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WILD LIFE Hamilton Island

#8 of 28 things to do in Hamilton Island Features Animals
1 Resort Drive,, Australia
+61 7 4946 9078
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Closed for repair

Due cyclone Debbie the wild life park was closed. Under reconstruction, no alternative to this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David H
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Davenport, Florida
via mobile
Koala cuddles

I came here for the koala cuddles and being up that close was amazing. Having read other reviews... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rosiebud6
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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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!
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good32%
  • Average24%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“wildlife park” (96 reviews)
“koala cuddle” (26 reviews)
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1 Resort Drive,, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Due cyclone Debbie the wild life park was closed. Under reconstruction, no alternative to this attraction was available. Plenty on noises cockatoos and crows

Thank David H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here for the koala cuddles and being up that close was amazing. Having read other reviews yes you can't cuddle the koala for ages but I don't think it would be fair on the animals to do longer. The keepers take great care...More

Thank Rosiebud6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here several times for breakfast but feel the latest visit was a little of a disappointment. The food didn't seem as good and the children left quite a bit. To get close and personal with the wildlife was quite expensive, which was...More

Thank kazza154
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Besides for the restaurant having wonderful meals, visitors of the restaurant get to experience outdoor dining with Koala Bears in the surrounding trees of the restaurant. This restaurant however is not open for dinner and only serves breakfast and lunch.

Thank SynSop
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This is a small enclosure with limited area, however would be excellent for kids who don't want to traipse around for hours. You can see it all in about 30 mins. Keeping this in mind, and the adult cost of AUD12, it is worth a...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I felt sorry for the animals. I guess they are happy in their small enclosures but I came away feeling uneasy.More

Thank M J
WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Many thanks for your feedback. Sadly some folks do have conflicting opinions of animals in captivity and we are all entitled to these opinions. I can only reassure you that as an Accredited Member of the Zoo and Aquarium Association of Australia, the welfare of...More

Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We went here for a couple of hours mainly to see the Dingo's but were unsuccessful as they appeared to be hiding!! Saw crocs, koalas, a Cassowary and a couple of parrots. Should imagine young children would enjoy the experience so would pay this place...More

Thank VB53
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We paid $40 each for the Koala Cuddle, as we can't resist these wonderful animals. However, it was so brief that it felt like a bit of a rip off. You have to book in advance to be sure of getting a place. When we...More

Thank RetiredBritsAbroad
WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Many thanks for your review, we always take on board our visitors feedback, positive or negative. It is fortunate that Trip Advisor does indicate a more positive historical collective feedback for our attraction and a pity you perhaps chose not to focus on these reviews...More

Reviewed 9 March 2017

we could have brekky here as it is included in our complimentary brekky at Reef View. It was lovely to sit have breakfast with the koalas, they also do photos for you with the Koalas or you can take your own, lovely place a must...More

Thank Janine B
WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Our recently refurbished Koolah Café is a must do brekkie experience while on the island and we do appreciate the feedback received confirming this. Our relaxed weather proof open air venue and home style cooked breakfast with the koalas is extremely popular particularly for families...More

Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Cute little Wild Life area where you are able to get close looks at many local animals. They even offer hold a koala photos and guided tours to impart information on the animals. It's smaller but allows you to walk into exhibits and feed the...More

Thank akhummingbird
WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to write your review. The feedback is much appreciated. We do enjoy hearing how much families enjoy their time with us and make good use of the unlimited access to the park once tickets are purchased.

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tahitinights
How do you get here from Arlie Beach?
2 November 2016|
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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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