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Daisy Hill Koala Centre

The Daisy Hill Koala Centre is open, however our koala Harry is currently receiving treatment for a short bout of illness. Feel free to call the koala centre on (07) 3299 1032 ahead of your visit to check on Harry’s status to make sure he has not been taken off display for some rest and recuperation.

Daisy Hill Koala Centre entrance.

Daisy Hill Koala Centre entrance.

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 25km south of Brisbane in the Daisy Hill Regional Park.

The Daisy Hill Regional 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.

Koalas

Harry

Harry

Our resident koalas can be seen from two different level viewing boardwalks at the Daisy Hill Koala Centre.

Visitors are not able to handle or pat the koalas.

Harry

Harry is 10 years old and is visiting us from DreamWorld. He weighs around eight kilograms which is almost double the size of female koalas.

You may notice he is quite smelly and has a dirty chest. Male koalas typically use the strong smelling oily scent gland on their chest to communicate. By rubbing their chest on trees they can let other koalas know that they are in the area.

What to see in the centre

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

  • climb the observation tower to get a koala’s eye view of the world—you might even spot a koala!
  • watch films about koalas and other threatened species in the midnight woodland theatre
  • discover all about the koala’s life cycle and unique biology
  • learn the signs and symptoms of a sick or injured koala
  • learn how to keep koalas safe in your backyard
  • find out what the Queensland Government is doing to help koalas
  • Learn about other threatened species featured in temporary displays
  • become informed about the Queensland Government’s koala programs.

Programs and activities

Daisy Hill Koala Centre staff run koala-focused talks for schools and groups within the centre. If you'd like to know more or are interested in making a booking, contact the centre between 8am and 4pm weekdays, and talk to a ranger.

The Connect with Nature school program features environmental education activities offered in Queensland’s parks and forests by the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing. The program offers students the opportunity to experience Queensland’s natural environment through ranger-guided activities. Some activities are designed to meet the State curriculum, and some may attract a small user-pays fee.

Daisy Hill Koala Centre opening times

10am-4pm daily (except Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday).

Daisy Hill Regional Park opening times

7am–6.30pm 15 October–14 March (summer)

7am–5.30pm 15 March–14 October (winter)

Please remember dogs must be on a leash at all times.

How to get there

Daisy Hill Koala Centre is located in Daisy Hill Regional Park, approximately 25km south of Brisbane.

If travelling south from Brisbane on the Pacific Motorway:

  • turn off at exit 24
  • turn right into Winnetts Road
  • turn left into Daisy Hill Road, and continue to the Daisy Hill Regional Park.

If travelling north from the Gold Coast on the Pacific Motorway:

  • turn off at exit 24 (Daisy Hill–Loganlea exit)
  • turn right onto the overpass
  • turn right into Winnetts Road
  • turn left into Daisy Hill Road and continue to the Daisy Hill Regional Park.

Contact us

Daisy Hill Koala Centre
Daisy Hill Road
PO Box 5116
Daisy Hill QLD 4127
Ph (07) 3299 1032 Fax (07) 3299 1217
International +61 7 3299 1032 Fax +61 7 3299 1217

Email the koala.centre@ehp.qld.gov.au more information

Koala sightings

Sightings of healthy koalas in South East Queensland should be reported.

During business hours (8.00am–4.30pm) contact the Daisy Hill Koala Centre (07) 3299 1032.

Sightings of all sick, injured, orphaned and dead koalas in South East Queensland should also be reported.

During business hours (8.00am–4.30pm) contact:

  • Moggill Koala Hospital  (07) 3330 4666
  • Daisy Hill Koala Centre (07) 3299 1032

After hours (4.30pm–8.00am) contact:

  • RSPCA 1300ANIMAL (1300 264 625)

 

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Last updated
27 January 2016