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Seeing koalas and other unique wildlife of Australia is high on every visitor's list of things to do on this fascinating continent. However, oftentimes cruise passengers only have a day or two to see as many sights as possible. Going into the outback or elsewhere in Australia, with the hope of seeing several animal species is just not realistic.


Koalas are disappearing. Loss of koala habitat and koala food trees (eucalyptus leaves) is the leading koala threat. Our cuddly koalas are loved around the world. Often called a koala bear, they are actually marsupials not koala bears. Please help koalas by supporting the Australian Koala Foundation. Find koala information here - Save the koala!


Koala Bears. Called koala bears, but really marsupials, they're been around for 42 million years. We respond to them on a deep emotional level yet we daily put them in grave danger. Our farms and houses replace the trees they need to live in, our cars, dogs and swimming pools cause many koala deaths.


Best Places to See Koalas in Australia. By : Mike Jerrard. W hen one thinks of Australia one of course first envisions the iconic kangaroos bounding across the outback. Coming in a close second place would have to be the adorable koalas. While seeing kangaroos is almost certain in many areas across Australia, the koala is much more shy and elusive which makes planning a necessity when it comes ...


On the rooftop of Wild Life Sydney Zoo, guests can get up close and personal with these beautiful creatures. It’s slightly intimidating to be around a koala in real life (especially if you’ve ever seen YouTube videos of koalas when angry) so it was nice to have a guide facilitating the interaction.


I shouldn't say this but....get to any wildlife park ie Featherdale near Sydney before the tourist buses...chat up the koala attendant..sling them $20 and get your pic with you holding the koala..take it back to the ladies at your tennis club in Hicksville,Illinois and bore 'em silly with your aussie trip stories.


After your cuddle, pay a visit to the park's koala hospital, which treats sick and injured koalas with the aim to re-release them into the wild. In South Australia, head to Cleland Wildlife Park near Adelaide. The 20-minute sessions in the koala enclosure allow time for visitors to take photos and have a cuddle with a koala.


Answer 1 of 19: Hi there, We are a couple and a 10 year old daughter, spending 1 week in Sydney in mid January. We would love to see ( preferably close by) some koalas and kangaroos while we are there. Any suggestions on where to go and or how to do that ? Would...


How about dining with our koalas? For the ultimate koala experience, you can enjoy a hot, buffet breakfast with our koalas on our koala rooftop. Plus, receive a highlights tour of WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and the opportunity to get up close to our koalas for a photo opportunity.


Koala Pictures, Where to Go Australian koalas and kangaroos – take all the koala pictures you want right in Sydney at a zoo, wildlife or koala park. One is especially recommended.