Port Macquarie – Koala Hospital

After a four-hour drive down the coast, we made our way to the city of Port Macquarie. It’s a pleasant beach town with a lively waterfront.  They also have a koala hospital, which was our first up-close experience with the gentle animals.

Sleepy koala
Sleepy koala at Port Macquarie Koala Hospital

Before we get to the koalas, here are some pics of today’s trip from Yamba to Port Macquarie:

Selfie at Yamba Lighthouse
Selfie at Yamba Lighthouse
Replica of the original Yamba Lighthouse
Replica of the original Yamba Lighthouse
Morning beach view in Yamba
Morning beach view in Yamba
Remember the 'Big Prawn'? Well today we came across the 'Big Banana' in scoffs Harbor
Remember the ‘Big Prawn’? Well today we came across the ‘Big Banana’ in Coffs Harbor
The 'Big Bunch of Bananas' just south of Coffs Harbor
Also saw the ‘Big Bunch of Bananas’ which is just south of Coffs Harbor

Now back to the koalas. Unlike a zoo, the Koala Hospital takes in injured and sick koalas and nurtures them back to health. There’s no human interaction so they can eventually be rereleased into the wild. The organization is operated by volunteers and funded through donations.

Walking tour of the Koala Hospital
Walking tour of the Koala Hospital
Koala in its natural habit
Koala in its natural habit
Can you spot the baby koala (joey) in the trees?
Can you spot the baby koala (joey) in the trees?
Selfie with a baby koala in a tree
Selfie with a baby koala in a tree
Koala in the wild!!
Koala in the wild!!

Located nearby to the koala hospital is a historic Victorian home called the Roto House, which is quite beautiful.

Neat Victorican-era home tour
Neat Victorican-era home tour
Historic Roto House
Historic Roto House
The historic Roto House
The Roto House

Then we explored around Port Macquarie and ate some amazing Thai food for dinner. Noms.

Merry Christmas from Port Macquarie
Merry Christmas from Port Macquarie
Sailboats in Port Macquarie
Sailboats in Port Macquarie
Anytime people ask where we're from in the States, just answer Tennessee where Jack Daniels is made.
Any time people ask where we’re from in the States, we just answer Tennessee where Jack Daniels is made.
Awesome Thai takeout restaurant where we got dinner
Awesome Thai takeout restaurant where we got dinner
Noms
Noms

Tomorrow we arrive in Sydney, and we can’t wait to explore the city!

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