Welcome to the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail!
Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail is open every day of the year and is completely free!
It features over 70 individually designed one-metre high Hello Koalas sculptures waiting for you to discover across the Port Macquarie district, on the NSW Mid North Coast.
Follow the free trail guide map or just embark on your own adventure. How many can you find?
Please note: the Winter edition of the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail Guide will be available shortly. To reserve your free copy, please email email@example.com
Each Hello Koalas sculpture has its own unique character and personality, and everyone has a favourite. What will yours be?
Lovingly hand-painted by talented Australian artists, every Hello Koalas sculpture features environmental, wellbeing, heritage or cultural designs to fall in love with and get you thinking and talking.
Hello Koalas is a public art project created to bring joy, creativity and a sense of fun to our local area to foster a sense of community and wellbeing and to encourage visitors to Greater Port Macquarie and wherever Hello Koalas sculptures weave their magic through touring exhibitions.
Our purpose is to enlighten and educate the world on the urgent plight of Koalas and our endangered fauna and flora, through the talent of local Australian artists.
We work closely with local businesses, government and non-government organisations to co-ordinate tourism, environmental and community cultural development opportunities.
We are part of the national organisation Arts and Health Australia, with funds raised from projects and events distributed amongst essential environmental causes.
The award-winning Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail provides fun and entertaining day(s) out for people of all ages, perfect for families to enjoy together.
It is also a unique and creative way to raise awareness of the importance of protecting our koalas and our environment.
Port Macquarie is lucky to have one of the largest koala populations on Australia’s east coast. But this Aussie icon is endangered everywhere by land clearing for roads and houses, by vehicle strikes, dog attacks, disease, drought and climate change. The recent bushfires highlighted the dangers that koalas face.
Hello Koalas is proud to be a national leader in koala conservation advocacy and promotion.
Hello Koalas on Tour
See the magic of Hello Koalas sculptures at play when they recently visited the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney for October and November 2019.
Always something new
Established as a permanent exhibition in Port Macquarie in 2014, we welcome more Hello Koalas to the family each year, so there is always someone new to meet.
The Guide also features Hello Koalas band of Wildlife Warriors, spreading the conservation message far and wide that we must care for our koalas and all native fauna and flora as they tour Australia and overseas.
If your organisation would like to host a promotional exhibition or have our Hello Koalas sculptures visit a special event, please contact: Hello Koalas on 0416 641 482 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello Koalas Moves and Grooves:
Sometimes it is hard to keep up with these busy Hello Koalas, so please check this page for updates before you visit the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail.
Currently the following Hello Koalas are in self-isolation as their homes are closed or they are having beauty treatments while things are quiet!
Lord Burrawan, Percy Crossingsafe, Sandy Paws, Lady Lola, PK Sparkles, Puzzles, Sunshine, Bago Blossom, Crusader, Wollemia, Buzzy, Ranger Riley, OMA, Nulla, Woody, Koalasaurus MAX, Wildlife Warrior, Flying Fifie, Bushby, Komorebi, Mandy Mandala, Kalido, Koala Boy, Willow, I’m No Bear, Australian Below the Surface, Topiary The Cyclist, Kenny Koala, The Mayor, Benjamin, Charlie the Botanic Horticulturist.
Hello Koalas sculptures at new locations are Shelly at Seasalt Cafe at the Port Macquarie Marina, 18 Park Street (takeaway mornings 7 days), Madame Butterfly at Gossip Hair Studio in Gordon Street (by appointment), Chi at Chop n Chill by the Town Green open 7 days for takeaway, Scoop is outside the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, Gum Blossom at Taree Train Station, Koala Z at KFC at the Port Macquarie Pacific Highway Service Centre.
We are also excited to welcome Car Clean Port Macquarie to the Hello Koalas Family, located at 8 Bellbowrie Street, Port Macquarie (open Monday to Friday, 7am to 3.30pm, telephone 02 6584 9288). Car Clean is the new sponsor of Koalatron, designed by Joel Cameron, and when you visit you will understand why .. a match made in heaven.
Hello Koalas is also moving to Bellbowrie Street right next door at Unit 16, 10 Bellbowrie Street. Soon we will announce our opening date and share more exciting news!
Mark 26 and 27 September 2020 in your diaries as we hold our 4th annual Hello Koalas Festival, culminating in the Hello Koalas Search and Rescue Treasure Hunt, sponsored by Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.
Check the Winter Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail Guide (out soon) as a pdf on the website and in print from tourism outlets.
To register to receive your free copy by email please contact email@example.com
Text 0416 641 482 with queries or find us on Facebook
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“Hello Koalas is unique – it has taken the concept of multiple sculptures and really run with it – much farther than anyone else.
As a permanent and constantly updating public sculpture trail, there is nothing else like it in the world. Its ambition and scale is huge – and wonderful to experience.”
Elaine Burke, Project Manager, Larkin with Toads – the award winning sculpture trail in Hull, UK which inspired Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail. (Email May 2019)
August 8, 2019 Reviewed by Corinne B
We visited the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre for the Rainforest Boardwalk and discovered some of the Hello Koalas there. Fell in love with them - each so creative and appearing to have a different personality. It was a great fun way to promote awareness & show the importance of protecting our koalas. We only had limited time in Port Macquarie so only got to see the Koalas at Sea Acres but now seeing all the Koalas on the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail website, planning to go back specifically to track them down and see them all. My favourite is Dame Koala / Dame Edna and I love that there is merchandise too. Already brought a couple of bits and pieces and am planning on buying more for Christmas gifts. Can't get more Aussie than that !!
July 27, 2019 Reviewed by AM_of_Oz
A great artistic display to seek and find throughout Port Macquarie and Wauchope! The first one I 'found' which lead me to these exhibits was the one at the Wauchope train station as I arrived, which gives me incentive to come back and find more of the glorious critters!
April 13, 2019 Reviewed by alanog
What a great idea. We took photos of every one (got one as ascreensaver now!). After a week there we were off searching for them. They are a must see