Birdworld Kuranda
Birdworld Kuranda
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Home to the largest single collection of free flying birds in Australia (some 500 of them!), Birdworld Kuranda in the Australian highlands of the Atherton Tablelands displays no less than 75 species of the most spectacular birds from all corners of the planet - as well as from the earth’s fast diminishing rainforests.Visitors are free to wander through the lush, tropically landscaped bird sanctuary to observe the birds in their own specific - yet natural - habitats. Two lakes connected by a tumbling waterfall for example are home to waterbirds such as stilts, herons and Australia’s own unique Black Swan. In Birdworld's rainforest canopy overhead, blue, gold and scarlet Macaws dazzle with colourful brilliance as they soar above the tree tops. One outstanding Birdworld denizen not to be missed is that rare avian giant, the Cassowary - an Australian bird now officially enlisted as endangered.Designed to "create a centre where birds would be showcased in their natural environment without the barriers of cages coming between them and their admiring public", Birdworld Kuranda is a photographer's paradise. (And without those barriers, visitors often find a feathered friend nestling on their shoulder - a golden photo opportunity!) Birdworld Kuranda can provide guided tours for all group bookings.
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  • marley2701
    Perth, Australia30 contributions
    So much fun!
    Like most people I visited as part of a day trip to Kuranda. Of the three places I visited (this, Koala Gardens, and the butterfly sanctuary) this was my favourite. I went for a calm little wander around inside first and spent some time watching the cassowary - such an incredible opportunity to get close to a truly unique creature. There's a nice mix of native and exotic birds and an aviary full of the cutest little finches. After I had a look and a wander around I bought some of the bird food for $3 and went back in and it was like a different place entirely. The birds are fearless and you will have plenty of them coming and going from your hands, arms, shoulders, and head in search of snacks. It is so much fun. If you have the food you're getting up close and personal with the birds whether you like it or not. The macaws are the best - they are so intelligent and have so much personality. They will look through your food for the bits they like the best, try to take the bag from you, and won't come or go until they decide it's time to move. Birdworld is so much fun and a great opportunity to interact with lots of fun, colourful birds on their own terms. Highly recommend if you are in Kuranda for the day!
    So delighted you enjoyed your visit to our attraction so much. It is wonderful to have the chance to be so close to these beautiful birds.
    Written 29 February 2020
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    Visited January 2020
    Written 1 February 2020
  • Bonnie
    Daintree, Australia60 contributions
    Colourful Collection of Birds, Very Interactive Experience
    I was visiting Kuranda for work and decided to stop in and say hello to some feathered friends at Birdworld while I was there. I was quite impressed with the variety of species they have. At first the area seems small, but because it is a free flying aviary, I found I had to do about 2-3 loops around the track to see all the different birds. The experience is very interactive, they have several Parrots and Macaws who won’t hesitate to fly over and sit on your shoulder or arm. I would recommend being careful what jewellery or accessories you have on as birds do love shiny things and Tango, one of the younger Macaws, spent a lot of time eyeing off my earrings (though I wasn’t upset because he did a great job posing for me in the process). Overall I found this a much better way to view bird life than seeing them in small cages at a standard zoo, though I would not recommend it to people who aren’t comfortable being up close and personal with animals.
    Visited October 2020
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 October 2020
  • Karen S
    Queensland, Australia77 contributions
    Beautiful birds
    We can’t rate this place highly enough. We may have been lucky, as we were the only people in there most of the time, but this isn’t our first visit, and we loved it last time as well. Yes, the place is small, but it means you can stay and enjoy all the birds in the aviary, not just the characters in the feeding areas. Having said that, the macaws are worth the $20 entry fee alone, what beautiful birds, and so tame. Beware though, they will remove your glasses from your face if they like them, and any other shiny or attractive item you are wearing!
    Visited November 2021
    Written 18 November 2021
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Kent, OH806 contributions
Jun 2023
We took the train up to Kuranda and it was a nice walk from the station to birdworld. My husband is a big bird lover and was very happy to be able to persuade a couple of them to stick with him for most of the walk through the aviary. At one point, he had three birds of the same species on him-one of which said hello over and over again. I got some great pictures of him and his new friends. Our visit was relatively short but pleasant. They also found the color of my baseball cap attractive apparently..a new experience to have a bird land on my head.
Written 15 August 2023
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Connector685254
Adelaide Hills, Australia2 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
I love animals but I've never had a chance to interact with birds before and to be honest I wasn't expecting much from Kuranda Birdworld - maybe a nice way to fill some time looking at pretty creatures. So it was a wonderful surprise to step into the aviary and discover that we were sharing space with the exhibits - not just looking at them through cage bars.

