We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Select Date and Travellers
US$ 13.14
2 travellers
What to Expect

Kuranda Koala Gardens is a unique wildlife experience to see Koalas, also Quokka’s a small macropod, Wallabies, Wombats, Aussie Reptiles. Take a step back into history with the Pioneer display. Enjoy the Nocturnal wonders for night-loving marsupials. See the first Bilbies in North Queensland and the Squirrel and Mahogany Gliders.

Kuranda Koala Gardens is a part of the The North Queensland Wildlife Trust, established in 2004 by the Freeman Family developed to find a mechanism for visitors to make an active contribution to conservation through aiding in the rehabilitation of sick and injured wildlife and the restoration of significant wildlife habitats within the local area. Other attractions include Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures and Cairns Tropical Zoo.

Duration: 2 hours

Location: Kuranda Koala Gardens, Clifton Beach, Kuranda, Queensland QLD 4879 Australia
Show More
Important Information
Departure Point
Kuranda Heritage Markets, 2 Rob Veivers Dr, Kuranda QLD 4872, Australia
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Meet kangaroos, & wallabies, 2.30pm Marsupial presentation see Koalas
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Koala Gardens
Show More
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveller rating
  • 8
  • 4
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
Traveller type
Time of year
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
we really wanted to hold a koala, which you can do here. The park is a bit small but well kept, and the prices are a bit high for the size of the park.
Read more
Response from Angela F, Director of Sales at Kuranda Koala Gardens
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks so much for your feedback. We note your comments regarding our price but emphasis that we are right in the middle of Kuranda and the cost of being in such a location with rent, council rates and other costs is very high. We also share in the costs of the free shuttle bus which provides transfers from the Skyail Rainforest Cableway and Kuranda Scenic Rail terminals. The costs of maintaining and caring for our animals is also significant so we believe we are very reasonable in our pricing structure and also remember that we including feeding shows in the afternoon which are complementary for our visitors.
Read more
We went around lunchtime and I think most of the animals were tired, hot or touched out. The kangaroos in the patting area were mostly all hidden in the rest area. My kids weren't too disappointed, but it wasn't the best value as a stand alone thing. I would suggest going
Read more
Response from Angela F, Director of Sales at Kuranda Koala Gardens
Responded 3 weeks ago
Many thanks for your feedback. The rest area is provided for the welfare of our animals.
Read more
Don't let the name fool you, the Koala Gardens are much more than just Koalas. Here you can see *and* interact with some of Australia's wildlife like wallabies, kangaroos, koalas, crocodiles, wombats, and more. The stop only takes about 30mins to an hour. You can feed the
Read more
Response from Angela F, Director of Sales at Kuranda Koala Gardens
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for the lovely feedback and we're glad you enjoyed.
Read more
No brainer for families with young kids - cuddle a koala, feed wallabies, see crocs and wombats. Kind of a small Aussie petting zoo, can be done in a couple hours without walking around all day and the staff look after the animals well. The town of Kuranda is nice as well and
Read more
Response from Angela F, Director of Sales at Kuranda Koala Gardens
Responded 16 Aug 2019
Thanks so much '11957' for bringing yourself and family to visit us and also for your very kind comments which our team will be delighted to see. Indeed the do look after the animals very well and take great pride in doing so. Thanks also for your very positive comments about of little village. We have even more new things planned in the coming months to delight our visitors. Stay tuned.
Read more
We went to Koala World for one reason - to hold a koala. We were not disappointed. The line was well-organized and the ladies running the station were professionals. They matched the koalas with the patrons and made sure to protect the koalas. While they took professional
Read more
Response from Angela F, Director of Sales at Kuranda Koala Gardens
Responded 16 Aug 2019
Your thoughtfulness in the time taken for this review is wonderful and we are grateful for your comments and information for fellow travellers. We have a larger attraction, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures 40 minute north for Cairns for those wishing to have a larger immersion area with wallabies and kangaroos. At Kuranda Koala Gardens, we offer the chance for our visitors to enjoy our Glider and Noctural House tour, plus our Wombat feeding presentations in the afternoons.
Read more
Key Details
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall: 000-0800-100-6999