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 - $14
(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.
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 and all served in open natural surroundings.
The cafe dining area is transformed into a Koala exhibit for breakfast, with Koalas lazing about in our tree pods right next to your table.
- Breakfast Only: Adult $35.00, Child $14.50
- Breakfast and Park Admission: Adult $50.00, Child $25.00
- Breakfast and Koala Cuddle Photo Package: Adult $56.00, Child $25.00
Includes: Breakfast, Park Admission and Koala Cuddle Photo Package
- Adult $75.00, Child $45.00
(Children are aged 3-12 years)
When: Daily | Sessions times: 8.45am-9.15am and 3.15-3.45pm
One of very few places in Australia where you actually get to
hold and cuddle a Koala! Our Koala Cuddle Photo Experiences are the
only time that you get some one-on-one interaction with our
Koala Cuddles are very popular on the island so book in advanced to make sure you don't miss out!
Koala Cuddle Standard Package: $35
- Includes 6x8 print presented in souvenir folder
Koala Cuddle Standard Package: $40
- Includes 6x8 print presented in souvenir folder and animal soft toy*
*Subject to availability
Additional prints of your photo can be purchased at the gift shop for $5 per extra print.
When: Daily | See session times below
Bookings are recommended to make sure you don't miss out!
Are you feeling brave enough? Come and meet our animals face-to-face with the chance to hold a snake, cuddle our dingoes or have a chat with Freddie the talking Cockatoo.
Animal Photo Session times:
- 8.45am-9.15am - Koala Cuddle
- 11.00am-11.15am - Dingoes
- 11.15am-11.30am - Snakes
- 11.30am-11.45am - Freddie the Cockatoo
- 11.45am-12.00pm - Grill the Bearded Dragon
- 3.15pm-3.45pm - Koala Cuddle
Koala Cuddle Standard Package: $20
- Includes 6x8 print presented in souvenir folder
Our keeper tours are included with admission and run for roughly an hour.
10am - Marsupial and Macropod Keeper Tour
Come join us on our 10am Keeper Tour and get to meet Hippo the Wombat, feed the Wallabies, Koala Meet and Greet, and learn about our Potaroos and Bettongs.
4pm - Reptiles and Bird Keeper Tour
Our 4pm Keeper Tour introduces our guests to the Australian reptiles and birds. During the warmer months, the star of the tour is McCulloch, our Saltwater Crocodile where you get to see him fed! Freddie the talking Cockatoo also makes a feature and slithering their way in are Cleo and Medusa our resident snakes.
Lunch is available in our Koala Cafe.
Light deli style range with cold/ hot drinks, soft and alcoholic beverages. Light snacks and drinks are available from 10am-5.00pm.
When: Friday and Saturday nights from 6pm-8pm
Bookings are recommended to save your spot!
Are you curious enough? Join us for our Nocturnal Tour and Aussie BBQ to meet our animals at night and see what mischief they get up to after the sun goes down!
A delicious Aussie Style BBQ, featuring salads, potatoes and of course plenty of meat will be followed by our exclusive night tours of the park. 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.
- Children are aged 3 - 12 years
If you have any further questions about our Experiences or would
like to make a booking, please don't hesitate to contact us. Our
team will be more than happy to help!
Phone: +61 (0) 7 4946 9078