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“Average zoo but great zoo keeper.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of WILD LIFE Hamilton Island

WILD LIFE Hamilton Island
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Owner description: WILD LIFE Hamilton Island is one of only a few places in the world where you can experience the thrill and excitement of cuddling a koala. This is an excellent opportunity to get up close and personal with one of Australia's most famous and unique animals. Other experiences include Breakfast with the Koalas, Koala Cuddle Photos, personal encounters with other animals including our Dingoes, Snakes and Lizards, our Keeper Tours (free with admission) and the Twilight Tour and BBQ. For more info visit our website or drop us an email!
London, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Average zoo but great zoo keeper.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

My husband and I visited the Wildlife Park on a couple of occasions during our stay on the island.

Firstly, the wildlife park is VERY small. VERY. Smaller than you imagine. But it does house some true Australian wildlife gems including koalas, wombats, wallabies and dingoes.

Although the wildlife park is very average, the zoo keeper is full of knowledge. Really enjoyed the tour. We learned so much.

You can hug a koala there too! For a fee of course.

Go on a rainy day.

Visited May 2013
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Townsville, Australia
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“Excellent showcase of Australia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

Loved it - the animals were great, there was a nice selection and they were all Australian, so was nice to see us being presented to the world in this way. The zoo was small, only taking about 15 minutes to walk around, but the animals were well looked after and the venue was excellent, keeping with the natural setting and forest environment. The staff were a little hopeless trying to purchase entry tickets, and the whole entry process was very convoluted, but once inside the gate it was fine. Was also a shame that the animal feedings and talks were all very late or early in the day, so people coming from the mainland weren't able to see them (as the ferries back to the mainland don't run that early or late). We really loved to zoo and think its a great showcase of Australia.

Visited June 2013
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Wollongong, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“For the International Tourist”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

I was ok small enclosures only takes a short time to go through would have cost $30.00 to hold a snake & have a photo not great value for money

Visited June 2013
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Wildlife Park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

This was a short walk from Beach Club. It is small but has some lovely animals and there are tours and feedings at various times of the day. You can also cuddle a koala which is what we chose to do. We enjoyed returning over several days.

Visited May 2013
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Charlottetown, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Just OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

This is a "little" zoo. We didn't do the picture with the koalas but I'm sure that would be a highlight for children. There are not many animals and their space seems very limited. Our entry fee did provide us with unlimited access so we did go two days in a row.

Visited May 2013
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