Pre-Book and Save Time!
It is suggested to purchase tickets online and attend the Sanctuary on the selected date only.
In order to follow the Queensland Health guidelines and to ensure that there is availability for you to visit us, please pre-book today.
This includes National Trust members.
Our Sanctuary is open and is ready to welcome you!
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.
Find the answers to all your questions below about our 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
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary App
Does Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Have An App?
We have a fantastic visitor app which includes two interactive virtual reality trails. Jump in and exmplore our brand new Extinction Trail or play the Lost Valley Game where your job to is to explore Lost Valley and capture all the hidden virtual animals on your phone!
Stress less by using our interactive map to easily plan out and track your day. Photograph your favourite animals and log your favourite facts to share with family and friends later. Build a schedule by picking out the shows and encounters you’d like to see and receive push notifications that will remind you when it’s showtime!
Which shows are currently not running?
- Australiana Sheep Shearing Show
- Crocs Live
- Keeper Talks
Which areas are currently not accessible?
- Rock-wallaby and Wallaby Enclosure (Map Ref U16)
- Croc Boardwalk (Map Ref W13)
What adjustments have been made with the Train?
Whilst the Croc Boardwalk is undergoing maintenance, our Train will not be running through our Kangaroo Paddock.
These adjustments will be continually modified in line with current restrictions and the most accurate information will always be updated here.
Safety & Important Information
What changes have been made to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s operations?
- Limited daily visitor numbers to enable physical distancing. This also apply for shows, food outlets and retail stores. Please respect and follow physical 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
- Some animal encounters are temporarily unavailable. CLICK HERE to see available encounters
- Our park hours have changed to 9am - 4pm Daily (Closed 25 April and 25 December) with the cafe and lorikeet feeding starting from 8am and 4pm
Will guests need to be vaccinated to visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary?
- Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary falls under the outdoor entertainment venue category, which means that visitors will be required to show proof of vaccination in order to enter from December 17 as per Queensland Health directives.
Will I get a refund on my membership if I can’t visit?
- As the announcement of this State government mandate is still quite recent, National Trust Queensland is still working through these details. We’ll have more information closer to the date.
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 maintain good physical distancing while queuing for the train
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 Rookie Ranger Station’ performed live three times 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 to 9am and 4pm to 4:30pm
Is the Sanctuary Café open?
- Our Café is open from 8am to 4pm Thursday to Monday and 8am to 2pm Tuesday and Wednesday
- 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
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 physical 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 physical 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
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 3 years of age?
- Yes. To help manage capacity, FREE entry will still be available for children under the age of 3 years old, however to ensure we can manage visitor numbers, all individuals visiting Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary including infants under 3, must register for a ticket.
What if I have a promo ticket or gift voucher?
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
Are Holiday Education Programs Still Running?
Holiday Education programs will be running again through the Spring school holidays in 2021.
Can I still hire strollers and or wheelchairs?
Strollers and Wheelchairs:
Guests will be able to hire strollers and 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 strollers and 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.