Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Gold Coast

Must see · Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
Come to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary to feed Rainbow Lorikeets, a wildly colorful type of Australia parrot. Alex Griffiths originally founded the sanctuary in 1947 to prevent these birds from eating his flower plantation. Today, visitors provide twice-daily feeding to giant flocks of the free-flying parrots. Navigate on a Segway the rest of the 27 hectares (67 acres), where you can cuddle with koalas, hang out with kangaroos, and observe crocodiles and Tasmanian Devils. With our custom trip planner, Gold Coast attractions like Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This National Trust property has lots to offer. Koalas, roos, birds, cafes, train. Great for family day out.  more »
  • My husband and I bought the Koala breakfast experience, well let me tell you our experience started right from entry, every single staff member and volunteer we connected with were so so friendly and....  more »
  • Great location & experience. Hadn’t been there in forty + years & now, we live around the corner. Great memories of my Dad taking me there as a youngster & revisited with my partner & loved it...  more »
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  • We live in Melbourne. Great for Families with children. Make sure you arrive before 8 am or you will miss the bird feeding experience. Good animal shows and experiences. The miniature trains rides make a great way to get around as there is lots of walking to do. Over all a fun day out.
  • Always loved it. Been there over 7 times and never got bored. It is the place that I usually bring anybody that comes from overseas for the first time in Australia and wants to see the Australian wild life for the first time. Highly recommended. It is a must when you come to visit, especially for the first. Far better the most of the other zoos around.
  • Myself and my husband visited this sanctuary while visiting Australia from the UK. We were amazed by the care and passion shown by the staff towards all the animals. The animals are happy and so well looked after. We booked the koala experience and our ranger was 'Mel' she was absolutely fantastic, she genuinely loved the animals, her love and compassion showed so much, the whole experience was very emotional and Mel made our experience so very special. The memories shall stay with us forever. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Xxx
  • We went to the Currumbin bird sanctuary for the 3rd time in my life as it’s been fantastic in the past. It’s very well presented with all animals in very good condition and well looked after. Unfortunately there seems not to be any female Emus which is sad for the 3 males I saw . They appear to be old and it would be nice for them to have a mate. The bird show in the past was really something to see and I expected the same but was disappointed. It was more like a stage production now and with less bird species than before and less than impressive now. When it came to photos with the Wedge tail Eagle the attendant will step in front of the bird clearly to stop anyone taking a photo with their own camera from a distance so you have to pay top dollar for theirs so be aware. The volunteers are an asset as they are very helpful also.
  • This is a great place to be for the whole family the whole day. Train ride around the area was relaxing and you can get off at any stop and enjoy what they have on offer in each area. Really enjoyed seeing the animals cared for in their hospital area.. great children's areas.. a must (go to) place..

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