Encounters & Experiences

Animal Encounters & Experiences

Paradise Country offers a range of Animal Encounters and Experiences that will make your visit one to remember. Get up close and personal with some of our amazing animals during your next day out on The Farm.

Animal Encounters


Koala Encounter

Go behind the scenes and get up close with one of Australia's most lovable and iconic marsupials, the Koala. Enjoy an exclusive opportunity to feed these animals their favourite food and have a cuddle for yourself. A photographer is available upon request to take candid photos of your interaction with the koala and a USB will be available to purchase to take your memories home.

Please note this experience can be purchased online or upon arrival at the Wildlife Photo Centre for $45 per person.

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Koala Breakfast

Enjoy a scrumptious buffet breakfast with our adorable koalas and joeys in the Farmhouse Restaurant every Saturday and Sunday. Receive an exclusive educational presentation about these iconic marsupials from our friendly wildlife team. Interact with our adorable Koalas and have your photos taken with one of Australia's favourite animals.

Please note this experience can be purchased online or at Admissions. This cost is $65 for Adults and $45 for Children and Pensioners.

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Koala Photo

Enjoy a unique Aussie experience as you get to cuddle a Koala at our Wildlife Centre and have your photo taken. Take home your photo as a memento of your day on The Farm at Paradise Country.

Please note this experience can be purchased upon arrival at the Wildlife Photo Centre for $22 and is subject to availability.


Snake Photo

Face your fears and get up close and personal with some of our fascinating reptiles. Get your photo taken with one of our Snakes and take it home as a souvenir.

Please note this experience can be purchased upon arrival at the Wildlife Photo Centre for $15.


Cockatoo Photo

Snap a photo with our beautiful Cockatoos at our Wildlife Centre. Take home your professional photo as a memento of your day at Paradise Country.

Please note this experience can be purchased upon arrival at the Wildlife Photo Centre for $15.


Pony Rides

A Pony Ride is the perfect way to start your adventure at Paradise Country and will make your child’s day one to remember.

Please note this experience can be purchased at the Homestead Gift Shop. Height restrictions apply.


Experiences


Opal Mining

Make your next visit to Paradise Country one to remember with our Opal Mining experience. Discover what it’s like to work in an opal mine at our very own ‘Clancy’s Mine’. You will be given a special pick axe to mine in a selected area in the hope of finding an opal. If you do find a special gem, take it home as a souvenir of your unforgettable day at Paradise Country.

Please note this experience can be purchased online or at the Homestead Gift Shop. Admission plus Opal Mining is $27 for Adults and $17 for Children and Pensioners.


Gold Panning

Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity at Paradise Country! The Gold Panning experience allows guests to search for gold, silver, precious gems and fossils. Purchase a panning bag from the Homestead Gift Shop and then head to the Gold Panning area. This area has constant running water and special panning trays to help you find some treasure.

Please note this experience can be purchased online or at the Homestead Gift Shop. Admission plus Gold Panning is $37 for Adults and $27 for Children and Pensioners.