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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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Educational and good fun. The people obviously care for the animals and love to talk about them. Our group of 4 adults enjoyed our visit

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It was a nice day at Kuranda Village, wanted to see Koalas without spending much time una huge expensive zoo. Went to koala gardens and saw everything I wanted to see in less than an hour. Got 10% discount at the tourism office . Only...More

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

Loved your great comments as nice to see you took time to see the staff at our award winning Kuranda Visitor and Information Centre.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hazel is a koala, natch, and she's gorgeous and very cuddly. The park has many other animals but you get to see several koalas up close and I got my best photos there. Not expensive and a good way to spend time in a lovely...More

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

Love your review Ken. You've hit the nail on the head as to why Kuranda Koala Gardens is a great location for visitors to Kuranda.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice area showing indigenous wildlife of Australia - the highlight being of course the additional cost of holding a koala and getting a photo (extra to admission only)., The animals looked well-tended to, and rules in place to minimise stress for them. A good wander...More

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

Thanks for your wonderful comments Phil. Thanks for mentioning our nocturnal enclosure with some very rare animals there.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

after looking at the colorful birds we went to the koala gardens. nice, very very nice, clean, well kept. staff is very friendly, kind and helpful. yes, we finally saw a "real roo" as well a gorgeous koala's one with a baby. yes, I have...More

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Angela F, Director of Sales at Kuranda Koala Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks overseas writer. Great to see that you would strongly recommend our park. When we designed this attraction we tried to ensure that we had quite a few areas for parents with little ones to stop and take a rest.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Angela F, Director of Sales at Kuranda Koala Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow. Lovely to read your comments. Our staff will be delighted and so glad you decided to have your wonderful Koala cuddle experience with us.

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10 April 2018|
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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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