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WILD LIFE Hamilton Island

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1 Resort Drive,, Australia
+61 7 4946 9078
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My favorite koala park!

We had breakfast with the koalas in the morning and they had a variety of food to offer which was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
221familyp
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Cages very small, I felt sorry for the animals and birds, also the poor koalas having to be propped... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
BanglePo
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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” (30 reviews)
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1 Resort Drive,, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had breakfast with the koalas in the morning and they had a variety of food to offer which was great. Koala cuddle was awesome, we each got about a minute or so with the koala which is longer than most places offer. A high...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Cages very small, I felt sorry for the animals and birds, also the poor koalas having to be propped up in tiny pens while people make lots of noise and eat around them, can't be in the animals interest. The encounters meeting snakes etc cannot...More

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

Many thanks for your feedback. Rest assured Wildlife Hamilton Island does place the welfare of its animals as a high priority and as such we are accredited with the Zoo and Aquarium Association of Australasia where animal welfare is the core focus.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The highlight here was the large crocodile. There are wallabies, cockatoos, pythons, dingoes, freshwater crocodiles and a cassowary. A nice outing.

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WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to post your review, your feedback is appreciated and we are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your visit to Wildlife Hamilton Island.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had Grandchildren under 5 holidaying with us on the Island and a week with one entry ticket can't be scoffed at. Each day we fronted up to see what the Crocodile was up to and the Cockatoos along with the Koalas. My Grandchildren delighted...More

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

Many thanks for your positive review and recommendation. Great to hear how you as a family enjoyed the benefit of the unlimited entry ticket to the Wildlife Park. Our team do enjoy meeting our regular guests and do appreciate the feedback you have provided on...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The initial ticket will gain you access for the remainder of your trip. We took our 2yo 4 times over 2.5 days as the park isn’t very big and was a great way to pass half an hour. We also did the 4pm feeding tour...More

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

We do appreciate your feedback and recommendation our return ticket for families is extremely popular and our team do enjoy meeting the regular guests who make use of this. We do hope that the rest of your time on the island was as enjoyable. .

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for breakfast with the koalas. Be early at 7:30 when they open as they bring them out to feed or they’ll be dopey and sleepy in no time. Breakfast was super second rate but the novelty appealed. We didn’t do the whole...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed getting to see Koalas, Wallabys and Dingoes here. I'm not a fan of Zoos, and this felt like the right half way house between captivity and genuine wildlife rescue and rehabilitation. Staff were friendly and very knowledgeable. Do go for one of the...More

Thank Mary M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We purchased a family ticket which is really not value for money, the only good thing is that you can use the pass for the whole of your visit. I know that the cyclone has been through in the last 12months but it feels quite...More

Thank Hiphopfun
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve visited the wildlife park during my stay once. As it is simply very very small I want you to know not to expect too much. A nice thing for families is the breakfast with the koalas or the dingo experience. In my opinion a...More

Thank Sarah-Maria B
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Expensive for what it is. The general admission was $27. We wanted to do the dingo experience which was additional but it was full. There is on the plus side a huge crocodile that you are able to get up close to. We also saw...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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