Koala experiences

Is koala fur soft? Are their claws sharp? How much do they eat? What conservation efforts are in place to protect this unique species?

Cleland Wildlife Park is proud to provide a range of positive, fun, and interactive koala experiences that allow you the exciting and unique experience to meet or hold a koala. Our aim is to showcase our conservation efforts and create an opportunity for you to make a positive connection, ensuring you leave with a wonderful memory.

Included in your park entry fee is the opportunity to see koalas at any time of the day in their loft or come along to a Koala Close-up. You are able to stand right next to a koala and have the opportunity to stroke and pat a koala, as well as take your own photo next to the koala. This koala close-up session is extremely popular, and as it is a line-up system, we cannot guarantee spots for everybody.

For an additional fee, join us for a guaranteed koala-up-close experience outside of public session times. No need to line up; just book to Meet a Koala, spend one-on-one time with a koala and keeper, and have the opportunity to take your own photos next to a koala.

Our daily koala hold experience is currently unavailable until spring 2024 due to this facility undergoing a facility upgrade. Seehere for more details.

Step into a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and into one of our koala lofts with a keeper and meet some of our koalas. Find out more about the opportunity to journey Behind the Scenes in this privately guided experience.

For an intimate and personalised koala experience, our Exclusive Private Koala Hold Experience or Exclusive Private Koala Encounteris a great opportunity for bucket list chasers or those looking for that little bit extra. Please note that these experiences are limited, and bookings are essential.