Koala Encounters provides an opportunity to get up close to a cuddly koala.
Koala Encounters, on the beautiful open air rooftop area of WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, invites you to meet and even get up close to a cuddly koala. Get a photo with a koala to take home and make your friends and family jealous.
Koala Encounters is also the perfect place to stop for a coffee and snack and relax with the koalas.
Since a change in the rules a few years ago, it's now against the regulations for members of the public to cuddle koalas in Sydney and the rest of NSW. No zoo or wildlife park in NSW is permitted to allow guests to cuddle koalas. However, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo offers guests the chance to get as close to koalas as possible, and because we have very strict rules about how often our individual animals are on display, guests can be absolutely certain that the koalas are not stressed by these up-close encounters. On the contrary - sometimes they don't even bat an eyelid!