Centrally located on the resort side of the island, WILD LIFE Hamilton Island (formerly Hamilton Island Wildlife Park), provides the perfect place for you to get up close and personal with some unique Australian wildlife.
There are a range of furry marsupials that call the wildlife park home, and for those that like creepy-crawlies, meet the park's snakes and lizards. Take a guided tour of our unique Australian sanctuary and be introduced to the local koalas, kangaroos, birds and even the resident crocodile. Your guide will educate you on our wildlife while also being there to help you feed, talk and touch our Aussie animals.
When you are finished exploring the park enjoy breakfast or lunch at our cafe, followed by cuddling a koala, where you can also take home a souvenir photograph as a memory of your time getting back to nature on Hamilton Island.
WILD LIFE Hamilton Island (formerly Hamilton Island Wildlife Park) 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.
8:00am - 5:00pm
7:00am - 10:00am
From 11:00am (take away or eat in sandwiches, pies and rolls).
Adult - $20, Child - $12
(includes unlimited entry for entire stay on Hamilton Island).
Telephone: (07) 4946 9078
The residents of WILD LIFE Hamilton Island are true Aussie characters and there's no better way to meet them than catching a daily tour or two!
Say hello to Freddie the talking and performing Sulphur-crested Cockatoo; Hippo the baby wombat hand‐raised by the WILD LIFE staff; the resident koalas including Elvis who starred in a photo with Oprah and Baby O who was in the pouch while Oprah visited the park; the gorgeous brother and sister dingoes; and the many other incredible Aussie animals including the cassowary, bettongs, pademelons, Eclectus Parrots (also known to have a good chat), kangaroos, crocodiles and numerous other reptiles.
Start your day with Breakfast with the Koalas enjoying an Aussie‐style buffet breakfast of juices, fresh fruits, cereals, pastries, toast, tea or coffee, pancakes, bacon, sausages and eggs cooked how you like them on the BBQ and all served in open natural surroundings.
The cafe dining area is transformed into a Koala Exhibit for breakfast, with koalas lazing about in the trees right next to your table. Breakfast with the Koalas takes place every day between 7.00am and 10.00am and no booking is required.
Breakfast with the Koalas is a buffet style breakfast including Juices, Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Cereals and Muesli, Yoghurt, Fruits, Pastries, Toast, Chipolatas, Bacon, Eggs cooked fresh to order and Pancakes.
- Full Cooked Buffet: Adult $35, Child $14.50, Kids Under 5 years old eat free
- Breakfast and Standard Park Admission: Adult: $48.60, Child: $22
- Breakfast and Animal Photo Session: Adult $53, Child $35.50
- Breakfast, Standard Park Admission and Animal Photo Session: Adult $71, Child $44.50
We have multiple sessions each day but space is limited, so please either stop by, call to enquire or make a booking to cuddle our koalas.
Cuddle and have your photo taken with one of our koalas or snakes. Choose one of our photo packages to remember your experience by.
Standard Package (6x4 photo): $30, Premium Package (6x4 photo and koala toy): $35
- Morning Tour at 10am: Macropods and Marsupials - Feed the Kangaroos. Wake up the Wombat, and a Pat and Chat with the Koalas
- Afternoon Tour at 4pm: Reptiles and Birds - Saltwater Crocodile Show (feeding in the warmer months), Play with the Dingos, Lounge with the Lizards and Snakes, Talk with the Birds.
Lunch is take away and kids Lunch is take away and kids eat FREE!eat FREE
Light deli style range with cold/ hot drinks, soft and alcoholic beverages. Light snacks and drinks are available from 10am-5.00pm.
- Thursday - Sunday during school holidays
- Thursday and Friday during the rest of the year
Come join us for a delicious Aussie Style BBQ, featuring salads, potatoes and of course plenty of meat!
Once you've finished your meal you'll have the opportunity to head out on one of our exclusive night tours of the park that only our BBQ guests get to experience. Many of our animals are nocturnal, which means they are very active once the sun goes down, and best of all the tour is FREE with BBQ admission!