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Koala Encounters

Come face-to-face with our resident koalas on the beautiful rooftop deck at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo.

Our Animals Come First!

Please note that while we would love to let all of our guests pat a koala, this activity is not always possible. In the interests of animal welfare, and/or for operational reasons, we reserve the right to remove or alter activities, such as up-close encounters with our koalas, at any time without prior notice.

Koala Encounters

Koala Encounters, on the beautiful open air rooftop area of WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, invites you to meet and even get up close to our cuddly koalas. Get a photo with a koala to take home and make your friends and family jealous.

Koala Encounters is also the perfect place to stop for a coffee and snack and relax with the koalas.

Can I cuddle or pat a koala in Sydney?

Since a change in the rules a few years ago, it's now against the regulations for members of the public to cuddle koalas in Sydney and the rest of NSW. No zoo or wildlife park in NSW is permitted to allow guests to cuddle koalas. However, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo offers guests the chance to get as close to koalas as possible, and because we have very strict rules about how often our individual animals are on display, guests can be absolutely certain that the koalas are not stressed by these up-close encounters. On the contrary - sometimes they don't even bat an eyelid! 

 

Koala Photos:

Enter the koala enclosure and get up close to a koala and take home one 6x8 printed group photo, one individual photo per person AND a certificate.

  • $20: One person

  • $25: Two people

  • $30: Three people

  • $35: Four people

  • $40: Five people

  • And, for only $5, get free access to all of your photos online and take home a picture keyring!

Or how about dining with our koalas?

For the ultimate koala experience, you can have breakfast with our koalas!

 

 

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