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Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre
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Owner description: koala conservation centre. Meet our koalas ‘face to face’ from our amazing treetop boardwalks at this unique ecotourism attraction. This area of natural bush land isalso home to an amazing variety of birds and wildlife.
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Could do more”
Reviewed 17 November 2013

Great board walk through the canopies, able to see (and hear) lots of koalas, mostly sleeping. There is an education centre but the kids didn't want to stand and read. I think more information about the koalas as you walk through would be good, and also the kids could have some kind of quiz sheet that they can fill in as they walk around. Although the focus of this centre is koala conservation more could be done here.

Visited November 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice walk”
Reviewed 12 November 2013

We went first week November. Though the koala were not that near, we were able to spot quite a few, and in fact the children had fun competing who spots the most! But what I really enjoyed was the comfortable shady walk in the centre. The eucalyptus trees were tall enough to give lots of shade, and it was quite picturesque as a whole. Though I wouldn't give it a five, I did enjoy my walk through the centre, looking at the sleepy koalas, simply breathing in the fresh air too. It was cold but not freezing. Overall very pleasant. since the last reviewer mentioned about Moonlit Sanctuary, I actually rate this walk better than moonlit, and more koalas for sure. Moonlit comes across rather sparse in vegetation and tree cover, so it was pretty sunny and less comfortable. I don't remember it for koalas, more for kangaroos. If you don't care for koalas, go for the walk and take some nice pictures if the extra cost is not an issue.

For real koalas, try Kenneth River, which is near Great OCean Road. The koalas there are wild, and don't have to pay.:-).

Visited November 2013
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east coast
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183 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“fun, but koala's can be tough to spot”
Reviewed 4 November 2013

We went here on a rainy day. At first it was hard to find any koala's. But, since it was mating season we soon got to hear and then see a male koala try to entice a nice lady into an afternoon tryst. it turned out to be one of the highlights of our vacation. This is a place to stop and hang out for a while. Watch the trees, study the koala's. it was very peaceful and so cool!

Visited August 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Close to nature”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

We had a walk at the Koala Conservation centre before going to the penguin parade. We saw some koalas along the way.

Visited August 2013
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Manila, Philippines
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106 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2013

a fantastic walk through eucalyptus trees with koalas, koouburas and other birds. we had a great time saw at least 20 koalas. love what they are doing here.

Visited October 2013
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