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Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary Calls for Local Koala Crusader's

Just in time for Christmas gifting, the Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary is offering koala lovers the opportunity to become a KOALA CRUSADER annual pass holder.


Holiday Parks Section Manager Kim Latham said that koala lovers can directly contribute to the long-term preservation of the species in the Port Stephens region by becoming a KOALA CRUSADER.

“When they buy a pass, KOALA CRUSADERS take the pledge to ‘educate and encourage all to better understand the plight facing koalas today, and to do whatever possible to ensure their long-term survival in the wild’,” she said.

KOALA CRUSADER's receive various ‘goodies’ when they buy their pass, including a 12 month Annual Entry Pass, a pledge certificate, plush Koala, baseball cap, lapel pin, sticker and writing pen.

“Most importantly our KOALA CRUSADER’s make a direct financial contribution to the Port Stephens Koala Hospital.

“When a KOALA CRUSADER visits the Sanctuary they’ll also get plenty of additional perks like 10% off souvenirs, food and beverage purchased at Fat Possum Café, a 10% discount off on-site accommodation, as well as being able to bring a friend for free on Wild Koala Day - 3 May 2023.

“A decade ago we counted koalas in this region in the thousands, but today their population numbers are in the hundreds. Ongoing financial support is vitally important to support population growth in the species,” Ms Latham added.

Purchase a Port Stephens KOALA CRUSADER pack for family or friends this Christmas and directly contribute to the long-term preservation of Port Stephens koalas in the wild. Packs start from $129.00.

The Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary is a partnership between Port Stephens Council, the NSW Government and volunteer care group Port Stephens Koala Hospital. Its focus is on conservation and protecting the threatened species for years to come.

For more information and to become a Port Stephens KOALA CRUSADER visit

The Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary is open daily from 9am to 5pm (except Christmas Day).


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