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.

Daily sessions run between 2pm - 3pm and spaces are limited. 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.

Easter and Anzac Day changes (19 - 22 April and 25 April 2019):

Due to increased demand during this busy period koala holds will be restricted to ensure the welfare of our fury friends. 

Koala holds will be available from 2:00pm - 3:00pm with additional perch sessions made available from 11:00am - 12:00pm. 

Koala experiences fees

Type Price
Koala close-up Free with entry fee
Koala close-up (private package)  Adult - $320
Extra adult - $52 per person 
Hold a koala $30.50 (plus entry fee)
Hold a koala (private package) Adult - $360
Extra adult - $70 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.

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