In all, around 55 koalas roam within the park’s leafy boundaries (it’s set in 4 hectares/10 acres of rainforest). Free koala cuddling sessions take place at 10:20 and 11:45am, and 2 and 3pm daily. There are wombats, dingoes, kangaroos, wallabies, emus, and native birds here, too. The sanctuary also has live sheep shearing at 10:30am and 2:30pm each day. Allow 1 1/2 hours to get here by public transport from the city center or about 30 minutes to drive.
Koala Park Sanctuary
84 Castle Hill Rd, West Pennant Hills
Our Rating Hours Daily 9am–5pm Transportation Train: Pennant Hills station via North Strathfield (45 min.). Cross over railway line and join Glenorie Bus routes 651 to 655. The bus takes about 10 min to Koala Park Phone 02/9484 3141 Prices Admission A$27 adults, A$15 children Web site Koala Park Sanctuary Other Closed Christmas Day.