Koalas are under serious threat in South-East Queensland, however, Hidden Vale is home to a healthy population that loves to doze in the treetops during the day, making them quite difficult to spot… unless you know where to look.
Visitors to the Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre can experience wild koala sightings on the property and learn about their plight through our team as they take you on a short guided walk. The program starts at the Wildlife Centre, where we explain the background and business of how the centre is working to conserve koala populations on Hidden Vale and in the surrounding landscape. We then take you ‘out bush’ and show you what makes a koala successful in the wild. Our population is thriving and we are confident you will see them gazing laconically down at you from their daytime perches. You may even be lucky enough to see a joey or two.
Along the way, we will share interesting facts about koalas, their habitat and how we are working to build the population with hopes of reintroducing koalas to specific areas across the region. This genuine eco-experience is truly unique and not to be missed.
Tours depart at 10:00 am from reception in small groups owing to the need to keep disturbance to a minimum and are subject to availability.
Enclosed shoes are essential on the Koala Experience, and long pants are recommended.
Please note we do not guarantee sightings, as the Koalas are living in their natural habitat. We do however have a high rate of success in spotting them and hope you enjoy the wonderful experience in nature.
The Koala Experience costs $185 per person.
For a family of four (two adults and two children), the experience costs $400. Additional children (aged 16 and under) cost $95 per child.