Our first journey in Port Macquarie
27.03.2007 - 05.03.2007 27 °C
One of the few things that didn't cost us admission was the Koala hospital. These folks take injured and abandoned Koalas and nurse them back to health with the intention of releasing them back into the wild. In some cases this is not possible and they become residents of the hospital. You can adopt a Koala to help subsidize their work. The neat thing about viewing Koalas in this environment is they are held in smaller enclosures. Not cages by any means but more intimate enclosures that allow you to get closer to get a nice view of them. One even woke up before the normal feeding time and gave me some great photo ops.
Right next to the Koala Hospital is Roto House. The origin of the name has a couple of explanations but essentially its a house built by a successful business man around the turn of the 20th century. Its a nice view into life and living in this part of Australia during this period. There is no entry fee for this either but it does accept donations. According to the sign on the door it is open whenever there are volunteers available. In our case there was a nice older gentleman that gave us some details on the house and made sure we knew about the Koala hospital next door.
All in all a good way to kick off week two of our travels.