Better still, I had purchased a little brown paper bag of seed/nuts at the ticket counter, and the moment the birds saw that bag, I had several instant best friends. Parrots of all varieties took turns to land on my shoulders, my head, my forearms, they were hanging upside down off my handbag... one climbed under my arm for a cuddle as I was leaning on a fence railing! And they were almost all perfectly gentle and well-behaved - although sometimes a bit pushy in pursuit of an almond! This experience was so charming, we went back again the following day and it was equally fun the second time.

What you need to know:

1) The aviary is large and tall so the birds can fly freely, and consists of an easy-to-access main covered feeding area, above a winding paved path that snakes around down the side of a hill and back to the top again. In the middle there are a series of filtered ponds for the ducks and other water birds. The aviary is landscaped with lots of trees and shrubs, so the birds have got plenty of spots to perch and nest. The uphill walking is not too challenging and there are hand-rails along the way. If you're enjoying the visit, you'll probably stroll around the track a few times to see all the different varieties of birds.

2) There is a bit of cover here and there in case of rain, but not a huge amount.

3) The aviary is clean and very well maintained and the animals are happy, healthy and sassy. We observed staff regularly cleaning to keep things fresh, and the staff were also lovely and open to talking about the birds and the aviary itself.

4) Some of the parrots will decide they like the look of you and just fly from wherever they are to land on your shoulder or head - it doesn't hurt but if the idea of this scares you (eeek! it's in my hair!), then this experience is perhaps not for you.

5) We arrived well before midday on both of our visits and there were still bags of bird-food available to purchase at the ticket counter. People who arrived some time after us missed out as the supply of bird food ran out. Note - It's not the end of the world if you don't get the bird food - but you certainly receive more attention from the feathered beakies if you do have some!

6) We noticed that many of the birds were reluctant to interact with the kids who were dashing about and being excitable. If you want your kids to have a great experience, see if you can get them to stand still and speak quietly, or at least move slowly and patiently.

7) The larger parrots can get a bit pushy with you (I had one force his head and entire upper body into the bag of bird food when I was too slow pulling some out), but it's not a good idea to get pushy with them. If you try to pat them, or move in a way that startles them, they may give you a nip. They don't draw blood or anything, but you know, full disclosure.

Anyway, we absolutely loved Kuranda Birdworld - it was the highlight of our entire trip to QLD and considering what we spent on other activities only to receive far less satisfaction, I have to say the birds offer magnificent value for money!
Written 30 July 2023
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Angela F
Thanks so much for the great deal of time you've taken to express your experience so eloquently. Interestingly, we have only a few days ago spent 4 hours in a major new bird attraction in Asia. It was very impressive, but as you so enthusiastically say, it doesn't have this level of personal interaction with the birds and that is the charm of our product. Very much appreciate your comments. Yes indeed the best way to get that level of engagement with younger children is to get them to be calm and stay relatively still. All animals are wary of fast or sudden movements, that's just a natural survival instinct for them. And we just love your comment about value for money. Some visitors don't appreciate your incredibly time consuming and costly it is, to maintain an exhibit of this kind to such a high standard and we really appreciate it when someone does. You are a rare bird indeed.
Written 31 July 2023
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gamefishtas
Judbury, Australia80 contributions
Self guided stroll inside a magnificent Aviary containing various species of Macaws, Parrots and Parakeets. Also finches and smaller species.

