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Wildlife Habitat, Port Douglas

Wildlife Habitat, Port Douglas: Our most recommended tours and activities

Port Douglas: Breakfast with the Birds

1. Port Douglas: Breakfast with the Birds

Escape to a wondrous free-flight aviary and have a dining experience like no other. Breakfast among birds and other wildlife at the picturesque new Koala Habitat in Curlew Café, located at the heart of the Wetlands Habitat.  Enjoy comfortable banquet-style seating with up to 10 people on each table and interact with and feed koalas, kangaroos, colorful birds, and more in a relaxed spacious setting. Dine family-style in an exclusive seated area on fresh local produce from the surrounding area and food-rich Atherton Tablelands. Learn more about the diverse wildlife from the passionate gamekeepers and enjoy all the wildlife presentations!

From Cairns: Daintree Wilderness & Cape Tribulation Bus Tour

2. From Cairns: Daintree Wilderness & Cape Tribulation Bus Tour

On this full-day tour you will discover the beautiful Daintree Rainforest. The remote natural magnificence of Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest is far from the glitz of civilization and brings both awe and peace, a true solace to the soul. Daintree is nature's kingdom, a gem in Australia's crown of natural icons. Here you will find fan palms, Flying Paradise Kingfishers, tree frogs, butterflies of every hue and color, Rainbow Lorikeets, entwining strangler figs, and rampant climbing vines set by crystal streams flowing into a tropical sea. On this tour you will visit the Wildlife Habitat to experience the 5 wildlife environments – the savannah, rainforest, wetlands, nocturnal, and grasslands. Cross the Daintree River on board a cable-driven vehicular ferry. You will travel deep into the Daintree Rainforest to the Cape Tribulation Resort to enjoy a tropical lunch. At Cape Tribulation you can enjoy the dazzling white sand beaches and azure tropical sea and visit Alexandra Lookout to admire the spectacular views of the Daintree River and the Coral Sea. Cruise along the Daintree River among mangroves, impenetrable rainforest jungle, and crocodile-infested waters and enjoy afternoon tea before returning to Cairns.

Port Douglas: Wildlife Habitat Entrance Ticket

3. Port Douglas: Wildlife Habitat Entrance Ticket

The iconic and award-winning Wildlife Habitat is Australia’s leading environmental wildlife experience, provides visitors with a chance to observe a huge range of native animals and plant life up close in a spacious interactive setting. Situated at Port Douglas, Tropical North Queensland, the park is a leader in sustainable eco-tourism. With 5 distinct eco-systems - Woodlands, Wetlands, Rainforest, Nocturnal and Savannah - set over 8 acres of land. The natural habitat locations allow for an open and immersive experience allowing guests and wildlife the freedom and space to interact.  Showcasing over 100 Australian species and over 600 individual animals, take the opportunity to hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies, smile at a crocodile, observe living history with a visit to the cassowaries, or catch a glimpse of the rare Lumholtz’s tree-kangaroo. Walk the plank – the predator plank that is - a balance beam suspended over a billabong of saltwater crocodiles, join a variety of free guided tours throughout the day or visit the presentation and photo hut to learn about Koalas, pythons, crocodiles, and birds. Meet rare and elusive nocturnal animals under a "starry night sky" in the Nocturnal Habitat. Koala photo and holding opportunities are available, along with birds, snakes and baby crocs (all optional extra).  For something completely different, jump on the WildNIGHT Nocturnal Tour. A 2-hour guided evening tour by torchlight of reclusive after dark animals and their escapades. Have the opportunity to see the endangered Mahogany glider, observe scorpions under UV light and keeper feed quolls (minimum and maximum numbers apply).

Port Douglas: Wildlife Habitat Swim with Crocodiles

4. Port Douglas: Wildlife Habitat Swim with Crocodiles

Take a swim with the mighty Estuarine Crocodile at Wildlife Habitat’s CrocArena. This incredible opportunity to dive into the territory of saltwater crocodiles, the only one of its kind in Queensland, allows you to look directly into the eyes of these apex predators and live to tell the tale. Visit CrocArena at the Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas to start your incredibly thrilling, but always safe, swim with saltwater crocodiles.  After getting ready in the convenient changing room, it’s time to dive straight in. You’ll be just inches away from these crocs, which have an average size of 4.5 meters. Watch in awe as these massive beasts display natural predatory behavior, while our keepers are above you, tempting the crocs' tastebuds with bait. The swimming pool provides a 180-degree clear underwater viewing of the crocodiles at a depth of 2.3 meters, giving plenty of opportunities for you to marvel at the sheer power and size of these giant reptiles.  After, you're free to take a walk with calmer aspects of nature at the 5 different wildlife habitats. Whether predatory or tranquil, you'll come away from your trip with a new respect for wildlife.

