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Tilligerry Habitat Association Inc

Location: 2e King Albert Avenue Tanilba Bay NSW 2319 Australia

Tilligerry Habitat is a community based Ecotourism Information Centre organising guided walks including koala spotting and a range of other eco activities.

Koala spotting
Koalas are surprisingly difficult to spot in the trees, but we do get to see koalas regularly in the Habitat. Unlike what people think, they actually move around a lot trying to find young eucalyptus leaves to eat. We maintain their primary food tree, called the swamp mahogany. We send out scouts to try to find them and map their location for visitors. Finding a koala in the wild can never be guaranteed but we do try our best for you.

Self-guided Walk
Visitors are free to do a self-guided walk. A map and information is given to you to show where koalas might be found. A list of birds that may be seen can be provided. Over 100 bird species have been seen in the Habitat, including some endangered birds including the Regent Honeyeater Walk beside the foreshore along the board-walk to a viewing deck and return via a shady flat path to the Information Centre.

Self-guided Sensory Walk
Wheelchair accessible path with look, touch, taste, smell at points along the way. Visitors are encouraged to use all their senses to experience the native landscape. An information sheet is provided for all the numbered way-points. The walk is of 200m in length and totally flat and level. A wheelchair is available for visitors to use. Touch, taste, smell, in addition to sight are the senses used in this sensory walk.

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Tilligerry Habitat is a community based Ecotourism Information Centre organising guided walks including koala spotting and a range of other eco activities. Full Interpretive Tour & Koala Discovery - 1 1/2 Hours.
Tours include:
* Koala discovery and habitat.
* The Worimi (local indigenous people) use of plants and animals.
* Site history including sand mining and rehabilitation.
* European local history.
* Identification of fauna and flora of the heath, wetlands and coastal forest. Available 7 days per week.

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Next to Tanilba Bay Primary School

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Hours: 9am - 3pm

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Ranked #25 of 54 things to do in Port Stephens

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"Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 13 days ago

"Words cannot describe how good this area is. All paths and boardwalks are flat and in great condition. A lot of the walk is next to the water front. Such a beautiful area. This is an absolute must..." more »

Anthony S, Coopernook, Australia

"See Koalas in their natural habitat"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 2 months ago

"Beautiful site with self guided walks along boardwalks & sand or gravel tracks along the shores of Tanilba Bay. Very friendly staff, who advised where the latest koala sighting was to be found, shy..." more »

Country_girl00, Bega, Australia

"Not bad for a community project"

4/5 Very good Reviewed 3 months ago

"A community project run by some dedicated people. Walking tracks over good views of the southern reaches of Port Stephens and surrounds lots of native trees and flowers, and a better than average..." more »

Gary S, Newcastle, Australia

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