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Address: 1 Resort Drive,, Australia (Formerly Wildlife Park)
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+61 7 4946 9078
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07:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 17:30
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WILD LIFE Hamilton Island is one of only a few places in the world where...

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!

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Ideal for a quick tour of native species.

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Auckland, New Zealand
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75 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 visit

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Woking, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Thank M J
WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this review

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 our animals is our primary concern and they are all very well cared for and... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 a visit. We paid extra to have a photo & smooth a Koala called Billy,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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69 reviews
49 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 booked, we were asked if we'd like a €25 anytime pass for the small wildlife... More 

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WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this review

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 when it came to the Wildlife Park experience and the benefits of the unlimited entry... More 

Mackay, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 to take the kids

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Thank Janine B
WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this review

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 with children. Many thanks for your positive feedback and recommendation. More 

Westminster
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 animals. The entry allows unlimited access during your visit so this can be a daily... More 

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WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this review

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. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I took our 1 1/2 year old to visit this attraction. We were greeted with a lovely staff member, Jaki, who was so friendly and helpful. She couldn't do enough for us! She went above and beyond just taking our payment for the attraction. She took us through the options on what attractions would best suit our... More 

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WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this review

We do appreciate such fabulous feedback, particularly when a team member gets singled out for their excellent service. Jaki was our Star of the month last month and is a great asset to our company. It was fabulous to hear how much you enjoyed our attraction as a family and do appreciate your recommendation to TA guests. More 

Diss, United Kingdom
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170 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went early at 7 am to have a buffet breakfast while the koalas were sitting in the branches in the café enclosures. I thought the breakfast was overpriced. However, it was great to see the koalas.

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WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review on TA. We hope you had a magical time on the island and pleased you were able to join us and appreciate our beautiful Koalas. More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very small, but very fun! Tip: Go there the first day and buy your pass and you will have unlimited trips through the park while you are on the island. We went everyday just to see what the animals were up to. Breakfast with the Koalas was also very fun.

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Thank rangerdan96
WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and thanks you for your positive feedback and recommendation to TA guests. More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A micro wildlife park with indigenous Australian animals. The 10am park tour makes this a 4* rather than a 3*. The guide was very informative. The adult price is $25 for unlimited entry during your stay, however not so widely advertised if you are only going to go once then ask for the reduced admission charge of $12 which will... More 

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WILDLIFEHI, General Manager at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, responded to this review

Many thanks for this review. I must clarify that the breakfast with the koala experience is available to all island guests and guests who have breakfast included in their stay are welcome to enjoy that breakfast with us, just a matter of confirming your name and room number on arrival. There is a cost for folks who do not have... More 

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