Combine two of Kuranda’s most popular wildlife experiences with visits to both the Kuranda Koala Gardens and Birdworld. Encounter Australia’s weird and wonderful animals as you cuddle a koala, feed a wallaby and take a walk through the python house at the Kuranda Koala Gardens, then enter a rainforest habitat at Birdworld to hand-feed lorikeets and cockatoos. It’s a great way to spend a family-friendly day in the Cairns area!

Combine two of Kuranda’s most popular wildlife experiences with visits to both the Kuranda Koala Gardens and Birdworld. Encounter Australia’s weird and wonderful animals as you cuddle a koala, feed a wallaby and take a walk through the python house at the Kuranda Koala Gardens, then enter a rainforest habitat at Birdworld to hand-feed lorikeets and cockatoos. It’s a great way to spend a family-friendly day in the Cairns area!

Start your self-guided wildlife encounter at Kuranda Koala Gardens, one of only a few places in Australia where you can cuddle a koala! If you like, you can purchase a souvenir photo of your close-up koala encounter (cuddle and photo experience at additional cost).

At the gardens, you’ll get up-close to freshwater crocodiles
and have
the chance to hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies. You'll also see the
elusive wombats – these sleepy, shy animals are the world's largest
burrowing mammals and aren’t often seen in the wild,
so don’t miss them!


Then take a walk through Australia’s only walk-through snake house to see pythons and poisonous snakes, as well as dragon and monitor lizards lurking in their enclosures.


While at Kuranda Koala Gardens, you’ll receive your ticket for Birdworld, where Australia’s largest flock of free-flying birds awaits! Just a short walking distance from the Koala Gardens, this massive flight aviary is landscaped with water features and rainforest plants, home to more than 80 species of native and rare birds.

Spot cassowaries, increasingly rare in the wild, as well as bowerbirds, parrots and lorikeets. You’ll also see international visitors such as South American macaws, and have the chance to hand-feed rainbow lorikeets, cheeky cockatoos and other Australian birds (at additional cost).