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Raptor Encounter

Starts 27 December

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In this breathtaking encounter, get up close and personal with an Australian bird of prey and experience what it’s like to be a raptor handler! Work alongside one of our experienced trainers to learn about the basics of modern and traditional falconry and the techniques used to free fly birds in our Wild Skies Free Flight Bird Show. This will be a hands-on experience as you meet one of our birds for an exclusive interaction and a unique photo opportunity. 

Your afternoon starts with VIP seating at the 2:15pm WildSkies show. Following the show, head to General Store (Map ref S4) to meet and greet your raptor trainer and receive a photo of you holding our Wedge-tailed Eagle! Your raptor encounter then begins at 3pm.



Name: Raptor Encounter

Days Available: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

Time: 2:15pm start (1:45pm check-in at Visitor Services)

Price: $59 per person

Positions Available: 4 per session

Inclusions: 1 x 6" x 8" photo holding a Wedge-tailed Eagle and VIP seating at the 2:15pm WildSkies show

Available for guests 12 and over. Guests aged from12 to16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Personal photography will not be allowed on this encounter. A photography professional will be present for candid photos throughout your encounter.


Terms & Conditions

Participants must check in at Visitor and Member Services by 1:45pm
Participants will make their way to WildSkies for a 2:15pm start
Participants must be over the age of 12 to participate, any child aged 12 to 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Sanctuary entry is not included in the experience and all participants must have valid Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary General Admission to gain admission.
All guests must sign a waiver form prior to their experience (this is completed at time of purchase)
Guests are not allowed to take any personal items on this encounter that includes, bags ,phones and cameras
This encounter takes place in an "Off-Display" area of the Sanctuary
No walking aids or wheelchairs are permitted as there are uneven surfaces
All participants must follow all instructions and direction given by the keepers and if they fail to do so may be removed from the program and not issued a refund.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary takes all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our guests participating in this encounter, it does not take responsibility for any injuries, damage to clothing or persons or death incurred during the experience by any of our guests; first aid will be available on location for minor injuries if required.
Participants should wear appropriate closed in footwear during the experience, no high heels or sandals.

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