When I hear about Phillip Island, the first thing that comes to mind is the Penguin Parade and the Grand Prix.  Now I must be honest and say, that I have never heard about the Koala Conservation Centre, have you?

That being said was the main reason that the team at Christine Kings was brought to the centre.

We started in the information centre and learnt all about the Koalas and their natural habitat.  My daughter wasn’t too keen on reading all the informative boards but she really liked the interactive displays.   She was just anxious to go outside and see the real Koalas.

We walked down the path to the boardwalk and started spotting them right away.  The eucalyptus woodlands at the Conservation Centre is a fantastic place to come face to face with these delightful little Koalas in their own natural habitat.  We ended up seeing 5 Koalas which my daughter was so excited about.

We completed the Conservation Centre in about 50 minutes.  It’s a great place to get up close and personal with these little creatures and learn some interesting facts at the same time.


10.00am to 5.00pm daily (First Sunday in April to first Saturday in October)

10.00am to 5:30pm daily (February 1 to first Saturday in April and first Sunday in

October to Christmas Day)

10.00am to 6.00pm (Boxing Day to end of January)

2.00pm to 5:30pm (Christmas Day)


I would like to thank The Koala Conservation Centre for hosting our visit and allowing my family to share this wonderful experience, and as always, my opinion is definitely my own.


For more information, please visit:

The Koala Conservation Centre

1790 Phillip Island Road, Cowes, VIC, 3922

Phone: 03 5951 2800

Website: www.penguins.org.au/attractions/koala-conservation-centre




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