WILD LIFE Hamilton Island is BACK!


We would firstly like to thank you for your patience and understanding over the past few months having been closed due to damage sustained following Tropical Cyclone Debbie.  The great news is that we are almost there with the repairs and rebuild and the Wildlife Park is looking fabulous. 

It is our intention to stage the reopening as follows given the few challenges we are still facing:

07 August 2017: The Wildlife Park will reopen the Zoo, our gift shop outlet, lunch/snack and beverage options and Dingo, Reptile and Bird Photo Experiences.  Times as per our normal schedule and we will be offering a further 10% discount on our Zoo Unlimited Entry Rate for the month of August. 
Please note that there will be no Breakfast with the Koalas or Koala Cuddles/experiences available as the Koalas are still being cared for off the island until the trees have recovered and growth is sustainable.

15 September 2017: Our breakfast service will resume as per the usual schedule.  It is hoped that by this time we will be in a position to bring some of the koalas back to the island for visitors to enjoy. We will keep you informed on the arrival date for our koalas. 

30 October 2017: We anticipate being fully operational by this date and will be able to offer full certainty of this by mid-September, again koala dependant.

We thank you once again for your understanding and the team and animals look forward to welcoming you back.


For further information, please contact:
Rob Hall, General Manager, WILD LIFE Hamilton Island
0402 107 479 

Official WILD LIFE Hamilton Island Website


PLEASE NOTE that koala holding is not currently available.

An Aussie Animal Adventure!

Step into a true Australian animal adventure at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island.

WILD LIFE Hamilton Island is one of the world's most memorable and hands-on animal adventures located within the stunning Whitsunday Islands in Queensland, amidst crystal clear blue waters and tropical greenery.

Go on an Australian Animal Adventure as you meet some of the most loved, feared and unique animals. Daily tours, feeding sessions and animal photo experiences are available, as well as our special Breakfast with the Koalas.


Park Opening Hours:

8:30am - 5:00pm

Buffet Breakfast:

7:00am - 10:00am

Light Snacks and Meals:

From 11:00am (a selected range of take away or eat in sandwiches, rolls, baguettes, wraps, salads, muffins, and sweet treats).

Standard Admission Prices:

For the month of August enjoy $5 off our Unlimited Admission* walk-up price.

New prices are:
Adult $20  /  Child $10

(*For your entire stay on Hamilton Island).

Click here to see our full list of experiences and pricing.

Address and Contact Details:

Resort Drive,
Hamilton Island,
QLD 4803
Email: WLHInfo@merlinentertainments.com.au
Phone: +61 (0) 7 4946 9078



Get Up Close to Unique Australian Wildlife!


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 our animals Freddie the talking cockatoo and our resident koalas. We also have many other incredible Aussie animals including dingoes, cassowary, bettongs, pademelons, kangaroos, crocodiles and other reptiles. We often have new arrivals so there's always something new to see!

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Breakfast With The Koalas

Daily between 7.00am and 10.00am
Not currently available

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 near your table.

General Prices:

- Breakfast Only: Adult $36  /  Child $15.50
- Breakfast and Unlimited Park Entry: Adult $50  /  Child $28

Breakfast + Cuddle Photo Package:

- Adult $65  /  Child* $49

Koala Cuddle and Unlimited Park Entry Package:

- Adult $55   /  Child* $49

Ultimate Package:

Includes Breakfast, Park Admission and Koala Cuddle Photo Package
- Adult $85   /  Child* $63 

*NOTE: Children are classed as 12-14 years for all koala cuddle experiences. Under 12s are not allowed to cuddle koalas. Children under 3 years have free breakfast and unlimited entry to the park.


Koala Cuddle Photo Sessions

NOTE: Bookings are required for these koala photo sessions
Not currently available


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 Koalas.

Koala Cuddles are very popular on the island so book in advanced to make sure you don't miss out, especially during peak periods such as school holidays!

Koala Cuddle Photo Experience

When: 8.45am-9.15am (not currently available on Mondays and Fridays)
Includes: 6x8 print presented in souvenir folder
Price: $40

Private VIP Koala Experience

When: 1:30pm (not currently available on Mondays and Fridays)
Includes: Two 6x8 prints presented in souvenir folder. Limited to four people, this special half hour behind the scenes experience is led by one of our keepers, and allows you to enter the koala's home and get up close and personal with our resident koala family.

NOTE: Children are classed as 12-14 years for all koala cuddle experiences. Under 12s are not allowed to cuddle koalas.

Additional prints of your photo can be purchased at the gift shop for $5 per extra print.


Other Animal Photo Experiences

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.

Other Animal Experience Photo Session times:

11.00am - 11.30am - Reptile photo session including Snake and Blue Tongue Lizard
11.15am - 11.30am - Freddie the Cockatoo photo session
11.30am - 12.00pm - Dingo photo session
3.15pm - 3.45pm - Koala Encounter (non-holding photo session - great experience for kids!)


All Reptile, Cockatoo and Koala Encounters: $20
Includes: 6x8 print presented in souvenir folder

Dingo Encounter Photo Session: $50 (subject to weather)
Includes: Two 6x8 prints presented in souvenir folder


Park Keeper Tours


Daily Session Times: 10am and 4pm

No Bookings Required! 


Our keeper tours are included with admission and run for approximately 45 minutes.

10:00am - Macropod, Mammal and Marsupial Keeper Tour

Come and join us on our 10:00am Keeper Tour to learn more about some of Australia's unique and fascinating wildlife including bettongs, potteroos, pademelons, wallabies and koalas.

4:00pm - Reptiles and Bird Keeper Tour

This 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.




11.00am - 2.00pm

Lunch and snacks are available in our Koala Cafe. Includes a light deli style range of daily prepared sandwiches, rolls, wraps, baguettes, salads, muffins, sweet treats, organic grinders coffee and a range of cold drinks.  Please speak to our friendly staff regarding available daily selections.


Address and Contact Details:

Resort Drive,
Hamilton Island,
QLD 4803
Email: WLHInfo@merlinentertainments.com.au
Phone: +61 (0) 7 4946 9078



Email us: wlhinfo@merlinentertainments.com.au

Phone: +61 (0) 7 4946 9078