Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

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Timings : 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Time Required : 4 hours

Entry Fee : AUD 39.95 - AUD 172,
Parking: AUD 10

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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Gold Coast Overview

A unique and interactive experience with the Australian wildlife. Located in Gold Coast, the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a haven for wildlife buffs and nature lovers. The park is a non-profit organization that has been nurturing wildlife for more than 70 years, while educating and entertaining visitors around the globe. Unlike most wildlife sanctuaries, Currumbin lets you have an interactive experience with its animals which you probably haven't had before! You can cuddle up with adorable koalas, or even feed kangaroos (yes, you can feed an animal!). The sanctuary is always buzzing with energy with live performances and shows, and even includes a tree-top challenge course for those who aren't happy with just walking around! There is also a wildlife hospital where you can see the vets work away to ensure good health of the animals, and all this while the kids can have a blast at the Wild Island play area!

The most interesting thing that you can do here is to get closer to a living koala. Cuddle those cute creatures and take pictures in the process. You can also visit the koala zone where the little fur balls can be seen snoozing under the trees. This is definitely cuteness overloaded! The zoo is spread over 27-hectares and houses several species of Australian native animals and birds. Apart from wildlife, it also boasts the world's most distinctive flora and offers immense photographic opportunities. Not just a nature retreat, you can also spend a day of thrill and action. Get your adrenaline-rushing by taking the crazy treetop challenge that comes with 11 zip-lines and insane experience. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the place to get personal with nature in the most unadulterated manner.

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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Tickets

General Admission
Adult: AUD 49.95,
Children (4 - 14 years): AUD 39.95,
Children under 4: No Entry Fee,
Family (2 adults and 2 children): AUD 149.95,
Family (2 adults and 3 children): AUD 172,

Online Special (To be used within 30 days from purchase)
Adults: AUD 39.95
Children (4 - 14 years): AUD 39.95,
Children under 4: No Entry Fee,

One Year Membership
Adult Membership: AUD 75,
Concession Membership (Students and Pension-holders): AUD 65,
Children Membership (4 - 14 years): AUD 65,

One Year Household Membership (for 2 adults and up to 4 children under 14 years having the same address)
Household Membership: AUD 229,
Household Concession Membership: AUD 189

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Events

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary organizes various events that appeal to the visitors of all ages.

1. WildSkies Bird Show:
Timings: 11:20 AM and 2:30 PM
Marvel at the sight of the Wedge-tailed eagle, the largest bird of prey in the region, Pelican and bright-coloured parrots as they fly in a natural setting. At the end of the show, you also get an opportunity to get clicked with the exotic birds.

2. Lorikeet Feeding:
Timings: 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM
Meet the most colourful birds of Australia and feed them. The Lorikeets are not afraid of humans. They are also the reasons way this sanctuary came into existence.These birds eat from your hand and also rest on the head. It is an amazing experience and you can watch this for free. 

3. Aboriginal Dance Show:
Timings: 3:30 PM
You are invited to immerse in the authentic Aboriginal culture and get a taste of their music and stories through this show. The show presents the Yugambeh Aboriginal Dancers who celebrate their culture through dance.

4. Australiana Show:
Timings: 10:45 AM and 2:00 PM
This is one of the most popular shows in the sanctuary. During the show, you get to witness the ‘Gun Shearer’ while he shears a Marino woolly sheep. After the show ends, you get an opportunity to meet him and his pet. Stick around and you can take a picture holding a snake. 

5. Pelican and Eel Show:
Timings: 9:30 AM
This is an underrated show but it is quite unique. Get wild with the pelicans as well as the giant eels that come along the bank during the feeding time. The feeders give detailed information while they await a meal.

6. Blinky Bill’s Adventure:
Timings: 10:00 AM
Get your imaginations soaring with the Blinky Bill’s Adventure Show. It is a fast-paced show where the hero Blinky Bill and the wildlife host rehearse scenes from their television shows. This is perfect for the kids where they can have fun and feel the adventure. You can also take photos with Blinky after the show.

7. Big Fang Show:
Timings: 1:00 PM
This show introduces you to some of the deadliest snakes and reptiles. There is an opportunity to take a wild picture if you dare. Timings: 10:45 AM, Everyday 8. Crocodile Show This show will give you a glimpse of the largest saltwater crocodiles along with the freshwater ones. Once the show ends, you also get to click a picture holding a snake.

Animals at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

This iconic heritage zoo host native Australian birds and animals. The highlight of the park is the furry koalas which makes it a great spot for foreign visitors. Here you can also spot the Echidnas, Wombats and Dingoes. There is a massive open enclosure and you can walk amongst the Kangaroos and Wallabies. Apart from these animals, you can also watch the Lorikeets, Pelicans, Cotton-Top Tamarins, Red Pandas, Crocodiles, Lemurs and reptiles of Lost Valley.

