14th June, 2012

Visiting the Currumbin Bird Sanctuary

It really does seem that the Gold Coast has it all, as if you are tired of the great surf, gorgeous beaches, pumping nightlife and high-energy theme parks, you can always head down to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary to get away from all those human animals and relax. The following is a brief look at everything you need to know to include a visit to Currumbin on your next holiday to the Gold Coast area.

Where is it?

The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is located at Currumbin, which is roughly halfway between Burleigh Heads and Coolangatta, just off the Gold Coast Highway. Getting there is easy as you’re just minutes’ drive from the Gold Coast strip, making bus, car or even catching a taxi all great ways to get around.

What is it?

This awesome sanctuary run by the National Trust of Queensland is widely regarded as one of the most relaxing places in the Gold Coast area to spend the day with the kids, and is home to a huge variety of mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds. Previously known as the Currumbin Bird Sanctuary, it changed its name in 1995 to become the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary to better reflect its inhabitants. You can get up close to the animals through various shows and feedings, making this sanctuary one of the best places to take those animal loving kids of yours. Some of the popular highlights are the exotic cassowary, the Tasmanian devil, and of course, all of the snakes.


As with most of the theme parks on the Gold Coast, your best deals for tickets if you’re going to be there for at least a few days is to get a pass that includes entry to more than one park, as this is sure to save you a heap of money. Otherwise, a day entry to the sanctuary costs $44 for an adult and $26 for a child less than 15 years of age.

Gold Coast accommodation

There is accommodation on the Gold Coast within a stone’s throw of the sanctuary, so whether you’re looking for a serviced apartment for the whole family or a resort for you and your partner, you couldn’t have a better variety of options. The Gold Coast is famous for more than just this fantastic sanctuary though, so book early, as this entire area gets crazy busy, and especially in peak season.


You and your kids can even get your culture fix at the sanctuary, with daily Aboriginal dance performances helping to showcase the rich and ancient history of the original peoples of Australia.

Visiting the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary will be just the thing to bring your stress levels down a little bit by hanging out with some of the area’s most relaxed and amazing inhabitants. This is one Gold Coast park where you can easily spend the entire day without leaving yourself feeling wrecked, allowing you to still feel refreshed enough to check out the area’s thriving nightlife.