Kuranda Koala Gardens

Zoos, Sanctuaries, Aquariums and Wildlife Parks

This award-winning boutique style wildlife experience, Kuranda Koala Gardens, is in Kuranda Village right at the Heritage Markets. This is the only place in Kuranda village where you can enjoy the ‘Cuddle a Koala’ opportunity. A fee applies and this includes a digital souvenir photo.

Also visit Kuranda’s only walk in Noctarium, called ‘Nocturnal Wonders’ and some rare species including bettongs, bilbies and gliders. Meet tame wallabies, see wombats, freshwater crocodiles, lizards and more. Visit the ‘Pioneer Shed’ that depicts some of the early history of European settlement in the Kuranda region.

It’s a great attraction for those with limited time in the region, (if you have more time, we also recommend visits to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures). Kuranda Koala Gardens is also part of the ‘Kuranda Wildlife Experience’. This combines Kuranda Koala Gardens, Birdworld and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary.

These are ideal for independent travellers and small groups.


Family Friendly Interpretive Centre Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Internet Access

Free Wifi



Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available


Australian Tourism Export Council Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Visitor Information Centre


ATEC COVID Ready/ WTTC Safe Travels Stamp COVID Clean Practicing Business COVID Safe Zoo Aquarium Association Australasia


From AU$20.00

Adult price. Group Entry costs also available upon application.

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