Koala Conservation Centre, Cowes

#2 of 24 in Parks in Phillip Island
Island · Nature / Park
At the heart of Phillip Island Nature Park is Koala Conservation Centre, where you can see wild koalas in their natural habitat, accessible by treetop boardwalks open to visitors. You can also talk to the park's rangers who look after the animals and are dedicated to their protection and conservation. Visitors to the center often choose to stroll through the bushland on the Woodland Boardwalk, but you can also choose from other viewing areas, including the Nobbies Center, from which you can spot seals, dolphins, and sharks. Koalas are considered placid nocturnal animals, but at this center you can see them and a variety of native birds resting in the eucalyptus trees during the day. To visit Koala Conservation Centre and other attractions in Cowes, use our Cowes road trip planner.
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  • We were met with a very bored, disinterested staff member who pretty much took our money and said it’s a self guided tour, pointing outside. One enclosure had four koalas, the other had 5. Other than....  more »
  • We loved seeing the koalas up close, the volunteers were very knowledgeable and helpful. The boardwalk was lovely, well maintained. A nice nature e perience.  more »
  • Beautiful place to koalas, wallabies and birds in the surrounding wetland area. Fun info for kids. Definitely take some bug repellant as there are quite a few mosquitoes but a roll on would be better that way your not spraying it where animals could possibly breathe it in. Or spray yourself before you go in the entrance.
  • My heart melted when I saw those little cuties no matter they’re eating, sleeping, eating or looking at me!!! Absolutely loved the experience where you’re able to see them quite close. I was lucky to see koalas awake and eating! They’re just so adorable!

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