Hello Koalas Fun Day at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead & Vineyard

on Sunday 9th June

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The 2019 Hello Koalas Festival will culminate at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard on Sunday 9th June, when the Mystery Koala will be revealed and he'll have several of his Koala friends in attendance as well!

Port Macquarie's Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail was established in 2014 to raise awareness of the region's population. It's the highest on the country's east coast but this iconic animal still needs protection against many threats. The Trail now has 68 one metre high colourful koala sculptures scattered across the landscape, each hand-painted by artists.

Commencing at 9:30am and concluding at 3:00pm, a full and wonderful program of entertainment, organised by the Hello Koalas Committee, will be on show.

There will be crafts, flowers, honey and fudge, face painting and a Hello Koalas stall to be explored and indulged in.

Delicious Devonshire teas, tasty bbqs, ice creams for the kids, unique Douglas Vale wines for tasting, as well as sale of wines and local Black Duck Brewery beer, will all be there to tempt the pallet.

Knowledgeable Douglas Vale Tour Guides will host guided tours of both the  homestead, and the grounds on the half hour, and an opportunity to win some of the unique Douglas Vale wine varieties, will be available.

Admission for the day is a gold coin donation which we go to help fund the continual restoration of this amazing, historical property.

On this day you will also have the opportunity of purchasing a lasting memorial at Douglas Vale.

There will be pavers on sale for $70 each, which will provide the chance for a written memorial to the donners. These pavers are designed to make up a path just inside the huge bamboo entrance and inscribed on the pavers will be the details of those people who would like to contribute to this unique opportunity. 


About Douglas Vale

Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard is the only one of its kind in Australia being completely volunteer run. It boasts the oldest timber homestead and oldest vineyard in Port Macquarie. 

It is under The National Trust and is on the Port Macquarie Hastings Council list of Heritage Sites. Located between Westport Primary School and Westport High School on the Oxley Highway, it is very conveniently located and easily accessed.


For more information on the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail »

Reasons to visit Douglas Vale and Port Macquarie »

About Douglas Vale Historic Homestead & Vineyard »


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