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Kuranda Koala Gardens, Kuranda

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#4 of 10 in Parks in Kuranda
Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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Meet Australia’s wonderful animals, as you cuddle a koala and hand-feed kangaroos at Kuranda Koala Gardens. As you walk through the gardens, you will be greeted by crocodiles and wallabies. Don’t miss the shy, tame wombats.  Then walk through the snake display, where you will see pythons and lizards lying in wait for the feed. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kuranda trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • The other reviews touch on most the positives so I won’t dive into those but to answer some who like me might question the koala holding experience, this did not feel like a “tiger king” esque... 
    The other reviews touch on most the positives so I won’t dive into those but to answer some who like me might question the koala holding experience, this did not feel like a “tiger king” esque...  more »
  • Great to get so close to the animals and still feel they were in a kind of natural environment. Also have Tasmanian Devils 
    Great to get so close to the animals and still feel they were in a kind of natural environment. Also have Tasmanian Devils  more »
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  • Great place to see koalas (and hold one) and other wildlife. The animals look well cared for and active during the day. It was just under $100 for 2 people entry and souvenir photos holding a koala each (operating at specific times, last session was 2:30pm when we went). Well designed in a loop where you can get pretty up close to the wildlife, and easily doable in an hour. Friendly staff. Would recommend for a Cairns trip. They had an onsite cafe, restaurant and market which we only briefly walked through.
  • MUST VISIT PLACE❤️. Once you reached kuranda you have few things to do and one of the best is koala garden and koala cuddle. You can see crocodile, kangaroo and the koala. You have to take tickets separately for koala cuddle. Tickets can be purchase in front of the garden entrance and wait for the next time slot. Small kids are not allowed to hold koala. You can feed kangaroos there. Overall a nice experience. Time duration: 1 hour min

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