Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Zoos
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Situated at Port Douglas, Queensland, the award winning Wildlife Habitat is a leader in eco-tourism and conservation. This immersion wildlife exhibit has five distinct Habitats - Woodlands, Wetlands, Rainforest, Savannah and Nocturnal, which are set over 8 acres of land to provide an interactive, and educational native wildlife experience. Meet an abundance of Australian animals including koalas, emus and the endangered Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroo and Southern Cassowary. Hand-feed wallabies and kangaroos and cuddle a koala. Enjoy Breakfast With The Birds or Lunch With The Lorikeets and enjoy a sumptuous buffet meal and meet some feathered friends.
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Jo
Brisbane, Australia22 contributions
Couples
A surprising gem of a wildlife habitat. It is well laid out with ample opportunity to see a range of animals, especially birds in the extensive aviary. I got to see a tree kangaroo and some cassowaries which are endemic to the area but have proved elusive on my tours of the Daintree. The cafe is in the aviary and I had a yellow-tailed cockatoo sitting at the next table and chatting to me during lunch. I watched the feeding of the crocodiles and heard the awesome sound of the closing jaws. Well worth a visit. The admission ticket allows entry over a few days so you can pop back for animal feeding of time permits.
Written October 9, 2021
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What a wonderful review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us this review. It is great that you had a great time exploring our habitats and interacting with our wildlife. We are glad you enjoyed our Crocodile Feeding Presentation. We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon.
Written November 7, 2021
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CPC1911
Sydney, Australia492 contributions
Solo
Spent a full day here looking at the incredible birdlife and other wildlife. 4 diverse habitats all wonderful. A big shout out to the staff. Everyone is incredibly helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. It’s very well laid out so accessible for families with prawns and wheelchairs, great cafe, interactive sessions with some wily birds abs great value.
Written June 3, 2021
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write us this great review! It is wonderful our staff exceeded your expectation by providing excellent services. Most of our park is wheelchair accessible. We hope to welcome you back again.
Written June 13, 2021
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Mal and Denise B
Burpengary, Australia219 contributions
This was great value as the entry pass lasted 5 days! We had a couple of hours one day and had missed the cassowary feeding so we were able to visit again earlier in the day. We safely got very close to see the cassowary, a rare find in the wild otherwise.

I wouldn't usually call myself a bird person but it's difficult not to be blown away by so many different beautiful Australian birds. Max, the red tailed black cockatoo, was super fun and very cheeky. We're so fortunate to have these gorgeous creatures in our northern back yards.

You can feed Kangaroos and emu, take a close look at a crocodile and have photos with snake, koala or baby crocodile. You can even swim with the crocodile on the other side of some seriously thick perspex.

We've been to lots of Australian zoos, reserves etc but this would have to be our favourite because with so much time to spend there you can really get to know the local wildlife.
Written May 13, 2022
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Wow, thank you so much for this amazing review. It sounds like you had the best time and got to appreciate all aspects of Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. The birds are so beautiful, we agree. We hope you can come visit us again in the near future.
Written July 10, 2022
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Andre N
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Family
Wildlife Habitat looked great with nice open spaces but the park lacked a bit in terms of hands on/ interactive experiences for little ones. Not a huge amount of animals, mostly birds. Price quite steap at $38 per adult. The kangaroos were friendly and we enjoyed feeding them pre purchased food ($2). Loved the cafe area where birds fly around and land on your shoulder- so be prepared!

We purchased a photo with a Koala and the keeper seemed annoyed that people were there. One person per group held the Koala for less than 10 seconds and the Koala was passed onto the next- not even enough time for a pat. Photos not doubled checked or anything. Didn’t feel right and my little one was quite upset about not getting to interact with the Koala whatsoever. Please be aware that they do not permit kids to hold the Koala as it’s not trained for little ones.

