The Koala Park Sanctuary is a private wildlife park in Sydney’s West Pennant Hills, Sydney one of the most visited outdoor destinations in the city. It is well-known for its large collection of koalas, and other animals. The park is located in a beautiful rainforest park. Although the collection is small, it is tranquil and peaceful natural rainforest environment.
Noel Burnet, the owner of the Koala Park Sanctuary, built it in the 1920s. It was opened to the public in October 1930. Noel Burnet founded the sanctuary to stop the killing of koalas for fur trading and the eventual extinction of the animal. The rest of his life was dedicated to research and preservation of the animal’s habitat.
This sanctuary, which is still managed by Noel’s daughter, is one of very few places where you can see Koalas in their natural environment. You can see Peacocks today, Cockatoos , Wombats, Emus, Kangaroos and Wombats as well as Rainbow Lorrikeets, Wedge-Tailed Eagles and Dingoes.
Koala Park Sanctuary is known for its koala feeding show, which is the highlight of any visit. The shows are at the following times: 10:30am, 11:45am and 2pm. The wombat show and the dingo show are two other exciting shows to watch out for.
“The Stockman’s Camp”, a live sheep shearing exhibit that runs at different times throughout the day in the park, gives visitors the opportunity to experience a stock camp on an Outback station. The park also displays sheep shearing and tells Australian bush stories. Visitors can safely handle the animals because the park follows the Minimum Koala Handling Time set by the state.
In 1930, the Koala Research Hospital was opened by the Koala Sanctuary. The hospital provides care for injured and sick native animals, and then releases them back into nature. The hospital is open to the public. It also provides education on native animals and the issues faced by koalas who live close to humans.
Visitors can see and photograph Australian wildlife in their natural environment at the Koala Sanctuary.
A kiosk is available at the Koala Sanctuary, which offers a variety of snacks and beverages. There’s also a restaurant that serves BBQ lunches.
The park offers a great opportunity to see the wildlife close up. The majority of the animals are kept in wired cages. Other than the koalas there are also peacocks, emus and dingos in the park. The park also has wombats and echidnas. This is a great place for bird watchers, and a wonderful family activity.