Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on the Gold Coast has long been one of the most popular attractions in south-east Queensland, and it isn't hard to see why; with great prices on tickets for the huge array of things to do, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary offers one of the best value days out for families and individuals alike. Get close to more than 1,400 native Australian animals on display in natural bushland and rainforest settings, this popular sanctuary provides a rare opportunity to get closer to our amazing Australian native wildlife. You can cuddle a koala; experience the wild Lorikeet Feeding, Free-flight Bird Show and Kangaroo Feeding. Aboriginal and Islander didgeridoo and dancers perform in daily shows plus much more including the Green Challenge Adventure Parc, an exhilarating 65 challenge tree-tops ropes course, Wild Island, the fun-filled outdoor adventure playground and interactive science activity zone and the Wildlife Hospital precinct. The sanctuary offers a world of discovery through fascinating wildlife shows and displays, nightly Wildlife Adventure tours and our latest attraction Wild Island, an outdoor adventure playground and interactive science activity zone, combining fun-filled entertainment with fascinating wildlife education for young visitors to Sanctuary.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is located at Currumbin on the Gold Coast, Queensland in Australia. There is public transport available from / to Surfers Paradise and other holiday destinations in Gold Coast so it is an easy access to get to the sanctuary. You can even combine your visit to this amazing wildlife sanctuary with a morning balloon ride with Hot Air Balloon Gold Coast. Ballooning tour is operated daily and conveniently, you get picked up from your accommodation in Main Beach, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach. You will then be transferred to the launch site in Gold Coast Hinterland where you will experience a spectacular balloon ride, then after a fun pack up of your balloon; your coach departs to O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyard for delicious champagne breakfast. After the unforgettable balloon ride and delicious breakfast, you will be dropped back to your accommodation before 11am so you can plan your visit to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary! There is even a package of hot air ballooning and entry to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary that offers a great discount - a very popular combo tour that many visitors book.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is world renowned for its feeding of huge flocks of free-flying wild Rainbow Lorikeets, which come to the Sanctuary to feast off the special mixture which the Lorikeets eat. It was opened as the Currumbin Bird Sanctuary in 1947 as a scheme to stop the local lorikeet population destroying his flower plantations. The lorikeets still flock to the sanctuary twice daily to be fed by visitors. The sanctuary now houses one of the largest collections of Australian native species in the world. Exhibits include Tasmanian Devils, a reptile house and the largest walk-through aviary in the southern hemisphere. The sanctuary also has a miniature railway that has been operating since 1964.
The multitude of events, shows and attractions include dingo encounters, free flight bird shows and even crocodile feeding of the park's massive saltwater crocodile. The park also contains a serious aspect of its work and exhibits, and behind the scenes includes a state-of-the-art veterinary and rehabilitation hospital where hundreds of sick and injured animals are brought every day. The Currumbin Wildlife Hospital provides the chance to see inside one of Australia’s busiest veterinary hospital, providing a free community service to care for more than 6,500 sick, injured and orphaned wildlife as well as vital conservation research.
It's definitely is a place to visit, a great opportunity to touch, feed and witness the amazing Australian wildlife.