Overall wouldn’t go back, but something to do it you have a spare hour.
Written September 28, 2021
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Hi Andre, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Regarding the set-up of the koala photos, due to strict Queensland regulations, koalas can only be held for 30 minutes per day and it is for this reason that we don't allow customers to pat for a long time. the time is limited for the comfort and well-being of the koala. There is another experience called the Your Wildlife Habitat where you can go behind the scenes and in the koala enclosure and have up to 15 minutes with the koalas, sorry if this was not offered. We will definitely pass on the information about the wildlife keeper and lack of flexibility in helping your little one enjoy it as well- We pride ourselves on happy attentive team members and appreciate you bringing it to our attention! Thanks for your feedback and we are glad that you enjoyed meeting our koala.
Written November 8, 2021
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selfie58
Phillip Island, Australia168 contributions
Myself and my husband enjoyed a day our here at the Habitat , from the time we arrived to buy our tickets the staff were very friendly and helpful and with us both being seniors we were able to save 20% on our tickets , which was a great savings .
We enjoyed walking around and having our photo taken with one of the baby Koala's
and then enjoying a coffee in the cafe with the local red tailed Cockatoo , who is ver friendly and will sit on your shoulder . Loved watching the crocodiles being fed and just walking around looking at all the beautiful birds and australian animals .
Written May 31, 2021
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Thank you so much for leaving us a review! We are glad to hear that you had a great experience with our staff and enjoyed our wildlife park.
Written May 31, 2021
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tagnrocky
Noblesville, IN990 contributions
This is a small zoo with several large enclosures of related animals. Lots of birds including cassowaries, budgies, storks and water birds freely roam the enclosures while you walk on designated paths. Kangaroos & wallabies are in another enclosure while crocodiles are viewed safely from above. The best part is that many of the animals are free to approach and interact with visitors. Kangaroo food can be purchased for $2 and hand fed, allowing you to touch the iconic Australian marsupial. Photos sessions are done several times a day allowing you to hold either a koala, small crocodile or python for a fee. This is the only zoo that is allowed to let guests handle koalas, so it’s unique in that respect. It’s well worth a visit.
Written February 20, 2020
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Hi, Thanks for visiting Wildlife Habitat and for taking the time to leave a review. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed exploring our large and spacious recreated natural environments and meeting the animals that call them home. Our Wallabies and Kangaroos are so friendly and it's always fun to hand-feed them!
Written February 23, 2020
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James Adam
Phuket, Thailand397 contributions
Boring as there is virtually nothing to see while they fix up half the park (which is off limits). But of course they are still charging FULL admission price. definitely not value for money. I have been here many times but no more. Half of the park is under construction and so for $30 (locals rate), you have half a dozen Koalas, 6 sleepy Wallabies and a few birds you can see at most lakes in Australia. I feel that this is another Corona Rip Off. If you are a family then you should consider the cost, as the kids will be bored very quickly unless you sign up for the overpriced "photo" opportunities.
Written June 23, 2020
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Hi, Thank you for your feedback on visiting Wildlife Habitat. We appreciate every form of constructive advice whilst undergoing upgrades. Building and construction is never an easy process, and we are endeavouring to offer the best experience we can whilst this is underway. We have closed the rainforest area, however opened the new Nocturnal area in its place. We have all animals from this area on display in different locations around the park. We hope you were able to enjoy our numerous wildlife keeper presentations, which allow our guests to learn more about our animals and to see them up close. We also hope that you were able to see some of our endangered and endemic wildlife, including the Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroo, Southern Cassowary and Spotted Tail Quoll. Thanks again for your feedback, Amanda
Written July 12, 2020
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Michelle S
Port Douglas, Australia183 contributions
The first thing that you see on driving/walking past this place is that they are putting an awful lot of money in to it to make it great. It definitely needs this as when I went it was rather run down and a real shame. There were not many people there either and I think this was due to the entry cost which was quite steep.
Maybe they should consider local specials in the low season to get money in the tills. Half price maybe?
It was nice to get quite close to the crocodiles and you can pet the kangaroos etc.
Written January 24, 2020
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Hi Michelle, Thanks for visiting Wildlife Habitat and taking the time to provide us with your feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoyed getting up close to some Aussie icons- our friendly kangaroos and wallabies are always up for meeting our guests. Building and construction is never an easy process, and we are endeavouring to offer the best experience we can whilst this is underway. We have closed the rainforest area, however opened the new Nocturnal area in its place.
Written February 2, 2020
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Q4979RBmarkh
Benton City, WA222 contributions
Couples
The whole place is going thru a rebuild right now soo.... alot of areas are under construction and not accesible
They are waiving the admission fee and allowi g access free. We opted to donate the price it would of cost to the wild life habitat. Had our picture taken with a koala. Feed the kangaroos. This place is going to be really fabulous when the repair/ remoding is complete. Would recommend and highly recommend whe. Completed.

Written March 21, 2020
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George Fraser
Brisbane, Australia9 contributions
Solo
My wife and I took the 2-hour private tour following our first visit the day before. This time was 0830 to 1030 including photos with animals and back of house to see the rescue centre work. We saw so much more than the first time and learned a great deal. Thank you Holly. A great insight into the workings of the Centre and the knowledge of the staff, as well as their care for the creatures. The photo prints were made super fast and are high quality. The digital copies also provided were very easy to download
Written November 17, 2020
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Hi, Thank you so much for visiting Wildlife Habitat for Your Wildlife Habitat. It's wonderful to hear that you and your wife enjoyed the 2 hour private tour with Holly- we will pass on your compliments to her. Going behind the scenes into our Tropical Animal Rehabilitation Centre is always really interesting and it's fantastic to see the care our keepers give to these sick, orphaned or displaced native wildlife.
Written November 18, 2020
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