Tilligerry Habitat Tanilba Bay, Tanilba Bay

#11 of 14 in Wildlife in Port Stephens

Free entry with map available from straw bale Environment Centre. Easy walking tracks on gravel paths and boardwalks. Koala spotting, Scenic swamp mahogany paperbark forest, regenerating heath and woodland, Chorus Creek wetlands, souvenir shop, native nursery, many native birds, native flora (native orchids and bush tucker plants in season).

Guided walks (with fee) on local history, culture and the environment. Occasional koalas, echidnas and bandicoots in the wild,

rehabilitation and other information displays,

tour group catering, toilets etc


Tilligerry Habitat Association is a not for profit, charitable, incorporated association that manages the crown land reserve and staffs the Environment Centre.

Our members volunteer their time to staff the environment centre 7 days a week between 10am and 3pm. They also supervise volunteer work teams on Mondays and Tuesdays. Members and volunteers have worked for this site since 1993 with the goal of preserving, supporting and improving it for locals and visitors.

People from all over the world come to meet an Aussie – and sometimes they see a koala as well. You can help us by volunteering to staff the centre and/or work;

on the site

in the nursery

in the office

as a tour guide
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  • Found this place by accident and what a lovely find. Ladies in the cafe very friendly. Walked though the reserve and saw beautiful scenery but no Koalas. Easy walk along the boardwalks and gravel path...  more »
  • With our plan to explore the Tilligerry Peninsula we decided to call in at the Visitor Centre first - a great decision as it turned out because we gained lots of insight into the area as well as a han...  more »

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