Colourful rainbow lorikeets – Image courtesy of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Introducing Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Get up close and personal with colourful rainbow lorikeets, just one of the more than 1400 native Australian animals that live in this 27 hectares of natural bushland and rainforest.
Look out for crocodiles, snakes, wombats, dingoes, Tasmanian devils, kangaroos and endangered frogs.
Hold a tray of food for wild rainbow lorikeets that flock here by the hundreds twice a day for feeding at 8am and 4pm, which usually lasts for about 90 minutes. It’s quite an experience – don't miss it!
Join one of the dozen daily animal shows, informative talks, Aboriginal dance and didgeridoo sessions, have your photo taken cuddling a koala, hand-feed a kangaroo, join a free miniature steam-train ride through the park and visit the animal hospital.
Take a Segway Safari guided tour of the park, get higher into the natural setting on a treetops Outdoor Green Challenge rope adventure or join the nightly guided Wildnight Adventure that includes a tour of the sanctuary's nocturnal inhabitants from 7pm and Aboriginal dancing by firelight afterwards.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is owned by The National Trust of Queensland, a registered charity and not-for-profit organization that reinvests all proceeds back into the Sanctuary.
Location: Currumbin (Around 14km south of Surfers Paradise)
Phone: 07/5534 1266
Admission: A$49 adults, A$10 robes course, A$89 Wildnight Adventure, book online for discounts
Hours: Daily 8am-5pm, grounds close at 5:30 for Wildnight Adventure. Closed December 25 and from 1:30pm-5:30pm April 25 (Anzac Day)