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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. Koala Photos Studio is open from 8am to 4pm meaning you can hold a koala ANY TIME of the day! 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: Everyday*
Time: 8am to 4pm* - No booking necessary
Price: $25 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
*Subject to change
Includes single professional photo which can include one person or a group with only one person holding the koala.
- Child koala holding criteria -
Height – Children must be 140cm or taller to be eligible to hold a koala.
Size of Koala – Koalas may vary in size each day, a child may be able to hold a smaller (or female) koala but would not be able to support the weight of a mature male. Due to strict rotation protocols, an alternative time will not be offered in the case that the koala on rotation is not suitable for the child to hold.
Behaviour of the animal – At times koalas may display personality traits or behaviours that suggest that the koala is not suitable to be handled by a child at that present time and cannot be accommodated. Due to strict rotation protocols an alternative time or animal cannot be accommodated.
Confidence of the Child – Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary staff need to be able to determine that the child is confident and willing to hold the koala of their own accord. The child will not be able to proceed if this cannot be determined.