Located north of Sydney in the West Pennant Hills The Koala Park Sanctuary is a family run sanctuary that was first created back in the 1920's. The sanctuary was created out of the concern of Noel Burnet that the Koala Bear may become extinct if it continued to be hunted by the fur trade in such large numbers. It officially opened to the public in October of 1930.
Still being operated by Noel's daughter this sanctuary is one of only a few places in the world where you can see Koalas living in their natural surroundings. Today, however, you can also see Peacocks, Cockatoos, Emus, Kangaroos, Wombats, Echidna, Rainbow Lorrikeet, Wedge-Tailed Eagles, Dingoes and more here.
The Koala Park Sanctuary has a kiosk serving a selection of snacks and beverages and a restaurant serving BBQ lunches.
There are numerous options for getting to the park from Sydney, however, our directions below will get you there with just one train followed by one bus which will drop you off right by the park entrance. The entire journey will take a little over one hour varying according to the time of day.
Nearby attraction: Lane Cove National Park
Facts For Your VisitFee: Yes
Open NowHours This Week:
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Address: 84 Castle Hill Rd, West Pennant Hills NSW 2125, Australia
Phone: (02) 9484 3141
Official Website: Koala Park Sanctuary
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How to get to Koala Park Sanctuary by Train and Bus
By Train and Bus: From Monday thru Saturday take the T1 North Shore & Northern Line train from either Wynyard, Town Hall or Central Station to Pennant Hills Station. On Sundays take any train going to Central Station first and transfer to the T1 North Shore & Northern Line train to Pennent Hills there. Exit and cross over the tracks and catch Bus #632 for the 8 minute ride to the park.
Note: that some T1 trains don't go straight through but require a transfer at Chatswood or at Epping Station. This works fine, but you may want to make sure you take a straight through train to keep things simple and avoid the need to transfer. Use the real-time directions link below to view all the options including platform numbers.
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Ratedout of 5
Nicely laid out. Staff was friendly. We played with the kangaroos and wallabies and we're able to pet the koalas. I would recommend !
Kayanna H - 7 days ago
Never been so up close and personal with the animals. You can feed the animals and the staff is able to personally tell you about the animals. Life long dream of feeding kangaroos has been fulfilled. Small park that allows access zoos just cant give. And the park contributes to the preservation and conservation of animals which makes this place something special
shawn pillar - 29 days ago
This place was so cool! We got to pet the koalas, kangaroos, and an emu even pecked at my hat! The park is dedicated to protecting koalas and it was a lot of fun to be there. I will say the facilities are a little run down, but the park was absolutely a 5 star experience for the price!
Tyler Ashton - 1 month ago
Small place but great staff really caring and looking after animals. Give them a call first to find out when they are less busy as it can get chaotic if many trips find this lovely place. I recommend staying there at least half of day and have a proper chill with all the residents. Kitchen is great and it's the best place to buy some decent souvenirs!
Adam Surowiec - 4 months ago
Simple yet charming little park sanctuary. Well laid out and includes a good variety of creatures. Has a cafeteria and a nice souvenirs shop. Reasonably priced entry fee. And you have an option to leave and come back later the same day without having to pay the entry fee again.
Lida George - 4 months ago