Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Currumbin

4.2
#2 of 166 in Outdoors in Gold Coast
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. With our custom trip planner, Gold Coast attractions like Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The bird show was amazing. Definitely must see that. The place is huge. The train is a lot of fun too.  more »
  • During a recent visit of our grandchildren from Melbourne, we took them to see the wildlife at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. As locals ourselves we consider this the value for money and the most educa...  more »
  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is alway a hit with all the family and our overseas guests. The up close and personal view of the animals and birds is always an exciting part of the experience, as are th...  more »
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  • What an amazing place for a family day out. The children loved it. Especially feeding and getting close to kangaroos and there are lots of other animals you can watch feeding as well. They have a beaut tram that you can ride for a look around the sanctuary - there is so much to see. You can also walk around of course and have great views of animals and birds etc. The staff are very friendly and efficient providing a welcoming and wonderful experience. Next door to the sanctuary, on the day we went, was a fresh foodie market - which added to a the whole experience.
  • We loved our visit here. The kids enjoyed feeding the kangaroos, riding the train and getting their photo taken with a koala. We have that best photo taken with a koala and we thank the staff for ensuring both the kids and koala were looking at the camera! The park is meticulously maintained and you can actually see the animals in the exhibits.
  • This was first visit since 1975, 43 years ago!! When it was all about birds! The sanctuary is well curated and sign posted with a vast selection of Australian animals. There are plenty of opportunities to see koalas and kangaroos up close. The new bird sanctuary is stunning and has an amazing collection of endangered birds. A great place to take visitors to Australia,
  • We all loved our visit here. Bird feeding ( a small donation for a plate of food) everyday at 8 and 4 without needing to purchase ticket. There's so much to see and do with the family. Plenty of shows throughout the day. Playgrounds for children big and small. Train ride was a real hit. Hop on and off as you please.
  • Come here regularly, can always have a different experience, be out the free flight bird show, hanging with lemurs, or appreciating the other wildlife. And of course the fun trains. They do good work through the National Trust in terms of conservation. Support them if you can.

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