Can you hold koalas at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: January 27, 2022

Reading time: 3 mins

The Gold Coast is renowned as Australia’s surf city, a place where sunny days spent lounging at the beach are the norm and you’re always guaranteed a good time in town or in the hinterland beyond!

One of the spots that makes the Gold Coast such a fabulous place to visit is the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary – one of Australia’s most legendary conservation parks. The sanctuary is currently partaking in 15 projects, one of which includes protecting the legendary little koala.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary provides care for these adorable tree legends, as well as a number of memorable experiences for lucky visitors, including brekkie amongst the koalas and complete koala experiences.

Yes, you can hold the sanctuary’s koalas as a part of their “Koala Experience” package! You will have the opportunity to learn all about these cutie patooties before having a professional photoshoot holding one of the park’s resident koala bears.

The Koala Experience is one of the ultimate Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary deals, which also includes the likes of TreeTop Challenges, raptor encounters and red panda encounters, all combining to become one of the Goldy’s ultimate experiences.

Once you’ve enjoyed the magical Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, be sure to check out these other incredible Gold Coast experiences:

Springbrook National Park

Springbrook National Park has to be one of Australia’s most enchanting places, as it’s not only home to a gorgeous natural bridge, but that natural bridge is also home to another one of the Gold Coast’s most famous residents – the glow worm!

If you visit the Springbrook Natural Bridge at night you can be sure you are in for a marvellous treat, as one of the world’s few glow worm populations comes to life and illuminates the stunning Natural Bridge with all its alienesque glory…

The beaches, of course!

The Gold Coast enjoys a pretty favourable temperature throughout the year, and so there is no better way to get to know this town than by heading to one of its world famous beaches!

Whether you’re going for a spot of surfing, having a little fun on the beach volleyball courts or just simply soaking up some of that gorgeous sun, the Gold Coast is truly one of Australia’s best places to kick back on the beach.

Nobby Beach, Burleigh Beach and Currumbin Beach are the pick of the bunch – you can even head to the latter after your amazing Koala Experience!

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.