Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary28 Tomewin Street, Currumbin
Tel: +61 7 5534 1266
3.0 Stars written by Frances Rodger
It was raining the day we went so it has effected my view.. It was great even so but as there were not many under cover places it was as cold and wet as you would imagine.
They had light ponchos for $5 each and they were needed.
The bird show is well worth it as are all the shows. They do a wonderful job and the glass walls on the hospital are worth taking a look at.
5.0 Stars written by Jacqui Posener
Great place to take kids. Many animals to look at and touch and feed. The new section is really exciting for kids and you can get close to the animals. A really good thing is that there are a lot of old growth trees which provide continuous shade so you don't have to walk around in the sun and you get a really natural feel.
Information about the train could be better and longer opening hours for some of the cafes would be helpful
5.0 Stars written by Helen OBoyle
Visited here on a hot holiday afternoon by myself. This place is a throwback to the non-techie, non-flashy Gold Coast's of the 1970s and 1980s. And it is minimal on nanny state regulations, to boot!
If you want yourselves or your kids to experience what Australia used to be like (in a very good way), the wildlife sanctuary is a great place to visit.
Many of the animals are in fenced off areas that guests are free to enter, to interact directly with the animals -- kangaroos, wallabies, emus, etc. If you are primarily a city person or not familiar with Oz native animals, this is quite fun. (You are expected to use the hand sanitizer dispensers, of course).
There is a train that goes around the surprisingly large park, so you can navigate more quickly if time is short.
Even on what staff told me was a busy day, it did not feel crowded. Also, although it was a warm day, there was plenty of shade that made it comfortable to wander around.
There is also a high ropes course that older kids and adults can do, after a short induction to explain the safety equipment. (This is an extra cost.)
The park is part of the Australian National Trust. I believe members get in free, and you have the option of buying a membership in the park if you want. It is staffed with many volunteers who clearly value the place and want to help others have the best possible experience there.
4.0 Stars written by Tim Stone
Lots to see, requiring lots of walking. Kids had a good time. Some unique new animals in lost world that you don't regularly see.
Many shows and activities, all of which we saw we're really good and worthwhile. Lots included with entry price, but as is more and more the case these days, many things are an additional cost over entry.
Food and drinks as with any theme park or similar attraction is outrageously expensive and mostly junk.
If you smoke, your up for even more walking. Despite the entire thing being outdoors over a massive area, seems they can only fit a single designated smoking area that requires basically exiting and then re-entering the park. For me, that was a massive annoyance! Before you rain down the hate, I don't mind not smoking around attractions or where lots of people are, but there are numerous other opportunities to cater for a more practical accommodation of smokers.
5.0 Stars written by Lee Upshur
I really enjoyed the open walking pattern of this wildlife center! Plus, it's one of the few places in Australia that allow you to hold a koala (with proper supervision, of course). They're also home to one of the best animal hospitals around! It's definitely worth a visit if you're int he area