Unfortunately the best places to cuddle koalas is in Cairns and Brisbane,
but there are a couple of places along your route where you might get lucky.
The first place is a koala sanctuary, you can't pet them there but they're
supposed to be plentyful. There is a koala trail less than a mile long.
I've never been there but I've heard it's a beautiful area.
At Bairnsdale, exit right onto C604 towards Paynesville. It's a short
ferry ride to Raymond Island. Looks like it's all free.
But if you're thinking "screw koalas in trees, I want one to cuddle",
then carry on to the next paragraph!http://www.symbiozoo.com.au/behind-scenes-encounters
Symbio Wildlife Gardens is in Helensburg between Wollongong and Sydney.
Be at park at the latest 9am, before they open.
For $95 they let you come in and meet the animals for 20 minutes
before general admission. You should be able to hold a koala there.
Inside Sydney you have the Featherdale park, but that's probably more
crowded. You can do that together with a short cruise in the harbor.http://www.nswtravel.com.au/gray-line-s ... koala.html
And please, and I say this with love, koalas are very dossile animals
and easily stratled so you have to be very mellow with them and make no