6th Hello Koalas Festival and Treasure Hunt

Saturday 24 September 2022 to Sunday 25 September 2022

Overview

6th Hello Koalas Festival (established 2017) is the world's first festival celebrating Australia's much loved iconic koala. The Festival is an annual cultural tourism event held in September with…

6th Hello Koalas Festival (established 2017) is the world's first festival celebrating Australia's much loved iconic koala.

The Festival is an annual cultural tourism event held in September with a diverse Festival program, including a two day Treasure Hunt, artists' markets, local produce tastings, cultural activities, heritage exhibitions and environmental games and art making workshops.

The Festival has been inspired by the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail which encompasses 83 fibreglass one metre high koala sculptures, hand-painted by local artists, located in 68 locations on the Mid North Coast.

The Festival highlight is the "Search and Rescue Treasure Hunt", an outdoor nature-based cultural experience over two days, presented in partnership with Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.

30 Hello Koalas sculptures on the Trail have been selected for the 2022 Treasure Hunt which takes people around Greater Port Macquarie on a discovery adventure

Participants receive a Certificate of Achievement and a Hello Koalas magnet for the fridge!

Hello Koalas sculpture "Chief" Rescue Helicopter Pilot is the mascot for the "Search and Rescue" Treasure Hunt and leads the discovery tour.

Hello Koalas sculpture "Frankie Firefighter", sponsored by NSW Government, is 2022 Festival Ambassador.

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