Koala Gardens is Kuranda's newest wildlife attraction! Situated in the
heart of Kuranda, this attraction gives you the opportunity to see some of
Australia's most unique wildlife up close.
have a variety of wildlife for you to see including:-
Lots of opportunity to observe our koalas doing what they do best -
eating, sleeping and looking adorable. Fossil evidence shows that koalas
originally lived in rainforest environments. As Australia became drier,
they adapted to eat Eucalypt leaves, which replaced much of the country's
Photos: Take the opportunity
to 'Cuddle a Koala' and receive a great souvenir digital photo (extra
cost). Kuranda Koala Gardens is one of only a handful of places in the
world where you can actually cuddle a koala. Our adherence to a strict
"Government Code Of Practice" ensures the health and wellbeing
of our furry friends.
Another Australian native - perhaps not as endearing as the Koala but a
fascinating part of the eco system, is the Freshwater Crocodile. This is
one of the two Australian saurians - the other being the Saltwater
Crocodile. The Saltie does not function well in the cooler climes of the
mountain regions but is on display at Cairns Tropical Zoo and Hartley's
Australia has a large variety of these macropods and you will see swamp
wallabies, parma wallabies, eastern grey kangaroos and red legged
pademelons amongst others.
home to many snakes, both deadly and harmless. Enjoy a unique 'up close'
experience with pythons when you enter their domain in Australia's first
'Walk Through Snake House'.
This quaint marsupial is an Australian favourite. They are often playful
and quick to learn. However, as they sleep quite a lot, their intelligence
is often underestimated! They lay claim to being the world's largest
burrowing animal and can dig up to two metres of burrow in one night.
Monitors and other Reptiles:
Australia is home to an amazing selection of reptiles and there are lots
on display. See Dragons and Monitors with their long forked tongues, and
much more. Many of these creatures have great camouflage techniques - see
what you can spot in their enclosure!
Koala Gardens is part of the Freeman Family owned and operated Wildlife
Tropical North Queensland Group. Other wildlife experiences under this
banner include Cairns Night Zoo, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Cairns
hope that our web site gives you a "sneak" preview of what
Kuranda Koala Gardens has to offer our visitors. Please explore and enjoy
our web site - we hope that it will encourage you to come visit us and
join in a truly unique wildlife experience!
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