Have a cuddly encounter with one of our beautiful koalas! An experience you don’t want to miss - and our park is one of the few places in South Australia where you can actually hold a koala.

Our koalas come out for viewing every day at 11:30am, and 2:30pm whilst visitors are present. At these times you can hold or pat our koalas, take your own photographs or just learn about these fascinating animals from our friendly keepers.

Subject to Conditions:

  • Koala patting is free of charge.
  • Koala holding is $15 per person. Minimum height requirement 130cm. Limited tickets available per session.
  • It is at the keeper’s discretion to determine the suitability of someone to hold the koala.
  • When the forecasted temperature for Adelaide is 32 degrees and above, we will hold our 11.30am session for koala close-ups only. NO KOALA HOLDING IS AVAILABLE ON THESE DAYS.


On the last Sunday of each month between 12.30pm – 3.00pm a group of keepers bring out a variety of animals, birds and reptiles.

This gives our visitors a chance to see some of our friendly residents up close and personal! Feel a snake or lizard, touch a bird and let the kids cuddle a guinea pig or rabbit! *subject to conditions

PLEASE NOTE – If the last Sunday of the month falls on a weekend with a public holiday Monday, Unleashed sessions will be held on the Monday.

Unleashed Conditions:

  • Fauna used will vary depending on availability and conditions on the day.
  • Unleashed sessions will not be held when the forecasted Adelaide temperature is below 15 degrees or 32 degrees and above.

Reptile Presentation

Saturday and Sunday at 1:30pm!

On the weekend our keepers present a variety of reptiles at a hands-on presentation. Learn some interesting facts and get up close with some fascinating creatures! *subject to conditions

You will come face to face with a Boa Constrictor or Carpet Python, young Fresh Water Crocodiles or American Alligators, Mertens Water Monitor, Fijian Crested Iguanas and our Aldabra Tortoises.

There is no extra charge for this service.

Reptile Presentations Conditions:

  • Reptiles used will vary depending on availability and conditions on the day.
  • Presentations will not be held on the last Sunday of the month and when the forecasted Adelaide temperature is below 15 degrees.
  • Encounters

    From Meerkats to Lemurs, Land Tortoises to Reptiles - get up close and personal with some of the parks most popular wildlife. Click here to view them all!

    Accompany our keepers in getting up close and personal in their exhibit, take a seat, feed them some tasty snacks and watch them eat right out of your lap! All this while learning fun and interesting facts about these adorable animals. *subject to conditions

    Encounter Conditions:

  • Minimum age - 8 years old
  • Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied to the encounter by an adult
  • Take as many photos as you like to capture the special moment
  • Not wheelchair or walker accessible. Access to the exhibit via uneven ground
  • Enclosed, flat footwear is required. Long pants are recommended