Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Currumbin
Where is it at?
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
28 Tomewin Street
Tel: 07 5534 1266
Where are we going today?
Who loves animals and nature? We certainly do! Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is 27 hectares of beautiful lush eucalyptus and rainforest, and when you visit you will come face to face with incredible and unique wildlife through shows and encounters.
Everyday is a new animal adventure!
You can cuddle a koala, or get up close to a crocodile. Perhaps you feel like getting among a mob of kangaroos, or even check out the reptiles, marsupials and birds in the amazing shows!
Want to get high up in the trees? The Green Challenge high ropes adventure course is a new nature-based adventure experience with 65 challenges for you to complete! They have a giant flying fox and a Tarzan swing, so you can imagine yourself swinging through the forests with all the animals!
Through this you can get higher and further into the spectacular natural setting.
Each of the courses have been designed for kids over 160cm,and those over 180cm and try the advanced Extreme Green Challenge! Sounds pretty cool!
For those kids who are still waiting to grow to those heights, they can join in with the exciting Wild Island adventure where they can watch the puffs of steam bellow into the air on their mini train ride!
There are hundreds of animals and birds, with the Sanctuary being one of the largest collections of Aussie wildlife in the WORLD!
A great place for kids to learn about wildlife, conservation, and see these sweet little creatures up close!
How much does it cost?
- Adults$49 for general admission. Ropes and Segways excluded
- Children(Ages 4 - 14) $35 for general admission. Ropes and Segways excluded
- Free Under: 4 years.
When can we go?
8am to 5pm daily except Christmas Day.
The Green Challenges have specific times so check
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a great place for kids to learn as they are immersed in an environment rich with native plant and animal life..
The fun named Koala Kiosk, The Green Challenge Base and the Sanctuary Cafe are all places you can get a tasty bite to eat!.
Any Top Tips?
The sanctuary operate regardless of the weather conditions. They have inexpensive ponchos for sale to protect you in the event of unexpected rain!.
Doing our bit
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is owned by The National Trust of Queensland, and is a registered charity and ‘not-for-profit’ which means the organisation reinvests all proceeds from these passes back into the Sanctuary - this means all the animals will stay happy!.
Need a little extra help?
There is an extensive range of boardwalks and ramps throughout the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary which are suitable for wheelchairs. You might need assistance on some of the steeper walks, and some areas might be too steep. .
You can hire a stroller hire for $8 a day..
What people are saying?
by Trina Jones
We visited the wildlife sanctuary on 23 April 2014 and also did a segway safari. Our guide was Kiwi Pete and I'd like to thank him for his tutelage of using the segways, his patience, professionalism and commitment to making sure we knew how to use them safely. He made the lesson fun and thorough. It took me a while to get the hang of using the segway but he was very patient which made me relax. We loved our time at Currumbin and will definitely go again. Going on the segways was definitely one of the highlights for us!
by Napat Sriworakun
Just fantastic, the shows were enjoyable and there are many interesting animals to see.
by Tony Noorda
Normally go twice a year for the past 14 years, and today was the first time I was let down a touch.On the up side the new Australiana show was fantastic and the bird show is still the best I have seen, however the place is looking tired, fences need mending, and the whole place seemed a little dirty, old repair materials were left lying around yet no workman to be seen,but for me today the most annoying thing were the food prices. $7 for a meat pie in a wrapper, $6.50 for chips and $5.00 for a choccy milk, sooo $19.00 for a pie and soggy chips...Read More
by greg dandelyon
I took my 90 year old Dad today from Tasmania with my family and we all thought it was VERY BAD VALUE for the MONEY. Not much to look at - it was very badly kept - and no wildlife to really view. It is a rip off for the tourists ($49 or $33 discounted - even that is too much) and you should be ashamed to charge the prices you do... very disappointed and will tell all we know how bad an experience we had.
by Simon Ortega
Really nice sanctuary. Animals are well looked after, and efforts have been made to educate the public about conservation in a fun way. The highlight was being able to pat the friendly kangaroos. No other zoo allows this.
I wouldn't recommend this park to people with walking difficulties as there are many steep walking tracks. At this point in December / January 2014, the park is nothing short of brilliant
by Tony Noorda
Normally go twice a year for the past 14 years, and today was the first time I was let down a touch.On the up side the new Australiana show was fantastic and the bird show is still the best I have seen, however the place is looking tired, fences need mending, and the whole place seemed a little dirty, old repair materials were left lying around yet no workman to be seen,but for me today the most annoying thing were the food prices. $7 for a meat pie in a wrapper, $6.50 for chips and $5.00 for a choccy milk, sooo $19.00 for a pie and soggy chips (with the sauce) at this price I would expect it to be on a plate with a salad and cutlery in a restaurant, not on dirty outside tables. I really appreciate the work you do for wildlife guys, but your socks are starting to fall down.