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Kuranda Koala Gardens

#5 of 31 things to do in Kuranda Features Animals
| Clifton Beach, Kuranda, Queensland QLD 4879, Australia
+61 7 4093 9953
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US$ 24.29*
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Kuranda Koala Gardens and Birdworld Admission Tickets
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“koala gardens” (63 reviews)
“photo taken” (35 reviews)
“koala cuddle” (10 reviews)
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| Clifton Beach, Kuranda, Queensland QLD 4879, Australia
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+61 7 4093 9953
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We love love LOVED this park. A small park in Kuranda packed with Australian animals. Snakes, crocs, nocturnal ones, and of course koalas (that you can hold!!!) and wallabys and kangaroos to feed! We went in the am and pm since your pass works all...More

Thank Stacia H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've always wanted to hold a Koala and there are only a very few places in Australia that allow you do this so a trip to Kuranda Koala Gardens was a must for us. We felt the animals were well cared for and the parks...More

Thank SkillFamily
Angela F, Director of Sales at Kuranda Koala Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks so much SkillFamily. Our keepers who are so dedicated to their animals and passionate about what they do will be delighted to see your very positive comments.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was on a wheelchair and the lady at the desk assured us we would be fine and we were. Good place to see lots of Australian wildlife, price good in comparison to the size and being able to feed some animals was nice too

Thank NakiDebs
Angela F, Director of Sales at Kuranda Koala Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks so much Naki. Great to hear you got to enjoy our park.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Queensland is the only state in Australia which allows travelers to physically hold a koala, so we had to visit Kuranda Koala Gardens to take advantage of this. This place is fairly small, but it does include a decent number of Australian animals, including koalas...More

1  Thank Thomas B
Angela F, Director of Sales at Kuranda Koala Gardens, responded to this review

Many thanks Thomas. I'm more than happy to discuss the cost of caring for koalas so you get an insight into why we have to charge for the photos.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is small but it hosts over 10 native Australian animals. Good for those who are first time in Australia or Queensland to get to know these animals quickly. There was free food for the kangaroos.

1  Thank 779miriaml
Angela F, Director of Sales at Kuranda Koala Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks so much.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We bought the 3 park pass including butterfly and bird attractions. Great value, our granddaughter loved it. Whole family loved it. Got to hold a koala, some great family memories.

1  Thank christine m
Angela F, Director of Sales at Kuranda Koala Gardens, responded to this review

Wow, Christine. How kind of you to give our Kuranda Koala Gardens a plug as well. Happy that it brought some joy to your family.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was ok, good price but small and really a time filler only spent around 30 mins here and saw it all however the baby wallaby was just beautiful would recommend if you some free time whilst at kuranda

1  Thank Bexster1981
Angela F, Director of Sales at Kuranda Koala Gardens, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments Bexster.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 8 year old daughter loved this place! Holding a koala was the highlight. You can get really close to other animals too! Great place and location

1  Thank jacquie_baby
Angela F, Director of Sales at Kuranda Koala Gardens, responded to this review

So happy your 8 year old and you enjoyed Jacquie.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our time spent here was very helpful, full of information, great sights, animals everywhere. The closeness of animals is helpful.

Thank Arthur W
Angela F, Director of Sales at Kuranda Koala Gardens, responded to this review

We're happy that we've helped you and hopefully given you some insights into our wonderful world of wildlife Arthur.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Read the reviews with some trepidation and yes it is a little pricey to add $22 for the koala cuddle and photo - though thought the entrance fee very reasonable. Although quite small there's actually a lot to see, enjoyed feeding and stroking the kangaroos...More

1  Thank Charminsal
Angela F, Director of Sales at Kuranda Koala Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for your support. As I've explained in many reviews, we use a professional photographic contractor to take the photos so they are of a high standard, plus they hold the hi res image on their side for quite a few months which enables people...More

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msb_10
We will be in Kuranda in early May. Do we have to book ahead of time to be able to hold a koala, or can we take care of it when we are at the Koala Gardens?
25 April 2017|
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Response from SandraLivingstone | Reviewed this property |
I was with a few families and we just arrived and paid. I was the only one who wanted to hold the koala so we walked around and saw everything and came back at the time given. There wasn't a long wait and the entire group... More
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Linda S
Do they accept GBP around the hotel or we have to change our money to the local currency? (We would like to go for scuba diving for example and not sure how to pay)
29 January 2015|
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1949emma
Hi we are staying at Palm cove in February. Is there a bus from there to you? Can I book ahead for the cuddle with a koala?
30 December 2014|
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