Hello Koalas Festival is an annual event over the June Long Weekend, building on the success of the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail in Port Macquarie-Hastings, on NSW Mid North Coast. Hello Koalas Festival is great fun for all ages groups while also focussing attention on the importance of caring for koalas, which sadly these days are a threatened species in many parts of NSW.
Port Macquarie-Hastings has the largest koala population on the east coast of Australia and we want that to continue!
Port Macquarie’s famed Koala Hospital is a key Festival partner along with National Parks’ Sea Acres Rainforest Centre which offers an innovative boardwalk attraction “Save our Koalas”. See environmentally themed, hand painted Hello Koalas sculptures nestling along the rainforest walk. “Paint your own Koalas” at the Festival’s popular art making workshops at Sea Acres and take home your masterpiece for the family mantlepiece.
Enjoy Hello Koalas High Teas at Rydges Port Macquarie with yummy Koala Cookies and Cupcakes and special Hello Koalas teas, locally made by World Par TEA. And win great prizes at the Hello Koalas Festival Parade with lots of games organised by the crew from National Parks. Save the date! June Long Weekend 2018.
Held the third Sunday of every month at Bruce Porter Reserve on the banks of the beautiful Camden Haven River at Laurieton, the Riverwalk Markets showcase local produce, gourmet foods, arts and craft, plants and bric-a-brac. Stall holders come from as far as Newcastle and the Hunter Valley such is the popularity of the markets. Pony rides and a jumping castle are regular features as well as live music.
On the 30th June 2018 from 6 pm Creek to Creek will host a Billy Boiling Competition at the Royal Hotel, Kew.
Heats will be run and the winners of the heats will boil again in the finial for the prize money.
Stew and damper is on the menu so come along for dinner and make a night of it.
Live music is also on offer.