Hold a koala
Full park closure alert
Due to the extreme weather conditions Cleland Wildlife Park will be closed to the public on Thursday 24 January. The site will reopen on Friday 25 January. We apologise for any inconvenience.
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.
Koala experiences fees
||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.