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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

By Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
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Duration: 1–4 hours
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  • Free tours and presentations
  • Five day re-entry ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5457WH

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Last entry to park is at 3:30pm
  • Most travellers can participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas?
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  • Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
    3,236
    Australia
    Joined in July 2008
  • BobNor
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience for kids and parents
    We did the private tour, and had Zoe as our guide. She was amazing, and made this a really memorable experience for our daughter. We got to hold and hug a koala, feed wallabies, and get close to tons of other animals. One of the highlights for our daughter was to visit the animal rehabilitation center, and see the little babies being cared for. The breakfast included in the tour was also good, with very healthy portion sizes.
    Written 23 February 2024
  • Nish981
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing place
    The birds are free to fly around pretty much anywhere and mix with the other birds, staff and visitors rather than being stuck separated in cages not doing much - always feel a bit sorry seeing that. They are absolutely everywhere, in the trees, on the walkways, in the cafe and one will probably end up on your shoulder at some point. Felt a very natural environment resulting in happy, active and friendly birds. Breakfast good too. Cockatoo absolutely insisted on climbing up onto a shoulder before breakfast had even started. Would definitely benefit from seeing a few additional types of birds if they can get them trained / happy to do so, especially given there’s such a range in the centre.
    Written 17 December 2023
  • 747IanS747
    0 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good crocodile presentation
    We last visited the Wildlife Habitat some 10 years ago and had fond memories. Maybe that was why the visit fell a little flat this time. We expected to see more colourful birds and had hoped to see the cassowaries being active. However, they were both hiding in a corner doing nothing. Not the fault of the business, but disappointing nevertheless. The crocodile presentation was well done, with content for both children and adults.
    Written 22 September 2023
  • JoshuaDowns
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place
    A really nice place with lots of Australian animals to see. They have lots of different events like swim with the salties and keeper talks
    Written 14 August 2023
  • shannongreen2022
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quick, easy and genuine experience with Australian wild life—well worth the time
    Great quick experience with rain forest wildlife in a caring protective, and natural environment. Staff great—interaction with animals up close and personal. Up close and personal for the price.
    Written 26 July 2023
  • 67daniellem
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place to visit
    We enjoyed our visit to this wildlife park. The park has lots of different animals and is well maintained. Staff very nice and the birds in one area are super friendly and may land on you. We walked around the entire zoo and its so beautifully set out with boardwalks in a forest type setting. In the cafe there are birds flying around as well as koalas you can watch whilst you eat. Lots of yummy food and drink available from the cafe. Highly recommend
    Written 22 April 2023
  • Frank G
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breakfast with the Birds
    Breakfast with the Birds, what an experience. Followed by a wider visit across an incredible venue with engaged and informative staff
    Written 14 April 2023
  • JanetB20102013
    0 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Probably most interesting w/ children, or if you just love zoos.
    This is an outdoor zoo. You will see a bunch of animals and birds, many that you won't see in the wild, so if that's what you are looking for, this works. We found it kind of gimmicky, as in hold a koala and have your picture taken, then buy it.
    Written 12 April 2023
  • Chris-Mansfield
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very good morning outing
    An excellent morning or afternoon outing ... Most of the birds and animals wander freely among the visitors .. A great place for getting photo's .. Personally I wouldn't bother with the extra attractions , such as Pretending to swim with crocs .... Its not worth the extra ... Be aware it's very hot and humid in there , take water .. When you pay for your ticket you also get free return entry for the next four days, which is something I made good use of as I like to photograph the birds
    Written 1 April 2023
  • simmop2017
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just another
    I wouldnt say fantastic but that is just my point of view. Only say that as I feel , once you have seen one you have seen them all. So upon saying that, nothing spectacular about this place. It was clean and tidy. Staff were friendly. Few empty areas , animal free. Be good for kids.
    Written 17 March 2023
  • donnabU6748VP
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best nature park
    Best nature park we have visited. Up close with the animals and birds. A must do is " breakfast with the birds" fabulous food and fabulous birds. Beautiful setting, great staff.
    Written 16 March 2023
  • jennypX1925QX
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    SWIMMING WITH THE SALTIES
    Today we got to swim with the salties. We were in a small section behind very strong glass with big al and physo the salty crocs. You went into the water with a snorkel and viewed them from under the water. You could watch them being fed from a pole and come out of the water to try and get the meat. It is certainly a unique experience .I loved it and got some great shots on my underwater camera as well as some above water pics. It's well worth a look see
    Written 8 March 2023
  • Jhack863
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super helpful staff
    Showed up with my friends dream of holding a koala and it was as achieved! We told them we were staying at Dougie’s hostel and at the hostel is advertised that you get 15% off if you stay in the hostel, they said they hadn’t heard of it but regardless they kindly honoured. It’s a nice park, with several different environment areas. Our highlights were feeding some very cute kangaroo, holding a koala and seeing some very large crocs! All staff were super helpful and friendly if you get a chance to go it’s worth it
    Written 6 March 2023
  • keryna2021
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely awesome.
    This is a spectacular place to visit. Great value. Breakfast with the birds was fabulous and so was lunch with the lorikeets. We also did the swim with the salt water crocs. It was just wonderful. Recommend you look them up and plan to spend a great few days there.
    Written 10 January 2023
  • pollyqld69
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Nocturnal Tour
    I cannot recommend doing the nocturnal tour highly enough. 2 hours max 4 people. Amazing tour guide Jason. Lots of learning and interaction with animals and birds you would not normally see. I have done a lot of animal encounters and this is up there as one of the best. Fantastic value for money $40.
    Written 28 December 2022
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Munich, Germany134 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a nice little zoo that caters especially for families with smaller children and bird lovers. Quite a few enclosures were empty and a large part of the crocodile area closed. The croc arena show was well done although the option of swimming with the salties does not seem worthwhile the money: you can see the same action from the other side of the glass without paying 200 bucks extra! They have a really great variety of birds and the aviary is really exceptionally nice with boardwalks on several levels. Food in the cafe was surprisingly tasty!!
Written 24 August 2022
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Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed all the birds we have and the food in the cafe too. Yes, part of the crocodile area is closed off as there is a relatively new crocodile being introduced to the area so we have created space for the new croc to become acclimated. Some of the areas will contain animals that can be hard to find initially for example certain reptiles due to their camouflage or the the Lumholtz tree Kangaroo who likes to stay hidden higher up. We are delighted that you enjoyed the viewing area of the CrocArena although it truly is such a heart in mouth moment being able to look a massive Saltwater Crocodile in the eye in the Swim with the Salties experience. We always appreciate feedback so thank you again.
Written 28 August 2022
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Mrs K
16 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Family
Visited 21.2.22- the crocodile show was very basic and lasted about a good 2 minutes. - don’t waste your money. If you appreciate the Crocs go to Hartley!!

