Koala, Mount Lofty, SA © George Papanicolaou

Mount Lofty, SA

Where to cuddle a koala

Wildlife Symbol 1 created by Rachael Sarra, inspired by her Goreng Goreng heritage

Holding a koala is a very special experience. We see guests react with everything from disbelief to pure joy, and sometimes even happy tears!

Amy Swinn, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Bungalow Bay Koala Village, Magnetic Island, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland, Khy Orchard

Bungalow Bay Koala Village, Magnetic Island, Queensland  © Tourism and Events Queensland, Khy Orchard

Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, Kangaroo Island, SA © South Australian Tourism Commission

Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia © South Australian Tourism Commission

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Cohunu Koala Park, Byford near Perth, WA © Cohunu Koala Park

Cohunu Koala Park near Perth, Western Australia © Cohunu Koala Park

Fun fact

Koalas can eat up to one kilogram (2.2 pounds) of eucalyptus leaves each day. It's an impressive diet, considering the leaves are poisonous to most animals.

Featherdale Wildlife Park, Doonside, NSW © Destination NSW

Featherdale Wildlife Park, Doonside, New South Wales © Destination NSW

Top tip

Featherdale Wildlife Park is the perfect stop on the way to the beautiful Blue Mountains. Take the day trip on your own, or book a tour with Featherdale on the itinerary.

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