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Kuranda Koala Gardens, Kuranda

(3.8/5 based on 500+ 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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  • I went to China and held a panda, so while in Australia I had to hold a koala. Only place in the country that allows you to hold them. Other parks will take your picture with the koala in the backgrou...  more »
  • This was a very memorable afternoon spending time feeding and playing with the Wallabies, you could just walk right up to them, and seeing all the other wildlife and reptiles. The highlight of the vis...  more »
  • Never in my life did I expect to be able to hold a koala bear but that's exactly what happened here! For a relatively small price you can hold a koala bear and have your photo taken. Not only that, bu...  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.