Daisy Hill Koala Centre


About 25km southeast of the city, Daisy Hill is home to fat, happy-looking koalas – but this is no zoo. The surrounding conservation park is an important koala habitat, and the centre is designed to acquaint visitors with koalas on a comprehensive level (no koala photos or cuddling involved). There are also some great picnic and bushwalking spots here, plus bird life and other fuzzy natives on the loose.

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