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What are the hours of operation at the Sanctuary?
9:00am to 4:00pm daily. Lorikeet feeding and cafe open from 8am. Excluding Christmas & Anzac Day or extreme weather circumstances.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO COME TO THE SANCTUARY?
The Gold Coast has beautiful weather year round. Show schedules are both AM and PM to help plan your day.
ON WHICH DAYS OF THE YEAR IS THE SANCTUARY CLOSED?
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is currently trading on a seasonal model where we are open 7 days per week during school holiday periods and 4 days per week (Thursday to Sunday) at all other times.
We will be closed on Christmas Day and Anzac Day.
CAN I HOLD A KOALA, IS IT INCLUDED IN THE ENTRY PRICE?
Yes, you can hold a koala at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
No, it is not included in the entry price. Koala cuddle & photographs cost start at $29.00 per photo. They can be purchased here prior to arrival. A group photo can be taken but only one person can hold the koala.
We also have an up-close encounter daily with our Koala Experience, bookable online or at the Sanctuary when you arrive at Visitor and Member Services.
To book your transfers please call 07 5534 0879 or see your nearest Tour Desk.
IS THERE WHEELCHAIR ACCESS THROUGHOUT THE SANCTUARY?
There is an extensive range of boardwalks and ramps throughout Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Assistance of a carer will be required on some of the steeper walks. Some areas would be considered too steep for wheelchair access and are signed accordingly. We currently do not have wheelchair carriages on our miniature rail system. However, if guests can be safely and comfortably transferred into a seat on the train, their wheelchair can travel with them in the storage carriage.
DO YOU HAVE A PLATYPUS?
We do not currently have a platypus on the property at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
WHERE SHOULD I TAKE AN INJURED ANIMAL?
All injured or orphaned animals should be taken to the main entrance of Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, located at 27 Millers Drive, Currumbin. The hospital is part of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary but has a different entrance. The hospital operates seven days a week from 8:00am- 5:00pm.
Animals cannot be taken to the front entrance of the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary operates under a "B Class Zoo Licence", which means that we hold native and exotic species. We are also a quarantine-approved facility, which means that we must adhere to best-practice quarantine procedures.
Wild animals cannot interact with our sanctuary animals or keepers. The injured animal will receive prompt attention if given directly to a vet nurse at the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.
I AM TRAVELLING TO/FROM THE AIRPORT, DO YOU HAVE SOMEWHERE I CAN STORE MY LUGGAGE?
We have a secured lock up room where our guests are welcome to leave their luggage for a small fee of $3 while they are visiting the Sanctuary. On arrival to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, make your way to the Nature's Gift Store where a staff member will be more than happy to assist with storing your luggage.
DO YOU ACCEPT THE CARERS/COMPANION CARD?
Yes, we offer guests with the Carers/Companion card free entry and $25 ticket price for a child companion and $29 ticket price for an adult companion that is to be purchased at the gate. The card must be presented as ID.
CAN I SHOP IN YOUR RETAIL OUTLETS OR DINE IN THE CAFÉ WITHOUT PAYING ENTRY INTO THE SANCTUARY?
Yes, Nature's Gift Store & Photo Counter, Spirit of the Outback Gift Store and Sanctuary Café are open to the public seven days a week with no entry fee required.
DOES the SANCTUARY OFFER A GLUTEN FREE MENU?
We do try our best to cater for all guests and have a selection of menu items that can be made low gluten, please ask our friendly staff for more information about our low gluten options.