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
Currently ClosedHours 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 SanctuaryMap of nearby accommodations:
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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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Although it was a hot one today the whole family had a lot of fun at Koala Park. Thankfully most of the walkways are covered by trees and/or in the shade. So looking at the animals wasn't too hot. I was surprised how many animals where out & about. I even got to pat the wombat thought the fence. That with being able to pat koalas during the koala feeding made me happy. The kiosk was great and exactly what we needed after a hot day
Damian McGuiness - 21 days ago
Took my American tourists there. The park suffered bad storm damage a couple of weeks before but were open and doing remarkably well considering. I was told they didn't lose an animal. Good on you guys. Recommend them highly.
Jamie Kirkland - 1 month ago
There are some Koalas and Kangaroos which you can feed. May be one time visit. Reptile show was good. They will allow us to touch the reptiles. But the number of Koalas and Kangaroos are very less.
Anil Sankar. P. - 1 month ago
When I arrived there with my family, it was just a day after the hail storm. The info, that sanctuary is closed wasn't updated on their website but they tried to make it up for people who drove all the way there - they brought KOALA to us. We could have take a photo with it and they did a short session for us as a SORRY. WELL DONE, it was very nice and customers orientated move. I will be coming back for sure.
Andrea Beniacova - 1 month ago