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Birdworld Kuranda

Address: Heritage Markets, Kuranda, Queensland 4881, Australia
Phone Number: + 61 7 4093 9188
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Home to the largest single collection of free flying birds in...
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.
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Arkansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We were delighted to see how well cared for the free flight birds were & glad that by paying the admission we are all helping to save some of these beautiful creatures from possible extinction i.e. the Cassowary-which if you visit you are able to get very close to by the way. Loved every minute of it-saw some species of... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Went here as part of the ticket for the Koala Gardens and the Butterfly Sanctuary. My partner and I had a great time here spending a lot more time that we expected watching the birds. The birds are very friendly and very fond of shinny things so be careful. Recommend a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This was included within our Kuranda Wildlife pass with the koala gardens and butterfly sanctuary. It was an unexpected bonus and a hidden gem as I was expecting to see most of the birds in cages. Instead birds are flying freely around you, providing great photo opportunities of many beautiful and brightly coloured birds up close, from lorikeets to parrots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This place had birds that you don't have a chance to see in the wild, it was great that there are so many and they fly all around you - and land on you - and try to eat you. We were lucky enough not to get pooped on but they did have umbrellas there for people worried about that.... More 

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Christchurch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

If you love birds, you'll love visiting BIrdworld in Kuranda, enjoy feeding the Parrots of all sizes, but be careful not to wear shinny jewellery or you could be missing them when you leave.

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Biloela, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We arrived fairly early before the crowds and had the place to ourselves for awhile. We were given a bird spotter's guide which helped identify the birds as we walked around. We were able to get up close to the beautiful macaws and one flew right across the enclosure to perch right beside us on the fence, so we were... More 

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Takes you about five minutes to walk around the place, I love birds but I wouldn't bother. Go to the Koala gardens there is more there .

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SF, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Not a very memorable visit. At the ticket counter, the lady told us about the birds and the macaws. It was odd that they highlighted the macaws since they are not even native to Australia. I thought we would be learning about birds native to Australia. At the entrance, there is one area where some of the birds are flying... More 

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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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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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