QLD Tourism welcomes Zoos
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the Gold Coast’s leading native wildlife, adventure and coastal rainforest experience.
The Sanctuary is an Advanced Eco-Tourism Certified and Queensland heritage listed property where you can get closer to hundreds of native Australian animals. You can cuddle a koala, pat a kangaroo and experience the wild Rainbow Lorikeet Feeding.
Experience one of our 13 daily shows including free flight bird show, the Australiana Show and our Croc show or ride our famous train.
Aboriginal and Islander dancers perform in daily shows and tours, plus much more including the Green Challenge Adventure Parc, an exhilarating 65 challenge tree-tops ropes course.
After dark Currumbin comes alive with the Gold Coast’s only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dinner show called Yanguwah.
Transfers are available from Gold Coast Airport and Surfers Paradise bookings are essential.
The Rainforest Habitat is a wildlife park of the future and world leader in mixed immersion exhibits. It is situated in Port Douglas, Tropical North Queensland, Australia, on eight acres of land that has been recreated to provide a window into our natural environment. Visitors can wander through three different and unique environments that depict numerous species of the surrounding rainforest, wetlands, and grasslands.
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is the largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit in Australia - a quality wildlife park in the heart of Kuranda Village.
Situated next to the Kuranda markets, The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is home to over 1500 magnificent tropical butterflies that are hand reared on the premises.
All are local rainforest species, including an iconic Kuranda butterfly, the electric blue Ulysses Butterfly, and the majestic fluoro green and yellow Cairns Birdwing.
The aviary, set in the midst of Kuranda rainforest, was opened in 1987 and has been visited by over a million people since. Guided tours through the aviary and laboratory are conducted throughout the day, detailing a butterfly's life cycle and behaviour.
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is included in several Kuranda tours with other Kuranda attractions, such as the Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail, and other Kuranda zoos such as Rainforestation Nature Park.
You can cuddle a koala, hold a wombat, and if you're brave enough, there's snake and crocodile handling too!
Koalas, Crocodiles, Snakes and WombatsNowhere else in Australia can you interact with so many of Australia's native animals. Join us here at Billabong Sanctuary for a fantastic day!
Nestled in 11 hectares (25 acres) of tropical bushland, we are home to a magnificent variety of native mammals, birds and reptiles.
Stroll around the park with our friendly kangaroos and wallabies, take part in all the handling and feeding shows, or simply relax by the pool.
Rock the Croc!
When you're feeling peckish, Blinky Bill's Café offers a tempting array of freshly-made light meals, cold drinks, tea and coffee, and yummy desserts. You're also welcome to use our gas barbecues, free of charge.
Our stunning new Function Centre, Melaleuca on Billabong, allows us to cater for Conferences, Staff Training, Meetings, as well as Weddings and Receptions, Family Get-togethers, Christmas Parties and Evening Functions.
Historic Daintree Village - browse through the Daintree Timber Museum, gallery, arts and crafts. Daintree Coffee Shop for their famous panfried Barramundi with tropical salad. Daintree river train - eco -environmental wilderness cruise in a state marine park world heritage area!) A first in eco-tourism . Leisurely, informative cruise aboard the World's only "floating river train. Your commentary aboard the River Train employs solar P.A. powered by Daintree sunshine . Naturalist guides - the river people know the river and its secrets.
FREE Afternoon tea at the Pattersons family property - builders and originators of the Daintree River Train. After your Daintree River tour we recommend our drive tour into the Mossman River George.
Bordering the wet tropics world heritage areas your hosts guide you along their private mangrove and rainforest all weather boardwalk - native fish viewing (tidal).
Alma Park Zoo is set on 40 acres with 12 acres set under a rainforest canopy in Dakabin, Queensland.
We currently exhibit 100 species, with more than 200 individual animals.
Alma Park Zoo is home to over 200 individual mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians and crocodilians representing approximately 100 species. Many of the animals are exotic species from South America, Asia, Africa and of course Australian Native Animals.
Alma is Queensland’s oldest Zoo and also one of the only Zoos where you will see and interact with a broad range of primates.
We pride ourselves on providing a safe and affordable family day out while providing education and awareness through our displays, staff and unique animal interaction opportunities.
Our mission statement is to to create a unique and exciting experience in a natural environment that will empower the community to be involved in the conservation of wildlife and their environment
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the world's first and largest koala sanctuary. Lone Pine offers interactive, hands-on experiences, allowing you to get up close and personal to some of Australia's most iconic wildlife. Cuddle a koala, hand-feed kangaroos and wild lorikeets, and marvel at the playful antics of our two platypus. Free wi-fi available everywhere, as well as wireless phone charging stations. Lone Pine is the perfect destination to relax, take in the beautiful natural surrounds, and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Take a journey to another world at UnderWater World (Australia), Queensland's largest Oceanarium and Aquarium. Come face to face with sharks, rays and other predators and surround yourself in the beauty of thousands of coral fish.
