Amazing video shows koala underneath Milky Way

A KOALA perched on a tree underneath a great, starry southern sky - is there anything more Australian than that?

The stunning imagery was captured on amazing timelapse footage shot by staff at Symbio Wildlife Park in New South Wales.

The video, shot over four hours and consisting of nearly 600 shots at 25-second intervals, shows a sleeping Grace the koala snuggled up in a fork of the tree while the Milky Way shimmers overhead.

"The concept for the video came about after staff noticed over the past two nights, which have been crystal clear due to the cold winter temperatures," the park told Storyful.

"[Grace had been] making her way to the highest point in the Koala Sanctuary as if to be reaching for the stars."