Kuranda Koala Gardens

Koalas, wombats, snakes, lizards and more ....


Situated in the heart of Kuranda within the Kuranda Heritage Markets environment, Kuranda Koala Gardens gives you the opportunity to see some of Australia's most unique wildlife up close.

There is plenty of opportunity to observe the koalas doing what they do best - eating, sleeping and looking adorable. 

Fossil evidence shows that koalas originally lived in rainforest environments. As Australia became drier, they adapted to eat Eucalypt leaves, which replaced much of the country's rainforests.

Kuranda Koala Gardens is one of only a handful of places in the world where you can actually cuddle a koala. Our adherence to a strict "Government Code Of Practice" ensures the health and wellbeing of our furry friends.


As well as koalas, there is a variety of wildlife including freshwater crocodiles, kangaroos, wallabies, snakes, wombats, lizards, monitors, and other reptiles.

Freshwater Crocodiles are another Australian native - perhaps not as endearing as the Koala but a fascinating part of the ecosystem.   This is one of the two Australian saurians - the other being the Saltwater Crocodile. The Saltie does not function well in the cooler climes of the mountain regions but is on display at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures down on the coast

Australia has a large variety of macropods - kangaroos and wallabies.  Here in Kuranda you will see swamp wallabies, parma wallabies, eastern grey kangaroos and red legged pademelons.

Australia is also home to many snakes, both deadly and harmless.  An 'up close' experience with pythons is an experience to remember well after your holiday has ended.

Wombats are unusual marsupials, and an Australian favourite. They are often playful and quick to learn; however, as they sleep quite a lot, their intelligence is often underestimated!  They lay claim to being the world's largest burrowing animal and can dig up to two metres of burrow in one night.

Lizards, monitors and other reptiles - Australia is home to an amazing selection of reptiles and there are many on display.  See dragons and monitors with their long forked tongues, and many of these creatures have great camouflage techniques - see what you can spot in their enclosure!


Kuranda Koala Gardens is part of the Freeman Family owned and operated Wildlife Tropical North Queensland Group. Other wildlife experiences under this banner include Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Birdworld Kuranda.


OPEN DAILY 9am - 4pm
Located within Kuranda Heritage Markets, Rob Vievers Drive, Kuranda.

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