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Queensland is lucky enough to be one of two states in Australia which offers koala holds! This makes it one of the most iconic (and super cute) animal experiences in the world. Souvenir your visit to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in the form of a professional photo of you meeting a koala. Our photographers and Koala Keepers will ensure that this moment will be memorable. If you have more than one family member wanting to hold a koala, take advantage of the Family Koala Pack. There is no other place in Australia where you will encounter a koala like you can at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
Name: Koala Photo
Days Available: Daily*
Time: 9am to 11:30am and 12:30pm to 2pm*
Price: $29 for a single photo which can include one person or a group with only one person holding the koala. Purchased in park from Koala Photos map location F14
*Check our opening hours here
Includes single professional photo which can include one person or a group with only one person holding the koala.
Child koala holding criteria
It is ultimately at the Koala Handlers discretion on the day if a guest can safely and securely hold a koala unassisted. Some guests may require assistance based on the following criteria :
As a guide, the recommended age is 12 and over with height of a guest to be able to safely and securely hold a koala is 140cm
The size, age, weight and temperament of the koala working on the day is a determining factor to ensure the welfare of both guests and animal
Any other variables as determined by Koala Handler that would compromise the safety of themselves, guest or koala on the day.
Footwear must be worn.
When a Koala Handler determines a guest will require assistance with holding a koala one of two options will be offered:
A Tree photo. Meet and greet your koala. Koala will safely sit in fork of tree prop and guest can stand next to koala and stroke its back for a professional photo
Professional family/group photo. Meet and greet your koala. A suitable member of the family/group can hold the koala whilst other guest/s can stand next to koala stroke its back for a professional photo
You must agree with the Terms and Conditions outlined in this legally binding document prior to your participation in this encounter