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Introduce the family to Phillip Island's resident koalas or get up close and personal at dedicated conservation locations around the region.

Close encounters

Wander along the treetop boardwalks at Phillip Island's Koala Conservation Centre and spot koalas high in the crooks of trees, a favoured position that makes them hard to see in the wild. Bring your camera as excellent photo opportunities abound.

Between December and February look out for young joeys emerging from their mothers' pouches. The centre's interpretive exhibition provides a fascinating background into the lives of koalas.

Join the ranger for informative talks and watch the koalas over a latte at Maru Koala and Animal Park in nearby Grantville.

French Island

Catch the ferry to nearby French Island, home to the 1,500-strong colony of koalas. Walk and cycle around the quiet island, and camp overnight for the chance to see koalas getting active.

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Wildlife, zoos & farms

Maru Koala and Animal Park

Get in touch with wildlife at Maru Koala and Animal Park. Owned and run by the Heffer family, they personally take the time to ensure you enjoy your...

Wildlife, zoos & farms

Koala Conservation Centre

Wander through the tree-top boardwalks and see koalas up close in their natural habitat at Phillip Island's Koala Conservation Centre.


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Nature & wildlife

Beaches and coastlines

Discover a beach to suit everyone at Phillip island's sheltered bay beaches and wild surf beaches, blowholes, caves and unusual rock formations.