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Published On: 23 Nov 2022



2022 marks 75 years since Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, then known as Currumbin Bird Sanctuary, first opened to the public.

A few things remain the same, like the daily Lorikeet feeding, the miniature train, as well as the unwavering dedication towards wildlife conservation.

However, some of the attractions have changed significantly.



Believe it or not, there used to be a Fairyland at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

Celebrating all fairy tales, visitors in the 1970’s could walk through the display, and be transported into other worlds such as Snuggle Pot and Cuddle pie, or Treasure Island.


Mini Cars

There also used to be a Mini Cars attraction. Similar to bumper cars, visitors could drive around a track colliding with each other.



The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary aquarium used to be a huge highlight for visitors in the 1970’s. It was home to 43 tanks of exotic tropical fish.


Rock Shop

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary also used to be home to Australia’s first Rock Shop. It was opened in 1963, stemming from founder Alex Griffith’s own rock collections from the local area. At the time, many overseas visitors commented that it was one of the best Rock Shop’s in the world.


Over time these attractions were closed and replaced with new attractions like, Lost Valley, the Extinction Trail and Splash Zone.

The memories however, last forever.

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