Kuranda Koala Gardens

Kuranda Koala Gardens: Hours, Address, Kuranda Koala Gardens Reviews: 4/5

Kuranda Koala Gardens
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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
Kuranda Koala Gardens is situated in the heart of Kuranda and gives you the opportunity to see some of Australia's most unique wildlife up close.We have a variety of wildlife for you to see including:-Koalas: Lots of opportunity to observe our koalas doing what they do best - eating, sleeping and looking adorable. Fossil evidence shows that koalas originally lived in rainforest environments. As Australia became drier, they adapted to eat Eucalypt leaves, which replaced much of the country's rainforests.Koala Photos: Take the opportunity to 'Cuddle a Koala' and receive a great souvenir digital photo (extra cost). Kuranda Koala Gardens is one of only a handful of places in the world where you can actually cuddle a koala. Our adherence to a strict "Government Code Of Practice" ensures the health and wellbeing of our furry friends.Freshwater Crocodiles: Another Australian native - perhaps not as endearing as the Koala but a fascinating part of the eco system, is the Freshwater Crocodile. This is one of the two Australian saurians - the other being the Saltwater Crocodile. The Saltie does not function well in the cooler climes of the mountain regions but is on display at Cairns Tropical Zoo and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.Kangaroos & Wallabies: Australia has a large variety of these macropods and you will see swamp wallabies, parma wallabies, eastern grey kangaroos and red legged pademelons amongst others. Snakes: Australia is home to many snakes, both deadly and harmless. Enjoy a unique 'up close' experience with pythons when you enter their domain in Australia's first 'Walk Through Snake House'.Wombats: This quaint marsupial is an Australian favourite. They are often playful and quick to learn. However, as they sleep quite a lot, their intelligence is often underestimated! They lay claim to being the world's largest burrowing animal and can dig up to two metres of burrow in one night.Lizards, Monitors and other Reptiles: Australia is home to an amazing selection of reptiles and there are lots on display. See Dragons and Monitors with their long forked tongues, and much more. Many of these creatures have great camouflage techniques - see what you can spot in their enclosure!Kuranda Koala Gardens is part of the Freeman Family owned and operated Wildlife Tropical North Queensland Group. Other wildlife experiences under this banner include Cairns Night Zoo, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Cairns Tropical Zoo.
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LDN100
Sydney, Australia98 contributions
Honestly one of the highlights of our trip!
Jun. 2021
Honestly one of the highlights of our trip!
We were lucky to see so many awake and lively koalas, kangaroo, wallabies, pademelons and even snakes. We were even lucky enough to be able to hold a koala (extra cost) and hand-feed wallabies and grey kangaroos.
The signage made it clear that the koalas are handled only briefly and with a view to support developing knowledge and conversation, which was important to me before considering this.
We spent an hour and a half here despite it only being a small place, and it was well worth a visit to Kuranda!
Written 8 June 2021
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Rosemary H
Hervey Bay, Australia379 contributions
Great for getting up close to native Australian wildlife
Hubby and I took our daughter and 8yr old grandson. On entry we met a lizard enjoying the sun. My grandson was able to feed kangaroos and wallabies and get close to other wildlife. We also played the extra for a Koala photo, which was extra special for Mr 8 as he got to hold a koala just as his uncle had done 11 years ago at the same place.
Written 4 June 2021
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The Travelling Tonky
Williamstown, Australia282 contributions
Wasn't too bad..
This area is quite new by the looks. Its very well set up and will hopefully come up great in a few years. Very much setup for overseas tourists regarding koala holding and grabbing those memories photo's. Rest of the park has a few australian native animals which was good. We entered through the Birdworld entrance within the Heritage Markets.
Written 1 June 2021
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Paul H
Jamestown, Australia37 contributions
Had a great time
Mar. 2021 • Friends
Had a few hours there to see the koalas. Was not disappointed. Wife and I had a lovely photo with one of the koalas and fed the other animals. Worth a look if in Kuranda.
Written 27 March 2021
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Alex B
14 contributions
Overly friendly birds and more
Mar. 2021 • Solo
This truly was a worthwhile stopover during my time at Kuranda Village. The park is divided in to three sections (Birdworld, butterfly house and the Australian wildlife park) you can pay for admission for individual parks or get a good discount for paying for all three at the same time.

Expect a good welcome from the birds when you entering BirdWorld particularly when your carrying a paperbag full of bird treats. They'll sit on your shoulders, start chatting to you and enthuastically rummage through your bag of treats. The collection of birds is huge consisting of macaws, lorikeets, galahs and other birds that are both native and from afar.

By the time I the Australian wildlife section, all the animals were having a good snooze (I'm assuming this is due to it being midday and all). There was still plenty to see with plenty of kangaroos, wallabies and koalas.

After the wildlife park, I went to check out the butterfly house. The collection of butterflies was absolutely huge and there's even an opportunity to check out their breeding facilities.

The staff at the parks were fantastic, friendly and approachable. Definitely well worth checking out as part of your trip to Kuranda vIllage
Written 24 March 2021
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Flopsynz
Gold Coast, Australia94 contributions
A Quokka of a time!
Went to this little boutique wildlife place after seeing an advert that they had Quokkas!
Having never seen one and always wanting to, it was a must stop!
Popped in, entry came with a bag of roo/wallaby food which wasn't expected.
Found the Quokkas and they didn't dissapoint! Whilst the rain also came when we found them, there was enough shelter around the park that we(and 2 roos) were able to shelter under some and we got to feed the roos at the same time.

Good little spot to visit, especially if you haven't seen a Quokka before!
Written 27 February 2021
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Mitchell S
Gold Coast, Australia24 contributions
First time holding a Koala
Jan. 2021 • Friends
Had a fantastic time holding Paul the Koala. This came at a cost of $27 which I thought was quite reasonable. Included in that cost is a printed HD photo of yourself holding the Koala. Other exciting animals to see throughout this park include kangaroos and crocodiles. Kangaroo feed was also provided upon entry to the park.
Written 26 January 2021
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Laura M
Rockhampton, Australia81 contributions
Awesome
Nov. 2020
The kangaroos were awesome and I loved being able to hand feed them. The koalas and quokkas gave us some good laughs with their behaviours and movements.
Written 5 December 2020
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zakia19
Surfers Paradise, Australia71 contributions
Great for kids 0-75+ years
Oct. 2020 • Couples
We're kids at heart and are always keen to see koala's and kangaroos. Staff are very kind and amusing. We spent over an hour so quickly. The habitats were well maintained. We paid (less than $30) for a family portrait with charlie the koala. The care takers let us feed him as well. For the kangaroo's and wallabies you get a bag of food upon entry as well included in your ticket
Written 16 October 2020
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CantBeBothered18
Adelaide, Australia89 contributions
Pleasant visit to see native Australian animals
Oct. 2020
We thought the Koala Gardens only had koalas, but there were more than 15 crocodiles, many kangaroos to feed, snakes, wombats and other native animals. My family was pleasantly surprised.
Written 10 October 2020
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