Hold a koala – private package

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.
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Our private sessions are perfect for corporate groups or special occasions. 

The package includes:
  • park entry for the day
  • the rare opportunity to hold a koala
  • a professional photograph to mark the occasion
  • two copies of your photo, both presented in a souvenir wallet
  • a private session out of public waiting times
  • your own personal keeper for an hour to answer all your questions
  • animal food to feed some of the other animals in the park.

Bookings are essential. Health and safety conditions apply.

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.

For a personalised experience, book a private koala hold package. In these private sessions, you and your group have access to a koala and a koala keeper for the specified time (subject to staff and animal availability).

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