FIFTY large-scale sculptures, manufactured in fibreglass and hand-painted and decorated by celebrity artists, professional artists and community groups, now dot our landscape.
It travels from the mountains of Comboyne through the Wauchope and down to the sea at Port Macquarie to create an official Hello Koalas Public Art Sculpture Trail. Of course it doesn't end in Port Macquarie as Bonny Hills and Laurieton also house a koala or two!
The sculptures will be on display until December 2015 and provide the perfect incentive to explore all corners of our magnificent region.
If you post a Facebook pic with the Port News' very own "Scoop" at Lady Nelson Wharf don't forget to tag @portmacnews in Instagram or use #portnewskoala.
If you snap a photo of yourself with any other of the sculptures across the region, use #hellokoalas and we'll add your pic to our gallery.
Here's a map to help you find the koalas ... keep searching as there may be more than one in the general vicinity.
Sydney based, Mexico-born visual artist Goya Torres painted two sculptures for the public art trail project Hello Koalas in Port Maqcuarie - "Radiant Heart" sponsored by ABC Mid North Coast and "Starry Soul". Click the video below to see more ...