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WILD LIFE Hamilton Island

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1 Resort Drive,, Australia
+61 7 4946 9078
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Breakfast with the koalas

The up close view of the koalas was great and for a relatively small park had enough animals for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
steve f
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Koala Cuddle

Smaller zoo but still fun. The main purpose of our visit was to hold a koala. This was a dream come... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Justin F
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Pocatello, Idaho
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WILD LIFE Hamilton Island is one of only a few places in the world where you can experience the thrill and excitement of cuddling a koala. This is an excellent opportunity to get up close and personal with one of Australia's most famous and unique animals. Other experiences include Breakfast with the Koalas, Koala Cuddle Photos, personal encounters with other animals including our Dingoes, Snakes and Lizards, our Keeper Tours (free with admission) and the Twilight Tour and BBQ. For more info visit our website or drop us an email!
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good29%
  • Average24%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“koala cuddle” (26 reviews)
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1 Resort Drive,, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The up close view of the koalas was great and for a relatively small park had enough animals for the kids to have a good time. Cost was ridiculous though. ~$180 for 2 adults and 3 kids under 10 who would have been lucky to...More

Thank steve f
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Smaller zoo but still fun. The main purpose of our visit was to hold a koala. This was a dream come true as many places do not allow this.. they make sure the Koalas are protected and comfortable during the visit.

Thank Justin F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic start to the morning, buffet breakfast with koalas sleeping next to you, there are also colourful birds flying nearby and if you feed them something sweet they stay, truly magical atmosphere.

Thank PennyFanta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is incredibly expensive for the amount of animals you will see. Better off going to a wildlife park on the main land

Thank Kathleenbeecroft
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good breakfast buffet with mix of hot and cold items together the the added bonus of koalas beside you. Koalas also available for photos as well. Staff were very knowledgeable and also super patient with little kids.

Thank Greg S
WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and appreciate you providing us with such positive feedback on our team and product.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, so expensive. And unless you are obviously a tourist from another country you get ignored. We stood in line to ask if we were able to enter to have a coffee- only to be pushed aside while a large bus of tourists from Asia...More

Thank Tastechasers
WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Please accept our sincere apologies for you feeling that you were being ignored at our entrance. We do at times experience difficulty with crowd control and communication with groups and have certainly taken your experience and feedback on board to better control and handle things...More

Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

There are ok deals for people from cruise ships and maybe other OK deals as well but the normal price isn't worth it. The place itself is nice and lovely wildlife including a talking cockatoo, a crocodile, a koala and chances to have photos taken...More

Thank Matt E
WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Many thanks for providing us with your feedback and opinion. We do feel our prices are well balanced if one takes the time to enjoy the full experience we have on offer. Our personalised guided tours and fabulous photo encounters are not to be missed...More

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely little place to bring the kids and reasonably priced. The cockie was very entertaining. You get right up close to the animals.

Thank mnsydney
WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to our park, many thanks for taking the time to write this review.

Reviewed 20 October 2017

If staying on Hamilton Island, this is a great place to go for breakfast. The dining room has set aside areas where Koala's are in branches, sounds a bit naff but really well done and good chances for photos. Staff are great and very keen...More

Thank JT410
WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

We do appreciate the time taken to write this review and are very pleased to hear how you enjoyed your breakfast with the koala experience at our Koolah Café. Our freshly cooked eggs do set us apart from the other buffet breakfast offerings and while...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Venue is tiny! Is great for toddlers, there is an interactive section with wallabies, not enough to entertain older kids. Staff are super friendly though

Thank Mel K
WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Many thanks, we are very proud of our friendly team and have certainly noted your feedback for future progress and development of the park when it comes to older kids.

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Response from Ipek K | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Cruise Whitsundays have a ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island almost every hour between 7am - 4pm. You can check the Cruise Whitsundays website for the timetable. From Hamilton Island Marina, its only a 5 min... More
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