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Kuranda Koala Gardens

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| 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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How can you come to Australia and not want to cuddle one of these lovable creatures? My wife would have never forgiven me if she didn’t have the opportunity to cradle one of these adorable creatures in her arms and to be honest, I thought...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This little zoo is incredibly small. They really push spending extra to wait in line to hold a koala for a picture. Poor koala looked exhausted. They provide food to feed the wallabe, but the wallabe did not seem interested in it. Don't expect to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss for the active juvenile koalas who spend their time sparring & chasing each other in their enclosure & munching eucalyptus. We booked this together with the riverboat & had just enough time before the last Kuranda train departs at 3.30pm. We also saw...More

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

How wonderful that you got to see Paul, Pixie and Sebastian in action. Very pleased that you liked our new Kuranda Koala Gardens, Birdworld Kuranda and Riverboat package. We are getting a great response.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small animal park but we'll laid out 19$ entrance then 24$ to hold a koala. But then will allowed rest of family in on a photo you take. Worth a visit. Can combine all 3 animal attractions for a reduced price

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

Thanks for your support and great feedback. Looking after Koalas and providing their only source of food, a variety of gum leaves picked fresh daily and delivered within hours is a costly exercise. Thanks for mentioning our 3 park pass.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the sanctuary on March 23rd right before the heavy rains that spun off of Cyclone Nora hit the area. Very well maintained park, great staff, and nice interaction with the animals. My wife got one of her bucket list wishes fulfilled by holding...More

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

So glad you got in before our recent rains but it made everything lush and green with lots of waterfalls. Really appreciate that great recommendation and a very good point.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At the other places I visited I refrained from buying a Koala picture as the lines were incredibly long. At this place The line was only five or so people. Helpers and photographers were wonderful allowing you to both get a picture from them as...More

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

Wow, Blake so glad you chose us for your special Koala holding experience. Yes, we have specific times for the photos all throughout the day and in the meantime you can see the other animals and our noctarium. Thanks for your recommendation.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can tell all the animals are really well looked after and their exhibits are maintained very well. Yes the park is quite small, but the staff here have obviously done their best in ensuring none of the animals are cramped or overcrowded in their...More

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

thanks so much Daisy_Billy. Our team will be very happy to see your comments as you are spot on. They put a huge effort into the care of our animals. Glad you noticed our grass.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sanctuary is very small, for $19 entry it’s not too bad, there are crocks, turtles, wallabies, kangaroos, snakes and of course, koalas! To get the photo it is another $22, you get a large print but they will also take photos o. Your device,...More

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

Thanks for your great comments.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the Taronga Zoo in Sydney which you could only see the animals from a distance. This place provided you a chance to actually interact with the animals. You can hug and take photos with the Koala. You can also feed the wallabies and...More

Thank jessica_csy
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Angela F, Director of Sales at Kuranda Koala Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

That is so wonderful to see you pointing out the difference from your personal and honest perspective Jessica. We are not big in size but we'd like to think we make up for it in terms of convenience and interactive opportunities.

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martanelso
10 April 2018|
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Response from Angela F | Property representative |
Yes, that will be plenty of time and also to have some lunch in the Village and perhaps some shopping at the markets. Be a bit careful if using UBER is it is a challenge to get a lift back from Kuranda. You are probably... More
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Response from Angela F | Property representative |
Yes of course. Remember that Kuranda is the Village in the Rainforest so you won't get Rainforest without the rain. We have quite a few covered areas in the park including the Koala photo area. The Heritage Markets is... More
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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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