If you’ve ever dreamed of cuddling a koala, then a visit to Bungalow Bay Koala Village is the next MUST on your Magnetic Island to-do list.
Magnetic Island’s favourite koala village is a groovy backpacker accommodation with A-line style bungalows reminiscent of Balinese bungalows. What’s even better is that it also doubles as a boutique wildlife park where you can see koalas and native birds and other wildlife in their natural eucalyptus habitat.
A ranger will escort you through the koala village on Magnetic Island on a 2-hour tour, where you can learn all about our native wildlife in detail, and hold and interact with these critters. It’s the perfect place to get some snaps with Australian wildlife. Only a 6-minute walk (or 1 min drive) from Horseshoe Bay’s beach!
Eat Breakfast with Koalas
Have you ever wondered what’s the most Australian thing you can do in the morning? How about eating a bush tucker breakfast with champagne enjoyed in the company of a bunch of koalas! Bungalow Bay Koala Village opens this experience to the public for its famous koala breakfasts every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
It’s the perfect time to try native honeycomb, barbequed meat cooked in outback spices, fresh fruit from the island and more. It’s definitely not something you want to miss out on at the koala park while you’re there!
Feed Colourful Rainbow Lorikeets
You can feed lorikeets daily at Bungalow Bay Koala Village. Taking in the sight of all these beautiful colourful native birds is always a delight, no matter where you are. And feeding is the perfect place to see their personalities come out and snap some great shots. Lorikeet feedings are open to everybody from 4:40 - 4:45 pm.
Get Up Close with Reptiles
Safely hold a python, lizard or baby saltwater crocodile while a park ranger tells you a lot more to know about your new scaly friend. Australia’s snakes and crocodiles are a large part of the country’s national identity. If you’re visiting internationally, you already know a photo holding a snake or croc is a must!
Did you know? Magnetic Island is home to Northern Australia’s largest colony of koalas. There are hundreds of koalas around the island that you may spot on the island’s walking trails, most likely taking a nap up in one of the island’s trees.