About the Hello Koalas Festival
The World’s First Festival to Celebrate Koalas and their Conservation Hello Koalas Festival (7 – 11 June 2018) is a brand new annual event first staged in June 2017, building on the success of the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail.
The Hello Koalas Festival is great fun and hugely entertaining for all ages groups while also focussing attention on koalas and the importance of their conservation.
Port Macquarie-Hastings has the largest koala population on the east coast of Australia, but it is in decline, as it is in other locations in NSW. We are aiming to arrest this trend by raising awareness throughout the community as well as creating an event that people from out of town will enjoy and also learn about the plight of our koalas and the importance of caring for koalas.
2018 Festival highlights include the Caring for Our Koalas conference at Rydges Port Macquarie on 7 and 8 June 2018 and the Hello Koalas Picnic and Festival Parade over the June Long Weekend. More details will be announced shortly.
Meet Ranger Riley, Hello Koalas roaming ambassador for threatened species in NSW National Parks and NSW’s Saving our Species campaign.