Parrots in Paradise
Parrots in Paradise
4.5
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
About
Welcome to Parrots in Paradise, we are a not for profit parrot sanctuary situated in the heart of the Glass House Mountains, QLD. The Goals and philosophy of parrots in paradise is to educate people about the intelligence and needs of parrots, both physical and mental, through entertainment and interaction with our birds. Don't miss out on interacting with the birds at our Hobby Home Show, or for a personal walk through with one of our experts, and of course a cup of tea or coffee in the beautiful gardens. This is not only a place to visit but we also breed and provide boarding facilities for your birds and any advice or problems don't hesitate to ask. Please phone us to make a booking and find out more. Bookings are ESSENTIAL in order for you not to miss out! We have more than three hundred fifty birds on the property. Some are rescued, some are surrendered, some just unwanted birds, and there are others who are extremely unusual, incredibly rare or very valuable. We do our very best to see that all these birds have a partner, and allow them to breed naturally.
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  • Margaret C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fun experience with the cheeky parrots.
    We enjoyed the personal interaction with the parrots, perching on our shoulders & nibbling our ears to remind us to give them their treats.!!!We have visited other bird sanctuaries locally, this was much more humble but so very worthwhile. The staff very friendly & welcoming, they are all volunteers, & rely solely on the visitors very reasonable entry fee. The staff obviously love the birds they are caring for. A lovely memorable visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 September 2023
  • f00tballwid0w
    Sunshine Coast, Australia62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A hidden jewel.
    Parrots in Paradise is a humble place which is all about the birds in their care. The staff's passion for what they do oozes through the sanctuary. We were greeted warmly by the volunteers and the simple Devonshire tea with homemade scones was beautiful. The staff are knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions you may have. It's great fun going into the Freedom Flight where the birds land on you and ask for food. You may even wish to purchase one of their baby Eclectus or Alexandrines chicks! It's a great tempatation! You get a lot for your money and every cent goes towards the birds and their care. Worth a visit if you're passionate about parrots.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 November 2023
  • Tom H
    Sydney, Australia85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Deserves your support
    This is a not for profit organization that cares for our feathered friends. If you are a a bit of a bird fancier then it's definitely a place for you. It's pretty basic and some way out of town. But, it's a nice drive and the people care about their birds. So, go indulge the place's idiosyncrasies and you will be rewarded. Be aware that you need to book in advance and be there at about 10:30 am, but there's no crowds and you can take your time in their large walk through aviary.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 February 2024
  • f00tballwid0w
    Sunshine Coast, Australia62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A hidden jewel.
    Parrots in Paradise is a humble place which is all about the birds in their care. The staff's passion for what they do oozes through the sanctuary. We were greeted warmly by the volunteers and the simple Devonshire tea with homemade scones was beautiful. The staff are knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions you may have. It's great fun going into the Freedom Flight where the birds land on you and ask for food. You may even wish to purchase one of their baby Eclectus or Alexandrines chicks! It's a great tempatation! You get a lot for your money and every cent goes towards the birds and their care. Worth a visit if you're passionate about parrots.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 June 2024
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f00tballwid0w
Sunshine Coast, Australia62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Parrots in Paradise is a humble place which is all about the birds in their care. The staff's passion for what they do oozes through the sanctuary. We were greeted warmly by the volunteers and the simple Devonshire tea with homemade scones was beautiful. The staff are knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions you may have. It's great fun going into the Freedom Flight where the birds land on you and ask for food. You may even wish to purchase one of their baby Eclectus or Alexandrines chicks! It's a great tempatation! You get a lot for your money and every cent goes towards the birds and their care. Worth a visit if you're passionate about parrots.
Written 11 November 2023
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f00tballwid0w
Sunshine Coast, Australia62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Parrots in Paradise is a humble place which is all about the birds in their care. The staff's passion for what they do oozes through the sanctuary. We were greeted warmly by the volunteers and the simple Devonshire tea with homemade scones was beautiful. The staff are knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions you may have. It's great fun going into the Freedom Flight where the birds land on you and ask for food. You may even wish to purchase one of their baby Eclectus or Alexandrines chicks! It's a great tempatation! You get a lot for your money and every cent goes towards the birds and their care. Worth a visit if you're passionate about parrots.
Written 2 June 2024
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loutsia
North Shields, UK255 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Not really well known but a must to go to for all the family it’s totally charity run they don’t get any help from government but they should. They rescue parrots. The people are kind and knowledgeable you can feed the parrots and they land on your head and arms and shoulders an amazing place please support them
Written 20 December 2022
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NikandShaun
Queensland, Australia25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016
We started by thinking it's just a small house.....but the witty parking signs just outside should have been a clue. We entered, paid our fee which was $17pp and we were given a small bag of broken biscuit.....and then the fun started. Robert was our guide and he was so knowledgable on each and every individual parrot and there were many. We were completely blown away by how big this place is after you enter the gates. Each parrot has a name, each parrot has a personality and by the end of it we realised we had just been part of something quite special. Mark, the owner was so passionate about the birds and their welfare, most of which had been rescued or donated for various reasons. It was excellent, we thoroughly enjoyed our experience and would highly recommend it. We didn't see the show which I believe is $25pp and I suspect well worth it. Keep up the good work guys, you are amazing :-)
Written 14 March 2016
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budjim69
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
If you bear in mind first and formost that this is a parrot refuge and not a professional entertainment venue then you will spend a delightful few hours here as we did. The people working here are all volunteers who love birds and who wish to see these surrendered parrots have an enjoyable and enriched life.
Whilst we were there many of the parrots were breeding and thus not available for the Show. Never the less, there were still sufficient birds available to provide us with plenty of entertainment and laughs. The individual personality of each bird soon becomes apparent and one of the highlights was an autistic bird, who a vet had recommended be put down, be the star performer.
After the Show, for an extra $10 we had an enjoyable light lunch of sandwichs, cake and dessert with tea or coffee, all whilst a number of parrots were more than happy to sit on us and share the food. I should mention that all of the parrots were very well behaved.
Some of the birds in the refuge are for sale to suitable owners and all of the profits go to maintaining these beautiful birds.
Written 3 August 2018
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Thank you so much for your comments, so nice and rewarding that our visitors can clearly see what we are trying to achieve here.
Written 4 August 2018
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Kroybazza
Phnom Penh, Cambodia323 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Family
A fun couple of hours and an opportunity to get up close and personal with some birds.

