You could take a bus tour that includes time at Featherdale, to get reeeaaal close to Koala, close enough to touch the fur and smell the eucalyptus scent of the fur. And lots of other (not quite so) close encounters with many other native animals.
When I went there in 1981, one could actually HOLD a baby koala. But that has changed and holding is no longer permitted at Featherdale. When I went back with my wife in 2006, the holding has stopped.
As an alternative to a bus tour, getting to Featherdale isn't hard using public transport,
Getting to Featherdale by public transport is easy.
From the city, take the North Shore and Western line to Blacktown Station.
Bus stand 9 is located just outside the station.
Take the number 725 bus for a 10 minute ride which will drop you right outside Featherdale’s gates.
but certainly easier if you have your own car.
Thanks- I'm looking at tours to the Blue Mountains that include a stop at Featherdale. Looking at flickr maps, it seems there is a chance for wild 'roos there. I read that they like golf courses.