Koala Encounter

Koala Encounter

Koala encounters have moved!

Our Koala encounters have moved to Taronga's Nura Diya Australia habitat. 

Meet a koala!

Don’t miss out on a chance to meet one of our favourite furry Aussie icons. Learn about these amazing animals with a dedicated Koala Keeper and the threats facing them in the wild.  

For the safety and comfort of our furry friends, guests are not permitted to touch or hold the koalas.  

You’ll be able to get up close to these amazing animals with our keepers on hand to ensure the koalas still get their 20 hours of sleep a day. 

Taronga is a not-for-profit organisation, so your koala encounter not only gives you a chance to connect with and learn about this iconic species, but you can also feel great knowing your experience is supporting vital conservation work that helps secure a future for these icons

  • Cost: $12.50 per person 
  • Time: daily sessions run between 11.00am and 12.55pm, with each session running for approximately 5 minutes.
  • Location: (Map Ref 3K
  • Tickets are available from 9am on the day of the Encounter from the Retail Shop at Top Plaza (Map Ref. 7L) or by simply purchasing tickets through Taronga’s free Digital App.
  • Limited numbers - arrive early to secure your ticket
  • Guests are allowed to take their own photographs of the experience
Koala Encounter at Nura Diya
Koala Encounter at Nura Diya
Koala Encounter at Nura Diya
Koala Encounter at Nura Diya

Refunds & Cancellations

Bookings for animal encounters are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable to another date. No refunds will be offered for cancellations made by the purchaser. This animal encounter is subject to cancellation in extreme weather conditions and for animal welfare reasons.
You can check the availability of this encounter from the Retail Shop at Top Plaza (main entry).