Walk amongst thousands of marine and freshwater animals including giant sharks, stingrays, sawfish and tropical reef fish without getting your feet wet. You can view the shark feeding or watch a shark dive from the 80 metre transparent tunnel in the 2.5 million litre Oceanarium.
Our most popular attraction though is our highly entertaining seal and otter shows where you’ll soon discover the highly amusing personalities of our family of mammals.
Koorana Crocodile Farm on the Capricorn Coast of Central Queensland, Australia is an Australian Federal Government approved breeding farm using F2 generation captive bred crocodiles. Koorana also features a quality Restaurant where the visitor can indulge crocodile meat and crocodile pies along with other wonderful meals.
Koorana has tours for the tourist, visitor and special tours can be arranged for schools and other Educational Organizations. Koorana produces the highest quality australian salt water crocodile leather products. The range includes crocodile skins, crocodile bags, crocodile hats, crocodile belts, and crocodile wallets. Koorana can supply educational information for teachers and students alike. Koorana can offer approved training in crocodile capture and handling.
Nestled within the tranquil Botanic Gardens and adjacent to the Murray Lagoon, the Rockhampton Zoo is home to more than 50 species of native and exotic animals. It’s the perfect place for families to see magnificent and cheeky creatures, great and small in their natural surroundings and best of all it’s free to visit.
You can view our most intimidating resident, the ‘Colonel’ saltwater crocodile, or get up close to our koalas, kangaroos and the exotic lion tailed macaques. As you walk through the zoo you will be sure to come across our most loveable residents, the Chimpanzees. Always found roaming around their giant enclosure, their daily feeding show with the zoo keepers are just part of the reason why visitors keep returning to this special part of Rockhampton.
You’ll also find animals native to Central Queensland and observe the purpose built homes of wombats, Frank, Katie and Donna. A day at the Rockhampton Zoo is the perfect outing for families!
Keeper talks and feedings begin at 2.45pm and go through to 3.30pm. Please see zoo signage for details on the day.
This truly amazing facility enables people of all ages to learn about and see wild animals in action, seven days a week from 9am to 4.30pm.
Visitors can see Bears, White Rhinos, Hippopotamus (both large and small), a large variety of primates are there, just to mention a few firm favourites - and of course there is more… the Big Cats . . . lots of them.
Tigers and Cheetahs are joined by the largest pride of Lions in Australasia, making this remarkable animal reserve the ideal place to see all of the popular animals of the world, up close and safely.
Breakfast with the Beast. Imagine sharing your morning coffee surrounded by 19 lions. Bookings available daily.Also bottom line delete Dine on Edge as we do not hold that at the moment.
There are 12 different feeding times throughout the day starting at 9.30 am with the common hippos, these are on every ½ an hour, with a different animal, where a keeper gives you an informative talk and the animals come close to feed, it is recommended that you follow these feeds and talks to make the most of our day.
Facilities also include a fully stocked café, gift shop and information services building.
This amazing destination can be accessed in both Tropical driving loops – The Southern Tableland loop from Cairns and Innisfail, and also the Cairns Highlands loop from Port Douglas or Cairns.
Enjoy Breakfast with the Beasts & Dine on the Edge where you dine with Lions. (Available Wednesday/Fridays/Saturdays bookings essential).
Wheelchairs available for hire.
To promote throughout the Darling Downs and beyond an appreciation of, respect for and concern for the preservation of the planets biodiversity by the display of a representative and planned collection of animal life in appropriate social groupings and simulated habitats.
The Darling Downs Zoo is Queenslands newest zoo and is situated in a tranquil rural setting on Queenslands beautiful eastern Darling Downs ... about midway between Toowoomba and Warwick.
The zoo is privately owned by Steve and Stephanie Robinson who have devoted their lives to the care of all creatures great and small. Between them they have accumulated well over 50 years of animal keeping experience.
Kumbartcho is the local Aboriginal word for Hoop Pine (Araucaria cunninghamii). The Hoop Pine is the focus of the Shires name, emblem and logo some magnificent specimen trees can be found at the Kumbartcho Sanctuary, which is set on 6 hectares of natural habitat, including a boundary with the South Pine River. Kumbartcho hosts the Pine Rivers Community Nursery. The Nursery produces local native plants perfect for planting in the district. Other facilities at Kumbartcho include a community hall, playground and barbeque.
Australia Zoo on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is nestled on over 100 acres of natural Australian bushland, and is home to 1,200 native and exotic animals.
Check out giraffe, rhinos, cheetah and zebras on the African Savannah, plus Sumatran Tigers, Bengal Tigers and red pandas in South-East Asia. And be sure to visit the newly opened Bindi’s Island, where guests can get up close with ring-tailed lemurs, giant Aldabran Tortoises and colourful macaws!
