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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary General Entry Ticket provided by Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary General Entry Ticket

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary General Entry Ticket
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from $39.32 per adult
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Last updated: Dec 24, 2020
A note from Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary General Entry Ticket
Important: If you have been asked to self-isolate, please do not come to our Sanctuary, If you have cold or flu symptoms, we ask that you delay your visit until you are well again. Some areas of the sanctuary will be closed for safety during this time.
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
About
Established in 1947, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a wealth of Australian and international animals. Critters from koalas and dingoes to lemurs and capybaras occupy 67 acres (27 hectares) of landscaped grassland, with interactive trails, aviaries, and more. Bird shows, crocodile performances, Aboriginal dance shows, and keeper presentations run throughout the day. Enjoy discounts on the door price and beat the lines by booking your tickets online.
Know before you go
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Know before you go
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Prebook tickets to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, a top Gold Coast zoo
Explore the Lost Valley, a recreation of ancient supercontinent Gondwana
Watch rainbow-colored lorikeets swoop in for feeding
Arrive when you want and leave when you want, without the rush of a tour
What to expect
When visiting the Gold Coast, enjoy a close encounter with some of Australia's amazing animals at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Your admission ticket allows for a leisurely visit to a centrally located oasis. Stroll through the exhibits in the 67-acre (27 hectares) refuge that is home to more than 1,400 animals. Currumbin features Australian natives such as the koala, echidna, wombat, Tasmanian devil, kangaroo, emu and dingo, and the animals live in bushland and rainforest settings that resemble their natural habitat. Interactive displays and keeper presentations provide a closer look at the critters, including lorikeet feeds that take place twice per day, free flight bird shows, and reptile shows. You can also see an Aboriginal dance performance. Wander through the Lost Valley as you are taken to a journey through the ancient supercontinent Gondwana. Immerse yourself in an environment as it existed millions of years ago. Explore this forgotten world and see unique flora and wildlife including free-flying birds, exotic reptiles, lemurs, cotton-top tamarins, red pandas, capybaras and much more.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3197CURRUMBIN
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
General Entry Ticket • Entry/Admission - Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Souvenir photographs
Inclusions
General Entry Ticket • Entry/Admission - Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Souvenir photographs
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair Access: Thanks to an extensive system of boardwalks and ramps throughout Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, there is no problem getting around on wheelchairs. However, the assistance of a carer will be needed on some of the steep walks. Wheelchairs are free, however ID is required to present.
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
Popular mentions

4.5
322 reviews
Excellent
192
Very good
80
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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sg7677
Hobart, Australia68 contributions
Relaxed park - made for a great day out
May 2021 • Family
Looking at the reviews we weren’t sure whether to come or not - but luckily the outlier negative reviews were just that - outliers.

We found the park to be clean and the staff helpful. Our kids 5 and 7 had a good day out. We took our time, had lunch, went to the playground and saw a couple of the shows.

Highlight was the Lost Valley - different animals to what we had seen before in this area.

