WildNets is the newest family attraction in Port Macquarie, and it’s a great way to entertain the tribe whilst also helping koalas.
Suspended in among the gum tree canopies of Cowarra State Forest, WildNets is open for play! Featuring ball pits, slides, interactive toys, and giant inflatables, each section of this brand-new attraction is guaranteed family fun. Hung with 39 metres of rope and cables, WildNets is nestled high up in the tree canopies of the Guulabaa precinct – Guulabaa translating to place of the koalas! The precinct has been built around the world’s first koala breeding program, and half the profits from WildNets is going directly to Koala Conservation Australia to help preserve and protect the endangered species.
WildNets was built with sustainability in mind, creating the suspended playground with minimal environmental impact. The new space allows anyone from one-year-olds to fit and healthy adults who are game for some adventure to bounce, jump, run, hop or walk through the rooms joined by suspension bridges. There are even tree houses along the course to hang out in, hammocks to have a rest in, and all with a bird’s eye view of the forest floor and its surrounds.
Guulabaa is a dedicated koala precinct, with a Hello Koala sculpture trail, including 83 unique koala sculptures created by 69 artists (one is painted in homage to Australian treasure Dame Edna), and Guulabaa is also home to the Big Koala – a 2.5m tall fibreglass sculpture! There are walking trails and a dedicated koala hospital as part of the tourism precinct. This truly is a special space to enjoy the natural environment whilst also learning about the land of the original owners, whilst learning how to manage it sustainably into the future.