Koala close-up – private package

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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 Koala close-up (private package) experience is a great way to meet and pat a koala in your own private session with a koala keeper. 

The package includes:

  • park entry for the day
  • an opportunity to pat a koala
  • a professional photograph to mark the occasion
  • a copy of your photo, presented in a souvenir wallet
  • a private session out of public waiting times
  • animal food to feed some of the other animals in the park
  • a free coffee, tea or hot chocolate per person which can be enjoyed in the Cleland Café 
  • 10% discount card that can be used in our gift shop.
This experience is for one hour which can also include a brief tour of the park after your koala experience (time permitting). Maximum numbers per booking: 30. 
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.

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