Great Barrier Reef Sights

Wildlife Habitat

  • Port Douglas Rd. Map It
  • Zoo/Aquarium
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/21/2016

Fodor's Review

This world-class wildlife sanctuary just off the Captain Cook Highway is divided into "immersion" wetland, rain forest, grassland, and savanna habitats, enabling close creature encounters with everything from koalas to cassowaries and crocs. The park shelters more than 180 species of native wildlife in its 8-acre expanse, including technicolor parrots, emus, kangaroos, echidnas, and reptiles. The buffet breakfast with the birds, served daily 8–10:30 (A$52, including sanctuary entry and a guided tour) is accompanied by avian residents so tame they'll perch on your shoulders—and may steal your food if you're distracted. You can also lunch with the lorikeets from noon to 2 daily (A$55), then join one of the sanctuary's free expert-guided tours, held several times daily, or book a VIP behind-scenes version (A$25).

Sight Information

Address:

Port Douglas Rd., at Agincourt St., , 4877, Australia

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Phone:

07-4099–3235

Sight Details:

  • A$33 park entry; A$52 Breakfast with the Birds; A$55 Lunch with the Lorikeets; A$85 4-park pass; A$25 VIP tour

Published 07/21/2016

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