- 27 September 2023 - 28 September 2024
Various locations, Port Macquarie NSW 2444
- Festivals and Celebrations
- Welcomes people with access needs
- Car park
- Shop / Gift Shop
Overview of this event
Celebrate the eighth Hello Koalas Festival Treasure Hunt- the world's first festival celebrating Australia's much-loved iconic koala. Established in 2017, the Festival is an annual cultural tourism event centred around a four-day treasure hunt. The Festival has been inspired by the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail which encompasses 88 fibreglass one-metre-high koala sculptures, hand-painted by local artists, located in 72 locations on the Mid-North Coast. There is now also 'The Big Koala .. Spirit of All Koalas', a 2.5-metre koala sculpture at Guulabaa, Place of Koala in the new tourism precinct in the Cowarra State Forest, being created by Forestry Corporation in collaboration with four project partners including Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, WildNets, Koala Conservation Australia and Bunyah Aboriginal Land Council. The Festival Treasure Hunt is an outdoor nature-based cultural experience presented in partnership with the Regional Australia Bank and Forestry Corporation of NSW. 40 Hello Koalas sculptures on the Trail have been selected for the 2023 Treasure Hunt discovery adventure around Greater Port Macquarie. Register online or visit Hello Koalas Sculpture Gallery and Gift Shop and receive your set of clues to find all 40 Hello Koalas. Participants receive a Certificate of Achievement.