Parrots in Paradise

Parrots in Paradise, Glass House Mountains: Hours, Address, Parrots in Paradise Reviews: 4.5/5

Parrots in Paradise
4.5
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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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Dave B
Adelaide, Australia140 contributions
Jul. 2021
Fortunately, we had booked a tour with morning tea months in advance, with covid restrictions this was essential. The morning tea comprised of tea or coffee, served like a mini high tea, with delicious fresh home-made scones on a cake stand, with separate bowls of cream and jam. Due to covid restrictions we had the café area to ourselves except for a couple of free flight eclectus parrots, who wanted to join us or at least eat our scones and cream. As we know our birds reasonably well, instead of taking the taped tour well we took the option of wandering around at will. We were supplied with a container of bird treats for the free flight aviary and spent most of our time in this area, again due to restrictions we had the area to ourselves. It had a nice range of very friendly birds and we enjoyed ourselves. Afterwards we did a wander around the caged birds, mainly rescues and visited the bird’s hospital, where we could see the new chicks in the incubator.
Tip: If you are into birds, it is a must do book your visit and add in morning tea
Written 25 July 2021
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ABoshier
London, UK2 contributions
Feb. 2020
We had a fun and informative behind-the-scenes tour with Win, who showed us all the beautiful birds that live at the sanctuary and explained to us the important work they do there. It is extremely well-run, tidy and welcoming. We especially loved the chance to hold some of the birds and take photos. They were even kind enough to let me back for a quick visit after-hours to take some more as my photos had not saved properly on my phone. The owners and volunteers who run Parrots in Paradise work very hard and it is well worth a visit if you are in the area as the cost of your ticket goes towards running the centre. There is also a sweet little gift shop where you can buy some nice souvenirs. Remember to book in advance as it is a working sanctuary and they are busy looking after the birds.
Written 14 February 2020
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Dot G
Beerwah, Queensland, Australia14 contributions
Sep. 2019
This place is amazing. So many beautiful birds to see. I went the same day as a coach tour of elderly people & we all agreed that is was fabulous!
Written 24 September 2019
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Helene S
Brisbane, Australia43 contributions
Aug. 2019
Bookings are essential or check out the website for advertised shows. We went there as part of a photographic workshop. A number of the parrots have been surrendered to the refuge, the refuge is an excellent way to gain knowledge about parrots especially if you are considering getting a bird. Staff are knowledgeable, friendly and mainly volunteers, who love the birds. This is a not for profit organisation and all proceeds go to maintaining the birds.
Written 18 August 2019
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Neora G
Israel41 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Couples
I went there with my entire family and all of my family members were happy! Just remember you need to book in advance to make sure that you can go (we just give them a call and it went went well). In this little parrot paradise you can see many kinds of parrots from Australia and other parts of the world. The photo session was a highlight! Who can resist these cute and intelligent little souls from perching on your arms? Honestly the tickets were not cheap but I could understand maintaining these parrots is not cheap either. The owners is also a parrot breeder so it is also a nice place to purchase a parrot. By the way, they also have a super beautiful Persian cat.
Written 10 July 2019
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Karen C
Nambour, Queensland, Australia16 contributions
Jan. 2019 • Solo
I didn’t want a tour of the facility, I just wanted to wander around & take some photos & was happy to pay the entry price but was told at the gate that as I hadn’t booked & just turned up I couldn’t come in. ‘Come back tomorrow’.

I don’t think they are swamped with people turning up, so their customer service could be looked at even tho they r running a not for profit business, it’s a shame that they turn away people genuinely interested in their parrots at 1:30pm on a Saturday afternoon.

I applauded them for rescuing & looking after these wonderful birds, but u need to be more open to making money to help yrselves.
Written 12 January 2019
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Thank you for your comments, unfortunately we cannot just let people wander around as they like, all our birds are flighted and some not friendly, so you do need a staff member on hand. A conducted tour gives the opportunity for some amazing shots of the friendly birds. All our staff are volunteers and are not available all day and every day. THIS is why you need to book. So we can arrange the staff to accommodate you. We are not a zoo that is open 7days a week, and we welcome visitors to our home. However we do make it very clear both on our website and outside our place that bookings are essential, so you are quite right you do need to book. Thanks for helping us make it clear.
Written 14 January 2019
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budjim69
7 contributions
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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verenakelvin
Golden Beach, Australia17 contributions
Apr. 2018 • Friends
We did have to book to get into the place as it was a Sunday,
so we missed there Bird show (they have trained some of the birds to do tricks!)
The venue was small, somewhat cramped, but very clean, with a large variety of parrots and other birds to admire, handle & talk too.
The blurb your given as you wander around is interesting, but can get a little long winded & repetitive - but if that does not faze you, there are plenty of opportunities to take pictures.
I would recommend a visit to anyone who is interested in seeing a large range of bird life up close!.
Written 22 April 2018
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Kroybazza
Phnom Penh, Cambodia357 contributions
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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Shelley C
15 contributions
Dec. 2017 • Couples
A must to visit if you go to sunshine coast such beautiful birds and is all not for profit price is great and you get parrots landing on you talking to you, alot of different parrots and you can also feed them up close and personal if you love birds you must go here , abd your visit will go towards looking after these beautiful birds
Written 3 December 2017
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