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Reptile hold

Due to the current COVID-associated risks to our staff and animals, we’ve made the decision to modify our capacity numbers for this experience.

We will be reviewing the situation regularly to ensure we increase our maximum capacity numbers as soon as we can.

It’s not all fur and feathers at Cleland Wildlife Park…there are lots of scales as well! This experience provides an opportunity for guests to get up-close to, or even hold, a snake or lizard.

The Daily Reptile Hold provides an opportunity for guests to get up-close to some of Australia’s native iconic snakes and lizards. Those participating in this experience are able to hold either a snake or lizard, whilst spending time with the keeper and learning interesting facts about reptile adaptations and behaviours, and the importance of reptiles in our environment. You will also receive a professional souvenir photo, to commemorate your experience.

Tour Highlights

Guests will have the opportunity to choose between holding either a snake or lizard.

Observe the unique features of reptiles, as part of holding the animal.

Spend time with the keeper learning all about the unique adaptations and lifecycles of reptiles in our world.

Have a professional photograph taken of your experience.

Program Detail

Availability: Daily

Inclusions: Hold a reptile (snake or lizard), with a professional photo included

Time: 12 noon - 12.30pm

Age: Minimum age is 5 years old

Cost: $16.00 per person

Book online

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.

Booking Conditions:

Entry to Cleland Wildlife Park is not included. Valid entry is compulsory for all encounters.

Bookings can be made upon arrival, however we recommend booking online prior to your visit to avoid disappointment of missing out.

Please meet at the Reptile Hold area inside the Ocean to Outback Building, next to the ticket office at 12.00 noon.

Receipt of payment must be presented to reptile keeper to participate.

This experience is accessible by wheelchair. Online bookings close as soon as the experience is booked to maximum capacity, or 9.00am the day of the experience. Ticket sales on park will close at 11.45am.

No shows or late arrivals will not receive a refund. If you are late, your tour will still commence and conclude at the designated time.

Cancellations made by a customer requires a minimum of 5 days’ notice. Cancellations shorter than this period will not be refunded. If a refund is authorised, it will be made within 28 days of booking date. Participants must follow all instructions given by keeper staff, for safety reasons.

Cleland Wildlife Park does not take responsibility for any injuries sustained.

All participants must adhere to current government COVID requirements.