Holidays in WILD LIFE Hamilton Island

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WILD LIFE Hamilton Island featuring cuddly or friendly animals and zoo animals

Rise early and have breakfast with the koalas in this compact Australian wildlife park in the stunning Whitsunday Island region of Queensland.

WILD LIFE Hamilton Island is a small animal park that serves as a refuge for the local wildlife, including cassowaries, dingoes, crocodiles, pademelons and other species that tend to be tricky to spot in the wild.

Come early to enjoy Breakfast with the Koalas in the café dining area. Pick any dish you like from a typical Aussie-style breakfast buffet. Watch how the koalas get fed eucalyptus leaves, which they calmly chomp on as you enjoy your eggs, bacon and sausages cooked on the barbecue. Kids and adults alike will love this unforgettable morning ritual.

If you missed breakfast time, you can still cuddle a koala and get your photo taken for a souvenir of your visit afterwards. Photo sessions are held once in the mid morning and once in the mid afternoon, but are reserved for those over 12 years old only.

Afterwards, meet and greet all the other animals in the exhibits during the daily Macropod and Marsupial Tour. Help feed the kangaroos and the much smaller pademelons.

At the end of the morning, you can pet some of the reptiles and birds for another great photo opportunity. Meet Freddie the talking cockatoo and pose with a snake draped around your neck. Watch in awe as the resident crocodile swims by in its enclosure, following you with its eyes.

Afterwards, follow the guide to the enclosed area for a dingo encounter. This may be your only chance to pose with one of these wild and fearsome dogs in a safe setting.

WILD LIFE Hamilton Island is open year-round and is conveniently located on the resort side of the island. It is advised to book the koala cuddling session by email ahead of your visit. Note that koala cuddling is not possible on Mondays and Fridays.

An entry fee applies, with discounted rates for children. In between animal visits, you can get refreshments and snacks in the on-site café. Re-enter WILD LIFE as many times as you like during your entire stay on Hamilton Island. It’s a chance to come back in the late afternoon, when the crocodile gets a feed and the other animals become more active again.

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Whitsunday Apartments
Whitsunday Apartments
4 out of 5
The price is AU$385 per night from 21 Sep. to 21 Sep.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Whitsundays aparthotel is in a national park and within a 10-minute walk of Catseye Beach and WILD LIFE Hamilton Island. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,100 reviews)
"All properties face North; lower level units are called garden view, higher levels Coral sea/Reef view. Free shuttle bus from the units to the marina every 10 minutes or less. Free parking with charging for electric carts if you hire one."

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Whitsunday Apartments
Reef View Hotel
Reef View Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is AU$390 per night from 21 Sep. to 21 Sep.
Located in Whitsundays, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre, just steps away from Hamilton Island Marina and Catseye Beach. Molle Islands National Park ...
4.3/5Excellent! (988 reviews)
"Name says it all great view and lovely location rooms are very spacious"

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Palm Bungalows
Palm Bungalows
3 out of 5
Fully refundable
The price is AU$440 per night from 5 Oct. to 5 Oct.
This family-friendly Whitsundays resort is located on the waterfront, steps away from Hamilton Island Marina, Hamilton Island Golf Club and Catseye Beach. WILD ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (369 reviews)
"These bungalows are perfect in that you have access to all of the facilities that the larger complex has to offer but you are a bit more secluded and way from the noise."

Reviewed on 13 Sep. 2021

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Whitsunday Apartments
Whitsunday Apartments
4 out of 5
The price is AU$385 per night from 21 Sep. to 21 Sep.
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Reef View Hotel
Reef View Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is AU$390 per night from 21 Sep. to 21 Sep.
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Palm Bungalows
Palm Bungalows
3 out of 5
The price is AU$440 per night from 5 Oct. to 5 Oct.
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Beach Club
4.5 out of 5
The price is AU$751 per night from 24 Sep. to 24 Sep.
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Hamilton Island Holiday Homes
Hamilton Island Holiday Homes
3 out of 5
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Poinciana 010, Hamilton Island
Poinciana 010, Hamilton Island
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Poinciana 010, Hamilton Island
Frangipani 5 on Hamilton Island
Frangipani 5 on Hamilton Island
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Poinciana Lodge 208 - Seaview Apartment on Hamilton Island
Poinciana Lodge 208 - Seaview Apartment on Hamilton Island
Poinciana Lodge 208 - Seaview Apartment on Hamilton Island
Poinciana Lodge 001 - Stunning Apartment on Hamilton Island
Poinciana Lodge 001 - Stunning Apartment on Hamilton Island
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Poinciana Lodge 001 - Stunning Apartment on Hamilton Island
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