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Published On: 06 Sep 2022

Get involved in some ‘Koala-ty’ Fun to celebrate ‘Save the Koala Month’

September is ‘Save the Koala Month’ and at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary we’re holding a month-long celebration to raise awareness and help protect this beautiful, endangered, Australian icon.

Our exciting calendar of events will include several fun experiences that are included in the price of admission, as well some that will come with a small extra cost.

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Learn all about Koalas from one of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s Koala Keepers.

Find out about Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s Koala conservation program and learn what you can do to protect Koalas in the wild. Did you know Koalas have four thumbs?

When: QLD School holidays (September 17th – October 2nd 2022)
Time: 9.30am
Where: Koala Habitat
Cost: Free with admission to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
*For all ages. Parental supervision required for children under 13 years.


Kids can enjoy an extra special story time, featuring Have You Seen A Tree for Me? written by Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s own Koala Specialist Sarah Eccleston. They can take home a piece of the fun with a Have You Seen a Tree for Me? activity sheet. Plus, there are prizes to be won!

When: QLD School holidays (September 17th – October 2nd 2022)
Time: 1pm
Where: Koala Habitat
Cost: Free with admission to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Up to 12 children per session. First in, best dressed.
*Parental supervision required.


Celebrate these special Aussie icons with a discounted Koala photo for kids. Little ones can get up close to one of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s beautiful resident Koalas while it is being held by a Wildlife Keeper.

When: Every day during September 2022
Where: Koala Habitat
Cost: $10 per child. No booking required.
*Parental supervision required.


Kids are invited to take the pledge and become Rookie Rangers with everyone’s favourite Koala, Blinky Bill! Dance and sing along at this fast-paced show, as Blinky spreads the message to blow bubbles, not balloons, and reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink, so you can protect Koalas and other wildlife.

When: 10:15am, 11:15am, 12.30pm daily
*Check the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary website to confirm times.
Where: Blinky Bill Stage, located next to Wild Burgers.
Cost: Free with admission to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.


Save the Koala Month celebrations will ramp up during the school holidays, with the return of the popular Krafting with Koalas experience. Kids aged 3 years and up can get up close to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s Koala ambassadors to learn about how to protect their wild counterparts. Their creativity can shine as they craft a piece of sustainable Koala art to take home.

When: QLD School holidays (September 17th – October 2nd 2022)
Time: 10am
Where: Koala Habitat
Cost: $15 per child, including photo beside a Koala held by Keeper. Bookings required.
*Parental supervision required.


Indulge in a gourmet breakfast, surrounded by Koalas, chat with our keepers, enjoy a Koala cuddle, and have the moment captured by our professional photographer to take home and cherish forever.

When: Weekends* (Additional days may be available, please check calendar on website)
Time: 8am start (7:45am check-in at main entry to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary)
Cost: $99 Adult
          $89 Child (Guests aged 13 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult)
Includes entry to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary


Join us for an afternoon experience with our Koalas. Relax and enjoy a scrumptious grazing platter with hand-selected cheeses, breads and antipasto delights, plus a glass of wine, beer or soft drink. Ticket price includes Grazing Platter, beverage, pat & chat style encounter hosted by our experienced Koala keepers and a souvenir photo.

When: Thursday to Sunday*
Time: 2pm
Cost: $99 Adult
          $89 Child (Guests aged 13 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.)
*All activity times and schedules subject to change without notice.

Can’t do it all in 1 day? Why not try our new Sanctuary 7 Pass?

Launching just for the month of September 2022, this pass will allow guests to come visit the sanctuary as many times as they like within 7 consecutive days.

This will run from September 1 – 30 for Save the Koala month.
*Full terms and conditions available online:


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What do you know about Koalas?

  • Koalas are often mistakenly called bears, but they are actually marsupials. They carry their young in their pouch.
  • Koalas eat between 500g – 1kg of Eucalyptus leaves per day! Australia has nearly 900 native Eucalyptus species, but Koalas only enjoy 30 – 40 of these. They use their sensitive noses to detect the leaves they like.
  • Their low-energy Eucalyptus diet means Koalas can sleep for up to 20 hours a day!
  • Koalas have four thumbs! This helps them to grip onto the trees they climb.
  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is home to more than 50 Koalas.

Protect Koalas

  • Now listed as endangered, Koalas are under threat from habitat destruction, disease, dog attacks and vehicle strikes.
  • Many Koala populations are thought to have disappeared or are in serious decline.
  • Last year (2021), Currumbin Wildlife Hospital admitted almost 600 Koalas for treatment, rehabilitation and release.

What Can You Do?

  • Be a responsible pet owner and keep your pets inside at night.
  • Drive slowly near Koala habitats, especially at dawn or dusk when Koalas are most active.
  • Protect Koala habitat, even in your own backyard.
  • Plant a Koala food tree.
  • Donate to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s Koala Conservation Program