Welcome to the Hello Koalas sculpture trail!
The 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 Koala sculptures waiting for you to discover across the Port Macquarie district, on the NSW Mid North Coast.
Follow the trail guide map or just embark on your own adventure. How many can you find?
Each Hello Koala has its own unique character and personality, and everyone who visits has a favourite. What will yours be?
Lovingly hand-painted or mosaicked by talented Australian artists, every Hello Koala features environmental, wellbeing, heritage or cultural designs to fall in love with and get you thinking and talking.
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, climate change and disease.
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.
You can download the Port Macquarie Guide here. Just make sure you cross off the Koala sculptures that have moved to Sydney before you go searching for the, it will be a long walk!
Hello Koalas announces its own band of Wildlife Warriors, spreading the message far and wide that we must care for our koalas and all native fauna and flora.
Hello Koalas on Tour is a travelling exhibition of Hello Koalas sculptures, selected from our environmental champions featured here.
If your organisation would like to host a promotional exhibition or have our Hello Koalas sculptures visit a special event, please contact: Hello Koalas o 0416 641 482 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are the Hello Koalas on Tour. Stay tuned for our next adventure.
Mandy The Mandala Koala
Australiana below the surface
The Mayor of the Koala Republic
Charlie the Botanic Horticulturist
I’m no bear
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.
Mark the June long weekend in your diaries as we hold our annual Hello Koalas Festival over the June long weekend, celebrating all things Koala and bringing live music, classic cars, markets and ALL of our Hello Koalas together.
Off the trail for updates
- Cyclist, Kenny, Willow, Australiana below the surface
Percy has moved to Percival Property
- Ranger Riley and Con are currently off the trail for now but returning to Sea Acres and Historic Courthouse respectively early in 2020.
The Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail Guide is available on our website and printed at most local tourism outlets, including the Visitor Information Centre at The Glasshouse, Clarence St, Port Macquarie.
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