AN army of 50 large-scale koala sculptures have taken over local vantage points and landmarks these school holidays.
The installation of the Hello Koalas artworks has set tongues wagging and cameras snapping - and the best is yet to come.
Not only has the initiative gained national and international attention, it's expected to attract even more tourists to the region, especially international travellers who may have otherwise bypassed the Hastings and Camden Haven.
From Comboyne and Laurieton to Bonny Hills and Blackmans Point, the hand-painted sculptures have already become a talking point - and mandatory stop-off for a 'selfie'.
All uniquely different, and sponsored by local community champions, the sculptures shine a light on the area's abundant artistic talent as well as bringing koala preservation to the forefront.
The sculptures will be on display until December 2015 and provide the perfect incentive to explore all corners of our magnificent region.
See inside for your copy of the Hello Koalas sculpture trail map or visit the Visitor Information Centre at The Glasshouse.
If you post a Facebook pic with our very own 'Scoop' on Lady Nelson Wharf don't forget to tag 'portmacquarienews' or use #portnewskoala if you upload a pic on Twitter.