Daisy Hill Koala Centre is a great place to take the kids to learn about one of our favourite native animals, the koala.
This Daisy Hill koala sanctuary is operated by the Queensland Government, and is home to a small group of koalas and a number of fun interactive displays.
Located 25 kilometres south of Brisbane city, amongst native bushland which features picnic areas and walking tracks, it is a great day out for families seeking a fun educational experience.
Daisy Hill Koalas
The Daisy Hill Koala Centre provides a safe and comfortable home to a group of five koalas, rescued for various reasons. You can view the cute and cuddly marsupials in their large outdoor enclosure at the entrance to the centre, and again from above when you reach the second floor.
Unfortunately, koalas face many threats to their survival in Australia including disease and destruction of their habitats. The centre provides an opportunity for children to learn about these beautiful creatures and what we can do to help their survival.
At 11 am and 2 pm each day a wildlife officer gives a twenty-minute presentation about koalas and their conservation. Head back to the boardwalk at the entrance of the centre to hear these talks.
Interactive displays for Kids
Once you enter the indoor centre, you will encounter a number of interactive displays aimed at teaching children all about the incredible koalas you have just met.
One of our favourite activities was the koala hospital where children can dress up as carers – nursing sick koalas back to health.
The Woodland Theatre displays short films about koalas and their conservation.
Daisy Hill Conservation Park
Surrounding the centre is the Daisy Hill Conservation Park – over 400 hectares of native eucalyptus forest featuring picnic grounds, walking and bike tracks. Not just a recreational facility for local families – this park plays an important role in protecting the habitat of koalas and other native wildlife.
The picnic areas are located just beside the koala centre. Here you will find the perfect place to meet with family and friends for a barbecue or to sit and enjoy a packed lunch.
The Daisy Hill Conservation Park includes both wood fired and electric BBQ’s. Toilets are provided.
A number of walking and bike tracks are throughout the surrounding bushland including easy short walks for kids. Dogs are permitted on a leash.
Location and Opening Hours
The Daily Hill Koala Centre is located at Daisy Hill Road, Daisy Hill.
The centre is open Monday to Sunday 9 am – 4 pm. Closed Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday.
The centre is mostly pram and wheelchair accessible except for the treetop tower.
Food and Drink
There are no cafes onsite. Eating and drinking in the centre itself is not allowed, but we recommend you pack a picnic to enjoy after your tour.