Flying High Bird Sanctuary
Flying High Bird Sanctuary
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
Flying High Bird Park is one of Queensland's great family tourist attractions, located just North of Childers on the Bruce Highway. Flying High Bird Park offers a haven for thousands of both exotic and Australian native birds. At Flying High Bird Park, we are working hard to ensure that our wildlife will be around for generations. We have a very successful breeding program for many of our native animals. Many of our Australian birds have declined to very low numbers and are now rarely seen. Our native birds spend a lot of time feeding on the ground where feral cats and foxes can easily catch them to eat. Also habitat loss is not only the trees or grasses for nesting, but in some cases their complete food source disappears. By visiting Flying High Bird Park you are helping us to continue our wildlife conservation.
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  • Brian T
    London, United Kingdom6,782 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Time for evaluate its purpose, and the environment the birds are in!
    I’m a bit ambivalent about this bird park, tucked away in a rural, agricultural corner of southern Queensland, near the town of Childers. It houses an interesting collection of native Australian birds, as well as a few species which are not native to Australia. Thus it provides a basic introduction to some of the birds which are unique to Australia, and to some of the more exotic birds from around the world. However, it’s unfortunate that some of the birds are housed in spaces / cages which are quite small, so the concept of birds ‘flying high’ is a bit misleading. I am not a lover of wildlife in confined captivity, and did not expect this to be the case in a bird park with the name ‘Flying High’. There’s a set walking path to follow, passing by various cages and into a bigger free flight area. You could buy small bags of seed for the birds, for some interactive experiences with some of the colourful lorikeets, rosellas, parrots, galas and cockatoos. That was probably the most enjoyable part of the experience. Some of the bigger flightless birds such as emus and ostriches are in enclosures outside, though their space is still fairly limited. There’s also a small collection of kangaroos, and farmyard animals such as sheep, goats, llamas and alpacas, which can also be fed and patted. Parts of the enclosure are, in my opinion, a bit run down and dilapidated, and parts could do with some refurbishment to portray a more ‘cared-for’ ambiance. There’s a few historic bits and pieces throughout the attraction, including old tractors and a steam contraption; whilst interesting, they seemed a bit out of place in such an aviary. Entrance costs $25, with no concession available for seniors. Small bags of feed for the birds and animals were additional costs. Paths are reasonably flat, though there’s a few doors to open and close; this may have an impact on those using mobility equipment. There is ample parking outside, a well-stocked gift shop, and a cafe. It’s not of the calibre of the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on the Gold Coast, and the conservation efforts by the attraction were not easily evident. It needs a review of its purpose and the environment in which the birds are presented.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 15 March 2023
  • AnR17
    Brisbane Region, Australia72 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great bird park
    We stopped here on our way home from a trip to Bundaberg. We saw a sign on the side of the road on our way to Bundaberg from Brisbane advertising the park, we didn’t even know it was here. Well worth a visit when in the area. The price of entry was reasonable. We bought some food to feed the birds. We had lots of birds come down to eat from our hands. There were other animals to see also. A cafe was onsite although we didn’t get anything from there.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 August 2023
  • Darren B
    Sydney, Australia41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Make sure you visit
    We stopped in on our way to Bundaberg and expected to be out in an hour. How wrong we were. We stayed for the entire day. So many birds, and in large aviaries that are full of native vegetation This place is definitely worth a visit
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 February 2024
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Darren B
Sydney, Australia41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We stopped in on our way to Bundaberg and expected to be out in an hour. How wrong we were.
We stayed for the entire day.
So many birds, and in large aviaries that are full of native vegetation
This place is definitely worth a visit
Written 8 February 2024
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HOTEL-TANNED
Hervey Bay, Australia75 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Run Down and all animals looked stressed and undernourished , fish were in tanks with just water in them no rocks no ornaments nothing, my kids were very upset on seeing this, other animals were looked uncleaned all in all not a good experience.
Written 27 January 2024
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O9822AIkims
Gold Coast, Australia2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We paid $69 to visit as a family and left disgusted after just 35 mins
