Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary will be partially open on Sunday (19th January) due to the recent extreme rain and flooding. Koala Photos and limited shows will be operating and visitors will be able to access some of the exhibits. The Western reserve of the Sanctuary will remain closed until Monday 20th January so that our team can ensure the site is safe for visitors. The train will also not be running. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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A Gruffalo?
What's a Gruffalo?

Find out at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary when you explore The Gruffalo Trail which is now open!

Take a journey through the deep dark wood and meet your favourite characters along the way with the new augmented reality app.

This brand new interactive trail is included in your entry ticket price, along with daily photo opportunities with The Gruffalo.

So visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and say hello to The Gruffalo!



The Gruffalo Spotter AUS App is available and free for both iOS and Android users who are based in Australia.

To download The Gruffalo Spotter App simply:

  • Open App Store or Google Play Store
  • Search 'Gruffalo Spotter AUS'
  • Tap the app to open
  • Tap on the get/install button
  • Open the App and start The Gruffalo Trail
  • How to Play

    Look for the markers along the way to bring the characters to life. There are 5 markers that activate Mouse, Fox, Owl, Snake and The Gruffalo! You can jump behind or beside the marker to take photos with the characters. Make sure you save your photos before deleting the app. Share your favourite pics with us #GruffaloSpotter


    About The Gruffalo

    The Gruffalo was initially published in 1999 in the United Kingdom and this year celebrates its 20th Anniversary. The book was written by writer and playwright Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, and tells the story of a mouse, the protagonist of the book, taking a walk in a European forest.

    The book has sold over 13 million copies, has won several prizes for children's literature, and has been developed into plays on both the West End and Broadway and even an Oscar nominated animated film.

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