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Birdworld Kuranda

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Address: Heritage Markets, Kuranda, Queensland 4881, Australia
Phone Number: + 61 7 4093 9188
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Description: Home to the largest single collection of free flying birds in Australia...
Home to the largest single collection of free flying birds in Australia (some 500 of them!), Birdworld Kuranda in the Australian highlands of the Atherton Tablelands displays no less than 75 species of the most spectacular birds from all corners of the planet - as well as from the earth’s fast diminishing rainforests.Visitors are free to wander through the lush, tropically landscaped bird sanctuary to observe the birds in their own specific - yet natural - habitats. Two lakes connected by a tumbling waterfall for example are home to waterbirds such as stilts, herons and Australia’s own unique Black Swan. In Birdworld's rainforest canopy overhead, blue, gold and scarlet Macaws dazzle with colourful brilliance as they soar above the tree tops. One outstanding Birdworld denizen not to be missed is that rare avian giant, the Cassowary - an Australian bird now officially enlisted as endangered.Designed to "create a centre where birds would be showcased in their natural environment without the barriers of cages coming between them and their admiring public", Birdworld Kuranda is a photographer's paradise. (And without those barriers, visitors often find a feathered friend nestling on their shoulder - a golden photo opportunity!) Birdworld Kuranda can provide guided tours for all group bookings.
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Birds sit on your arm.

Definitely worth a visit. You just wander around, the birds are free-flying. Several of the parrots like to land on your shoulder, head, or arm. We spent more time there than we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2015
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Fort Collins, United States

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Fort Collins, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Definitely worth a visit. You just wander around, the birds are free-flying. Several of the parrots like to land on your shoulder, head, or arm. We spent more time there than we planned.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We were a bit short of time when we found this place but are so happy we did! It is not a large attraction but none the worse for that. Most of the birds fly free under a landscaped netted area and the atmosphere is happy and lovely. The birds are obviously content and there is much interaction between parrots... More 

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Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Birdworld is a lot smaller than I was expecting but we all enjoyed it. There were a lot of different birds that can be spotted if you spend the time looking on the path. The cassowary came right up to where we were standing to get a drink. The top deck area has a lot of parrots waiting for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

bag of feed $3. Only 1 bag per group allowed. The 2 macaws are in breeding season so we couldn't feed them and one scarlet macaw was aggressive so 3 of the biggest most beautiful birds were no go zones. One green alexandrine gave me a good bite, drew blood and my son got a love bite from a sun... More 

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Richmond, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Birds were gorgeous. Wished we had those birds in my trees in the USA. Australias animals are just amazing. Colors, size and calls are just so remarkable. I loved hearing it daily when i was in Australia. Birds were in bad moods when i was there. Perhaps from all the people picking at them and trust me, i would nip... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

For any lover of hands-on action or birds, this is the perfect destination to hit up whilst up in this area. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable, there were plenty of birds and it was decently priced. Approx $15 to get in (child/student ($20 for adult)) and just $3 to buy bird food. Some very pretty creatures and an amazing... More 

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North Bergen, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Birdworld is right next to Kuranda Koala Gardens. Here, all the birds are free and roaming in an open space. You have the chance to hold a bird and place it on your shoulder. You can also feed the birds, however, I'm not sure if that's included in the admission price. My husband and I preferred just looking and taking... More 

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Tewantin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Made me wish I had one of these gardens at home. All the sounds of birds singing and the lovely garden and bird nests. Lovely outing. Also got to see the cassowary , my first time ever. Overall, yep- do it again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It was nice to see all the different birds which I found difficult to see in the wild whilst touring in Australia

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I visited Birdworld some 4 years ago and again this month. If anything the place has deteriorated slightly in that time. It is good to be able to walk amongst free-flying birds and see them up close. The birds appear to be in good condition also. Kuranda is a major tourist attraction in the region and personally I would like... More 

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