It was time for a weekend away! Spent over an hour on a plane and was still in New South Wales… big Australia.
The Koala Hospital looks after sick and injured Koalas which get brought in usually after they have been hit by a car or attacked by a dog. There are quite a lot of Koalas around Port Macquarie, although they are hard to spot.
Because their habitat has been divided by roads and development – extra eucalyptus trees have been planted to join the bits of forest together – these are called ‘Koala Corridors’.
The quite well-recovered Koalas are in enclosures outside, and the ones in serious condition are inside in intensive-care type units. They have a talk at 3pm where they give you a bit of info about them, and you can see them being fed. Koalas sleep for 20 out of 24 hours – lazy Koalas 🙂
Even though you don’t get to go inside the hospital, it’s still worth a trip up there – it’s only a few km from town, and the KOALAS ARE SO CUTE!