$35On the Day
$25For up to 4 People
- Get up close to our very cute koalas
- A memorable photo opportunity
- Private session with a koala keeper inside the enclosure
Book your Koala Photos
To book your Koala Photo, simply add this memorable experience to any ticket purchase online.
Koala Photos, 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.
Koala Photos is also the perfect place to stop for a coffee and snack and relax with the koalas.
Running daily from 11.00am to 4.45pm
Maximum 5 people per group
Enter the koala enclosure and get up close to our koalas for a unique photo opportunity. Plus, take home up to 3 printed photos (additional photos and digital copies also available for purchase).
For just $25, you are allowed up to 5 people in the encounter and will receive 3 complimentary printed photos (additional photos and digital copies also avavailbe for purchase on the day).
When purchasing admission tickets online, you will have the option to add Koala Photos to your purchase.
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!
”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”
”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.”
”Worth a visit! Do the Koala Encounter. It is amazing that they have all those animals right in the city. We did the koala encounter. Got some great pictures with the koalas. Good deal for the photos.”
How about dining with our koalas?
For the ultimate koala experience, you can enjoy a hot, buffet breakfast with our koalas on our koala rooftop. Plus, receive a highlights tour of WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and the opportunity to get up close to our koalas for a photo opportunity.