The park isn’t huge, but it’s set in a bushland setting - great for a day out with the kids.
Written May 3, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sui.Garo
Melbourne, Australia85 contributions
Dated, but awesome experience!!
This is how a Zoo should be, an amazing walk through the park with some of the best staff and volunteers, who care about the animals and visitors experience. We had general admission tickets but added on photos with the Koalas and the staff were amazing from start to finish, going above and beyond to ensure we knew what to see! Some of the park is dated and needs some tender love and care however that was forgotten considering the level of service and other shows on offer. Definitely will be back some day!
Written May 1, 2021
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Cheryl M
Sydney, Australia171 contributions
An absolute must see on the Gold Coast.
Apr 2021
This is an absolute must see on the Gold Coast. It is an absolutely beautiful setting with so many fabulous shady plants and so lush and green. Great flat areas for walking, prams and wheelchairs. The park is well maintained, clean and easy to access all attractions. Dollar for dollar, it is better value than the big theme parks. Animals are easy to see and kids love the experience, especially being able to feed the kangaroos and wallabies. The Blinky Bill show was a highlight for my grandkids. There is also an Aboriginal cultural Show as well. The train is a great way to view the park and is included in the admission price. The food and beverage outlets offer quite a variety of choices and are also well priced for this type of attraction. The souvenir/gift shop is well stocked with some good buys on offer. Loved the fact that this park uses the services of volunteers, many are retired people and we found them very helpful. The staff were all welcoming and friendly. We had a great day out.
Written April 21, 2021
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Christine c
Melbourne, Australia201 contributions
Absolutely Fabulous!
Mar 2021
We were lucky with the weather and as borders were still closed to Internationals, it was relatively quiet. We found this experience to be outstanding. It has been very well set out although getting around was limited to an app or the sign posts….I still prefer a paper map! But in the end it didn't really matter much as the lovely volunteers were plentiful and always happy to give helpful advice. I would suggest you check the times of the shows in advance and work you itinerary around them. The shows are excellent performed by the knowledgable keepers and of course the animals. We attended the feeding of the pelicans and eels, the birds of prey and the reptiles and tails shows…all informative and delivered in a very friendly - and often amusing-manner. And they have a two open aired trains that take passenger around the complex. Again informative and helpful for tired tourists. This place caters for all ages and a must for people who are eager to learn about our amazing animal life in an entertaining environment. There are also photo opportunities such as holding a koala supervised by one of the delightful keepers. And finally there are a couple of gift shops to give yo the opportunity of a momento or a gift.
Written March 29, 2021
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Katie J
8 contributions
Love, Love, Love.
Hey review readers.

I spent a bit of time on here looking up things to do and was a little hesitant to come here as some of the reviews were negative. We have a 13 month old, a 31 year old, a 54 year old and a 76 year old in our little 4 generations holiday getaway. I was worried it could be too much for nan and we come from country Victoria, so we see Kangaroos and Koalas all the time.

Hesitations aside we took a gamble and bought the tickets online (which is a covid precaution you need to do). Got an email with a code which was scanned easily as we entered. Many people in reviews complained about parking fee's. It's $10 a car which really isnt too much. Option to pay by card is great so don't worry about finding cash. I'm also sure you could park elsewhere and walk if you needed. But at least if you read the reviews you can be budget prepared and consider this when booking.

The sanctuary was lovely and had lots of different places to stop and sit. There was alot of walking but we were able to take our time. We did get a little confused to where we were going at times and missed the dingos as I was stubborn and sure we went back around the other way (I was wrong). But that's okay, we just didn't go back as it was a little way away and Nan was getting tired and of the hills.

We were not huge on the meals to select  but got fish bites, burgers and chips. My advice is get the Lattice chips. You will be not disappointed as they were yum! Nan and mum had a burger each and they were great, and I shared fishbites with my daughter.

They have a parent room which amazing to see. Air-conditioned, change tables, bottle warmers, microwave, a little fence play area and feeding chairs in private areas. It warms my heart when I see there spaces for parents.

We took my daughter for a play in the splash park and playground. This area is huge, amazing and fenced, so let the kids go wild.

We jumped on the train just as we left which took us around the park. Not only is the place super pram friendly, the train ever has a pram carriage so you can all enjoy. We did have to wait the first time (at burger station) as they need to leave a space between families on the train. But that's a covid precaution and something the park does not have control over. So consider that before trolling them in the review. We were told to have a try at the station as you enter as this is where most people get on and off.

We highly recommend this Sanctuary for all ages. Our favourite part of the day apart from the Animals was the amazing volunteers. They were lovely, informative and helpful.

Advice.
- Take some $2 coins so you can buy Kangaroo feed. It's $4 per cup and only takes two dollar coins.
- We took water and morning tea in. This was great for us (I'm not sure if this is allowed, I didn't check the fine print and they didn't asked so search our bags/pram so not sure if this is actually okay.
- Ask when the show times are. Try and make them.
- Get in the train at the end/start as this is where most people get on and off (that's what we found anyway)
- Go with the flow with Covid Precautions. Yes it sucks. But it's not the parks fault, it's not your fault and don't let it get in your way of having a good day.

