The Koala hospital at Port Macquarie is located in the grounds of historic Roto House. They not only treat sick and injured koalas but are involved in research work into koala diseases. This sleeping Koala is recovering in the hospital and as Koalas sleep during the day, it didn’t move as I approached his cage to take a photo.
Roto house at Port Macquarie Built in 1890, was home to John Flynn, a land surveyor and his family. The house is maintained by the National Parks and Wildlife Service and has been extensively repaired and furnished with much of the original items used in everyday life of the 1890’s. Well worth a visit, this 11 room weatherboard house constructed from local red mahogany was occupied by his family right up until 1979.
On a visit to Port Macquarie this summer, we were impressed with the historic house and the work of the Koala hospital.