Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat – “Australia’s Premier Wildlife Experience”

If you’re seeking an unforgettable Australian wildlife experience, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas is the perfect destination for you! This eco-certified wildlife sanctuary is dedicated to providing visitors with the opportunity to connect with native Australian animals in their natural habitats.

Here’s why you should consider a visit:

  1. Interactive Wildlife Encounters: At Wildlife Habitat, you can engage in hands-on experiences with iconic Australian animals. In fact, imagine hand-feeding wallabies and kangaroos, a unique and heartwarming encounter for visitors of all ages.
  2. Discover Diverse Habitats: Furthermore, explore five distinct environments within the sanctuary, each carefully recreated to resemble the natural homes of these creatures. Whether you’re wandering through the Wetlands, Rainforest, Savannah, Nocturnal, or Woodlands, you’ll be immersed in the beauty of Australia’s diverse ecosystems.
  3. Meet Rare Species: Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas is your chance to catch a glimpse of some truly remarkable Australian wildlife, including the legendary Southern Cassowary and Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo. Moreover, these creatures are unique to the region, and seeing them up close is an extraordinary experience.
  4. Exciting Presentations: Don’t miss the crocodile feeding presentations, where you can observe these incredible reptiles in action. And for that classic Australian photo opportunity, you can also get your picture taken with a koala.
  5. Support Conservation: Now, more than ever, it’s crucial to support conservation and sustainability efforts. By visiting Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, you’re contributing to the preservation of these amazing animals and their habitats.
  6. Activities for All Ages: Whether you’re traveling with family, friends, or solo, the sanctuary offers activities suitable for all ages. Finally, it’s an educational and entertaining experience that will leave you with lasting memories.

So, when you’re planning your next adventure in Australia, make sure to include Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas on your list. It’s not just an attraction; it’s a chance to connect with the natural beauty and wildlife of Australia in a meaningful way.

Planning your visit to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas is a breeze!

  • Conveniently located a five-minute drive from Port Douglas.
  • Open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Book tickets online in advance to secure preferred dates and times.
  • Check the daily schedule for interactive encounters and presentations.

Curlew Café and Bar

Nestled in the serene Wetlands Habitat, the Curlew Café and Bar offers the perfect spot for “Breakfast with the Birds.” Here, you can enjoy a delightful meal or snack, indulge in ice creams, and savour delicious coffee amidst the natural beauty of the surroundings.

The Curlew Café is renowned for its iconic “Breakfast With The Birds” experience, which has been a must-do for visitors to Far North Queensland for over two decades. In early 2022, an exciting new version of this experience was introduced, making it even more enticing for guests.

Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas offers a fantastic opportunity to get up close and personal with a diverse range of native species.

Here’s a glimpse of what you can experience at our park:

Invitation to Immerse: To start, immerse yourself in spacious, natural settings, connecting with Woodland, Rainforest, Wetlands, and Savannah habitats.

Explore the Wonders of the Wetlands Habitat: Moreover, enjoy abundant birdlife, including the majestic Black-Necked Stork, fruit bats, koalas, and more.

Uncover the Newly Renovated Rainforest Habitat: Next, visit vibrant Southern Cassowaries and lush surroundings.

Experience the Savannah Habitat: Then, interact with macropods, Emus, Pelicans, and the rare Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo.

And finally, visit the CrocArena: For an exceptional viewing experience.

To summarize, embark on an unforgettable journey at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, contributing to conservation efforts and creating lasting memories in Australia’s rich biodiversity.


Habitat Highlights:

  • Explore diverse habitats – Woodland, Rainforest, Wetlands, and Savannah.
  • Witness the wonders of the Wetlands Habitat with abundant birdlife.
  • Experience the newly renovated Rainforest Habitat with vibrant Southern Cassowaries.
  • Interact with macropods, Emus, Pelicans, and the rare Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo in the Savannah.
  • Visit the CrocArena for an exceptional viewing experience


The Wildlife Habitat is open daily from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Wildlife Tours & Presentations – Daily Schedule:

  • 9.00 am – Stork Keeper Talk | Wetlands
  • 9.15 am –  Feature Creature wildlife photos | Wetlands
  • 10.00 am – Cassowary Feeding Presentation | Rainforest
  • 10.45 am – Koala Keeper Talk | Wetlands
  • 11.00 am – Feature Creature wildlife photos | Wetlands
  • 11:30 am – Reptile Keeper Talk | CrocArena
  • 11.45 am –  Saltwater Crocodile Feed presentation | CrocArena
  • 12.30 pm – Interactive Tropical Bird Experience | Wetlands Cafe
  • 1.00 pm – Feature Creature wildlife photos | Wetlands
  • 2.00 pm – Birds Feeding Talk | Rainforest
  • 3.00 pm – Kangaroo & Pelican Keeper Talk | Savannah
  • 4.00 pm – Park Closure


General Admission includes entry into all environments and animal shows, with re-entry across 5 days.


Optional Extras

Upgrade your experience to include privately guided tours!

Breakfast with the Birds

Enjoy breakfast in the tropical setting while interacting with tropical birds and Koalas. Spend some time chatting with the Wildlife Keeper about their conservation efforts. Enjoy Gourmet style family dining. This experience is only available between 8:00 am – 9:00 am. Offered daily during Peak Season, otherwise only Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

YOUR Wildlife Habitat Private Tour

Are you looking for a private ‘behind the scenes’ wildlife tour? YOUR Wildlife Habitat is certainly the perfect way to make the most of your day. This private tour lasts for two hours. This will give you a chance to interact privately with Australian animals.

You may get the chance to:

    • Entering the koala enclosure for some one-on-one time!
    • Visiting the Tropical Animal Rehabilitation Centre to glimpse our wildlife rescue efforts
    • Opportunities to engage with animals that have been hand-raised by our keepers
    • 1.5 hours with a wildlife keeper
    • Private reptile presentation
    • Two 6×8 souvenir photos (per person)
    • A premium dining experience with Australian wildlife

You can bring your cameras to this event to remember it forever.


What to bring

We suggest to bring the following:

  • Hat, Sunscreen and Sunglasses
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Cash/credit cards
  • Camera

How to get there

The Wildlife Habitat is located in Port Douglas, a 1 hour drive north of Cairns City.

Port Douglas Rd, Port Douglas QLD 4877

This is a self-drive experience. If you do not have access to a car, please contact our friendly team, and we can help with Car Hire or Bus Transport.

Important Information

The Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat is closed on Christmas Day, 25th December.

Tour Features

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Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat Tours

Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat

General Admission (includes 5 Days of Entry)


Cuddle a Koala

YOUR Wildlife Habitat Private Tour (Minimum 2 participants)

General Admission and a Private 2-hour personalised tour. Entry to Koala enclosure, private tour of the Tropical Animal Rehabilitation Centre, Reptile presentation, 1.5 hours with Wildlife Keeper, and an animal dining experience. ON REQUEST



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