Koala Park Sydney

The next Parks in Sydney we are visiting is the Koala Park Sanctuary on Castle Hill Road, West Pennant Hills. The Koala Park was started in 1920 and officially opened in 1930, it is a quaint family owned park. The founder Noel Burnet was shocked at the number of koalas that were killed for the fur export trade and so created a safe environment for them.

The Koala Park Sydney is a great place for tourists to visit there are all sorts of native animals and birds to see. These include koalas, kangaroos, dingoes, possums, wombats, wallabies, echidnas, penguins, flying foxes, emus, cassowaries, parrots and cockatoos. The day we were there we were walking towards the penguin enclosure and turned around and a Koala was walking behind us. The koala was so cute and seemed to know exactly where he was going, he was not fazed by the people around him.

Whats on at the Koala Park Sydney

There are four time slots during the day when there is a koala presentation. The presenter will give a talk on the koala’s and will answer any of your questions. You can also pat the koala and if you have a camera you can have your picture taken with a koala.

There is also a penguin feeding and a wombat presentation. The time table can be found at the The Koala Park Sanctuary Website. At the Stockman’s Camp you will see sheep shearing, sheep dogs at work and a boomerang demonstration.

Interesting Facts About Koalas

Koalas are a marsupial, they have a backward facing pouch. The gestation period is 35 days and the young are born in a immature state and further develop in their mothers pouch. The baby stays in the pouch for 6 months and then spends a further 6 months on their mothers back.

Koalas can be found in the bush in eastern Australia, they live in trees and only eat leaves from the eucalyptus trees. Not all eucalyptus trees are suitable for Koalas, there are twelve varieties of eucalyptus trees that they can eat.

Koalas usually sleep during the day and become active before sunset.


At the Koala Park Sydney there are two yards where you can walk amongst the kangaroos and wallabies. The kangaroos and wallabies can be hand fed, which the children love. We saw a couple of joeys in their mothers pouch, one had its face out and the other its long legs were hanging out, it was really cute.


There are picnic tables where you can enjoy your picnic lunch. The kiosk has a variety of foods and there is a restaurant where you can enjoy an Aussie BBQ and of course the souvenir shop. The park is wheelchair friendly and there are toilet facilities.


There is parking at the Koala Park, you can also travel by train to Pennant Hills Station and get the Hills Bus to the Koala Park. There are also daily coach tours to the park.

Directions go to Google Map – Koala Park Sydney.

Kerry – Parks in Sydney.

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  1. Hi,
    Here is a good description of the Koala Park.
    They certainly have a plentiful mixture of inhabitants to keep everyone busy for the day.
    John Davis recently posted..Quieting The Mind ChatterMy Profile (dofollow)

  2. Hi John

    The Koala Park Sydney has all sorts of Australian animals and birds. Tourists from overseas would not be disappointed. We live within walking distance of the park and we enjoyed our visit.

  3. Hello Kerry,

    I love visiting parks and having one that also had Koalas would be fantastic. We used to live close to Australia Zoo and I so miss not being able to visit when ever we want! Our boys love animals and seeing Koalas would be fantastic. Thanks for sharing your Sydney Park.

    Lisa Wood recently posted..Relief From MigrainesMy Profile (dofollow)

  4. Hi Lisa,

    Yours boys would love the park they would be able to pat a koala and feed the kangaroos. It is great seeing the expressions of excitement on children’s faces when they get close to the animals. I have not visited the Australia Zoo but it is something to add to my to do list.

  5. It sounds like a great place to take the children (and grand-children)… a place to be enjoyed by all. So much better to be up close to really see what the animals are like. I’ll put it on my “must visit” list with the grand-children!

  6. Hi Carolyn

    The Koala Park is a nice place to take the grandchildren for a day out. They will love patting a koala and feeding the kangaroos.

  7. I went in and had a look at the Koala Park, it is a huge park with lot of acivities with australian birds and animals, it would be a good day out. My wife and I love parks, and we like Sydney too, it will be some where for an outing next time we go to Sydney to visit her family. A great day out to explore!
    Keith Westhead recently posted..Binaural Beats Way to Discover Your True Potential!My Profile (dofollow)

  8. Hi Keith

    When you come to Sydney next there are heaps of beautiful parks to visit. The Koala Park Sydney is very popular with tourists and the children love getting up close with the animals.


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