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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Currumbin

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and other Currumbin attractions using our handy Currumbin vacation route planner.
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Reviews
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  • Never expected my 9-year kid could play for more than 3 hours on trees and he found it fascinating and challenging. It was a good experience for a kid as well since he has to learn to move step by ste...  more »
  • The family can easily spend a day here. Loads of typical Australian wild life spread over a vast area. You can view the whole place sitting on the park train or jump off and on at the many stops, incl...  more »
  • The place is fantastic! If you are a local or a foreigner visiting Gold Coast, you don't want to miss this place. The staffs are friendly and the place is nice. Great for family with kids.  more »
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  • We spent Australia Day at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and had the best day of our QLD holiday. Our daughter loved being able to get up close and personal with the animals and it was so exciting to be able to see so much all in the one place. My advice is to get there early to avoid large busloads of tourists, and do the things you have to queue for first, ie. photos with the koalas.
  • Positives first.... The koalas are cute and there's plenty of them. You can take a selfie with a kangaroo (if that floats your boat and you can push your way through the sea of Asian tourists). And there are some nice parrots. Oh, and the staff are very friendly. However, I found the whole place very poorly done and a bit sad. I've been to some fantastic zoos and this one was nowhere close. The animals environments were quite small and not very authentic. The selection of animals was also pretty small. I know technically it's not a zoo, but still, some koalas and kangaroos, a dingo here, and an empty wombat hole there is not enough, especially for the price. Its pretty expensive for what you get. I would not recommend.
  • Tree tops was fun, adults and kids, make sure they are well fed and watered if you are going to do the full course, green, red then black. Takes a good 2 hours. You will need to be relatively fit and be able to climb and hold your own. Sanctuary seems ok, there is not a lot to look at but guess 8t depends what you are used to. Seemed popular with groups of tourists.
  • Excellent for seeing a wide array of wildlife and learning about the animal. Unfortunately the prices are a bit higher than similar facilities in Sydney, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. I'd recommend Currumbin for the people visiting Australia as they have one of the most diverse range of animals in the area. If you have children this is a great place but I wouldn't recommend it for children under 5 as many of the enclosures need high fences etc and younger kids may find it hard to understand the information.
  • Great place for up close encounters with native Australian animals. Set in sprawling sub tropical bush and rainforest. A bird lovers paradise.