williamson Wing housing 6 ICU’s. John a nationally known Australian Country Music Singer. John happened to be in Port Macquarie visiting to the Koala Hospital, when an emergency rescue call came in. The entire experience was so impressive for John that it inspired him to write the song, “Good Bye Blinky Bill” which became enormously popular throughout Australia. John very generously donated the proceeds from the song to the Koala Preservation Society Australia.

Did you know…

Did you know that it is a myth that Koalas sleep a lot because they ‘get drunk’ on gumleaves. Fortunately, this is not correct! Most of their time is spent sleeping because it requires a lot of energy to digest their toxic, fibrous and low-nutrition diet. Sleeping is the best way to conserve energy!

Koala Hospital - Rehab

Koala Hospital Koala Release

Koala Hospital - Koala In Tree


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Such lovely hospitality in such a lovely setting. We were able to relax, unwind, discover beaches and walking trails, attempt to beach fish, meander down the log path to the river, enjoy local oysters and see the native wildlife. The treehouse is a special place. We have enjoyed our stay thoroughly. Thanks Kerry and Peter! Hope to visit again in the future!
Lynn and Andrew, Sydney, September 2015
A lovely relaxing stay, however short! We wish we could have spent a few more days feeding off this beautiful environment. Surrounded by flora and fauna – a couple of kangaroos joined us for breakfast this morning. The walk out to the river, although fraught with wet-foot danger paid off – lovely experience sitting in such a serene spot. We’ll be back.
Adam and Kristy, Melbourne, September 2015
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