Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Experience Australian wildlife at its finest at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. It is one of the local attractions and organisations that has been a strong advocate in preserving the flora and fauna of the land down under since the late 1940s. Also known as a conservation zoo, these animals and the related encounter experiences they offer are shared to both local and international visitors.

Hundreds of animals consider this sanctuary as their home. The famous kangaroos and koalas in Australia as well as the endangered Tasmanian Devils, dingoes, and saltwater crocodiles are also kept here. Meeting and getting close to these animals is one of the best experiences the theme park offers to visitors of all ages. 

Tours and guides are also available in the sanctuary to help visitors learn and appreciate these animals more. Australia's colourful bird life is featured in the park as well. Lorikeets are also included in the highlights of the fauna featured in the park. Reptiles, amphibians, pelicans, the bilby, emu and echidna are also kept for guests to see and experience in the sanctuary. Shows, encounters, and experiences make your visit at the sanctuary even more memorable. You can feed the lorikeets, enjoy the aboriginal dance show hosted daily on the park, or have a blast at the WildSkies, a free flight bird show also hosted inside the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Take souvenir photos, cuddle up with the animals, or simply enjoy the natural beauty and majesty this nature sanctuary is known for.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has been around for more than 70 years and is considered as one of the treasures of the region. The animal attractions here serve and are considered one of the hearts of Gold Coast history in tourism, a story that began with the feeding the wild rainbow lorikeets in the vicinity. 

Over the decades, it has evolved into a haven of myriad of native animals in Oz, beginning from the small, beautiful, and iconic as well as endangered animal species in the region. Volunteering programs are also available in the park to be able to enjoy a closer look in the life of these animals as well as to be a part of something big and significant in the Australian wildlife.

General admission for adults starts at $49.95. Kids aged 4 to 14 years can be purchased at $39.95 as well as concessions. Special rates are given to families enjoying the sanctuary as a group. Annual membership starts at $65.00 a year and will give guests access to free member events, discounts, and other exclusive opportunities. Voting rights for director elections are also one of the perks of being a member of the sanctuary. WildSkies Free Flight Bird Show starts at 11:20. Lorikeet feeding is the earliest and starts as early as 8:00 am till four in the afternoon.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Top Activities and Attractions

Bonding with the Animals

Bonding with the Animals at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

The Australian wildlife is the highlight of the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. The iconic koala and kangaroo have found a home in this sanctuary. Feed birds, get close to animals, and enjoy taking pictures with them. Unlimited digital show photos are available at $39.00 for daily photo passes, $50.00 for annual photo pass tickets. You can instantly share photos or have them printed at the Photography Counter at a discounted price.

Aboriginal Dance Show

Aboriginal Dance Show at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

As a celebration of the Aboriginal spirit in the Gold Coast and in honour of Australia's cultural history, the sanctuary presents regular Aboriginal Dance Shows. Get a taste of the stories, music, dance, and the Yugambeh language presented daily at 3:30 pm inside the park. The show features the Yugambeh Aboriginal people, one of the oldest living cultures in the world and in the land down under.

Koala Nursery Experience

Koala Nursery Experience at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

The Sanctuary allows VIP access to be able to meet the newest members of the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Be as close as possible to the baby koalas, together with experienced keepers. The experience is available starting at 1:00 pm onward with a fee of $59.00. Kids aged 4 years up to 14 years require a paying adult guardian to get access to the experience. Only two persons are allowed per session.

Lost Valley

Lost Valley at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Explore a forgotten world inside the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and immerse inside a stunning 5 acre rainforest. Be close and intimate with the most distinct and unique wildlife and flora in Australia. This experience is available daily from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm with lunch breaks from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. Access to this experience is already included in the daily pass and annual pass tickets.

Adopt an Animal

Adopt an Animal at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Animal adoption is also possible though the efforts of the people behind the zoo conservatory. Taking part into this adoption program allows you to donate and assist in the feeding, caring, and the eventual release of a native animal back to its natural habitat. Animal patients brought in to the sanctuary are around 10,000 a year and requires financial assistance from local and international programs, as well as interested personalities.

Wildlife Volunteer Program

Wildlife Volunteer Program at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

The sanctuary welcomes individuals interested in taking part with Currumbin’s advocate in protecting and nourishing Australian wildlife. As a wildlife volunteer, the individual must be physically fit to take on the role of assisting keepers in the daily care of the parks wildlife collection. This includes daily rounds, cleaning, and feeding of the featured wildlife animals in the park. A minimum of 6 month weekly commitment is required. 

How to get to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

To get to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary from Surfers Paradise, you can take the M1 route and be there in 29 minuteS by car or you can also try the State Route 3 and the Gold Coast Highway to reach the sanctuary within 30 minutes.

Brisbane is located an hour away via M1 with a distance of 96.9 kilometers. From the Gold Coast, you can take the tram from the Cavill Avenue Station to Broadbeach Station. From there, you can take the 700 bus to get to Stop A where the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is located. From Snapper Rocks Beach, the Sanctuary can be accessed via the bus 700 within 26 minutes. Burleigh Heads on the other hand is 18 minutes away, again via bus 700 from the Broadbeach bus station.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Operating Hours

Open daily          ✦          8am to 5pm
Closed on Christmas Day and ANZAC Day.

For latest on tickets pricing, annual pass / day pass, operating hours, maintenance schedules, and animal encounters and attractions, check out the official Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary website.

Address: 📍 28 Tomewin St, Currumbin Queensland 4223

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