Hold a koala
Our koalas have fully recovered from their skin condition, and we are excited to announce the koala up-close experience (where you can meet and touch some of the park's friendliest residents, but not hold) is now being held every day between 11am-12 noon and 2pm-4pm.
Cleland is one of few places in Australia where you can hold a koala.
This very special experience includes a professional photograph of you holding the koala. If you would like to share this with family and friends we can provide additional photos at a small additional fee.
Daily sessions run between 2pm - 3.30pm. An additional session is available on Sundays and public holidays between 11am - 12pm.
Private sessions are available.
Bookings are not required. Health and safety conditions apply.
Due to high demand, koala holds have limited spaces and are available on a first come first served basis. We understand your disappointment if you miss out but please understand we are just looking out for the health of our koalas.
Koala experiences fees
||Free with entry fee
|Koala close-up (private package)
||Adult - $311
Extra adult - $55 per person
Extra child (4-15 years) - $42 per person
|Hold a koala
||$30 (plus entry fee)
|Hold a koala (private package)
||Adult - $350
Extra adult - $75 per person
Extra child (4-15 years) - $62 per person
|Feed a koala (private package)
||$95 per person
Please note that the koala experiences will not be held if temperatures are forecast to be 32 degrees and above at Mt Barker.