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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Ticket & Koala Photo

1. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Ticket & Koala Photo

Have your photo taken cuddling a koala and meet Australia’s unique native wildlife with this combo ticket. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is centrally located on the Gold Coast and just a 30-minute drive from Surfers Paradise. You can cuddle a koala and have your photo taken any time of the day. The Koala Photo Area is open from 9:00 am to 11:30 am, and 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. Wander the 27-hectare sanctuary, home to over 1,400 Australian native wildlife. Hand-feed kangaroos, come face-to-face with Australia’s largest saltwater crocodile and see the free-flight bird show and Aboriginal performances. Learn about the Sanctuary and its animals at any of the interactive shows, or ask one of the helpful volunteers positioned around the park. Discover the outdoor playground, ride on the sanctuary’s miniature train, or enjoy a picnic. Visit the onsite Wildlife Hospital and see the vets in action. Join in the feeding of the colorful wild lorikeets at 8.00 am or 4.00 pm for a gold coin donation. Enjoy the spectacle of dozens of rainbow-colored birds landing on your head and arms! 

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary: Entry & TreeTops Challenge

2. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary: Entry & TreeTops Challenge

Delight in a close encounter with Australia’s unique native wildlife at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, centrally located on the Gold Coast and just a 30-minute drive from Surfers Paradise. The Sanctuary is open from 8am to 5pm daily (except Anzac Day and Christmas Day). Located inside Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, the TreeTop Challenge will get your adrenaline pumping. Qualified supervisors are present throughout to guide adventurers and ensure their safety at all times. All you are required to bring are closed-in shoes and a daredevil attitude. Please not though, it is highly recommended to pre-book your session time by calling TreeTop Challenge once you have booked this ticket, and prior to your visit to the Sanctuary. On the day, session availability is limited and not guaranteed. Explore the 27-hectare sanctuary, home to over 1,400 Australian native animals. Meet koalas, echidnas, wombats, Tasmanian devils, kangaroos, emus, and dingoes. Hand-feed kangaroos, come face-to-face with Australia’s largest saltwater crocodile and see the free-flight bird show and Aboriginal performances. Learn about the sanctuary, and its animals at any of the 13 interactive keeper shows daily or ask one of the helpful volunteers positioned around the park. Plus, take in the beauty of this 5-hectare rainforest as you wind your way along elevated boardwalks, whilst discovering exotic wildlife. Uncover the secrets of the ancient supercontinent Gondwana and explore a forgotten world.

Gold Coast Airport Arrival Shared Transfer

3. Gold Coast Airport Arrival Shared Transfer

With over 20 years of experience in providing reliable and friendly service, this shuttle service offers guaranteed door-to-door pick up and drop off for all customers. This is a cost-effective and efficient service, as well as the staff members’ extensive knowledge of the Gold Coast’s world-famous attractions and hidden gems that make it such a unique, family friendly place to visit. Your professional driver (wearing a blue top) meets you at a designated location outside of the arrivals area in Gold Coast Airport (OOL). Receive assistance with your luggage as you go to your air-conditioned shared vehicle, which boasts ample legroom and space for luggage storage. Travel to your Gold Coast accommodation in safety and comfort with this reliable and efficient transfer service. Relax and soak up the sights during your ride. Upon booking, you will receive a travel voucher to present to the driver. You can pre-book your return transfer too.

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4.5 / 5

based on 114 reviews

We booked ConXion online a week before our holidays. It was easy and very trustworthy. The staff were so reliable they would ring to let you know where they were and what time they would be arriving. The drivers were friendly and helped with our luggage! I have recommended them to our line dancing friends. See you next time we travel. Thanks again Lisa Venditti

Staff were amazing I can't walk very far and knew I wouldn't make it around whole Park. A lovely staff member highly recommended bird show I am very grateful for his suggestion I absolutely 100% love it. The birds flying above your head lizards and big birds walking around our feet incredible. The staff are a credit to the Sanctuary.

Always an absolute and fun worthwhile experience! Visiting Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a must when you're in the Goldcoast! Never ever miss a photo opportunity with the real and cuddly Koala you will be cherishing for a lifetime :-)

Driver waited for us to arrive to the meeting point, despite website stating that driver will leave in case of late arrival.

Koalas and Kangaroos! What is not to like? Great experience and staff were very friendly and knowledgeable