6th Hello Koalas Festival (established 2017) is the world's first festival celebrating Australia's much loved iconic koala.

The Festival is an annual cultural tourism event held in September with a diverse Festival program, including a two day Treasure Hunt, artists' markets, local produce tastings, cultural activities, heritage exhibitions and environmental games and art making workshops.

The Festival has been inspired by the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail which encompasses 83 fibreglass one metre high koala sculptures, hand-painted by local artists, located in 68 locations on the Mid North Coast.

The Festival highlight is the "Search and Rescue Treasure Hunt", an outdoor nature-based cultural experience over two days, presented in partnership with Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.

30 Hello Koalas sculptures on the Trail have been selected for the 2022 Treasure Hunt which takes people around Greater Port Macquarie on a discovery adventure

Participants receive a Certificate of Achievement and a Hello Koalas magnet for the fridge!

Hello Koalas sculpture "Chief" Rescue Helicopter Pilot is the mascot for the "Search and Rescue" Treasure Hunt and leads the discovery tour.

Hello Koalas sculpture "Frankie Firefighter", sponsored by NSW Government, is 2022 Festival Ambassador.


This listing was updated on 03/03/2022 by Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail. Port Macquarie-Hastings Council accepts no liability for inaccuracies or errors in the above listing.


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    Saturday 24th Sep 22 - Sunday 25th Sep 22
    Annual event
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    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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    Various venues
    Various locations, Port Macquarie, New South Wales, 2444
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    0416 641 482
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    [email protected]
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    Actively welcomes people with access needs.
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