The Hello Koalas Festival
The Hello Koalas Festival is a new annual 10 day event, launching in June 2017, with a focus on Australia’s most iconic animal, the Koala. The Hello Koalas Festival builds on the success of the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, which launched in September 2014, and has now become a high profile permanent tourism attraction for the Port Macquarie-Hastings region, winning NSW and North Coast tourism awards in 2015 and 2016.
The inaugural Hello Koalas Festival will offer an exciting program of creative events and activities for all ages encompassing the June Long Weekend. Port Macquarie’s Koala Hospital is principal Festival partner and a favourite with the local community and both Australian and international visitors. A highlight of the Festival will be the second National Koala Conference, organised by the Koala Hospital.