Hello Koalas News – Moves and Grooves

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Captain Koala, Roaming Ambassador for the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, is currently at Panthers Club, Port Macquarie, joining the beguiling Gum Blossom. 

The Mayor of the Koala Republic is loving life at Rydges Hotel in Hay Street while Port Macquarie Airport is undergoing renovations. The Mayor and Ziggy are getting up to some mischief and pretending to be Santa Clause!

Lady Lola The Dancing Koala, beautifully designed by artist and dance teacher Francessca O’Donnell, is resident at the Glasshouse Arts Centre in Clarence Street, Port Macquarie.

Click here to read more about Lola the Dancing Koala

Here’s a tip! Start your exploration of the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail at the Pacific Highway Service Centre (called the Donut but the locals), with Oceania (1) at McDonalds, Mr T (2) at KFC, Kirralee (3) at Subway, Wildlife Warrior (4) at the BP Service Centre. That’s FOUR Hello Koalas Sculptures in the one spot!

Mandy, The Mandala Koala, moved to Sails Hotel for our arts and health conference in November and loved the riverside location so much she asked to stay for the summer breezes!

Save our Species ambassador Ranger Riley is heading to Wildlife Zoo Sydney, Darling Harbour, for a visit with Guula, who regularly resides at Port Macquarie Museum. Ranger Riley and Guula will be in Sydney from 15 December to 29 January. Then Ranger Riley and Guula are moving south to the Australian National Botanic Garden for a larger Hello Koalas exhibition in March, as a highlight of Canberra’s Enlighten Festival. More news shortly.

Woody is at award winning tourist attraction, Sealy Lookout at Coffs Harbour and enjoying the new Tree Tops experience there. Watch out for the turn off from the Pacific Highway just past the Big Banana when you travel north from Port Macquarie.

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