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Birdworld Kuranda

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Address: Heritage Markets, Kuranda, Queensland 4881, Australia
Phone Number: + 61 7 4093 9188
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Home to the largest single collection of free flying birds in Australia...

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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Loved watching the birds. Some are very friendly. Good way to spend an hour or so. Not as educational as the Butterfly attraction. Can buy 1 bag of food per group to feed the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved watching the birds. Some are very friendly. Good way to spend an hour or so. Not as educational as the Butterfly attraction. Can buy 1 bag of food per group to feed the birds.

Thank 65Ann
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited recently with our daughter, a lot of birds that you can interact with. Watch out for your earrings though! Well worth a visit, we did it on a joint ticket with Butterfly world.

Thank SJE_69
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had the most incredible experience at bird world. It was completely magical. The birds were the most beautiful birds that I've ever seen and they were very social. I even got a kiss from a parrot! This is a must do attraction when you visit Cairns!

Thank lynn979
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The birds were the only part of Kuranda worth seeing. We spent about an hour here and found it interesting

Thank Morgan G
San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First of all, it's relatively small, but it's so rich in the varieties of gorgeous birds. The birds are used to visitors, so they come up quite close. Some of the birds would perch on your shoulders or your head. My husband and my dd had birds land on them. They really enjoyed that. There were also birds who really... More 

Thank BNESanJose
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dozens of colourful and very mischievous birds, native and otherwise, in a single open enclosure. Be prepared for the cheeky ones to park on your head or backpack. Full of characters. The birds looked healthy except for a couple of scraggly galahs, but the 2 cassowaries looked really sad and as much as I wanted to see one, I wish... More 

Thank Kenny M
Trinity Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my 6 month old, she loved seeing the birds flying around and watching them eat off my hand. Great attraction while you're in Kuranda.

Thank SSAHughes
near Hamilton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Birdworld was an interesting place to visit. There were plenty of different species of Australian birds and some were tame enough to come and sit on your shoulder or feed out of your hand. A good place for all ages.

Thank WilsonsofPirongia
San Rafael, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on the way back to the airport for about one hour. Could of stayed longer if we had more time. Lots of beautiful birds to see and hold and feed. Def recommend for anybody who loves birds and wants to see them up close. They also have two cassowaries.

Thank 1mom2004
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely spot to visit! The birds are friendly and confident. Birds will land on your shoulder, feed from your hand, etc. Family of five - we all really enjoyed it!

Thank Geoff G

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