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Daisy Hill Koala Centre

Built by the Queensland Government as a dedicated koala education facility, the Daisy Hill Koala Centre was opened to the public in 1995. Extensively refurbished in 2009, it now features a large outdoor koala enclosure and many new interactive displays.

  • Admission is free.
  • Open daily from 10am to 4pm (except Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday).
  • Walkways are suitable for wheelchairs.
  • Located 25 km south of Brisbane in the Daisy Hill Conservation Park.

The Daisy Hill Conservation Park comprises 435 hectares of open eucalypt forest. It has long been a popular bushland retreat for people, and is home to many native animals including koalas.

What to see in the centre

Learn more about koalas by exploring the fun and informative displays in the centre. Take time to:

  • watch a film in the Midnight Woodland Theatre about the plight of koalas
  • play the Koala Quest and Koala Quiz games on the interactive kiosks
  • find out why koalas are listed as vulnerable in South East Queensland
  • climb the observation tower to get a koala’s eye view of the world—koalas might even be spotted from here
  • discover all about the koala’s life cycle and unique biology
  • learn the signs and symptoms of a sick or injured koala
  • get hands-on with radio tracking and finding out about koala research and monitoring
  • learn how to keep koalas safe in the backyard
  • become informed about the Queensland Government’s koala programs.

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