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The Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas is an immersion exhibit - an open and interactive environment for guests and animals to mingle in a spacious natural setting. Visitors wander along elevated boardwalks as birds fly and roam freely. Experience...more
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We had some time to kill one day in Port Douglas while we were on our honeymoon so we decided to go to the Wildlife Habitat. The employees were so friendly the minute we walked through the door. Having gone to 2 other conservatories during...More
Really great place for kids and for adults also. Feeding the kangaroos was the best part but other than that you get to see amazing animals and birds. Stuff was nice friendly and informative. Holding koala was nice but you only get to hold it...More
We went around lunchtime and probably better if you did it early in the day or later.
At 35 degrees even the animals know it’s time to hide from the heat, however a quaint spot to view a koala, emu, loads of birds as well...More
Spent a morning here; get to go back for four days. Wonderful place. Very clean and well maintained, even though they are upgrading parts of the habitat. Lovely staff who were enthusiastic and very informed. Great place!
This was a FANTASTIC discovery. Not an animal person before. Just happen to see it on the way into Port Douglas. It is a highly recommended visit - see all the wildlife wandering around - up and personal. Cool that the birds come right up...More
First visited around 2001 when I thought it was fantastic. Seems as though there are not as many animals there and the koalas have certainly reduced - only 3 or 4 that I could see. I was just going to photograph the only one that...More
Date of experience: November 2018
Amanda P, Digital & Media Manager at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago
Thanks for visiting Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and taking the time to provide us with your feedback.
We are sorry to hear that you were unable to take the photo of the koala. We will look into this further.
Compare Wildlife Habitat and Hartley's Crocodile Adventure? (4 Replies)
I am not sure if the same folks read the Cairns and Port Douglas forums so I am asking this in both places, sorry for the duplication. We will be staying 3 days in Port Douglas in September. We do not want to go snorkeling then because we will be leaving on a snorkel charter afterwards. We plan to go to Daintree one day on a tour. Another day, we thought we'd go to either Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas or Hartley's Crocodile Adventure. Can you please help us choose? We want to be...More
May 08, 2015|
Cairns/ Sydney/ Blue Mountains itinerary help! (2 Replies)
I'm a 20 year old female going on my first trip to Australia (and first time travelling solo!) for two weeks before studying abroad in New Zealand for the semester... I'll be in Australia from January 30 through February 12. I'm more interested in wildlife/ exploring on my own than cities/ group tours, but I'm a little nervous travelling alone so I am sticking to more "touristy" things for my own peace of mind. Does this itinerary seem reasonable? Any advice/ suggestions are welcome!!!! ...More
January 03, 2014|
Response fromMac M|
I just noticed from your other query about jetlag that this query has slipped through the cracks (many people are away or very busy at this time of year). I don't know if you went ahead and booked everything, but IMO it looks pretty good, and if there are any details you still need help with please let us know. Be prepared that coming from your northern winter the heat plus humidity in Cairns will really feel enervating. >>I really want to hold a koala-- like every other...More
Hello. We will be staying 3 days in Port Douglas. We do not want to go snorkeling then because we will be leaving on a snorkel charter afterwards. We plan to go to Daintree one day on a tour. Another day, we thought we'd go to wither Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas or Hartley's Crocodile Adventure. Can you please help us choose? We want to be able to walk around, see Australian animals (not just crocs, not just birds), be in a nice environment where the animals are well treated. Cost is...More
May 08, 2015|
Response fromMarty Y|
Hartleys is more like animal shows in a zoo, and wildlife habitat is more like a zoo with short animal talks if you get what I mean