Note to guests
In line with the latest announcements from the Australian Federal Government with regard to Covid-19 and capacity management & hygiene control, Koala Photos remains open in line with social distancing recommendations. The safety and wellbeing of our guests and staff is our priority and we will take all necessary precautions to ensure their continued welfare. We are in regular contact with authorities and are prepared to implement any changes required as per their advice.
Get up close to our cute koalas with this memorable koala experience - you'll have an opportunity to add a Koala Photo experience onto your General admission ticket as you are purchasing.
Or if you already have a ticket buy your koala photo experience directly below.
Peak pricing applies to school holidays and weekends.
Ticket Type Walk Up Price/Peak Online SAVE 20% - Pre-Book Online (Off Peak Weekdays) Adult $46 $36.80 Child (3-15 yrs) $33 $26.40 Student or Senior* $37 $29.60 Child (0-2 yrs) FREE FREE Merlin Annual Passholder FREE N/A
- Price includes a Digi Photo Pass giving you unlimited digital photos (excludes Koala Photo experience)!
- Get your ticket on your phone
A memorable experience with our Koalas
The Koala Photo Experience, on the beautiful open-air rooftop area of WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, invites you to meet and even get up close to our very cute koalas. You'll have the opportunity to get a photo with our furry friends which you can then take home to show your friends and family! It really is a memorable koala experience.
The Koala Photo Experience is also the perfect opportunity to stop for a coffee and snack and relax with the koalas.
Running daily from 11.00am to 3.30pm
Maximum 5 people per group
A unique photo opportunity
Enter the koala enclosure and get up close to our koalas for a unique photo opportunity. Plus, take home up to 2 printed photos (additional photos and digital copies also available for purchase).
PLUS, did you know we have two new koala joeys? Their names are Ilani and Jasper and they will melt your hearts!
Book online to guarantee your spot
For just $25, you are allowed up to 2 people in the enclosure and will receive 2 complimentary printed photos (additional photos and digital copies also available for purchase on the day).
When purchasing admission tickets online, you will have the option to add Koala Photos to your purchase.
Pricing at the Attraction
- $25 for 2 people
- $5 for each additional person (max group size 5 people)
- Additional printed photo - $5 each
- Digital photos - $10 for all photos
Can I cuddle or pat a koala in Sydney?
Unfortunately, the answer is no. 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!
All exhibits were great and they had 2 really unique ones including the koala encounter where you and friends or family can be inches away from koalas, take photos and get a personal insight into how koalas live and struggle to keep safe in the natural habitat.
Had so much fun with my little one. Something I’ll definitely remember for years to come. The Koala encounter is so worth it!! Great photos and friendly staff