Passenger taking a selfie with koala in background on Port Lincoln tour

Meet the Koalas of Mikkira Station


Mikkira Station used to be famous for its sheep, but there are some much cuter inhabitants these days. Situated 20km south of Port Lincoln in South Australia this excellent experience will bring you as close as possible to Australia’s most famous and adorable animal – the koala.

The key to the area’s abundant koala population is partly down to the numerous Manna Gum trees that grow here. They provide a great habitat and plentiful food for the little guys. You can camp next to trees full to the brim with wild koalas, a rare treat these days when most visitors to Australia only get to see them through the bars of a zoo or sanctuary.

At Mikkira Station you’ll get to see koalas in their natural habitat and observe natural behaviour and aww over the joeys hanging onto their mothers. They move from tree to tree quite often and seeing them toddle along the ground is a gorgeous sight.

Koalas – see them on a Mikkira Station camping tour with Nullarbor Traveller.

The longer you stay the more likely you are to learn more about how koala families interact with one another. You’ll get a deeper understanding of how they behave, much more than the standard photo op with a koala on your shoulder on offer in many other places in Oz.

How many people can say they’ve heard a koala roar? Not many, but there’s a good chance you will if you camp out on the Mikkira Station.

Even if you tire of looking at the koalas (is koala fatigue even a thing?) you can always head out on a bird watching walk, spot wild orchids and picnic in the shadow of giant yucca trees.

Mikkira is currently closed to the public but you can visit it and see koalas with us on a Nullarbor Traveller tour.

Visit the Mikkira Station koalas on our Perth to Adelaide tours.

Check out our new 3 Day Margaret River Tours – these tours are part of our exciting new trips in Western Australia, now featuring stays in comfortable accommodations.