Welcome to Kuranda Koala Gardens – Your Gateway to Australian Wildlife Magic!

Nestled within the world-famous Kuranda rainforest village and the Kuranda Heritage Markets, Kuranda Koala Gardens is your ticket to an enchanting encounter with Australia’s unique wildlife.

🐨 Aussie Animal Extravaganza

Our boutique wildlife attraction boasts an amazing assortment of Australian animals. From wallabies to wombats, quokkas to gliders, and even freshwater crocodiles, you’ll meet a delightful cast of native critters.

📸 Koala Cuddles

Ever dreamt of holding a koala? At Kuranda Koala Gardens, you can! Capture the moment with a souvenir photo (extra cost, conditions apply, and availability is limited). Or opt for a Koala Patting Photo for singles and small groups.

🐍 Python Poses

For a unique photo opportunity, pose with one of our large, friendly pythons (extra cost). Our souvenir wildlife photos are incredibly popular among visitors.

🦘 Aussie Bush Collection

Witness the harmony of marsupials and reptiles living together in our Aussie Bush Collection. Long-nosed potoroos, bearded dragons, and blue-tongue lizards are just a few of the fascinating residents you’ll encounter.

🦉 Nocturnal Delights

Be sure to visit our exclusive nocturnal exhibit, a rarity in the Tableland region. Close up with night-loving marsupials like the Greater Bilby, Northern Bettong, and the elusive Mahogany Glider.

🌟 Family-Friendly Fun

Kuranda Koala Gardens is a must-visit for families. A family rate of $52.50 (2 adults and 2 children) ensures everyone can enjoy the wildlife wonderland.

🦜 Wildlife Bonanza

Don’t forget to explore our partner attraction, Birdworld Kuranda, home to over 60 rare and spectacular bird species. Hand-feed parrots, marvel at the cassowary, and more!

👑 VIP Experience

Elevate your visit with our VIP package, offering exclusive small-group interactions with our keepers. Hand-feed a cassowary, cuddle a wombat, and snap a koala-holding photo. Max 6 guests. Must be booked by 1 p.m. the day prior.

🌏 Wildlife Trio

Get the best value with the Kuranda Wildlife Experience. Enjoy three wildlife attractions for one great price: Kuranda Koala Gardens, Birdworld Kuranda, and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary.

Your adventure into the heart of Australian wildlife begins at Kuranda Koala Gardens. Join us for an unforgettable journey filled with cuddly koalas, curious critters, and unforgettable memories. See you soon! 🌿🐾📷


Entry to Kuranda Koala Gardens


Open 9.30 am – 4 pm daily at the Kuranda Heritage Markets

  • Nocturnal Wonders 10:30am
  • Marsupial Presentation 2:00pm

Optional Extras


  • Koala Patting Photo
  • Python Holding Photo
  • Koala Holding* Photo

* Note: Koala-holding photos cannot be guaranteed nor can they be pre-booked. This option may at times be limited or unavailable due to restrictions for Koala handling to meet Government Legislation requirements.


What to bring

  • Camera
  • Water
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen

How to get there

Kuranda is accessible and only a short leisurely drive from Cairns via the Kuranda Range.

Catch the Kuranda Train and Skyrail and make a day of it we have fantastic options available click on the link to find out more.


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