The facility is a little ramshackle but that to has its appeal. You get the feeling that the people doing the work are there cause they really love it.

The birds have large cages and everything is clean. You can see that they go to a lot of effort to ensure the health of their birds.

The best part by far for me was being able to hand feed some birds. There was no time pressure - no time limit - you could relax and enjoy the interaction - it was great.

Written 5 January 2018
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flyingvisit682
Victoria Park, Australia17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Family
Went to Parrots in Paradise in the Glass House Mountains in Queensland. It was so good. The birds are just beautiful . We saw a mini show and the birds were so clever. Well done to everyone connected with looking after the birds! Go and see it! Well worthwhile!
Written 17 September 2013
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pauline00890
Fremantle, Australia12 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Family
Overall facilities were difficult to navigate and a hazard for elderly and children. Doubt whether they would meet Council requirements. Show too long and boring and definitely overpriced. Morning tea very basic. Leaving the property was hazardous in the event of a problem. I have seen backyard aviaries in better conditions.
Written 26 September 2017
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Written 15 October 2017
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Jan J
Buderim, Australia6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Family
Parrots in Paradise is not your average tourist attraction. It is part non-profit animal shelter, part boarding kennel for parrots, part display case for some amazing birds. It is a most genuine establishment supported by volunteer staff and well worth a visit for an hour or two. Our host Mark was very generous with his time and sharing his knowledge and stories of the birds in their care. We went as a family of four and our kids enjoyed the opportunity to feed and handle some of the parrots. We missed the show but enjoyed the personal tour (book ahead). Our kids love birds, so I'm sure we'll be back some day. Thanks from the Jones family!
Written 29 March 2016
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Joie G
Australia18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
This seemingly unassuming parrot sanctuary is much bigger than it looks. We had a guided tour with Mark (whom he runs the sanctuary, along with his lovely wife) and we had an absolute ball that we let time getaway. We weren't disappointed and the $15 on entry fee was more than well worth it. You can tell that they care about the birds. They all have their stories and their rehabilitation and turn around is a credit to them and the volunteers. The cages are all clean and well kept and the parrots are all happy. Would love to come back again. Thank you for making our tour enjoyable.
Written 18 October 2015
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