Cohunu Koala Park

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Cohunu Koala Park
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A hungry koala in Cohunu's koala enclosure.
Date opened1972
LocationByford, near Perth,
Western Australia
Coordinates32°13′50.52″S 116°0′48.6″E / 32.2307000°S 116.013500°E / -32.2307000; 116.013500Coordinates: 32°13′50.52″S 116°0′48.6″E / 32.2307000°S 116.013500°E / -32.2307000; 116.013500
Land area14 ha (35 acres)

Cohunu Koala Park is a wildlife sanctuary on 14 ha (35 acres) of bushland at Byford, near Perth, Western Australia.[1][2]

It features not only koalas, but also dingoes, kangaroos, emus, wallabies, eagles, wombats, echidnas, black swans, cockatoos, and lifelike replicas of dinosaurs.[2]

The park was established by the Sorbello family as Cohuna Wildlife Park at the former East Martin site in 1972-1973 (although may have existed on a previous site since 1969). The park's koala colony was established in 1982 at Mills Park Road in Gosnells, with four koalas from South Australia. In 2005, the park was moved to Nettleton Road, Byford. Its koala colony now has over 25 koalas.[2]

Between 10 am and 4 pm daily, visitors to the park may be photographed cuddling a koala, at an additional charge. Visitors are also permitted to touch and hand feed various other park animals.[2]

A miniature railway built by volunteers runs around the park; it operates on most weekends and public holidays.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b "Cohunu Koala Park". Fodor's. Fodor's. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Cohunu Koala Park, Byford, Western Australia". OzAnimals Travel. OzAnimals Travel. Retrieved 15 August 2013.

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