Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Back to Nature - Free Holiday Activity

For a couple of years now I've been meaning to take my kids to the Daisy Hill Koala Centre to see the koalas however something always comes up and we never get there.  It's on the other side of town and I knew it would just be either a morning or an afternoon visit so we headed over there on Monday morning.  The centre had two koalas in the enclosed area which are protected as it's inside the structure of the main building and it was so it was cool to see the koalas.  They had a "Totally Wild" film running in the little theatre about spotting animals at night which we stayed and watched for about 5 minutes but the kids wanted to check out the koalas.  We also went out to the back of the building and walked up the stairs to the top of the lookout (my calves are still hurting today).  It's not overly tall but higher than the building so gave us another perspective and again, it's another 5 minute activity for the kids.

After we finished in the building we sat down at one of the picnic tables and had some water and rice crackers before heading home for lunch.  They have picnic tables and "wood fueled BBQ's" which is always a hit with kids but since we hadn't been there before we just took the crackers for a snack.  Another time we might go back for a BBQ.

While we were at the table I spotted some people in the distance checking out a Kangaroo/Wallaby so James and Sienna went over to investigate.  It was so awesome to see a Kangaroo/Wallaby in the wild (ie not in a zoo) and of course to see the Koalas. I was pretty happy with our little outing and of course the best part of it was that it's free.  I'm sure we were there no longer than an hour and a half however if we'd brought a picnic lunch there is plenty of room for the kids to kick a ball and have a run around too.

Heading into the Centre on the walkway.

James and Sienna discussing Koalas.

How cute is this Koala.

Sienna in pink leaning over the railing to see the koala that's perched in the tree fork just where the other branch is horizontal.

James and Sienna at the top of the Lookout.

My little adventurer and her stick.

How about that....getting to see this Kangaroo.

I love this photo of Sienna walking up to the Kangaroo.

Wood BBQ's and picnic area.

My sister Lisa with James and Sienna.


  1. I love the B&W photo of the koala! It looks like a fab day out with the kids. Hope your sister is doing well.

  2. Koala's are so cute. Shame they don't like cuddles. What a great day out.

  3. It does sound like a good excursion to take during the school holidays. I had no idea there was a Koala Centre at Daisy Hill, I only know the Lone Pine one where I usually take overseas visitors.

  4. Wow, what nice little outing. Koalas are so cute :-)

    1. Thanks for popping in and taking the time to say hello. Regards Kathy

  5. What a lovely thing to do in the holidays. Bet the kids loved it!