Reasons to Walk

koala in Tree

koala in Tree

Koala spotting

Koalas are surprisingly difficult to spot in the trees, but we do get to see koalas regularly in the Habitat. Unlike what people think, they actually move around a lot trying to find young eucalyptus leaves to eat.

We maintain their primary food tree, called the swamp mahogany. We send out scouts to try to find them and map their location for visitors. 

Finding a koala in the wild can never be guaranteed but we do try our best for you.


Eastern Spinebill

Eastern Spinebill

Self-guided Walk

Visitors are free to do a self-guided walk. A map and information is given to you to show where koalas might be found.

A list of birds that may be seen can be provided. Over 100 bird species have been seen in the Habitat, including some endangered birds including the Regent Honeyeater

We are working towards having Special interest sheets that can be downloaded for use prior to your visit including – reptiles, orchids and native plants.

Walk beside the foreshore along the board-walk to a viewing deck and return via a shady flat path to the Information Centre.




Self-guided Sensory Walk

Wheelchair accessible path with look, touch, taste, smell at points along the way.

Visitors are encouraged to use all their senses to experience the native landscape. An information sheet is provided for all the numbered way-points.

The walk is of 200m in length and totally flat and level. A wheelchair is available for visitors to use. Touch, taste, smell, in addition to sight are the senses used in this sensory walk.


Full Interpretive Tour – with a Guide (1 ½ – 2 hours)

Information on geological and local history, story-telling about Koalas, other fauna such as birds, frogs and lizards, insects, flora, & bush-tucker including tasting (seasonal)

Adult $10

Children / Students $5

Family (up to 4) $20

Catering (by prior arrangement)

  • Light Lunch – tea, coffee, cold or drink with sandwiches
  • Tea, Coffee & Scones with Jam and cream
  • BBQ and salad

Contact us for any specific dietary needs

School and Educational Tours

Teachers please call the Habitat for a planning visit, trip requirements. Get your risk assessment for a visit to the Tilligerry Habitat here

Tourist information and shop

Our Environment Centre welcomes tourists and shoppers 7 days a week from 9.00am to 3.00pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 10.00am to 2.00pm.

Nursery is open for sales and training in seed collection and propagation.

Tourism provides eco-tours and hospitality including morning teas and BBQs. Overseas visitors can see koalas in the wild and learn about the Australian bush.

Site includes boardwalks and paths maintained by volunteers.

Office is busy keeping up with paper work needed for our activities and keeping the members up to date with happenings.

Regular Activities – all welcome

Creative Art: Wednesday 9.30am – 12.00pm

Nursery Group: Tuesday 9am to 12.00pm

Community BBQ: 2nd Sunday of the month 12.00pm

Community Garden: every Thursday 8.30am

Other Activities

Fund Raisers and Social Activities: These are many and varied but most of all fun, enjoyable, educational or a celebration.