Hold a koala
No koala holds or close-up experiences until further notice - our poor koalas have the sniffles. Just like humans, they need to rest and recover so we will not be offering koala holds until further notice
Cleland is one of few places in Australia where you can hold a koala.
This very special experience includes a professional photograph of you holding the koala. If you would like to share this with family and friends we can provide additional photos at a small additional fee.
Daily sessions run between 2pm - 3.30pm. An additional session is available on Sundays and public holidays between 11am - 12pm.
Private sessions are available.
Bookings are not required. Health and safety conditions apply.
Due to high demand, koala holds have limited spaces and are available on a first come first served basis. We understand your disappointment if you miss out but please understand we are just looking out for the health of our koalas.
Koala experiences fees
||Free with entry fee
|Koala close-up (private package)
||Adult - $311
Extra adult - $55 per person
Extra child (4-15 years) - $42 per person
|Hold a koala
||$30 (plus entry fee)
|Hold a koala (private package)
||Adult - $350
Extra adult - $75 per person
Extra child (4-15 years) - $62 per person
|Feed a koala (private package)
||$180 per person
Please note that the koala experiences will not be held if temperatures are forecast to be 32 degrees and above at Mt Barker.