Best part of the wildlife was feeding the kangaroos and knowing I could come back for 5 days (free entry- after the inital purchased ticket). I came back to feed the Roos!

The attached photo of the croc was at Hartleys!! Best visit!!
Written 22 February 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to provide valuable feedback. We understand your disappointment surrounding our Crocodile feeding presentation around your below review date. Unexpected operational issues occurred on the day in question. Every effort was made for this situation to not impact the Crocodile presentation, however on this occasion, that was not avoided, and our presentation ran late and for a reduced amount of time. Our normal Crocodilian presentation is undertaken for approximately 15 minutes and includes a talk on these apex predators, why they should be appreciated, respected and be protected, a feeding display of their sheer power and might, and also a chance for the crowd to interact with a juvenile crocodile in a safe and secure manner. It is unfortunate you did not get to undertake this full presentation that we are very proud of on the day of your visit. We hope that this does not deter you to return visit to witness our full presentation at another time. Again thank you for taking the time to review.
Written 15 March 2022
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kirsty_jade19
Gawler, Australia237 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Some parts of this park were great, others were smelly and underwhelming. The crocodile presentation was pretty good and my teen kids enjoyed feeding the roos, but there are so many people doing it they are not really hungry. It was very hot the day we went (not at all the parks fault obviosuly, it is north QLD), but that meant we didn't really enjoy wandering around as much as we might have in the cooler weather.

