Koala Stuck on Highway near Viney Creek Road turnoff Myall Coast News Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest by News Of The Area - Modern Media - January 29, 2018 KOALA RELEASE: Noel Swain releases rescued koala. NO person in their right mind normally tries to cross the Pacific Highway on foot, but somehow one very brave little koala found herself stuck halfway last week. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or [email protected] Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE The female koala ended up on the medium strip near the Viney Creek Road turnoff, and one equally brave human soul stopped to rescue her. The koala was fortunate on this front as well, because her rescuer, who is believed to have been a woman, took her to Port Stephens Koalas at Nelson Bay to be nursed back to health. Luckily the koala only suffered minor injuries and was fully recovered within days. Jill Madden, President of the Myall Koala and Environment Group told News Of The Area, “The Koala was about four years old and was in beautiful condition when released.” “Full credit goes to the koala carers at the Port Stephens Group.” What was needed then was a safe release site, which was found by Noel Swain who took delight in watching her climb high into a Swamp Mahogany Tree, needless to say well away from the dangers of the highway. By Margie TIERNEY KOALA RELEASE: Noel Swain releases rescued koala. KOALA RELEASE: Noel Swain releases rescued koala. KOALA RELEASE: A Swamp Mahogany Tree somewhere in the Myall.