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Kuranda Koala Gardens

#5 of 33 things to do in Kuranda Features Animals
| Clifton Beach, Kuranda, Queensland QLD 4879, Australia
+61 7 4093 9953
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Kuranda Koala Gardens is situated in the heart of Kuranda and gives you the opportunity to see some of Australia's most unique wildlife up close.We have a variety of wildlife for you to see including:-Koalas: Lots of opportunity to observe our koalas doing what they do best - eating, sleeping and looking adorable. Fossil evidence shows that koalas originally lived in rainforest environments. As Australia became drier, they adapted to eat Eucalypt leaves, which replaced much of the country's rainforests.Koala Photos: Take the opportunity to 'Cuddle a Koala' and receive a great souvenir digital photo (extra cost). Kuranda Koala Gardens is one of only a handful of places in the world where you can actually cuddle a koala. Our adherence to a strict "Government Code Of Practice" ensures the health and wellbeing of our furry friends.Freshwater Crocodiles: Another Australian native - perhaps not as endearing as the Koala but a fascinating part of the eco system, is the Freshwater Crocodile. This is one of the two Australian saurians - the other being the Saltwater Crocodile. The Saltie does not function well in the cooler climes of the mountain regions but is on display at Cairns Tropical Zoo and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.Kangaroos & Wallabies: Australia has a large variety of these macropods and you will see swamp wallabies, parma wallabies, eastern grey kangaroos and red legged pademelons amongst others. Snakes: Australia is home to many snakes, both deadly and harmless. Enjoy a unique 'up close' experience with pythons when you enter their domain in Australia's first 'Walk Through Snake House'.Wombats: This quaint marsupial is an Australian favourite. They are often playful and quick to learn. However, as they sleep quite a lot, their intelligence is often underestimated! They lay claim to being the world's largest burrowing animal and can dig up to two metres of burrow in one night.Lizards, Monitors and other Reptiles: Australia is home to an amazing selection of reptiles and there are lots on display. See Dragons and Monitors with their long forked tongues, and much more. Many of these creatures have great camouflage techniques - see what you can spot in their enclosure!Kuranda Koala Gardens is part of the Freeman Family owned and operated Wildlife Tropical North Queensland Group. Other wildlife experiences under this banner include Cairns Night Zoo, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Cairns Tropical Zoo.
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| Clifton Beach, Kuranda, Queensland QLD 4879, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

If you're going to take a photo holding a koala, the Kuranda Koala Garden is a "4". If you're not going for the photo, it's a "2". There are much better places to view indigenous Australian animals.

Thank Watsson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time in the Koala Gardens. We were able to get up close to kangaroo and koalas. You can hand feed the animals. They also have nocturnal reptiles and birds. We spent about 1 hour touring which is plenty of time.

Thank 115dennisw
Angela F, Director of Sales at Kuranda Koala Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for sharing such lovely feedback.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed Koala Gardens very much. Very informative signs along the way. Well set out. Being able to actually hold a Koala was so good as not everywhere that has koalas allows them to be held. Staff friendly.

Thank esmeraldaelizabeth
Angela F, Director of Sales at Kuranda Koala Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Really glad to see you enjoyed visiting us and got to hold a koala with us.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the gardens in August 2017. We got a multi park pass which included birdworld and the butterfly sanctuary. We drove up to Kuranda and it took about 30 mins. There is plenty of parking around he area and we didn't have any trouble....More

Thank ckb_au
Angela F, Director of Sales at Kuranda Koala Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Really appreciate this review as you have confirmed what we always tell people. You can also drive to Kuranda and the parking is easy to find. If for any reason it is busy, there is also plenty of parking on the village side behind the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a smaller wildlife habitat. It is very clean, well maintained, and the animals look so well cared for and not stressed. You can approach the animals and enjoy the views.

Thank CadetKiddo
Angela F, Director of Sales at Kuranda Koala Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much, yes we are a boutique wildlife attraction that provides the convenience of being right in the village as many take some travelling to get to.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This needs some help. It was not in a great state and the koalas were the main attraction for the foreign tourists. The kangaroos and wallabies were not enthusiastic about getting close to humans (likely sick of them). However the bilby enclosure was an unexpected...More

Thank Monique B
Angela F, Director of Sales at Kuranda Koala Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Monique. Kuranda Koala Gardens is not marketed as a major attraction, our Hartley's Crocodile Adventures is. We do the best possible with the available area and are able to offer Koala holding photos and the chance for visitors to see Australia wildlife that they...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Getting to hold, cuddle and have our picture taken with a koala was such a fun experience for our whole group!

Thank Kim M
Angela F, Director of Sales at Kuranda Koala Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Kim.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place , so nice So friendly and a real stop if you need to hug a Koala (And we all do) It has great animals on display and get close to a Roo, too

Thank FoodSnob4EVER
Angela F, Director of Sales at Kuranda Koala Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks FoodSnob. Glad you had a chance to get your Koala hub with us!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the small zoo mainly to hold a Koala and take a picture, we fed the small kangaroos by hand and took more pictures. Yes, they have other animals, too, some sweer water crocs, some snakes and birds. A good way to spend...More

Thank swissami19
Angela F, Director of Sales at Kuranda Koala Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Delightful feedback much appreciated.

Reviewed 15 July 2017

We loved our visit here. This place had a nice variety of animals and the grounds and conditions were extremely clean and well maintained. Really lovely place to visit. Only small, but with the other bits and pieces filling your day at Kuranda, this place...More

Thank coffeegal2
Angela F, Director of Sales at Kuranda Koala Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Great to see that you really loved Kuranda Koala Gardens, yes it is small as we are essentially land locked, but we make the best of the space that we have to offer the best possible customer experience.

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I was with a few families and we just arrived and paid. I was the only one who wanted to hold the koala so we walked around and saw everything and came back at the time given. There wasn't a long wait and the entire group... More
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