Things to Do at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

1. Koala Picture Time
Timings: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM,
Cost: AUD 25 Onwards
Cuddle with the furry animals and take a picture with one of the adult Koalas. It is one of the most iconic experiences in the sanctuary. 

2. Koala Nursery Visit
Timings: 1:00 PM,
Cost: AUD 59 Onwards
Enter the enclosure with a professional keeper and get a closer look at the gorgeous critters. The visit also includes a favourite moment captured with one of the grown-ups.

3. Koala Experience
Timings: 11:00 AM and 3:15 PM,
Cost: AUD 49 Onwards
Get personal with the cutest icons of Australia. Learn quirky facts about the Koalas and enjoy a special tour to meet the Koala families. At the end of the tour, you get to pose with the Aussie legends and take a professional photograph.

4. Capybara Encounter
Timings: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 2:00 PM,
Cost: AUD 39 Onwards
If you find the guinea pigs cute, wait until you see the Capybaras. They are the largest rodents in the world. You also get to enter the enclosure and feed them while learning weird facts. Did you know Capybaras eat poo?

5. Feeding Cotton Top Tamarins
Timings: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 2:00 PM,
Cost: AUD 45
Meet a troop of cute Cotton Top Tamarins and feed them while learning interesting facts. All participants must be above 8 years of age.

6. Dingo Walk
Timings: 10:30 AM,
Cost: AUD 39
The Sanctuary boasts three Alpine Dingoes who enjoy going on daily walks. You can take them for a walk and explore various places.

7. Bird Training Experience 
Timings: 1:00 PM,
Cost: AUD 29
It is an exclusive show where you can not only see how to train free-flying birds but also get involved in it.

8. Echidna Encounter
Timings: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday: 10:30 AM,
Cost: AUD 29
Enjoy a close encounter with the short-beaked, pricky echidnas. The cute little animals are entertaining and love human company. They might even eat from your hand.

9. Behind the Scenes Tour
Timings: 12:00 PM,
Cost: AUD 15
Get access to the Training and Rehabilitation Centre and get involved with the birds of the flight show. This tour will also give you valuable insight into the endangered wildlife and how to save them.

10. Possum Encounter 
Timings: Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday: 2:00 PM,
Cost: AUD 29
Meet Meccano, the adorable, kind-natured possum who loves to get cuddled. You can also feed and click a photo with this little marsupial.

11. Segway Safari 
Cost: AUD 45 Onwards
A Segway Safari through the park is a nice way to soak up the lush surrounding. This form of transportation uses powerful technology and carry visitors weighing 45 kilograms and above. 

12. Treetop Challenge
Experience a day of thrill and action with a total of 80 massive treetop challenges that includes 11 crazy ziplines. All safety equipment will be provided and it is performed under the guidance of qualified trainers.

13. Wildlife Hospital Tour 
Timings: Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00 AM,
Cost: AUD 500 (includes 4 entry tickets to the sanctuary)
Spend an hour in one of the busiest animal hospitals in the world. It is a private tour where the entire group will learn about medical care, watch surgeries and explore the rehabilitation center. 

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Eating Options

In order to beat those hunger pangs, there are a number of cafes inside the park. Sanctuary Cafe, Wild Burgers, and Base Camp Cafe serve a variety of Aussie food. The menu also covers such food items that can be made gluten and lactose-free.

Tips for Visiting Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

1. Wear comfortable shoes because you have to walk a lot.
2. The photo sessions with the birds and animals are chargeable.
3. Make sure to get a stamp to enter and exit in case you are here throughout the day.
4. Carry a water bottle, a pair of sunglasses and a hat when you are here.
5. Bring a camera with you

How to Reach Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in 28 Tomewin Street, Currumbin, Queensland. Currumbin has an efficient road network and transportation facility. Hence, visiting the sanctuary is easy and hassle-free.
By Bus: Surfside Buslines have a pickup and drop off zone that is at a few minutes distance from the sanctuary. Bus number 700, 760 and 765 arrives at the location every 20 minutes.
By Tram: If you are travelling from Surfers Paradise, get a tram up to Broadbeach South Station and from there you can take a bus to reach the sanctuary.
By Road: If you are coming from the southern direction, turn to Gold Coast Highway at Coolangatta. Drive through the road and take right at the signal on Tomewin Street. If you are coming from the northern direction, take the Gold Coast Highway and take left to Tomewin Street. If you are taking M1 Motorway, turn to exit 95 and go towards Stewart Road. Finally, take the turn to Gold Coast Highway and then take right to Tomewin Street.

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