This is your opportunity to have a long Koala cuddle while also learning all about our favourite Aussie Icon.
Timing and Days
- One Koala encounter is held daily.
- Encounters run from 1:45pm - 1:55pm. Participants must meet at the Information & Tour Desk 10 minutes prior to encounter.
Price and Guest Limit
- $40 per person (does not include admission). Admission can be paid on arrival at the Zoo.
- Minimum age 8 years.
- Maximum 4 people per encounter.
- Bookings can be made at the Information & Tour Desk by 1:15pm on the day of the encounter or can be made in advance by calling (07) 5436 2002 or by email via our contact form.
- Includes one Australia Zoo gift per person.
- Participants must wear sensible shoes.
Terms and Conditions
- Koala encounters are only available to participants 8 years and above. All children must be accompanied to the enclosure by a supervising adult.
- All participants must agree to follow instructions given by the handlers.
- Participants may be asked to exit the enclosure at the handlers' discretion at any time.
- Please ensure that you wash your hands both before and after the encounter.
- No personal items are permitted into the enclosure during the experience, with the exception of cameras.
- Participants are required to wear sensible footwear during the encounter.
- Australia Zoo does not take responsibility for any injuries that are received during the experience. First Aid will be called if required.
- An Australia Zoo photographer will be present during the encounter to capture the action. Photos will be available for viewing and purchase from the Fujifilm photography lab 30 minutes after the encounter has taken place. Price includes one Australia Zoo gift per person.
Animal Encounter Enquiry Form
We need your name, email address, which Encounter you're interested in, and anything else you can tell us about your trip to Australia Zoo! If you know what day you're coming, and your preferred Encounter is available, we'll contact you to confirm the booking, or we can give you details of alternative available Encounters.