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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Map of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Gold Coast Highway
Corner of Tomewin Street
Currumbin
Queensland 4223 Australia

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Currumbin, Gold Coast Area

07 5534 1266
1300 886 511
get.closer@cws.org.au
www.cws.org.au

Description

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is More Australian, More Natural, More Fun!

Amazing Australian wildlife, you can cuddle a koala; feed a friendly kangaroo, experience the wild Lorikeet Feeding, Free-flight Bird Show and Australiana Sheep Shearing. Witness Aboriginal presenters perform didgeridoo and dancers shows, test your physical ability on the Adventure Parc High Ropes Course, an exhilarating 65 challenge tree-tops ropes course, let the kids loose on Wild Island, the fun-filled outdoor adventure playground and interactive science activity zone and see their Vets in action within the Wildlife Hospital precinct.

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There is nothing like holding a koala and feeding the kangaroos at the Gold Coast's first major tourist attraction!

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
    Non-assisted Access
  • Cafe
    Cafe
  • Car park
    Car park
  • First Aid Equipment
    First Aid Equipment
  • Guide
    Guide
  • Lockers
    Lockers
  • Parents Room
    Parents Room
  • Parking for the Disabled
    Disabled Parking
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet
  • Viewing Platform
    Viewing Platform
  • Visitor Information Centre
    Visitor Information Centre
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Abseiling
    Abseiling
  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Shopping
    Shopping
  • Walking
    Walking

Open Times

Note: Open daily from 0800 to 1700. Closed Christmas Day. Closed until 1330 on Anzac Day (25 April).
Public Holidays: Closed Christmas Day andAnzac Day 25 April.

Other Information

Children:
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is suitable and enjoyable for children of all ages. A children's playground area is provided (for use during day entry only).

Disabled:
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary caters for people with disabilities. There are disabled toilets in the park and ramps provided for park access.

Pets Allowed:
Yes. Pets are not allowed on the property. Guide dogs only.

General Comments

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary includes Currumbin Wildlife Hospital precinct & Green Challenge Adventure Parc, an exhilarating 65 challenge treetops ropes course!

Renowned for its Wild Lorikeet feeding, there are hundreds of native Australian wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, wombats & Tassie devils, daily Aboriginal performances and other shows over 27 hectares of coastal rainforest

The Sanctuary is a Not For Profit Organisation, Advanced Eco-Tourism Certified and an indigenous Tourism Champion.

Yanguwah - Aboriginal & Native Wildlife Night Experience

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary's Yanguwah experience immerses guests in an engaging evening of Indigenous Australia and native wildlife.

The experience includes a traditional welcome ceremony, Kup Murri feast, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander song and dance performances and an introduction to native Australian animals and their connection to Aboriginal people.

Feed a mob of kangaroos, hold a koala, crocodile or snake and witness a Tasmanian Devil rip into their 'tucker'.

The Kup Murri, a traditional method of cooking in the earth, delivers a delicious selection of meat and vegetable options supported by traditional mouth watering dishes and fresh fruit. Experience a meal you'll never forget.

Sanctuary Cafe

Local. Fresh. Natural. Come back to Currumbin for a great dining experience. Sanctuary Café offers local, fresh food in Currumbin's unique, natural surroundings. There's no entry charge to visit for breakfast and lunch at Sanctuary Café. You'll enjoy the best food, wine & coffee from the region as well as wildlife encounters.

Lorikeet Arena

A Queensland icon, you can feed the lorikeets for a donation.

You can also explore the retail outlets and enjoy fresh local produce for breakfast or lunch at Sanctuary Café - and, if you wish, purchase entry to enjoy a full day at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

The wild Lorikeets feed at the Sanctuary from 8:00am-9:00am and at 4:30pm-5:00pm each day, just as they did when Alex Griffiths founded the Sanctuary more than 65 years ago. So come back to Currumbin and celebrate with them!

Advanced Eco Certification

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has become the only major Gold Coast tourist attraction to gain Ecotourism Australia's Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation, with certification for both daytime experiences and for the Yanguwah Night Experience. The ECO Certification logo is a globally recognized brand which assists travellers to choose and experience a genuine and authentic tour, attraction, cruise or accommodation that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

A National Trust of Queensland property, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the Gold Coast's leading native wildlife and coastal rainforest experience and home to hundreds of native animals in 27 hectares of natural surroundings. The ECO Certification program assures travellers that certified products are backed by a strong, well managed commitment to sustainable practices and provides high quality nature-based tourism experiences.

Green Challenge Adventure Parc

Presented by Adventure Parc, this exciting treetops ropes course through Currumbin's bushland areas takes elements of commando training and makes them safe, fun and exciting. While retaining the natural, bushland surroundings, the course involves cable ladders, rope bridges and a giant flying fox amongst the massive 65-challenge course launched in September 2009, taking the challenge to a new level!

Pets are not allowed on the property. Guide dogs only.

Various discounts have different forms of identification required. Children's tickets are issued to children between the ages of four and 17. Pensioner and students tickets are issued to worldwide card holders, identification is required. Family rates are available, please contact the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

How To Get There

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is just five minutes drive north from the Gold Coast Airport, 10 minutes north of Coolangatta, 20 minutes south of Surfers Paradise and just one hour south of Brisbane via the M1.

Inclusion

Daily Shows
AM
8:00 Lorikeet feeding
9:00 Crocodile photo Opportunity
9:30 Pelican and eel feeding
10:00 Currumbin Magic Show
10:30 Close encounters Show
11:00 Keeper talk - Echidna talk
11:30 Free-flight Bird show
PM
12:00 Keeper Talk - Dingo
1:30 Keeper Talk - Wombat/Koala
2:00 Free-flight Bird show
3:00 Crocodile Behaviours Show & Crocodile Photo opportunity
3:30 Keeper Talk & Feeding - Kangaroos
4:00 Aboriginal Cultural & Dance Show
4:15 Snake photo Opportunity
4:30 Lorikeet feeding

Pet Extract

Pets not allowed on the property. Guide dogs only.

Tariff Text

Various discounts have different forms of identification required. Children's tickets are issued to children between the ages of four and 17. Pensioner and students tickets are issued to worldwide card holders, identification is required. Family rates are available, please contact the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.


Entry Costs

EntryCostValid From 
Adult$49.00   01 Feb - 31 Mar   General Admission (excludes Adventure Parc)
Child
(Aged 4-14)
$33.00   01 Mar - 31 Mar   General Admission (excludes Adventure Parc)
Concession$40.00   01 Mar - 31 Mar   Worldwide Pensioner Cards accepted. Identification must be presented on arrival. General Admission (excludes Adventure Parc)
Family$131.00   01 Mar - 31 Mar   Two adults and up to two children (second child free of charge).
Student$40.00   01 Mar - 30 Mar   Student or Backpacker Card must be supplied. General Admission (Adventure Parc not included)

* 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.

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