Cohunu Koala Park

Cohunu Koala Park is located in Byford, 40 minutes south of Perth City. It is home to a large collection of native Australian animals such as koalas, kangaroos, emus and dingos plus a few farmyard animals and birds.

Entry to Cohunu Koala Park costs a reasonable $15 for adults (13 years+), $5 children aged 3 – 13 years and children under 3 are free. Animal feed is available for an additional $3 per bag.  The park is open every day except Christmas day from 10am – 4pm and accepts EFTPOS.

Cohunu Koala Park

The biggest attraction at the park is the koalas. The park is home to over 25 koalas and their enclosure is located right next to the ticket office and souvenir shop.  We were lucky on the day we visited as the koalas were super active! Three of them were sat on the floor together enjoying a picnic.

Cohunu Koala Park

The kids loved spotting this mother with her joey on her back.

Cohunu Koala Park

If you are looking for the ultimate koala photograph you can pay $25 to cuddle a koala and take your own photographs. Children need to be over 140cm tall to hold a koala.

Cohunu Koala Park

We really enjoyed visiting the kangaroo and wallaby enclosure. The animals were really tame and this chap was more than happy to pose for a picture!

Cohunu Koala Park

My kids spent most of their time fussing over a kangaroo that had a joey in each pouch which kept popping its head out to say hello, much to the delight of the girls!

Cohunu Koala Park

Lots of the animals are free to roam around the place. We got a special treat as one of the resident peacocks showed us his full plume.

Cohunu Koala Park

There is a farmyard area which contains ponies, pigs and a donkey. They all love a good pat through the fence.

Cohunu Koala Park

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A shallow lake which is home to swans and pelicans. You need to keep an eye on your kids as the water is very accessible.  Also if there is bird feed left around this edges of the lake this can make it very slippery.

Cohunu Koala Park

One area that kept the kids amused for ages was the line of cockatoo cages. The kids had a great time chatting and dancing with them.

Cohunu Koala Park

Cohunu Koala Park has its own miniature steam train. A 10-minute ride around the park costs an additional $4 per person which is payable at the main ticket office.

Cohunu Koala Park

The train runs weekends and school and public holidays. It was a big hit with our kids! They enjoyed going through the various tunnels along the route.

Cohunu Koala Park

A cool feature of Cohunu Koala Park are the huge models of dinosaurs, dragons and animals which are dotted around the place. There was a squeal of delight every time one was spotted.

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There is no café at Cohunu Koala Park, just a kiosk that sells cold drinks and ice-cream so if you are planning on visiting for the day you’ll need to take along a picnic. There is a large undercover area with plenty of tables and chairs next to the kiosk and there is also a family picnic area within the grounds of the park which is fenced and has a couple of ride on toys and highchairs.

Cohunu Koala Park

We really enjoyed our visit to Cohunu Koala Park. Yes, it’s a little rough around the edges in some places but we found that to be part of its charm. I think it represents good value for money for a family day out. In the near future, they are planning on adding an observatory and Pioneer Steam Museum to the Park.

Cohunu Koala Park is located at Lot 103 Nettleton Road, Byford. For more information visit

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About Jennie McNichol

Jennie McNichol is the Co-Founder and Editor of Buggybuddys. She moved to Perth in 2010 after 11 years of living in London, working in the television industry for the BBC. She is the mother of two daughters aged 12 and 9 and loves the family-friendly lifestyle that Perth has to offer.

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