We are surrounded by gorgeous nature here in the Far North. With the Daintree Rainforest on our doorstep, rolling green hills on the Atherton Tablelands and plenty of wildlife parks, we are spoilt for choice. Here are some of the best ways to experience the flora and fauna in Cairns.
Rainforestation is an eco-friendly attraction has everything for a great day out, including Army Duck rainforest tours,
Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience and a koala and wildlife park, located on 100 acres of World Heritage Rainforest. Test your
boomerang throwing skills, meet an abundance of iconic Aussie animals, hand-feed wallabies and kangaroos and
get your photo with a koala or crocodile.
P 07 4085 5008
A 1030 Kennedy Hwy, Kuranda
A boutique wildlife attraction home to a number of iconic Australian species, situated in the middle of the Heritage Markets in Kuranda. This tranquil wildlife oasis has koalas, freshwater crocodiles, kangaroos and wallabies, snakes, wombats and lizards, monitors and other reptiles. At an extra charge, get a photo holding a fluffy koala or scaly python for an experience you’ll never forget.
P 07 4093 9953
A Kuranda Heritage Markets, Rob Veivers Dr, Kuranda
Immerse yourself in a range of natural environments at Port Douglas’ #1 attraction. Discover birdlife, reptiles, kangaroos, turtles, gliders and more. Stick around for the crocodile feeding and get your photo taken with a photogenic koala, crocodile or snake. Make your experience extra special by having Breakfast with the Birds or Lunch with the Lorikeets.
P 07 4099 3235
A Port Douglas Rd, Port Douglas
Located in the heart of Kuranda, the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is the largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit in Australia, home to over 1500 butterflies. If you stand still, there’s a good chance one will land on you. There is also a
laboratory, museum, gift shop, microscope, UV Light Display and more to discover.
P 07 4093 7575
A 8 Rob Veivers Dr, Kuranda
If you love chocolate and cheese, you’ll love Gallo Dairyland. Providing a large variety of cheeses and chocolates, Gallo
Dairyland offers an insight into the making of the much-loved products on their working dairy farm. They also provide an
animal nursey for a hands-on experience with some friendly farm animals such as the cute calves, of course! Be sure to try
the delicious food at the café on-site.
P 07 4095 2388
A Malanda Rd, Atherton
Be taken on a journey of discovery into the ‘wild’ world of Australian native and exotic animals. Enjoy educational and
entertaining wildlife shows featuring crocodiles, reptiles and much more. Explore the Gondwana Gateway and the Gallery
of Living Art where you can see colourful snakes and lizards from Australia and abroad. Be amazed by the world-famous
crocodile attack show and take a cruise on Hartley’s Lagoon.
P 07 4055 3576
A Captain Cook Highway, Wangetti