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.
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)
Walk leaves from the Information Centre and takes you through paths to the boardwalk and viewing deck. While every effort is made to spot our koalas, no guarantee can be given that koalas will be seen on any given day. Information is provided on geological and local history, story-telling about Koalas, other fauna such as birds, frogs and lizards, insects, flora, & bush-tucker including tasting (seasonal)
Children / Students $10
Family (up to 4) $30
Group discounts available – enquire at time of booking
Catering (by prior arrangement)
- Light Lunch – tea, coffee, cold or drink with sandwiches
- Tea, Coffee & Scones with Jam and cream
- Mixed sandwiches, slice / cake, tea / coffee
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
Nursery is open for sales and training in seed collection and propagation.
Regular Activities – all welcome
Creative Art: Wednesday 9.30am – 12.00pm
Lemon Ukes: Ukulele practice 10am to midday on Thursdays
Community BBQ: 2nd Sunday of the month 12.00pm during winter time, 5pm during summer time
Community Garden: every Thursday 8.30am
Fund Raisers and Social Activities: These are many and varied but most of all fun, enjoyable, educational or a celebration.