Queensland: Cape Tribulation 2-Day Guided Tour w/ Transfers

5. Queensland: Cape Tribulation 2-Day Guided Tour w/ Transfers

Experience the best of Cape Tribulation on a 2-day guided tour with an overnight rainforest stay and pickup from Cairns, Port Douglas, or Palm Cove. Meet some of Australia's most iconic wildlife, learn about indigenous customs, and immerse yourself in the stunning natural surroundings of the area. Day one Begin with pickup from your accommodation in Cairns, Port Douglas, or Palm Cove and, depending on your pickup location, travel to Port Douglas via The Great Barrier Reef Drive, one of Australia’s most scenic coastal roads. Visit Flagstaff Hill and enjoy the views before taking a coastal walk down to the famous Four Mile Beach. Visit Wildlife Habitat, wander amongst the free-roaming animals, and experience the ‘CrocArena’ presentation. If you wish, you can also swim with the crocodiles, and have your photo taken holding a koala, snake, or crocodile (at an extra cost). Lunch is included. At Mossman Gorge, experience a welcome to the rainforest in the for of a smoking ceremony performed by local indigenous people. Enjoy Mossman Gorge National Park at your leisure or upgrade to a guided dreamtime walk with a local ranger (at an extra cost). Cross the Daintree River on the cable-driven ferry. Travel along the rainforest-fringed Cape Tribulation Road through the Daintree National Park and learn about the world's oldest tropical rainforest from your guide. Check in to your rainforest accommodation at Ferntree Rainforest Lodge before going on a night walk. It's the time when the rainforest really comes to life. Day two Start by watching the sunrise on the beach. Enjoy some breakfast before you head to Cape Tribulation's famous Kulki Boardwalk and Lookout on a guided rainforest walk. Afterward, you might choose to take part in a Great Barrier Reef Ocean Safari (at an extra cost) before meeting back up with the tour at lunchtime. Cool off with a swim in a pristine rainforest stream at Mason’s Swimming Hole. Stop for an award-winning ice cream and refreshments at Daintree Ice Cream Company. Then, head to Wulu-Wugirriga (Alexandra Lookout) and stop to take some photos. Board a Daintree River cruise and search for wildlife including wild estuarine crocodiles and birds that live in this unique mangrove ecosystem. At Rex Lookout, stop for one last picture before you return to your accommodation.

Cairns: 4 Attraction 7-Day Pass

6. Cairns: 4 Attraction 7-Day Pass

This 4 park package includes one-time admission to each of the following parks; Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Rainforestation Nature Park and Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome. Get up close and personal with a range of iconic Australian animals at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Hand-feed wallabies and kangaroos, see the endangered cassowary and walk the world’s first Predator Plank over Estuarine Crocodile filled waters. Explore the Southern Hemisphere’s largest butterfly flight aviary at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. See the vibrant Cairns Birdwing Butterfly and join a guided aviary and laboratory tour to learn about butterflies and their life cycles. Enjoy an action-packed smorgasbord of activities at Rainforestation Nature Park. Explore the rainforest on land and in water on an authentic World War 2 Army Duck. Learn about Indigenous culture on the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience and enjoy a dance show, spear-throwing presentation, didgeridoo presentation and learn how to throw a boomerang. Meet Australian animals including dingoes,tree kangaroos and Tasmanian devils in the Koala & Wildlife Park. At Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome, meet adorable Aussie animals. Enjoy a range of presentations throughout the day, including the crocodile show with Goliath, the 4.5 meter Estuarine Crocodile.

From Cairns/Port Douglas: Wildlife Habitat and Mossman Gorge

7. From Cairns/Port Douglas: Wildlife Habitat and Mossman Gorge

Enjoy a day exploring the Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat and Mossman Gorge. Start your day with pickup from Cairns or Port Douglas. If you start from Cairns, travel to Port Douglas via the Captain Cook Highway, one of Australia’s most scenic coastal drives. Head to the Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat to hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies and observe cassowaries, crocodiles, and Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroos. Enjoy a wildlife presentation and lunch amongst the lorikeets. At Mossman Gorge National Park, experience a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony. Explore the trails on your own or upgrade to a Dreamtime Walk with an Indigenous guide to learn about local plants and indigenous traditions. Before heading back to your accommodations, visit the local fruit stall. Indulge your senses by tasting local produce, explore the fruit orchard, or relax in the beautiful surroundings.

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What people are saying about Wildlife Habitat, Port Douglas

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 236 reviews

Wide range of activities so something for everyone. Needs a 2 day trip to appreciate the area. Tour guide (Lisa) really went out of her way to ensure we enjoyed the trip. Accommodation at Cape Tribulation is adequate.

Breakfeast was brought to table on a self serve platter very good Keepers walking around with birds a talk offering to have it sitting on arm. Koala encounter included opportunity toeed while taking photos

I love birds and enjoyed the experience interacting with two birds in particular. Breakfast included a wide variety of foods.

Nice relaxed breakfast meeting some very friendly birds and Koalas. Nice to do with family and not rushed or crowded.

Fun. Staff great. Friendly bird-staff too. Enjoyed the various areas