We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kuranda Koala Gardens

Features Animals
Open Now: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kuranda Koala Gardens and Birdworld Admission Tickets
from USD 23.54*
Kuranda Koala Gardens and Birdworld Admission Tickets
from USD 23.54*
All photos (514)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk 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...more
Open Now
Hours Today: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
See all hours
| Clifton Beach, Kuranda, Queensland QLD 4879, Australia
+61 7 4093 9953
Ways to Experience Kuranda Koala Gardens
from USD 120.60
More Info
from USD 160.40
More Info
from USD 23.50
More Info
from USD 120.60
More Info
Reviews (753)
Filter reviews
595 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews koala cuddle australian animals additional cost hand feed kangaroos petting zoo pictures taken entrance fee take pictures small place great opportunity bucket list pet kangaroos bird world other attractions photo opportunity wildlife park scenic railway
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 595 reviews
Reviewed today via mobile

One if not the only place that will allow you to cuddle with a koala. Sweet surprise that I almost overlooked in Kuranda. No lines, few people at the gardens. Saw the nocturnal display, fed a kangaroo type animal, many crocs or alligators (I can’t...More

Thank cox737
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You pay nearly 20$ to get in and then another 20$ to get your photo taken. There are just 4 Koalas to see, some crocodiles, turtles and kangaroo. Overall extremely small, didn’t expect it for the price. I’d only go there, if you cannot get...More

Thank _cnoack33
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Kuranda Koala Gardens after our scenic railway ride! It was such a nice place. You can buy animal food to hand feed the Kangaroos and wallabys etc which was so nice! If your in Kuranda definitely pay this place a visit it’s worth...More

Thank Lorraine W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Koala Gardens sits nestled in one corner of Kerunda amidst trinket markets with overpriced non authentic tat. Queuing to enter was tedious as the receptionist was having to cope with all the prospective guests wanteing entrance to several different attractions, this required different stamps on...More

2  Thank 1Englishman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The main reason I went was for the koala holding picture. I’m sure that’s why most people go. That part was fine but the rest of the garden was disappointing. Their website made it seem like the garden was large and had lots of other...More

1  Thank dancingqueen8920
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was an opportunity we had to take. It was touristy but the little guy was cuddly and worth the price.

1  Thank Russ W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with a senior citizen and a small child. On the first platform a macaw landed on our father and scratched him up pretty badly. It took us a while to get the bird off him and we called out for help but no...More

Thank jofrances75
Reviewed 28 September 2018

I had a birdworld and koala gardens ticket, which made the price per visit very reasonable. Koala gardens was small, but at one point the animals walk around freely and you can get very close to them, which was great. You can also take a...More

1  Thank Mayke V
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

If you want a picture with koala then this is the right place. You can hold the koala in your hand and take pictures with your camera and professional shot by them as well.

Thank Antony T
Angela F, Director of Sales at Kuranda Koala Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thanks Antony, great to see you also enjoyed Birdworld too. But of course we have lots of other animals as well.

Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

A small sanctuary featuring native animals, it provides an opportunity to cuddle a koala( for an additional cost) The cuddle is brief but provides a good photo opportunity. The cost includes a photo and more can be taken with your own camera. Other animals on...More

Thank johnbY9035QL
Angela F, Director of Sales at Kuranda Koala Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thanks so much John for your feedback and of course we have some other rare animals as well including Quokkas, Bilbies, Gliders etc.

View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 2 nearby hotels
Kuranda Hotel Motel
58 reviews
.34 km away
Paradise Palms
218 reviews
5.29 km away
Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa
1,233 reviews
7.13 km away
Arlington Apartments
4 reviews
7.31 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 55 nearby restaurants
227 reviews
.10 km away
Sweet Gossip
321 reviews
.10 km away
Petit Cafe Kuranda
639 reviews
.11 km away
Frogs Kuranda
472 reviews
.02 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 39 nearby attractions
Birdworld Kuranda
632 reviews
.14 km away
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
1,153 reviews
.08 km away
Rainforestation Nature Park
511 reviews
1.07 km away
Barron Falls
877 reviews
1.14 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
31 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Sumaqinti | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they accept credit card. Not sure if you can buy the tickets in London, not sure what you mean with here. But you can get a ticket for the train and the zoo in Kuranda when you are there .
Katie H
18 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Angela F | Property representative |
Yes, that will be enough time plus we have free food available for the kangaroos and wallabies too. Highlights. Make sure you see the Quokkas, wombats, our Nocturnal Wonders exhibit too with Bilbies, gliders and northern... More
10 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Angela F | Property representative |
Yes, that will be plenty of time and also to have some lunch in the Village and perhaps some shopping at the markets. Be a bit careful if using UBER is it is a challenge to get a lift back from Kuranda. You are probably... More