Birdworld Kuranda

Birdworld Kuranda: Hours, Address, Birdworld Kuranda Reviews: 4.5/5

Birdworld Kuranda
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Home to the largest single collection of free flying birds in Australia (some 500 of them!), Birdworld Kuranda in the Australian highlands of the Atherton Tablelands displays no less than 75 species of the most spectacular birds from all corners of the planet - as well as from the earth’s fast diminishing rainforests.Visitors are free to wander through the lush, tropically landscaped bird sanctuary to observe the birds in their own specific - yet natural - habitats. Two lakes connected by a tumbling waterfall for example are home to waterbirds such as stilts, herons and Australia’s own unique Black Swan. In Birdworld's rainforest canopy overhead, blue, gold and scarlet Macaws dazzle with colourful brilliance as they soar above the tree tops. One outstanding Birdworld denizen not to be missed is that rare avian giant, the Cassowary - an Australian bird now officially enlisted as endangered.Designed to "create a centre where birds would be showcased in their natural environment without the barriers of cages coming between them and their admiring public", Birdworld Kuranda is a photographer's paradise. (And without those barriers, visitors often find a feathered friend nestling on their shoulder - a golden photo opportunity!) Birdworld Kuranda can provide guided tours for all group bookings.
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Mark T
Sydney, Australia181 contributions
A great experience with a wonderful variety of birds
Sep. 2021
A great experience with a wonderful variety of birds. You can purchase bird food at the entry ( we learnt this at the exit). This was so much fun, with lots of birds, and we are looking forward to returning for another visit.
Written 15 October 2021
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lovers1996
Brisbane, Australia232 contributions
Really Disappointed
Sep. 2021
Before going to Cairns I had read all the good reviews on TripAdvisor and saw so many photos of people holding birds. We bought our tickets around 12pm (Birdworld opens at 10am) and I asked for bird seed and they were already out of bird seed. The line up to buy tickets was long and yes it was school holidays. Upon entering the facility I was surprised by how small it was. To make matters worse it was over crowded. You can walk around here in less than 5 minutes. And there weren’t as many birds as I expected. Not really worth the $20 per person admission fee. There were just so many people competing to get photos with the birds (coupled with the fact I had no bird seed) it was impossible to get near them. Also, the birds didn’t like the crowds. On the platform there was a Covid sign stating that the platform limit was 32 persons. I counted more than 55 people on the platform.

To summarise: stay away from this place when it is busy. Before you pay for your admission ask first if bird seed is available. If you see a long line up to buy tickets, then come back another time. For such a small facility I do think $20 per person is expensive; especially when you enter and the place is crowded.
Written 9 October 2021
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Vivnoname
Cairns, Australia153 contributions
My Favourite Place
Sep. 2021
I go here regularly as it’s only a short drive from my home. I love it here, I find it nice and relaxing and it does wonders for my mental health. It’s nice to meet people from all over and the staff are amazing. People need to listen to the advice of the staff and remove all sunglasses, earrings, etc as the birds will grab them. I’ve been there when people have had valuable items “stolen” by the birds, and it’s near impossible to retrieve them.
Written 17 September 2021
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Dwayne M
2 contributions
Parrots, Parrots & more Parrots.
Aug. 2021
The best time ever. All the Birds are so friendly. We went at 1 o'clock and the number of people were a little quite which workout perfect for us, more parrots for us.
The moment you walk in the door to the enclosure, the parrots are on you, its fantastic, especially if you buy a bag of food when you check in.
Highly recommend the Birdworld Kuranda.
Written 20 August 2021
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jT4289JV
Brisbane, Australia16 contributions
Poor admin
Jun. 2021
I am basing this review based on the web site rather than the actual bird display.
Where does one begin. SO, we decided to visit and went on line to find info on tickets. It is very clearly stated that to maintain social distancing places are limited and one should - book on line. Then up popped a chat screen. I said I could not find a seniors discounted price. I was advised - oh that is only available at the "entry gate" ??!! I explained that the web site stated we should "book" to ensure we got in , and a long 2 hour drive on the change of getting in may not be worth it. Sorry was the response . So we bought tickets at the "full price"
On arrival we saw everyone being let in with no issues . ( not happy) Also be aware that is you purchase a multi ticket on line to visit more than one place you "must" go the the display you booked your tickets FIRST. If you go to any of the other exhibits first you will be REFUSED entry and told to go the exhibit you booked the ticket through first.
Birdworld is nice and lovely to interact with the birds and take photos, but at $20 each it is over priced. it was a concern that there was very little if any social distancing happening and no staff to ensure the 1.5m rule is observed.
Written 12 June 2021
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Ozwanderer
Sydney105 contributions
Second visit after 17 years
Jun. 2021 • Couples
Last visited this aviary in 2003. There’s more parrots now. I’m an experienced parrot owner, having owned a red-tailed black cockatoo before (he’s now in a large aviary with a mate) and my two flighted pet Alexandrines I’ve had 27 years and 24 years respectively. We enjoyed our visit, although I wish the aviary was much larger for the water fowl and larger parrots. My feedback is, please give the parrots toys to chew. Coconut shells hanging on rope, walnuts strung up, large pine cones, toilet rolls to chew up etc. would be popular for them and cheap and easy to make and replace.

They have no toys, so take to pulling items off humans. My pet parrots don’t do that, and they are out flying around our house, as they have toys I make for them.
Some parrots here are gentle and some birds are not. I think many were unwanted pets, which could explain some of the naughty behaviour. The female eclectus is gentle and a sweetheart. So is the Alex who is missing a few toes
Written 10 June 2021
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The Travelling Tonky
Williamstown, Australia282 contributions
Loved it...
Jun. 2021 • Family
I'm a bird lover so I loved this place. It's basically one big enclosure which you walk around within and view a wide variety of local tropical birdlife. Had a large variety of birds, Macaws, black cocky's, lorikeets & parrots to a range of water birds. Get there early if you can to purchase bags of seed so they come to you (that's if you like, but be careful they will grab your glasses and earrings). Could've stayed in there all day... Cost about $50 for family pass. Parking wasn't to bad but we were there on a week day. Entrance is through the Heritage Markets..
Written 1 June 2021
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Tony
Whitsunday Islands, Australia123 contributions
A lot of fun!
May 2021
Decided to visit while in Kuranda and it was a very good decision. Only regret we did not have the grandchildren with us. A large variety of birds tom see and interact with. The birds are only too happy to feed from your hand.
The staff are very helpful with explaining various aspects of this experience and the birds.
Recommend a visit and the price is very reasonable.
Written 31 May 2021
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bobjanh
Brisbane, Australia1,575 contributions
Excellent
Jun. 2020 • Couples
Were not expecting terribly much when we visited: thought it would be another tourist ripoff place. How wrong we were. Just wonderful. Plenty of variety in the birdlife and you get up and personnel with them - sometimes too much so. Could easily have stayed for hours. Well worth a visit.
Written 31 May 2021
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penmichalik
Keswick, Australia60 contributions
Lots of friendly beautiful feathered friends
Apr. 2021 • Family
Sooo many birds, lots of different beautiful specimens and many that like to have close contact with visitors. We loved all the hand feeding and close encounters, definitely don’t visit if you have the slightest bird phobia! Great staff and well run.
Written 20 May 2021
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