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Meet some of the locals at Carrowong Fauna Sanctuary
View the possum at Carrowong Fauna Sanctuary
Map of Carrowong Fauna Sanctuary
Black Mountain Road
Kuranda State Forest
Queensland 4872 Australia

Carrowong Fauna Sanctuary
Kuranda, Tablelands Area

07 4093 7287


Carrowong Sanctuary is a 90 acre pristine property completely surrounded by World Heritage listed rainforest. This unlogged rainforest gives guests a unique experience to enjoy walking through a pristine area unspoilt by outside interference. They have no cages or fences, and rainforest life is free to roam.

Endangered, rare and vulnerable species here include the southern cassowary, musky rat kangaroo, red legged pademelon, northern platypus, pogonomys, antechinus, hydromys, green, striped and pygmy possums and much more. Around 130 bird species exist here together with 15 notable reptiles. Flora of course is unique with species like Macintyres Boxwood, Licuala Palms, Plalcospermum and so on.

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Roads and walking tracks throughout the sanctuary have been constructed in such a way as to limit the removal of any old growth forest and fan palms, to avoid both soil erosion and impeded drainage. Their power is generated from the sun and only eco-sensitive composting toilets are used.

Their original wildlife tours continue to lead the way in rainforest eco-tourism. Carrowong's Wildlife Mountain Safari concentrates on the rare and endangered mammals of the night and A Night in the Rainforest, their nocturnal spotlighting walk, reveals the great bio-diversity of these ancient rainforests. Over 90 per cent of Australian wildlife is nocturnal, so the best time to view the native inhabitants in their natural environment is at night.

All tours are led by local wildlife specialists. A very different experience compared to the mass tour market. Their tours tend to transform guests into strong advocates for environmental protection.

Carrowong Fauna Sanctuary is privately funded, locally owned and dedicated to the rehabilitation and conservation of native rainforest wildlife. They know the rainforest, it's where they live and their original wildlife tours continue to lead the way in rainforest eco-tourism. All tours are led by local wildlife specialists.

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Property Details


  • Car park
    Car park
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
  • Walking

Other Information

Unless by special request of personalised charter for students studies, children under 12 years are not recommended. No childrens prices available on standard tour.

Special disabled facilities provided on request.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds under 24 hours notice. Full refund over 24 hours notice.

Hotel Pick-up

All services available in Cairns, Kuranda and surrounds included in the price.

Tariff Text

Price includes pick up and drop off, barbecue dinner with drinks at their private sanctuary, zoologist guide, supper, wet weather gear, binoculars and reference books.


Due to heavy rain or cyclonic conditions tours may be postponed or cancelled.

Entry Costs

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Adult$125.00   01 Apr - 31 Mar   Wildlife Mountain Safari.
Adult$78.00   01 Apr - 31 Mar   A Night in the Rainforest.

* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.