Wouldn't go again.
Written 22 January 2023
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Hi Kristy, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the crocodile presentation and feeding the roos! We have taken your feedback and it has been passed onto management. Thank you for taking the time out to leave a review. We do hope that you can come visit again in the future.
Written 31 January 2023
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jade z
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Family
Go to Hartleys Crocodile Farm not here......
Very disappointed with the front counter staff and their lack of education and understanding 😞. I went into Port douglas wildlife habitat with my partner and 3 year old. THought we would try here instead of Hartleys where we always go. On entry we were requested to show vaccination status which is more than fine we are both vaccinated. I was challenged and told I can't enter unless I wear a mask. I politely told the girl I am unable to wear a mask (Medical exemption) My partner was however wearing one.
The lady at the counter took my phone searched it for proof of exemption on my vac certificate very closely. Which i stated to her wouldn't be on there. She then refused to serve me as I had no mask then asked the team leader to take over as in her words "she just cant"..
Then Samantha took over and said if I do not provide proof to her of my medical condition than I am not allowed to enter. At this point it was now holding up people trying to get in. My partner politely spoke up and said you can't do that or ask for that. Samantha then said "well I guess we have to let you then, just don't go sneezing on other people inside. The animals won't care but the people will". That is one of the strangest comments I've heard. Then I walk in finally after all of this unesscarey drama and not one person as we walk through is wearing a mask? Only needed one to pay and walk through. 🤔
Written 29 January 2022
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Hi Jade, I believe we have spoken via email already regarding this issue. We truly apologise for how the situation was handled and we would like you to experience the park mask-free now that the restriction is gone. Please get in touch via email to discuss what we can offer. Thank you for visiting us.
Written 15 March 2022
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Jessica
Melbourne, Australia30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
What a unique experience, to be able to safely swim in water right next to two large salt water crocodiles. The size doesn’t really hit you until you’re actually in the water, during a feeding. Definitely worth the price!
The wildlife habitat itself was lovely with lots of animals (a lot of birds which I thoroughly enjoyed), you got to see a lot of the animal’s natural behaviors, and none of them seemed to be fearful of the guests. Just a wonderful day all around. The cafe was a little pricy, but they always are in zoo's and wildlife parks. So if you're on a tight budget maybe pack a lunch. But 10/10 would reccomend swim with the salties for anyone who visits.
Written 22 October 2022
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Thank you for this wonderful review. We are glad you had such an amazing time. We agree that the Swim with the Salties experience is something special, and that it is a must do. Hopefully you can come see us again in the future some time.
Written 9 November 2022
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Kirsten H
Melbourne, Australia96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
We love visiting zoos and wildlife parks and were excited to check out Wildlife Habitat. We weren't disappointed - from the moment we stepped out of the entrance/gift shop into the aviary to the moment we said goodbye to Elvis as we left, Miss 11 couldn't stop oohhing and ahhing.
We were able to spend 3 hours wandering around, going back to different exhibits, feeding the kangaroos and talking to the cockatoos.
My only request would be for the cafe to open a little longer with some more food options as by 12:30 there was not much left.
Thank you for a great day.
Written 31 March 2022
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Mark T
Adelaide, Australia144 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our second trip to visit Wildlife Habitat, first time 2021 we went on our own and really enjoyed ourselves this time 2023 we had our grandkids and family with us, it’s a great place for kids and adults alike and we really love the interaction with the birds in cafe area you can spend a lot of time here. Didn’t enjoy the crocodiles as much as other places but it’s okay. The photos with animals is fun and worth doing and I like the nocturnal animal house
Written 16 March 2023
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Hi, We are delighted that you and your family had a great time at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. We appreciate all your feedback in your review and we look forward to your next visit.
Written 5 April 2023
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Laura H
Wollongong, Australia81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Family pass reasonably priced around $100 and good for 5 days entry! Lots of space and things to see, the kids loved exploring. Feeding the kangaroos was a novelty but better on slow days otherwise they are not interested. The birds in the aviary were interactive. Photo sessions need to be booked before the 9:15, 11 and 1 time slot, better to pay at the front. There was plenty of hand sanitiser around which was great. This was worth the money and time when staying in port Douglas with kids under 10yo!
Written 7 September 2022
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We are delighted to see that you and your family had a great time with us. We hope you got great value from the 5 day entry from the pass. Thank you for your review and hopefully we will see you again soon.
Written 11 September 2022
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woodbedward
Sydney, Australia80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Huge fun.
The most non-zoo like environment. Very few bars or glass between you and the animals, just lots of space to protect both us and them, sometimes nothing at all - check the New Guinea Frogmouths on their perches in the entry foyer, truly wonderful.
Dine with free flying lorikeets, parrots. cockatoos etc wanting to share your lunch. Look down on large crocs sunbaking a few metres below, get up close and personal with roos, wallabies, pelicans, geese, jacanas, and in one spot a very bolshie Galah with a passion for shoes (or toes if you're wearing sandals or thongs and are not quick enough).
This place is all about the animals and has been doing it for years and still does it very well. Just go and enjoy.
Written 4 December 2022
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Thank you for this wonderful review. We are delighted that you had a fantastic time and appreciated the natural environments created for the wildlife. We are so happy you enjoyed the variety of birds too! We really hope to see you again in the near future.
Written 9 December 2022
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Dan F
Salt Lake City, UT311 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This is the perfect place if you are interested in seeing kangaroos and koalas. We were able to hand feed the kangaroos and hold a koala. We spent 3 hours touring the facility and feel as though we saw animal that we wanted to see in Australia. The staff is extremely knowledgeable about the animals and they have a cafe where you can get something to eat and drink. Highly recommend this place.
Written 1 April 2023
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Hi Dan, We are delighted that you had a wonderful time at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and you were able to see all the different wildlife that you wanted to see. Thank you for the amazing review and we hope to see you again in the near future.
Written 5 April 2023
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