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Kuranda Koala Gardens, Kuranda
(3.8/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
Meet Australia’s wonderful animals, as you cuddle a koala and hand-feed kangaroos at Kuranda Koala Gardens. As you walk through the gardens, you will be greeted by crocodiles and wallabies. Don’t miss the shy, tame wombats.  Then walk through the snake display, where you will see pythons and lizards lying in wait for the feed. Put Kuranda Koala Gardens on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kuranda trip itinerary maker.
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Reviews
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  • Visiting here while in Kuranda is a must, the opportunity to hold a Koala and have a professional photo taken is a big tick. Knowing that within QLD there are laws that prevent the overuse of Koalas f...  more »
  • This is a very small "zoo" that we went to primarily to pay to hold and get our picture taken with a koala. This alone made it worthwhile. But we also greatly enjoyed feeding the wallabies and kangaro...  more »
  • Yes, it's small, but it's really fun to get up close to the animals and learn more about them from the friendly staff. We took the Sky Rail there, and the train back, and it was not crowded. We were t...  more »
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  • The children enjoyed getting up close to koalas, kangaroos and wallabies. Have to say that Kuranda is a tourist trap plain and simple. If you accept that you'll probably enjoy it otherwise you may be disappointed (as some people plainly were). As traveling Brits on holiday we loved holding the koala and feeding the animals as it was obviously a novel experience for us.
  • The entrance fee for Kuranda Koala Gardes is relative high and you have to pay additional 20 AUD in case you want to get a picture with a Koala bear. The areal is not very large and you have seen everything after a short walk around.
  • Good place to see and get in contact with typical australian animals.
  • Very touristy and average. Koala photo opp is against a fake background and no kangaroos in sight, just lazy wallabies.
  • The highlight here is the koala cuddle photo but you should also visit Birdworld next door for a very up close and memorable experience with Australian native birds.