Cowarra State Forest is located just off Burrawan Forest Drive, between Wauchope and Port Macquarie.
Travelling from the south, take the Oxley Highway exit off the Pacific Highway and travel towards Wauchope. Take the left hand turn into Burrawan Forest Drive. Drive and look for the right hand turn off and entrance to Guulabaa – Place of Koala.
Travelling form the north, take the Oxley highway exist of the Pacific Highway and turn right , heading towards Wauchope. Take the left hand turn into Burrawan Forest Drive. Drive and look for the right hand turn off and entrance to Guulabaa – Place of Koala.
Guulabaa – Place of Koala
Guulabaa means ‘place of koala’ in local Gathang language. This beautiful area is a tourism precinct located within Cowarra State Forest.
Located in the trees, visitors can experience a whole new sense of gravity as they bounce from room to room discovering a variety of fun games.
WildNets include giant bouncy netted rooms, tree houses, inflatable horses, suspension bridges, ball pits, slides, pods, giant inflatables and many other exciting features for all ages and abilities.
The nets suit all ages and if a slower pace is preferred, there are lots of places to sit back and watch the fun unfold. Choose your thrill-seeking level, no equipment needed, and all abilities are welcome.
Learn more and book your experience.
The Big Koala
Created by fiberglass artist Jon Belfeld, and painted by artist Pauline Roods, The Big Koala is part of the award-winning Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail. At 2.5 metres high, The Big Koala sculpture is an iconic landmark, greeting visitors to Guulabaa – Place of Koala.
Koala Conservation Australia is developing the world’s first wild Koala breeding facility in Guulabaa – Place of Koala. The facility is funded through the kind donations of people all around the world in response to the devastating 2019/20 Black Summer fires.
A breeding program is being developed by Koalas Conservation Australia in partnership with Taronga Conservation Society and the Australian Museum.
A central visitor area or hub, housing a permanent café and art gallery run by Bunyah Local Aboriginal Land Council is planned for development, as is an outdoor learning area, to learn about Biripi culture, nature and sustainability.
An outdoor picnic area and walking tracks are currently under construction.
Join the conversation