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Birdworld Kuranda

Heritage Markets, Kuranda, Queensland 4881, Australia
+ 61 7 4093 9188
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Ranked #4 of 12 attractions in Kuranda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Home to the largest single collection of free flying birds in Australia (some 500 of them!), Birdworld Kuranda in the Australian highlands of the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Warragul
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Was a great place to visit. Cheeky birds. Our 14 year old daughter loved it. Carried around a parrot on her arm for ages. Cheeky maccaws and parrots. Very pretty. Would recommend.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Been here twice and it has been great both times. Basically a large enclosure with a bunch of habituated native and exotic birds. Kids depending on their temperament will either be freaked out or love it. Great for photography. Be careful with cameras, tripods, jewellery etc - the birds love to peck at them. Also one to avoid if you... More

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Hamilton
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

They were so friendly & curious excellent opportunity to get up close to various birds. They come & sit on your head, shoulders, hands, exploring bags, watches anything that gets their attention. Had an excellent visit definitely a must do in Kuranda.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were quite disappointed with Birdworld. Having been in the `bird business`for many years we are well aware what constitutes a good bird exhibit, and this is not it. It was messy, muddy and generally not nice. We were unable to bring our concerns to the staff as we couldn't find them...apart from the girl at the front counter, who... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Seeing birds close up is a fantastic experience. I enjoyed my visit to Birdworld seeing many parrots but was disappointed with the old branches used as perches around the enclosure. Strong robust perches is great for physical and mental health of a bird. (Good for claws/feet and gnawing). It's great that the birds are allowed freedom within the enclosure and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Walk through the enclosure with all the birds freely flying around you. Some are very friendly, get a bag of food before you go in and you will make plenty of friends I had parrots on me the whole time I was walking around.

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Friendly staff at entrance warned that birds like to "play" with shiny things, so removed all jewellery etc. Once inside, lots of birds to see and have land on you etc. Teenage daughters had great time (as did parents). wonderful attraction

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Berlin, Germany
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

loved walking through here seeing all the different birds and even getting to feed some of them, so many awesome different birds just flying around in an open enclosure

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Melbourne
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86 reviews 86 reviews
53 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Was up here last year and this year I made Birdworld on my definite to do list, and I did it. It doesn't matter if you are a single or with more walking through Birdworld as the birds don't discriminate, as long as you have food. Some birds will try and steal the goodies straight out of the bags, others... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Kuranda birdworld is a must see when visiting Kuranda, they have a large amount of different bird species of all shapes, sizes and colours. The Macaws were a highlight with one landing straight on my shoulder as I walked in. The staff supply you with some food so you can feed the birds and get some awesome photo opportunities, so... More

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