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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: 28 Tomewin St, Currumbin, Gold Coast, Queensland 4223, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 7 5534 1266
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Voted one of the Gold Coast's most popular tourist destinations, Currumbin...

Voted one of the Gold Coast's most popular tourist destinations, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the crown jewel of the National Trust of Australia (Queensland) [NTAQ] properties. As one of Queensland's earliest nature-based tourist destinations, the Sanctuary is a physical embodiment of everything the NTAQ represents: dedication to conserving our nation's Indigenous, natural and historic heritage and culture. With Blinky Bill now present for daily shows, the amazing viewing experiences available at the Wildlife Hospital and hundreds of native Australian animals on display in natural bushland and rainforest settings, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the ultimate holiday adventure for the entire family.

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Amazing day

My friends and I had a fantastic day at the sanctuary. We really enjoyed the shows and animal encounters. Three of my friends thoroughly enjoyed the high ropes challenge. Make... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends and I had a fantastic day at the sanctuary. We really enjoyed the shows and animal encounters. Three of my friends thoroughly enjoyed the high ropes challenge. Make sure you head to the Larakeet feeding at 9am or 4pm for a great (and funny) experience!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've read reviews of people complaining it wasn't fun enough and too overpriced. etc etc. So silly as its a lovely place and 100% nicer than Australia Zoo (which is a hell hole) You can see the money for entry is to help keep the price nice and to house all the animals that they look after. Didnt like the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A great experience to get closer to the animals in their environment. We spent 4 hours exploring, the train to get you around is a bonus. Noted that if you buy tickets online are cheaper than at the Sanctuary ($100vs135). Enjoy!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I went with my Aunt whilst staying in the area. I had travelled from the UK for a family visit. I had always wanted to see/hold a Koala. I wasn't disappointed. His name was "Happy Jay" and he was the most beautiful creature I have ever seen. I later got to hold a Possum as well. These were both at... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited this sanctuary using a public bus (No 700). Not that many people on a weekday. Saw busloads of students visiting. This place is good for a half day activity. Quite cooling and relaxing.

Thank PaulSiow
Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the day out at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, brought the kids and they really enjoyed it, plenty of shows to see and animals to look at. Having the hospital joined to the sanctuary and allowing people to have a look in and see what the vets are doing as well as interact with the staff is a fantastic idea! I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit this place every time we come to the Gold Coast , it's so relaxing to walk around and pat the kangaroos and at the end of the day feed the rainbow lorikeets , the kids love it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My overseas visitors wanted to see koalas and kangaroos and we saw them in plenty! We also saw crocodiles, snakes, dingoes and many other animals. The highlight for me was the Free Flight Bird Show. It was so well managed by two lovely ladies, and the birds appeared to be in complete sync with them and their stories! The train... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great day at Currumbin, feeding the kangaroos and actually being in the enclosure was awesome! I was looking forward to having cuddles with a koala but you briefly can hold one while they quickly take a photo and thats it. Think its far too overpriced for the photo but other than that me and my partner enjoyed... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Currumbin Sanctuary with a family of 3 teens. While the park is quite nice, I'm not sure it is good value for money. The food was particularly expensive, greasy and poor quality. We were keen to see the crocodile show and so waited for half an hour beforehand to make sure we had a good spot to... More 

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