Closest match : Emma

emma review

Pricing Range:
Emma - $549 - $1035
Koala - $750 - $1250


  • Won over 30 awards
  • 7 zones of support
  • OEKO-TEX® certification

Read: Emma Review

Emma is also a very popular mattress in Europe with over 400,000 people sleeping on them. They are also an all foam mattress so have a similar pressure relief however most sleepers find it slightly firmer than standard memory foam.

The Emma has 3 layers of foam, a breathable eco-friendly hyperfoam, supportive polyether foam, and pressure-relieving point-elastic foam. To put simply softer foam on the top and firmer foam on the base, produced to support your body and give you a great night's rest.

Australian made : Hugo

Hugo mattress

Pricing Range:
Hugo - $630 - $1030
Koala - $750 - $1250


  • Natural latex
  • Australian made
  • 4 layers of foam design

Read: Hugo Review

If you still want an Australian made mattress that isn’t Koala then Hugo is perfect for you. It’s an all foam again but instead of memory foam as the top layer it’s latex. This gives the mattress more airflow and bounce, plus latex is naturally hypoallergenic and antimicrobial to reduce bacteria.

Then you have memory foam that matches your body’s natural contours, a premium transition layer (that most mattresses skip over), and a high-density foam rock solid base to add support and longevity.

Customisable : Macoda


Pricing Range:
Macoda - $650 - $1100
Koala - $750 - $1250


  • Hybrid bed
  • Change the firmness
  • Zoned support

We always loved the comfort level of the Macoda and recently they have taken it to the next level. Macoda now includes two foam inserts that can be flipped to adjust between a soft, medium and firm comfort setting in a couple of minutes.

The Macoda is made up of 4 layers. 3 layers of foam - latex, memory foam, high-density support foam, and then a base layer of pocket springs. I forget to mention, the cover is as comfortable as it looks in the pictures. Plus it's made from bamboo.

Best Budget : Zinus ICoil

zinus icoil

Pricing Range:
Zinus - $239 - $420
Koala - $750 - $1250


  • It’s an affordable mattress
  • Certi-PUR US certified
  • Hybrid

Read: Zinus Review

Zinus ICoil is on, it’s a budget friendly Koala alternative that comes with a 10 year warranty, two layers of foam and pocket springs. Plus the foams are even Certi-PUR US certified which means they are free from nasty chemicals, which is amazing for the price range.

So if you're looking to save a few dollars but want a new mattress then the Zinus ICoil could be the choice for you.