Kuranda Koala Gardens, Kuranda

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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. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kuranda trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • Friendly place, very organized! 100% tourist. It's very small, you can see around 20 Australian animals in less than an hour! Koalas are Cool!! :)  more »
  • We wanted to do the Koala and the Bird/ Butterfly combo. The lady took the payment for the Koala only and said she cant change it. 10% discount is all she can give. Very poor. The photos of the Koalas...  more »
  • Children to hug the Koala had been looking forward to since I went. As expected, cute, and very nice. Warm, fluffy and had it. Can you take photos I take and then passed the Smartphone to the person in charge. Just had disappeared from the Smartphone got back to a mysterious photograph of the Koala. It is a mystery.
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  • Admission fee is reasonable, especially when done as a combo with the bird and butterfly parks nearby. Biggest highlight is opportunity to cuddle a koala and get your photo taken. Koala interaction costs a bit (about $20/person) on top of the admission, but is well worth it. You get a nice quality photo print, and the staff will also allow you to use your phone or camera to take a few extra shots. Husband and I both paid for the interaction, so they took individual shots for our included prints, and then used my cell so we could have a few together. Keepers were very friendly and knowledgeable about the animals.
  • Great place to visit. We drove to the park up the really curvy road to experience the Koalas and Wallabies. Really cool to see and experience the wildlife up close and be able to feed them. Kids would love this place. We also went to the butterfly exhibit, worth it....
  • We loved it there. It's not too big.You can get very close to a lot of animals and even cuddle a koala and have your photo taken if you pay for it. A great experience.
  • If not for my being out $130, this place would be laughable. You are charged $130 to take the skyrail and the train to and from here. Both are nice but not $130 nice, maybe $50 or $60. Then you get here and it's just an "overpriced shopping mall". You have to pay separately to see all the animals. $20 for each set: koalas and kangaroos, butterflies, birds.....and whatever else they have available. You can easily pay an additional $60 just to see a few scraggly animals. Do yourself a favor and stop by Australia zoo or Taronga Zoo. I visited Australia specifically for Australia zoo and wasn't disappointed. There weren't many koalas here despite your being charged $20 to see them. The 2 stars are for the folks doing the koala pics (an additional $22).
  • So much fun! We loved getting up close with the Koalas, and wallabies. We got to feed the wallabies and hold the Koalas. I was happy to learn that the Koalas only work about 30 minutes a day for 3 days and then they get to rest.

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