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Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail

Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
+61 416 641 482
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Nice sculptures in some scenic places

Overall the walk was quite scenic and pleasant. The koalas were nicely decorated with very creative... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
3PeasInAP0D
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Sydney, Australia
koalas fun trail

i was at work in Oort Macquarie , visiting many Clients travelling around , but these little Koala... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
fionaberry2017
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Sydney, Australia
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HELLO KOALAS SCULPTURE TRAIL, PORT MACQUARIE Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail is a fun and entertaining day out for people of all ages. There are over 56 one metre high fibreglass koala sculptures, dotted across the Port Macquarie-Hastings region, from the mountains to the sea. The hand painted and mosaic sculptures have been created by selected artists and offer a dazzling display of original artwork. Hello Koalas is a bold, ambitious and imaginative sculpture project, which celebrates one of Australia's iconic animals - the Koala. Above all, it is designed to generate a sense of fun and surprise for everyone who comes across one of the creatively decorated koalas resting in parkland, lazing by the river, waiting outside the shops, or playing with children. The Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail Guide is available at most Tourism outlets, including the Visitor Information Centre at the Glasshouse in Clarence Street, in Port Macquarie's CBD or you can download a pdf online before you arrive. The Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail is not owned by Port Macquarie-Hastings Council. The Trail is run by a private family company and the Hello Koalas sculptures are sponsored by local businesses and organisations to enable the Trail to be a free and fun experience for all ages.
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“local artists” (9 reviews)
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Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall the walk was quite scenic and pleasant. The koalas were nicely decorated with very creative and funny designs. A fun way of exploring the are of port Macquarie! A very good idea.More

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hellokoalas, Owner at Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail is designed to take people around Port Macquarie and into the hinterland and along the coast and create a sense of discovery and surprise for people who follow the Trail. There are over 30 sculptures just around town so it is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

i was at work in Oort Macquarie , visiting many Clients travelling around , but these little Koala creatures pop up all over the place, you want to see more and they are really beautifully done by good artists. I ended up getting the brohure...More

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hellokoalas, Owner at Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. It is wonderful to know that as a visitor in Port Macquarie for business , the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail has provided such an enjoyable experience for you, as you go about your work! It certainly helps to have a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have some time to kill in the middle of town it was a fun activity, and the kids enjoyed ticking them off. However don't use the PDF version off the website or maps as it was just plain wrong. The google maps version...More

Thank Ryan K
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hellokoalas, Owner at Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your experience and glad your kids enjoyed the 'treasure hunt' and had a good time. But we are sorry to hear that there were issues with our Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail Guide. We would really like to hear from you about...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Keep the theme going to look after the koalas which is strong thru the district and the colorful trail achieves thisMore

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hellokoalas, Owner at Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comment. The koala population in Port Macquarie-Hastings is the largest on the east coast of Australia and we have the famed Koala Hospital here which treats over 200 koalas a year. Our Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, established in 2014, is dedicated...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

We had overseas visitors to whom Koalas are the best thing about Australia. After getting the trail map we went about to see each Koala and of had to take a photo with each one. As fun as this activity is, one needs transport in...More

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hellokoalas, Owner at Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you for review, Phoebe. We have just celebrated the 2nd Annual Hello Koalas Festival, which we hold over the June Long Weekend and we loved to hear so much positive feedback from visitors from all over Australia and some from overseas too - coming...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

Have been going around Port Macquarie for some time now, looking and taking photos of all the Koala Sculptures. Just love them, so do our grandchildren when they come to visit. Can't wait for the next ones to appear.More

Thank Carol S
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hellokoalas, Owner at Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thank you for your review. My grandchildren love our Hello Koalas too and its lovely to be out and about with them chatting about the different koala designs. I am amazed at how observant and interested children are. You expect the little ones to be...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Fun to find the koalas all over town. Great idea by the city. Many downtown and maps are available from the merchantsMore

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hellokoalas, Manager at Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Thank you for your comments. The Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail is supported by the council but it is independently owned and managed by Arts and Health Australia, a company dedicated to community engagement through the arts and health and wellbeing, which in our view extends...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Love this And love adding to the list we find. 💕 Found in all different places to Ricardo’s Strawberry’s. The Airport, McDonalds. To Sea Acres, Port Panthers. ABC Mid North Coast, Mantra, Settlers Inn, Cassegrain. Laurieton,. We are still finding them.More

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hellokoalas, Owner at Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

You are doing well and love the fact that you are loving the Trail ! Thank you for your enthusiastic review. Please check out the Hello Koalas website or Facebook page for updates about Hello Koalas sculpture locations because sometimes they move around or have...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We spent a few days in Port Macquarie last week and accidently began the Koala trail when my daughter spotted a few Koalas on our travels around the city, so after a visit to the information centre where we received a copy of the trail...More

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hellokoalas, Owner at Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

It was a pleasure having you visit our region and we loved your enthusiasm and your daughter's for photographing all the Hello Koalas on the Trail. I was sorry that several of the Hello Koalas sculptures were off the Trail for 'beauty treatment". But when...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

This is like a treasure hunt for the whole family over many days! Great fun and a lovely way to explore the region! If you can hire a bike and take the trail map with you, it's relaxing, fun and make sure you stop along...More

Thank Lisa N
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hellokoalas, Owner at Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

What a delightful review, thank you. We are so pleased you discovered how much fun it is to ride a bike around Port Macquarie .... and with the purpose of seeing lots of Hello Koalas. Congratulations on discovering 26 Hello Koalas. We hope you have...More

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fluffyredfox
10 December 2017|
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Response from hellokoalas | Property representative |
You will find the complimentary Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail Guides at the Glasshouse Arts and Information Centre in Clarence Street, World Par Tea shop in Hay Street next to Rydges Hotel, Sea Acres Rainforest Centre (where... More
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Thank you for sharing your positive experience and providing excellent feedback from others too. We are proud to announce that we have just won Gold in the 2015 North Coast Tourism Awards in the “New Tourism Business... More
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