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WILD LIFE Hamilton Island

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Open Now: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Worth paying for encounters

Extremely small but still a great range of animals. Would recommend paying extra for experiences... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
ammyyyb
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
via mobile
Breakfast with the koalas

We only had breakfast here as it was an option by staying at the Reef View Hotel. Good selection... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
susiej127
,
Launceston, 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

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.

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

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 8 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
Thank Jaime M
WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Extremely small but still a great range of animals. Would recommend paying extra for experiences. You can cuddle a koala (law doesn’t allow this in NSW so make the most of it while in QLD!) we also played with the dingos which was lovely. You...More

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

Many thanks for your feedback Amy, thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your encounters with our animals and your time at the Park. I do hope the rest of your holiday in the beautiful Whitsundays was as enjoyable?

Reviewed 27 October 2018

We only had breakfast here as it was an option by staying at the Reef View Hotel. Good selection for breakfast and it was worth it to watch the childrens faces. We did not hear any negative feedback from anyone who had visited the wildlife...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank susiej127
WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Great to hear we delivered on our family fun experience even if it was only the Breakfast with the Koalas you managed to fit in. Perhaps you can expand on this with your next visit and take a walk through our unique animal park and...More

Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Great breakfast, cute koalas but was underwhelmed by everything else.I knew zoo was small but i was expecting to at least feed some wallabies or kangeroos as is done at Wildlife in Port Douglas.Still worth breakie and a quick visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chrisemmalee
WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write this review, we are pleased you enjoyed your brekkie and visit to Wildlife Hamilton Island.

Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

My family and I enjoyed a generous buffet breakfast with the Koalas. The food was cooked well and the made on the spot omelettes were beautiful and full of flavourMore

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank libbee87
WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

We do appreciate this feedback as our generous home style buffet in the unique outdoor setting.does make for a great breakfast experience. Our freshly made omelettes with fillings of choice always please our guests! Where else can one enjoy a breakfast with one of Australia's...More

Reviewed 24 October 2018

Extremely small, just a few animals, absolutely does not justify the price. $27 ticket is actually more expensive than Sydney WildLife when bought as a part of a multi-pass package. Admittedly, it does include unlimited visits, but the point is that you are highly unlikely...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sashkello
WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you for sharing your view after your visit of our attraction. A large percentage of our guests do take up the return entry conditions of their admissions tickets and it is always interesting to see how these reviews differ from others who opt for...More

Reviewed 24 October 2018

We ate breakfast here - as it was breakfast with the "Koala's". It was free as part of our stay at the Reef View Hotel. I had contemplated going through the park but at a coast of $27 per adult and $15 per child -...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Melza_NZ
WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

We do appreciate your review and are sorry you did not consider taking up the park admission as it offers way more than just a 5 minute experience with interactive animal and keeper guided tours twice daily where you would have met some of Australia's...More

Reviewed 18 October 2018

Except for koala where his tree can be anywhere, it’s not tolerable to see others animals with so small space. To see sad eyes of dingos which try running in their space should not be existing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 94Laurence
WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you for expressing your individual view, rest assured the welfare of our animals is our top priority as can be evidenced by our Accredited Welfare Standard with the Zoo And Aquarium Association of Australasia.

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tahitinights
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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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