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“Take the segway tour!”

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Currumbin
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Voted one of the Gold Coast's most popular tourist destinations, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the crown jewel of the National Trust of Australia (Queensland) [NTAQ] properties. As one of Queensland's earliest nature-based tourist destinations, the Sanctuary is a physical embodiment of everything the NTAQ represents: dedication to conserving our nation's Indigenous, natural and historic heritage and culture. With Blinky Bill now present for daily shows, the amazing viewing experiences available at the Wildlife Hospital and hundreds of native Australian animals on display in natural bushland and rainforest settings, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the ultimate holiday adventure for the entire family.
Reviewed July 27, 2013

I took the segway tour with Pete and as I was the only one on the 11am tour we had a great time. A real bargain at $45 for 50 minutes. The one and only time in my life I'll round up an escapee Emu on a segway! Also got to pat a dingo. It was the first time I had seen a tree kangaroo and the colour was gorgeous. A beautiful wildlife park right in Curumbin and a lovely day out. Thanks guys.

Thank muzznjane
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Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

We have visited the park a few times over the past few years and it is getting expensive now the kids have hit four years. We were lucky enough to pick up a deal on scoopon just before we left on our trip. Our four year olds love the bird feeding, the shows throughout the day, the kangaroo feeding and of course the train. We easily spent 6 hours there. And don't forget to visit honey world across the road for some honey tasting;)

Thank Gillian C
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

I have been here about 3 times over the last 5 years with the kids and we have all enjoyed it every time. This last time we went in Nov 12 was even better as we bought discount vouchers from Living Social, so it was much more affordable. A few things had been added since our last visit like the big tree top climbing area and the Segway track (extra fee payable). The park is clean and well spaced out, the Lorikeets feed there twice per day and it is certainly an experience to have them flying on your head and arms...they do have sharp claws and are very noisy, so can be a bit scary for young kids.
There is a big area where you can feed and pat the kangaroos...great photo opportunity. Besides animals there is a train that runs around the park so you don't have to walk it all if you don't want to, which is handy on those hot days. There are also a couple of good play areas for kids and they have an aboriginal dance show performance, which breaks up the animal spotting routine.The bird show is worth going to, as is the animal hospital, they were looking after an injured sea bird that had been brought in the day we went.
Obviously there are koalas and a reptile area, dingoes, crocodiles, and a host of other creatures to keep kids entertained. There is a cafe where you can buy hot and cold food and snacks and many toilets scattered across the park, the ones we went were clean.
You can certainly spend the whole day there so it's good value and as its so close to some great beach areas its a good thing to visit if you are planning a holiday in that region. I will certainly go back again.

Thank YorkiePom
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Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

this has nothing to do with a sanctuary. its just another zoo where animals that belong in the nature are captured behind walls. how they treat the kangurus is terrible. all the mass of chinese people touch and feed them even a mother with its baby. the kangurus look aparthic. why doing all this animals in a zoo when its possible to see them everywhere in australia OUTtSIDE?!? i am very sad that i have been in this "sanctuary" . it makes me sad to see that.
i hope the money i paid for that will be used for the animals.

Thank 503dorist
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Currumbin_Sanctuary, Director of Sales at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2013

Thanks for your feedback, sorry that you did not have a great day but I can assure you that your money has gone back into the Sanctuary as we are a not for profit organisation and that money is directed towards the wildlife hospital that has cared for over 7500 animals this last 12 months and has also released over 45,000 animals back into the wild during the last 25 years, so every dollar makes a difference for us as we receive no funding from State or Federal governments like other Zoo’s around Australia.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Too small. Too expensive. Many animals sleeping due to the cold weather. Many enclosures empty. Better off heading to the cafe and grabbing a coffee and seeing the birds for free.

1  Thank nathan79_vn
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Currumbin_Sanctuary, Director of Sales at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2013

Hi and thanks for your feedback. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on 28 hectares of land and even on the coldest day the best way to see all of our animals is through any one of our 13 daily shows, even by grabbing a coffee and a cake deal from the Sanctuary café and watching or even better still taking part in the wild lorikeet feeding you are contributing to help us save our wildlife through the great work of the wildlife hospital.

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