There are many critters nestling in the rainforest setting of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, but the prettiest - and loudest - are the flocks of rainbow lorikeets that cluster round visitors for twice-daily feeds. If you've never seen these birds before, you're in for a treat - they're a photogenic patchwork of emerald green, sapphire blue and sunset orange. They're not shy, and will perch on your head or arms to eat.
The rainbow lorikeets were the ones that started it all - Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary was begun by a beekeeper and gardener who started feeding the lorikeets to keep them off his crops - but there are now hundreds of native animals in the sanctuary, including kangaroos, koalas, wombats and crocodiles.
You can tour the sanctuary with a guide on Segways, take on the Tarzan ropes and Flying Fox of the Green Challenge, feed and cuddle animals and go behind the scenes to visit nurseries and hospitals.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is located approximately 5 km (3 mi) from Gold Coast Airport. It's serviced by Surfside Buses 700, 760 and 765.
Tours & Tickets
Enjoy a day trip to incredible Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on the southern end of Queensland's Gold Coast. Departing daily from Byron Bay in northern NSW, ... Read more
Location: Coolangatta, Australia
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
Gold Coast and Brisbane Attraction Pass Including Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Want to visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and more? A Gold Coast and Brisbane attraction pass is a smart travel companion that ... Read more
Location: Brisbane, the Gold Coast or the Sunshine Coast
Enjoy a day trip from the Gold Coast on this day-tour including a bush-walk through Burleigh Head National Park, Kayaking across Tallebudgera Creek and entry ... Read more
Location: Gold Coast, Australia