Koalas

Queensland is lucky enough to be only one of two states in Australia that offer koala cuddles! This makes it one of the most iconic (and super cute) animal experiences in the world.

There are plenty of zoos and sanctuaries for you to get up close and personal to meet our furry friends and take home koala selfie to show off to your friends.

If you want to spot our snoozy friends in the wild, here are the locations where you will need to look up:

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Daisy Hill Koala Centre

Daisy Hill, Logan City Area
Free Entry
Visit Daisy Hill Koala Centre to see koalas in a natural outdoor setting. Come and be captivated by these amazing marsupials and discover more about the secret life of koalas. Admission is free. You can see the resident koalas from two different viewing levels so don't forget your camera.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Fig Tree Pocket, Brisbane Area
From AU$42.00 - 42.00
Recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the world's first and largest koala sanctuary. With over 90 years of experience, Lone Pine is home to 130 koalas and over 70 species of other native Australian animals.

Kuranda Koala Gardens

Kuranda,
From AU$19.00 - 19.00
This award winning boutique style wildlife experience, Kuranda Koala Gardens, is in Kuranda Village right at the Heritage Markets. This is the only place in Kuranda village where you can enjoy the 'Cuddle a Koala' opportunity.

Aussie Koala Tours

Mundingburra, Townsville Area
Aussie Koala Tours is a premium tour service covering the majestic North East of Victoria. All tours operate from Beechworth, pick and drop off from your accommodation available. Discover hidden secrets, meet the locals and learn all about the history of this beautiful region.

Daisy Hill Conservation Park

Daisy Hill, Logan City Area
Free Entry
Daisy Hill Conservation Park and surrounds are home to one of Australia's most significant regional koala populations. Walk, mountain bike and horse ride through tall eucalypt forests and sun-dappled melaleuca wetlands.

Cornubia Forest Park

Cornubia, Logan City Area
Free Entry
This lush 196-hectare forest is the perfect place to breathe in, unwind and reconnect with nature. The pristine bushland is home to koalas, bandicoots, water dragons, wallabies, greater gliders and around 50 species of native birds.

Wallabies on the Beach at Cape Hillsborough

Cape Hillsborough, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Cape Hillsborough National Park, approximately 45 minutes north of Mackay, is where you'll find rainforest meeting the shoreline, volcanic headlands, eucalypt forests home to koalas and kookaburras and prehistoric rock formations.

Moorrinya National Park

Hughenden, Flinders Area
Free Entry
This remote park has dry, flat plains criss-crossed by watercourses and covered in open eucalypt, paperbark and acacia woodlands and grasslands. Moorrinya is a wildlife refuge, protecting Australian icons such as kangaroos, koalas, emus and dingoes, as well as rare and threatened species such as the square-tailed kite, squatter pigeon and Julia Creek dunnart.

Alexander Clark Park

Loganholme, Logan City Area
Free Entry
Picnic and play beside the Logan River under fig trees and 200-year-old blue gum trees. Explore walking and bicycle tracks and keep an eye out for birds, possums, koalas and gliders, or throw a line in the river and fish from the pontoon.

Araucaria Ecotours

Multiple Locations
Travel with Araucaria Ecotour's wildlife experts from Brisbane to rainforests, bushland, wetlands, beaches, mountains and outback on small group tours, all with advanced eco-certification. Seek kangaroos, koalas, platypus, bats, dolphins, forest birds, waterbirds, raptors, reptiles, frogs and other wildlife for one or several days.
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