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Hold a koala

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.

For session times and bookings, please click here. Please note that spaces are limited and often sell out.

Health and safety conditions apply.

Please note that the koala experiences will not be held if temperatures are forecast to be 32 degrees and above at Mt Barker.

Please note, this is an intimate and up-close animal encounter. In order to settle and monitor our animals, Cleland’s Wildlife Keepers will also need to get up-close at times.

Masks are therefore a requirement for this experience, regardless of age or any exemptions. By booking this experience you, and any other participants, agree to wear a mask for the duration of the experience. Your cooperation ensures your safety is maintained, while also protecting the wellbeing of our staff and animals. Thank you.