Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas offers visitors with a chance to get up close a huge range of iconic Australian animals in their recreated natural environments. Open daily from 8am to 4pm.
Cuddle a Koala, meet pythons, crocodiles, amazing Australian birds and hand-feed kangaroos? Meet the endangered Southern Cassowary and Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo & get up close and personal with Estaurine Crocodiles on our new Predator Plank.
Daily Tour Schedule
- 9.00am Interactive Bird Experience
- 9.30am Cassowary Feeding Talk
- 10.00am Feature Creature Photos
- 11.00am Wetlands Stork Talk
- 11.45am North Queensland Reptile Experience (Crocodile Feeding Friday- Monday only)
- 12:30pm Interactive Bird Experience
- 1.00pm Feature Creature Souvenir Photos
- 2.00pm Koala Feeding Talk
- 3:30pm Pelican Talk
- 4.00pm Park Closes
- Curlew Cafe
- Free Wi-fi
- Gift and Souvenir Shop
- Wheelchair hire (no charge)
- Baby change facilities
- Stroller hire ($10 hire fee)
- Standard Admission is a 5 consecutive day entry pass
Located on Port Douglas Road
Open 7 Days: 8.00am – 4.00pm
Wheelchair hire (no charge). Wildlife Habitat and all its facilities are wheelchair accessible, with the exception of the Stork Tower, the Birdseye Bridge and the Predator Plank.
The Five Habitats of Wildlife Habitat
The Woodland Habitat offers an opportunity to sit amongst the richly coloured birds of northern Australia’s open woodlands. Marvel at the complexity of the locally endangered and endemic finches, watch woodswallows swooping overhead and search for the smallest species that live in the undergrowth, from quail to the endangered Northern Bettong.
In the Wetlands an array of wading birds can be viewed foraging for fish and crustaceans in the waterways.
This area depicts the amazing diversity of our natural wetlands that are important fringing areas and provide a link to many ecosystems.
In this area, you will find a multitude of bird species – including the black-necked stork – as well as fruit bats, koalas and ‘The Hut’.
Discover the stunning rainforest, from the ground levels to the uppermost canopy in our newly renovated Rainforest Habitat.
Opened in September 2020, this incredible exhibit is home to some the most colourful residents of our tropical region, including the endangered Southern Cassowary, the stunning Eclectus Parrot and the mesmerising Rainbow Lorikeet.
Explore the various levels of the rainforest as you walk up the brand new Licuala Tower. Brave the sky-high birdseye bridge and watch colourful birds soar through the highest level of the rainforest canopy.
See the endangered Southern Cassowary, with its vivid blue neck, vibrant red wattles, and striking black feathers. This species is endemic to Tropical North Queensland and inhabits the Wet Tropics region, and World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest.
The Savannah is an open-air exhibit that portrays both inland and coastal plains. Here guests are enticed to interact with and hand-feed a range of macropods from the statuesque Eastern Grey Kangaroo to the petite Parma Wallaby. Emus and Pelicans also freely range this large and open area. A feature to our Savannah Exhibit is the Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo, a rare tree-climbing kangaroo found only in the rainforests of The Wet Tropics.
The billabong is home to turtles, frogs and a range of waterfowl while also attracting a host of native bird varieties. Over forty species have been recorded utilising the exhibit as a refuge for breeding.
The Savannah is also home to our Predator Plank, the world’s first plank walk over giant Estaurine Crocodiles! Guests can see Babinda, our giant Estaurine crocodile and his three girlfriends.
Ever wondered what animals come alive after dark? The brand new Nocturnal Habitat allows you to enter a world after dark and explore recreated night environments and meet the animals that call them home.
Integrated with advanced technology, this unique habitat replicates nature at night. Our animals experience a reverse-circadian rhythm due to incredible lighting devices, which makes them experience “night time” during our “daytime”. This means that we can see what these animals really get up to at their most active!
Venture through Starlight Walk, get up close and personal with elusive and exciting animal species including Striped Possums, Bettongs and Mahogany Gliders.
Enter a world after dark and see tiny nocturnal marsupials including Spinifex Hopping Mice and Feathertail Gliders. Listen to the haunting cry of the Curlew and experience a night time rainforest environment in a safe and secure manner.
Brand new for September 2019, the Nocturnal Habitat is certainly an experience not to be kept in the dark about!
Free parking is available in the Wildlife Habitat carpark.
Instant Booking & Mobile Friendly Tickets
Check availability & book here to secure your table for Breakfast with the Birds.
Pre-booking is recommended to save disappointment on the day.
A great way to start the day especially as my husband is a birdlover. He also has special dietary requirements which were accomodated and not a problem.
Always a winner for us. This was our third time. We always take visitors to this experience and they always love it.
Fantastic experience and a beautiful setting for the breakfast. The food was also fabulous. My husband and I joked that if were birds we would love to live there. the enclosures are well maintained and not over crowded as well. Great day.
We are located on Port Douglas Road at the entrance to Port Douglas with local shuttle buses operating regularly from Cairns, the Northern Beaches and Port Douglas to our front door.
Every day except Christmas Day
8.00am – 5.00pm