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WILD LIFE Hamilton Island

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Open Now: 07:30 - 17:30
Open today: 07:30 - 17:30
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Breakfast with the Koalas

We did the breakfast with the Koala’s experience. Expensive, but well catered for. Eggs made to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
catcod
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Airlie Beach, Australia
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Cuddle a koala and get a photo to take home

I loved meeting resident koalas Lola and Robby! The experience was very efficient and though not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
thesuitcasey
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Sydney, Australia
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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...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did the breakfast with the Koala’s experience. Expensive, but well catered for. Eggs made to your liking, buffet style breakfast. Includes visit to animal park. Staff extremely friendly, great customer service.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank catcod
WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for your positive feedback, we are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your Breakfast with the Koala Experience at our attraction. Many thanks for taking the time to complete this review. Regards Rob Hall General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved meeting resident koalas Lola and Robby! The experience was very efficient and though not long enough, I understand the talent needs rest so I cannot complain! I loved the photo I received to take home and other guests even took some extra on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with our koalas as well as the memorable photo's of your experience. Regards Rob Hall General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boys (18 & 20) wanted to do this so they could post on their instagram... I thought it would be corny and not worth the time and effort, but I was wrong! The koalas were really cuddily and we had fun taking a quick...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Great to hear our Koalas and your son's experience with them exceeded your expectations. the interaction with our animals is highly engaging and does certainly generate a high level of connection and appreciation of some of Australia's iconic animals. Many thanks for visiting our attraction...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small wildlife park with Koalas as the main attractions. Fell in love with Tallow, he was just adorable. One of the Koalas you can cuddle for a photo shoot. Also on site are wallabies, a crocodile, birds, snakes, dingoes. A small cafeteria and gift shop...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for this well rounded positive review. Tallow certainly knows how to put on his charm and we are pleased you enjoyed your time with him and exploring our attraction. We do appreciate your recommendation and positive feedback. Regards Rob Hall General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The buffet breakfast was delicious and service was great. The photography service was not so great. We were not able to go back to pick up our photos so they were emailed to us. When we had our photo taken, we asked for a photo...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I do appreciate you posting your feedback on Trip Advisor as I really would like to ensure we send a folder with a photo to you via post. Please kindly contact me directly on my e-mail rob.hall@merlinentertainments.com.au and I will ensure this is sent as...More

Reviewed 17 December 2018

This is not a big park but it does have a variety of wildlife in a very natural looking setting. Of course everybody who visits Australia wants to see kangaroos and koalas. You can see them here in addition to dingo, crocodiles, turtles, snakes and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the fabulous feedback. With our tickets to the Zoo giving guests unlimited access for the duration of their stay on the Island we encourage all those visiting to purchase your admissions ticket early in your stay to enjoy maximum value...More

Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

The staff were friendly. The reason for the poor rating is that most of the enclosures seemed far too small for the animals. The croc enclosure is tiny for something that large. The cockatoo cage is also tiny, but why even have a cockatoo when...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your feedback. I am extremely excited to inform you and others that plans are well underway for a new spacious and enhanced exhibit for Mac our impressive Salt Water Crocodile and is to be built in the new year. We are fully...More

Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

Unless you have uncontrollably restless kids in desperate need of some diversion I don’t think it is worth a visit. The intent is well meaning but for most visitors a bit of a let down. Hugging koalas is not an activity one should support.More

Date of experience: December 2018
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WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for sharing your opinion on Trip Advisor about our attraction. Our Unlimited Entry to our Wildlife park allows guests to enter the park as often as they like for the duration of their stay on the island and when coordinated with our guided...More

Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Park is in great condition and breakfast was yummy but it's just breakfast with 1 koala in a tree. Other things to do that is better value for moneyMore

Date of experience: November 2018
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WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2018

Dear Zamila We do appreciate you taking the time to write this review. It does however seem you may have missed seeing the other koalas that were also in the area as we always have two exhibits with at least three koalas for guests to...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Our kids picked having breakfast with the koalas on our first morning on the island. It was a great experience and the food was delicious and there was plenty of it.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2018

Hi Jaime Feedback like this is always highly appreciated. Our Breakfast with the Koalas is a unique Island experience and great to hear how much you and the family enjoyed the hearty buffet on offer. Hope you had a safe trip home? Regards Rob Hall...More

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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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