1 Key Facts
- Wildlife Habitat Entry Ticket
- 1. Transport from/to selected hotels
- 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
- 3. Souvenirs
- 4. Travel Insurance
|Address||Port Douglas Rd, Port Douglas QLD 4877 Australia|
|How to get there||● By Car
The zoo is approximately 63km from Cairns city, takes approximately 60 minutes to drive there. Free parking is available in the Wildlife Habitat car park.
● By Shuttle Bus
Local shuttle buses operating regularly from Cairns, the Northern Beaches and Port Douglas to the front door.
|What to bring/wear||● Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions, eg. jacket for cooler months.
● Comfortable enclosed walking shoes
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Water bottle
● Money/credit card for optional purchases
|Other info||● Ticket Validity
Wildlife Habitat Entry Tickets are valid for the date of purchase, and then four consecutive days after.
● No food of any kind is allowed in the Wildlife Habitat due to the food and safety regulations. However, you may bring drink bottles. Food and drinks can be purchased from the Curlew Café located in the park.
● Please be aware that Wildlife Habitat will have ongoing upgrades and construction. Please check with the Zoo before visiting for updated opening hours
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas Entry Ticket
The award-winning Wildlife Habitat is Australia's leading environmental wildlife experience, providing visitors with a chance to observe up close a huge range of flora and fauna.
Situated at Port Douglas, Tropical North Queensland, Wildlife Habitat was constructed in 1988 on 8 acres (2 hectares) of land that has been recreated to provide a window into our natural environment.
With an Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation, Wildlife Habitat is committed to conservation via its wildlife rescue program, ensuring that injured, orphaned, or sick animals are looked after in a professional and caring manner.
Wildlife Habitat is a wildlife immersion exhibit - an open and interactive environment for guests and animals to mingle in a spacious and natural setting. Visitors wander along elevated boardwalks and meandering pathways to experience some of the Wet Tropics endemic species. Divided into 4 distinct North Queensland environments, the Woodland, Wetlands, Rainforest and Savannah. Wildlife Habitat is unlike any other zoo or wildlife experience you have ever encountered.
Voted TripAdvisors Travellers Choice #1 ZOO in North Queensland two years in a row, you will thoroughly enjoy immersing yourself in our park!
Tours and Presentation
Feeding tours with our Wildlife Keepers offer opportunities to feed an amazing array of wildlife. Daily animal presentations allow guests to see and touch animals up close. These presentations provide a learning experience about pythons, koalas and crocodiles.
|Time||Tours and Presentation||Details|
|09:00||Bird Interactive Experience||Join the wildlife keepers in the Curlew Café and Bar for the opportunity to learn more about the resident Australian parrots|
|09:15||Feature Creature Souvenir Photos||*Optional extra at own expense|
|Rainforest & Cassowary Feeding Tour||During this tour a meandering walkway allows visitors to experience different levels of the rainforest from the forest floor to the canopy. Follow the Cassowary Walk to learn about the pivotal role the world's third largest bird and local endangered species plays in the preservation of the Daintree Rainforest.|
|10:10||Wetlands Feeding Tour||Join the wildlife keepers on the feeding tour to observe the vast array of Wet Tropics wading birds that call the Wetlands home. Learn about the different foraging techniques and physical attributes specific to the different species of native water birds.|
|10:45||Koala Presentation & Souvenir Photos||Discover why a Koala is called a marsupial and what makes them so special. Find out why they sleep all day, how they raise their young and the gum leaf menu they enjoy. (*Photos are optional extra at own expense)|
|11:15||Savannah & Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo Tour||Take the Savannah and Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroo tour with the wildlife keeper, where you can interact with and hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies. A host of wild native birdlife use the lake as a sanctuary. View lagoons where both the estuarine and freshwater crocodiles lurk beneath the water or bask on the sunlit banks and even take a walk over the all new Predator Plank. During this tour you'll also learn about the Lumholtz's tree kangaroos successful breeding program which is uncovering the secrets of tree kangaroo behaviour and reproduction.|
|11:45||North Queensland Reptile Experience||If you're interested in reptiles that live in this part of the world then this is the tour for you! You'll have the opportunity to touch a python and a crocodile! This is truly a once in a lifetime experience with one of the wildlife keepers who will answer any questions and teach you the amazing facts about North Queensland Reptiles.|
|12:30||Bird Interactive Experience||Join the wildlife keepers in the Curlew Café and Bar for the opportunity to learn more about the resident Australian parrots|
|13:00||Feature Creature Souvenir Photos||Have you ever wanted to have a photo with a blue-tongue, a stick insect, cockatoo or maybe a frogmouth? Be the star in the Feature Creature photos. (*Optional extra at own cost)|
|13:30||Rainforest & Turtle Feeding Tour||Visitors will experience the different levels of this habitat from the forest floor to the canopy by following along the walkway which makes its way through the Rainforest Habitat. You have the opportunity to feed turtles and learn about the characteristics of local turtle species, Krefft's River and Saw-shelled turtles.|
|14:10||Wetlands Feeding Tour||Join the wildlife keepers on the feeding tour to observe the vast array of Wet Tropics wading birds that call the Wetlands home. Learn about the different foraging techniques and physical attributes specific to the different species of native water birds.|
|14:40||Koala Feeding||Join this tour for the best opportunity to see a koala awake! The wildlife keepers will discuss the intricate life of the koala and dispel the many myths surrounding them. Find out what their favourite type of gum leaf is and why they really sleep 19-20 hours a day.|
|15:00||Reptile Interaction||Get up close and personal with reptiles including crocodiles, snakes and lizards and allow the wildlife keepers to share their knowledge about these creatures including their habitats, breeding behaviours and what they like to eat.|
|15:30||Feature Creature Souvenir Photos||Have you ever wanted to have a photo with a blue-tongue, a stick insect, cockatoo or maybe a frogmouth? Be the star in the Feature Creature photos. (*Optional extra at own cost)|
|16:00||Savannah & Pelican Feeding Tour||This is the final tour of the day and provides an entertaining and educational talk about the pelicans while encouraging their involvement with treats. Bring your camera especially if you are a keen photographer of wildlife.|
Divided into 4 distinct North Queensland environments, the Woodland, Wetlands, Rainforest and Savannah. Wildlife Habitat is unlike any other zoo or wildlife experience you have ever encountered
Wildlife Habitat is a wildlife immersion exhibit – an open and interactive environment for guests and animals to mingle in a spacious and natural setting
● If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. ● If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. ● If no show, no refund.