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Koala Park Sanctuary

brief history ...


©2006 Gabriel Ditu
Koala Park Sanctuary was founded in 1920's and opened to the public in October 1930, by Noel Burnet. The idea behind the Koala Park Sanctuary, was to protect the koalas which were killed for their fur and could have become extinct in future.

The Koala Park Sanctuary opened Australia's first Koala Research Hospital in 1930.

To this day, Koala Park Sanctuary is still a private enterprise, owned by Noel Burnet's family, and is operated using the same philosophy that Noel Burnet had when he founded the park.

about ...

Koala Park Sanctuary it is not a traditional zoo. Beside the koalas there are not many other animals and they enjoy a relative freedom.


Koala Park Sanctuary logo
You can interact with the animals by cuddling and feeding them, take close up pictures, etc.

The Koala Park Sanctuary is home for the following animals: Koalas, Peacocks, Cockatoos, Emus, Kangaroos, Wombats, Echidnas, Rainbow Lorrikeet, Wedge-Tailed Eagles, Dingos and some other native animals and birds.

Facilities:
  • BBQs - sole use booking
  • Wet weather Koala Enclosure
  • Easy access for walking impaired - no steps on site
  • Large Souvenir Shop
  • Kiosk for light refreshments
  • Umbrellas for inclement weather
  • Ample coach parking
  • Free carpark

Koalas are fed 4 times a day at: 10:AM, 11:45AM, 2:00PM and 3:00PM

tourist information ...

How to get there
By train to Pennant Hills Station on the Hornsby via Strathfield Line. From the railway station catch the Glenorie Bus routes 651 to 655, for a 10 minute ride to Koala Park. See map.

Contact details:
84 Castle Hill Road,
West Pennant Hills NSW 2125
Ph: (02) 9484 3141
Web site: Koala Park Sanctuary

Hours of Operation:
Open 9:00AM to 5:00PM daily. Closed Christmas Day.
For details please check Koala Park Sanctuary web site.
24 April
1912 - The NSW government grants 43 acres of land for the construction of a zoological garden, later known as Taronga Zoo.
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