Opportunities to hand feed and interact with the birds, having them voluntarily sit on your head, hands or arms.

Very highly recommended
Written 25 July 2023
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Angela F
Sincere thanks for this beautiful feedback.
Written 31 July 2023
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Family Adventures
Geelong, Australia200 contributions
The park is full of beautiful, tropical gardens and many different birds. The open-aviary enables an up-close experience with the animals, however can be overwhelming with birds swooping past frequently. Definitely worth a visit, combined with the other parks if you’re in the area.
Written 4 July 2023
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Angela F
Many thanks for your thoughtful remarks. We'd rather people be overwhelmed with birds than disappointed due to lack of their presence.
Written 31 July 2023
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Chris R
Upper Mt Gravatt, Australia72 contributions
A hidden gem that is suitable for all. Fair price for the experience of free flying birds in an environment filled with water features, trees and other colours that keep your head turning. An amazing variety of parrots, water birds and others including natives. Make sure you pay $3 for a bag of food that is sure to attract flying friends to your arms and shoulders if you are patient. Would be a challenge in a wheelchair, however, the main feeding area is well accessible for all. Well worth it and something unique to remember, happy to recommend.
Written 27 June 2023
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Angela F
Sincere thanks for your recommendation. For the benefit of readers we have renovated our entrance/exit area to allow for the better movement of wheelchair users. By all means, happy to receive feedback to admin@birdworldkuranda.com from those with access requirements it this could be approved further.
Written 31 July 2023
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Sharport67
Dubbo, Australia827 contributions
Lots to do I’m the area. Loved the birds, lots of Australian and international birds. Small area but great for seeing different birds
Written 23 June 2023
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Angela F
Sincere thanks for your comments. We've just been in an enormous aviary at a new attraction and there was almost no chance for interaction with the birds, due to the size, so I'm now convinced we've got the balance right. Appreciate you taking time to share this experience.
Written 31 July 2023
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Escape752138
38 contributions
Jun 2023
Exotic birdlife right and your fingertips. Birds were flying uninhibited and interacting with tourists/visitors. Awesome!
Written 14 June 2023
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Angela F
What a perfect review, you've nailed it guys. Sincere thanks.
Written 31 July 2023
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kpr200
Launceston, Australia31 contributions
We had a great time at Birdworld, my favourite activity from our FNQ trip and highly recommend for any animal lovers. It certainly was the highlight of Kurunda in our opinion.

The birds are engaging, healthy and happy in a free fly avairy where you are able to hand feed them and they land on you. Great value for money for such an engaging experience at $20pp.

Recommend not wearring your favourite clothes as they may bite at your clothing or hat and you will get dirty from them landing on you but that is part of what makes the experience great.
Written 27 May 2023
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Angela F
What a fantastic review and warmly appreciated. Certainly many see us as a Kuranda highlight. Some great tips, yes your Sunday best are probably best left as sometimes having a great time involves getting a bit messy.
Written 31 May 2023
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kawasaki k
Hobart, Australia32 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
This place is a must if you love birds and want to interact with them. They are free to fly and visit you if they want to. We watched a Black Cockatoo feeding its young and chatted to a cute Amazon parrot along with so many others. I will always visit when in the area.
Written 16 May 2023
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Angela F
Such lovely comments. Warm thanks for sharing this great feedback.
Written 31 May 2023
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Thisuri J
2 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Lots of friendly birds, many varieties and even perched on our shoulders! The paper guide did not include all bird species in the aviary however, and it would have been helpful to have the birds ordered by type to make identification easier. Enjoyed and enthralled
Written 12 May 2023
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Angela F
Sincere thanks for your positive feedback. We are working on some 'solutions' for the points you've raised. So glad you were 'enthralled'.
Written 31 May 2023
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