Hope this helps.
Written March 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mark T
Sydney, Australia171 contributions
Not to be missed!
Nov 2020
Fabulous experience at Currumbin wildlife sanctuary.
This is a full day back to nature experience. The free flight bird show is not to be missed. The train that takes you around the park is great. The new area is excellent. Highly recommended.
Written January 15, 2021
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Michael D
Mackay, Australia114 contributions
Good but ended in dishonesty
Jan 2021
Good place with a number of different animals. However the day was let down massively through dishonesty. We booked a koala cuddle for my 10 year old daughter through their app and she met the 140cm height rule. When standing there for the cuddle we were informed that she was too young. At no time were we told of this and it isnt in the terms and conditions. Be very careful as there are no refunds. Very dishonest end to the day. Actually ruined a great day. Bewarned.
Written January 14, 2021
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Ray W
Brisbane, Australia3 contributions
time stupidly wasted by lack of information
Dec 2020
Have been going to CWS every so often since 1997. Sadly it’s steadily gone downhill and is now in the “Rip-off” category.
A plan and timetable is essential for a visit and a printed copy used to come with the ticket But now it’s available only online – try reading that on a phone in bright sunshine.
Signage is pathetic. This could be such an easy fix – printed timetables of displays and locations posted along the routes.
Most of it is walkable - if you know where you’re heading for.– trust the noddy trains at your peril. The train drivers however are infinitely more knowledgeable than the largely superannuated volunteers, who frankly often do not have a clue. We ended up going around the entire site to a location 3 minutes’ walk away, missing the display because the train had to wait until another one cleared the station. After 3 hour of this, the 4 year old member of our party had lost interest.
Don’t get me wrong. CWS performs an essential role caring for wildlife and deserves every cent spent on that. But if it seeks to entertain, it must meet basic standards, and it doesn’t.
Written December 29, 2020
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Pauline B
5 contributions
Very expensive & not good value.
Dec 2020 • Family
A very disappointing experience. It was too expensive and not good value. $150 for a family of 2A+2C PLUS $10 to park. Not enough animals to see. If you want to see kangaroos they were beautiful and quiet but I see them every day. As a child I remembered hundreds of birds at feeding time. The grandkids paid for a bowl of food and still didn’t get a bird on their plate.
Written December 28, 2020
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MattX1970
Melbourne, Australia12 contributions
Fantastic
Dec 2020 • Family
If you're giving less than 5 stars for a review then you either don't like animals or don't know what you're talking about. Probably the best $40 you'll spend on the Gold Coast. Well worth a visit.
Written December 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Very enjoyable day
We visited this Currumbin sanctuary with my 4 year old and we all loved it, especially the train around the park
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Great way to Experiance Australian Wildlife
In my opinion this place is hands down better than Australia Zoo! We always take our overseas visitors here and the
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Koala High Tea experience
You must try the Koala experience and high tea! They cater for small groups and each person gets to hold a koala fo
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What a beautiful place - must visit!!!
What a gorgeous place! We couldn’t get al the way to Australia Zoo so we decided to catch a bus here instead. It wa
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Loved it!
I hadn’t been to Currumbin Wildlife in 15 years but I was so very impressed. It was such an easy day, every one had
MelYew
MelYew
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Exceeded my expectations in every way
This place is amazing! For me it is far better than Taronga zoo in Sydney. They have a huge array of animals includ
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Family Outing
Great day out! Easy transport there after paying for a GoExplore Gold Coast Card from the hotel $10 for adults and
Houdini546
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Could be so much better
I can’t understand how the entry fee can be justified especially as the park is running on a shoestring budget..thi
claytiff
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Awesome day out with something for all ages
Can’t speak highly enough. Free flight bird show amazing. Tree top walk awesome... great value for money for our
Looey72
Looey72
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Really worth it
My husband and I on holidays visited today and we thought the whole experience was fantastic. We really felt that i
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Sanctuary with a CAPITAL S
This attraction is an absolute credit to the workers and volunteers. Our family had a day that we thought was going
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Getting up close and personal with the locals.
We had a great day meeting a lot of different animals. The bird and reptile shows were fantastic and the magpie was
John T
John T
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Great in spite of COVID
We booked online in advance as explained on their website, with staggered entry. This worked well and their was no
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First post Covid holiday
We visited the Currumbin Wildlife Santuary on a short trip now that we can travel within Qld again and I was very i
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A fabulous place to visit; the Koala experience is a must do
You would have to be very picky to find much fault with this place; although I have to say the food at the burger b
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