The enclosures were too small for the number of birds and stunk with so much poo and debris in the bottom of the aviaries, the birds did not look healthy (many were loosing feathers particularly the yellow parrots and peacocks), their was no water for the black swans, the llamas were filthy and the water that was present was full of green algae. Absolutely appalling and the worst attraction I’ve ever visited.
Written 27 December 2023
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thesandmans
Gold Coast, Australia5,688 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Agree with other negative reviews, nothing pleasant to see here, just sadness. Beautiful birds in surroundings with no natural greenery or plantings. Was expecting a huge aviary as have seen OS, but instead just a collection of tatty old rundown cages, some a good size and others too small. The poor macaws clinging on the edge of the cages facing out towards freedom, some birds and animals seemed desperate for food, birds did not have room to fly, a lone camel laying on the ground in an awful pen with it's head twisted on the ground looking half dead, two dead rats, a dead baby bird stuck in a fence, gorgeous black cockatoos unable to get anywhere off the perch, and American Bison in a pen that looked like they could not turn around in, these are just some of the depressing sights I saw. Saw no staff checking on things, or giving food or fresh water, anywhere there was water it was filthy, even the the pool next to the front cafe was so green you could just see a spot of orange, where gold fish were trying to survive. And what is with the black cockatoo sitting over the pond, no roof but clearly he cannot move, are his wings clipped, is he tied down? Even the toilets were well..yuk. Oh and I am a keen photographer, but after a few minutes I just put the camera back in the bag, nothing nice here. What potential this place has, and I imagine children would enjoy it, but for an animal lover it is just very neglected and depressing. WIll never recommend or go back
Written 7 December 2023
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AnR17
Brisbane Region, Australia72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
We stopped here on our way home from a trip to Bundaberg. We saw a sign on the side of the road on our way to Bundaberg from Brisbane advertising the park, we didn’t even know it was here.
Well worth a visit when in the area. The price of entry was reasonable. We bought some food to feed the birds.
We had lots of birds come down to eat from our hands.
There were other animals to see also.
A cafe was onsite although we didn’t get anything from there.
Written 3 August 2023
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Julie C
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Family
Wonderful experience with grandchildren, lots of beautiful birds landing on us to eat seed. Many animals, well laid out, great experience for all who visited from ages 66 to 17 month old.
Written 8 July 2023
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Brendan G
Brisbane, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This was one of my favourite experiences I've had in recent years. We got there early in the morning when it opened, we were the only people there and the birds were super hungry, we got surrounded as soon as we walked into the place and were camped out on the entrance ramp for ages feeding the birds there. It was such an amazing experience for the kids too, they loved it. They have a huge amount of space, including areas outside the bird wire, for some of the bigger animals and non-birds.
Written 7 July 2023
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Ashleigh H
Matlock, UK7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Family
Very good for people of all ages and all ability’s although I do not recommend for people who are afraid of birds as the birds will come and sit on you sometimes 2 or 3 at a times, they is more then just builds like Roos,horses,chickens,deer,sheep and emu etc but it’s mostly the birds that you get to interact with, you can buy food for $2 a bag they have bird food as well as barn yard food although you may want to get a couple of each bag as it didn’t last us so we had to get multiples of the food, you can also go around more than once as we went around once and went back for more food then went around again. It’s a great experience where birds will just come and fly on you.
Written 6 July 2023
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Cheekybird22
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023
DONOT RECOMMEND VISITING THIS BIRD SANTURARY, IT IS HELL NOT HEAVEN!

I left this Bird Sanctuary feeling very heartbroken for the poor suffering animals inside its cages. Many sick, diseased, and clearly unwell birds. Not being treated or tended to as the aviaries are simply too large, and they can't treat them adequately.

The cages were filthy and unclean.

Birds lacked a stimulating environment, with adequate free food (not just mix parrot seed). No fresh native foliage or adequate areas for the birds to bath and clean themselves.

I cannot believe this is the standard of care for a tourist attraction in Australia.

No staff seen tending to any of the aviaries or farm animals for the entire 2-hour visit. The owners are happy to take your money, and not care about the animals. I left distressed and in tears!
Written 6 June 2023
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Ann T
Toowoomba, Australia11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Really enjoyed our walk through the aiveries and animal pens. So many lovely colourful birds in one place, some native, some foreign. Best wishes to the new owners.
Written 21 April 2023
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