All Entry to the Sanctuary Must be Pre-Booked Below
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is an outdoor venue that connects people with nature and wildlife, providing our guests a safe haven to enjoy.
Due to the current COVID-19 safety restrictions, all visitors are required to purchase tickets online and attend the Sanctuary on their selected date only. In order to follow the Queensland Health regulations and to ensure that there is availability for you to visit us, you must pre-book. This includes National Trust members.
Our Sanctuary has re-opened its doors and is ready to welcome you back!
Our lush 27-hectare outdoor Sanctuary continues to play a vital role in connecting wildlife and nature with our community. The expansive ground provide an open-air safe haven for humans and animals alike and our conservation efforts are aimed to ensure that our Sanctuary and precious wildlife remain in place for generations to come.
A visit to the Sanctuary will feel a little different during this time, as we introduce new protocols and procedures to ensure that members and guests continue to enjoy a safe outdoor environment.
Find the answers to all your questions below about our reopening, safety precautions, ticketing and guest experience.
If you have been asked to self-isolate, please do not come to our Sanctuary.
If you have cold or flu symptoms, we ask that you delay your visit until you are well again.
We have changed our ticketing process to a pre-purchase, contactless system to keep you safe.
Frequently Asked Questions
What aspects of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary are temporarily closed?
- Wild Island flying fox - closed
- Wild Burgers playground - closed
Which shows are currently not running?
- Australiana Sheep Shearing Show
- Aboriginal Dance and Cultural Show
- Crocs Live
- Keeper Talks
These adjustments will be continually modified in line with current restrictions and the most accurate information will always be updated on this webpage.
Safety & Important Information
What changes have been made to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s operations?
- Limited daily visitor numbers to enable social distancing. This also apply for shows, food outlets and retail stores. Please respect and follow social distance markers
- Tickets are available to pre-purchase online BOOK TODAY
- Our show times have changed, CLICK HERE for updated times
- Contactless payments will be preferred
- Café’s and dining areas are operating in-line with the Queensland restrictions applicable at the time with hygiene in these areas a high priority. Contact details will be requested
- Some animal encounters are temporarily unavailable. CLICK HERE to see available encounters
- Our park hours have changed to 9am - 4pm Thursday to Sunday with the cafe and lorikeet feeding starting from 8am and 4pm
- We are open 7 days per week during school holidays
What do I do if I have a gift voucher or promo ticket?
- Please CLICK HERE to make your booking
- Promotional tickets will not be valid for use during school holiday periods
Is the train running?
- Our train is running daily. We do ask that guests leave a free row in front and behind to maintain good social distancing
Is Blinky Bill Studio Adventure Show still running?
- The theatre is currently closed and this show is no longer running. However kids will love Blinky’s new show ‘Blinky Bill’s Backyard’ performed live twice daily at the Wild Burgers stage
Is the Gruffalo still at the Sanctuary?
Gruffalo spotters trail and meet and greets have now concluded. The Gruffalo is now carrying on his adventures at our sister National Trust property, Rippon Lea Estate in Melbourne
Is the TreeTop Challenge Ropes Course stll available?
- Tree Top Challenge will be operating Thursday to Sunday
- BOOK HERE
Can I feed the Lorikeets?
- Yes, Lorikeet Feeding will still occur daily at 8am and 4pm with social distancing measures in place
Is the Sanctuary Café open?
- We have made changes in line with COVID-19 regulations to ensure the safety of our guests and staff. Our Café and dining areas are operating in-line with the Queensland restrictions applicable at the time and hygiene in these areas is our priority
- Capacity is limited and at this stage but there is no need to book.
- Our Café is open everyday from 8am
Is Sanctuary Markets open?
- Sanctuary Markets is currently open each Friday
- CLICK HERE for further information
Can I book a wedding or event?
- Yes you can! CLICK HERE to get in contact with our award winning Events team
What extra precautions are Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary taking to minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19?
In addition to operational changes, the Sanctuary has taken significant precautions to minimise the risk of transmission. These include:
- Installation of signage at entry points stipulating guests are unable to enter if they have been asked to self-isolate
- Installation of signage throughout Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary encouraging increased hygiene and social distancing measures
- Increased access to hand sanitiser at sanitising stations
- Increased cleaning throughout Sanctuary grounds with a priority focus on food service areas, bathrooms and high-frequency, high touch areas
- Dedicated COVIDSafe team members to help with your visit and ensure social distancing practices are adhered to
- All staff and volunteers have received training to ensure a COVIDSafe environment
- Some parts of the Sanctuary may be closed or restricted due to COVID-19 restrictions
What contingencies does Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary have in place to deal with a potential outbreak?
- As part of our COVIDSafe Operations Plan, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has prepared for the possibility that a person testing positive for COVID-19 may visit the Sanctuary and that this may result in an outbreak. In this instance, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s online booking and registration process will enable Queensland Health to conduct contact tracing.
- We have a dedicated quarantine space in the event of a suspected COVID-19 case on site
Are guests at risk of catching COVID-19 from Sanctuary animals?
- On current evidence, there is no risk of guests from catching COVID-19 from Sanctuary animals. Biosecurity measures are in place and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary adheres to National Biosecurity Guidelines and makes every attempt to prevent disease incursions and to protect the health of its animals, staff, volunteers, students and guests.
Changes To Ticketing
Due to the current COVID-19 safety restrictions, all visitors are required to purchase tickets online and attend the Sanctuary on their selected date only. In order to follow the Queensland Health regulations and to ensure that there is availability for you to visit us, you must pre-book.
If you are a National Trust member
For General Admission tickets
Do I need to register tickets online for children under 4 years of age?
- Yes. To help manage capacity, FREE entry will still be available for children under the age of 4 years old, however to ensure we can manage visitor numbers, all individuals visiting Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary including infants under 4, must register for a ticket.
What if I have a promo ticket or gift voucher?
- Your voucher or gift voucher will be extended by 3 months automatically if it expired between 23 March – 26 June 2020. You will still need to pre-register your visit.
I booked a ticket but now can’t come, what do I do?
- Don’t worry if your plans have changed. Just contact us by calling
(07) 5534 0879
Our National Trust Members are a valuable part of our Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary community and we're very grateful for their support and very excited to welcome members back to the Sanctuary.
A 3-month extension is being automatically applied to all memberships. While the short closure and the measures we have taken are necessary to continue to play our role in supporting efforts to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, we understand that there may be slight disruptions to your experience. We hope this additional time helps you to enjoy the full value from your membership.
Replacement member cards will not be issued, however all revised expiry dates have been updated via our ticketing system.
Please bring your expired card with you, as you will need to display this on arrival and throughout the Sanctuary to access in-park discounts.
Members will need to pre-book their visits below.
Are Holiday Education Programs Still Running?
Education programs will be running again through the January school holidays in 2021.
Limited availability per session, bookings will become available late 2020.
Can I still hire strollers and or wheelchairs?
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, unfortunately, guests will not be able to hire strollers at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary until further notice and we thank you for your understanding and patience. You are welcome to bring your own.
Guests will be able to hire wheelchairs from Visitor Services located to the left of Ticketing inside the main entrance for the duration of their visit. Additional cleaning and hygiene measures are in place to ensure wheelchairs are safe to hire.
Has the Map changed?
Can I still access the car park?
Parking is $10 per vehicle. However, National Trust members receive complimentary parking on presentation of membership card.