STOP PRESS – Hello Koalas Festival Picnic and Parade
We asked the skies not to rain on our Parade but sadly to no avail!
Due to the inclement weather, we have reluctantly decided to reschedule the Hello Koalas Festival Picnic and Parade which was planned for Sunday 11 June, 11am to 3pm, in the gardens of Roto House Historic Site and Macquarie Nature Reserve, Port Macquarie.
Thank you to the extensive efforts of the Hello Koalas team, the Koala Hospital, Roto House volunteers and NSW National Parks, including Sea Acres Rainforest Centre. Our collaboration came up with a wonderful concept for the day and we know it will be well worth waiting for, when we set another date.
Notice to those people who were intending to come to the Hello Koalas Picnic and Parade:
Please email info@hellokoalas and we will let you know, by return email shortly, when we have a revised date for the Hello Koalas Picnic and Parade.
Hello Koalas Festival High Teas will be served on Saturday 10 June and Sunday 11 June from 11am to 4pm at Rydges Port Macquarie – for bookings please call (02) 6589 2888.
Hello Koalas cupcakes and biscuits will also be served in the Zebu Cafe, so you can settle in for a hot chocolate or a cup of Hello Koalas tea beside the fire and stay dry this weekend!
About the Hello Koalas Festival
Hello Koalas Festival (1-11 June 2017) is a brand new annual event, building on the success of the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail. The Hello Koalas Festival promises to be great fun and hugely entertaining for all ages groups while also focussing attention on koalas and the importance of their conservation.
Port Macquarie-Hastings has the largest koala population on the east coast of Australia, but it is in decline, as it is in other locations in NSW. We are aiming to arrest this trend by raising awareness throughout the community as well as creating an event that people from out of town will enjoy and also learn about the plight of our koalas and the importance of caring for koalas.
Festival highlights include the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital’s 2nd National Koala Conference at Rydges, 2 – 4 June 2017 and the Hello Koalas Picnic and Festival Parade on the June Long Weekend. Meet Ranger Riley, the new Hello Koalas sculpture, and ambassador for the NSW’s Saving our Species campaign.