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 conservation outreach program. The program starts behind the scenes at the Wildlife Centre, where we explain the background and business of how we are 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, the 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.
The Koala Experience costs $160 per person. The price is set only to cover costs of showing you around and any surplus is channelled straight back to the wildlife centre’s research projects. Tours depart at 9:00 am from reception in small groups owing to the need to keep disturbance to a minimum, and are subject to availability. Bookings are essential.