Don’t miss out on your chance to strike a pose with our famous furry Aussie icon!

Venture into their exhibit to learn more about these amazing animals from our own very dedicated and knowledgeable keepers. Enjoy this private talk asking any questions about this unique pouched marsupial and their wild habits.

The Koala encounter operates from 11am until 2.45pm daily. Tickets for this encounter are $24.95 each which includes up to 4 people. Participants receive a complimentary souvenir photo of their experience following the encounter.  

Koalas are the masters of sleeping, and can sleep for up to 20 hours a day. To let them practice their wild habits, guests are not permitted to touch or hold the koalas, but don’t dismay! You’re experience will be like no other and we get you as close to the Koalas as possible whilst still allowing them to snooze the day away. 

Tickets are available from 9am on the day of the encounter from our Gift Shops and Animal Experience stations. As this encounter fills up fast we recommend you arrive early to secure your spot. 

Meet a Koala in Sydney at Taronga Zoo Sydney


Daily 11:00 am - 2:45 pm
$24.95 per ticket. Includes up to 4 people per ticket.
Additional Information:

Restrictions: Taronga Zoo restricts the touching and holding of Koalas

Ticket numbers: limited tickets available

* Cancelations: This encounter is subject to cancellation in extreme weather conditions and for animal welfare reasons. You can check the availability of this encounter in any of our Zoo shops on your arrival to the Zoo.