Grab a good seat for the midday Wildlife Warriors show, where you can catch all the slithering, swooping, jaw-snapping action of our snakes, birds and crocs LIVE in the Crocoseum.
You can also learn heaps about our amazing animals by booking in for one of our animal encounters or checking out the other daily shows on offer. And don’t forget to say hello to all the roving wildlife around the zoo too!
Visit us at Australia Zoo to experience Australia’s ultimate wildlife adventure and conservation destination.
Cool Companions is the education branch of Dreamtime Wildlife Sanctuary. We’re a private wildlife sanctuary located west of Brisbane, housing over 1000 animals and more than 300 species.
We deliver a range of education and exciting presentations to schools and community groups throughout south-east Queensland.
We conduct wildlife-based training courses on topics such as reptile husbandry and venomous snake identification.
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An exciting Australian wildlife experience like no other awaits, with a host of amazing Australian animals including snakes, crocodiles, frogs, possums, owls, lizards and quolls waiting to meet you and help celebrate a special occasion.
We deliver a range of educational and entertaining presentations and hands on wildlife experiences for schools and community groups, birthdays parties for both kids and adults, corporate and private functions and even filming opportunities throughout Southeast Queensland, including Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.
Geckoes also offers an educational training service through a qualified instructor for venomous snake handling, general wildlife handling and TAFE courses.
Nestled in the heart of Burleigh Heads, David Fleay Wildlife Park offers visitors a unique wildlife experience.
Relax in tranquil surroundings as you meander through rainforest, wetland and eucalypt forest discovering an amazing collection of native Queensland wildlife. Featuring the only platypus display on the Gold Coast.
Daily Wildlife presentations include – crocodiles, snakes and ‘Fur, Feathers and Scales’. The park also offers assisted disabled access.
CAIRNS WILDLIFE DOME is a spectacular all-weather wildlife immersion exhibit - and open and interactive environment for humans and animals to mingle in a spacious natural setting - enclosed by a 20 metre high glass dome on top of the iconic Reef Hotel Casino. Immerse yourself in a rainforest environment whilst parrots, cockatoos and other birds native to the Wet Tropics region fly freely around you. Interact with other animals such as turtles, pythons, freshwater crocodiles, lizards and gliders. In the late afternoon, observe the feeding habits of curlews, bettongs, frogmouths and kookaburras.
The Dome is home to The Cairns ZOOm, the world’s first Challenge Ropes Course in a wildlife immersion exhibit, consisting of over 50 elements of crossings and ziplines – including one which takes participants directly over the top of Goliath, our 4 metre saltwater crocodile!
Interact with and be educated about our native fauna at different heights within the Dome during an exhilarating experience, then walk along internal and external walkways with a unique birds-eye view of the internal layout of the Dome, as well as a spectacular view of the city and surrounding land and seascapes.
We have a long standing reputation for offering our guests a great Australian night out! You get the opportunity to experience nocturnal wildlife in the tropics at Cairns' one and only Night Zoo.
Our guides will greet you at 7.00pm sharp at the Night Zoo entrance and escort you to our famous Aussie BBQ. Enjoy a delicious barbeque dinner of steak, sausages and seafood with fresh garden salads followed by a dessert. Relax with a drink from our licensed bar.
After dinner, our guides will provide you with a torch and lead you into the darkness to meet the creatures of the night. Learn how owls hunt, touch a possum and pat a koala. On clear nights our guides will take you star gazing. See the Southern Cross, the Big Dipper and other well known constellations.
Kuranda Koala Gardens is Kuranda's newest wildlife attraction! Situated in the heart of Kuranda, this attraction 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.
Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is simply the best place to see crocodiles and local wildlife in the North. Enjoy our entertaining and educational wildlife presentations including, snakes, cassowaries, koalas, crocodiles and more. Take a boat cruise on Hartley’s Lagoon and see crocodiles and other wildlife on our melaleuca wetland and learn about sustainable use and conservation on our crocodile farm tour.
Visit the newly opened ‘Gondwana Gateway’ and learn about the evolution of Australian wildlife in a beautiful forest setting surrounded by the living descendants of Australia’s ancient past. Enjoy a delicious snack in Lilies Restaurant overlooking Hartley’s Lagoon and find that perfect gift in the Paperbark Gift Shop.
Snakes Downunder Reptile Park and Zoo is a fun and affordable day out to be enjoyed by the whole family. Admission cost includes the opportunity to handle a python and baby salt water crocodile, view snakes shows and a crocodile feeding display and enjoy guided tours of various static displays. Other attractions include a fantastic Snake House, a walk though vivarium housing dragons and frogs and a kangaroo reserve where the animals can be hand fed. The most recent addition to the Zoo is "Millie" their koala. By early October "Millie" will have company with the arrival of two more female Koalas. There is no charge for photography within the park and this includes during handling sessions. As you can see, Snakes Downunder Reptile Park and Zoo is "much more than just snakes".