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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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This was the 3rd time we have returned to Birdworld. Again the experience of having these beautiful, exotic birds come and land on you and interact each with their own individual personality was a heart warming experience. Also looking at the happy expressions on the faces of the other visitors makes this a very pleasant experience. It is one of... More

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Hinesburg, Vermont
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Definitely spend the $3 and get some feed. The birds are SO used to people and it's such a rare treat to have them actually approach you to get the food. All the animals seemed healthy and well accustomed to people.

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Canberra, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Small and a little underwhelming - not much information available and a very sad single cassowary trying to hide number some bushes. A bunch of gregarious parrots are the real heros but I found the place a little sad overall, packed with birds who look thoroughly sick of the bags of food everyone is offering them. If you've ever come... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a great place to see birds. There's a wide variety on display, and you can buy food to feed the parrots, but get in quick as there's only a limited amount available to prevent overfeeding of the birds. We've been here twice and saw different birds each time - a staff member told us when we enquirer that... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was a great addition to our trip up to Kuranda. The birds will land on your shoulders, arms and head (wear a hat - but not one that you like too much) The birds will go for buttons, jewelry etc. It was really fun and the kids had a blast. We combined bird world with the butterfly garden and... More

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Alderley edge
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A fantastic close up experience with some beautiful birds. Another smallish area that doesn't take long (45 mins max) but still worth it. On entry a bird (lorikeets, I think) landed on my daughters head & tried earnestly to pull the button from her cap. Amusing for us but she was a bit worried! The staff are around to help... More

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Melbourne
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A fun filled hour of feeding these beautiful rosellas, cockatoo, parrots who will land on you to feed but also love to chew on anything shiny!

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I thought this would be a bit bigger. It is basically one enclosure that you walk through with the birds flying freely inside. It was still a great experience though with lots of different types of birds. We bought a bag of bird feed and quickly had some of the birds land on us, trying to peck at the bag!... More

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Solvang, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

friendly birds who will walk right up to your hand, sit on your shoulder, your head, your shoe.... But beware! They will pick at your jewelery and are adept at taking a button neatly off your shirt.

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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Those birds WILL steal your glasses, eat your hat, poop on your shoulder... But apart from that it is a great experience.

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