Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Wildlife Habitat is a Queensland wildlife park with an ethos of observation, appreciation, conservation.
It is part of the CaPTA Group, which stands for for Cairns and Port Trips and Attractions and employs over 200 staff across the group.
The group consists of Wildlife Habitat, Jungle Tours & Trekking, Tropic Wings Cairns Tours & Charters, Rainforestation Nature Park, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Wooroonooran Safaris, Careers Training Centre and ABC Sales & Maintenance.
While CaPTA’s business focus is centred around tourism products, the group has expanded into tourism and indigenous training through the Careers Training Centre and more recently into Yutong coach sales, maintenance, service and parts through ABC Sales & Maintenance.
The Wildlife Habitat was opened to the public as a bird and butterfly sanctuary in June 1989 and was originally called the Rainforest Habitat. The Rainforest Habitat was purchased by Charles and Pip Woodward on 1 October 2005 and renamed as the Wildlife Habitat and continues its commitment to animal conservation, providing joy to locals and visitors to our region and proving itself to be a leading Queensland wildlife park.
Wildlife Habitat’s people are what makes our Port Douglas Wildlife Sanctuary truly special. Our wildlife keepers are caring, passionate experts who put our animals welfare and wellbeing as their upmost importance.
One of the key values of the CaPTA Group and Wildlife Habitat is to cultivate a strong importance delivering excellent customer service. Our staff are the pivotal contact with guests and the most important ingredient in making their experience at our Port Douglas wildlife sanctuary special.
Our focus on customer service and staff training through our CaPTAV8 program, supports every staff member in consistently delivering excellent customer service and educating them in the importance of having the right attitude and finding unique and creative ways to delight the guest.
From the Reception team to the Wildlife Keepers, our staff have an important role to play in the success of our business which is why they are our most valuable asset.
Vision & Mission Statement
Trailblazers in nature based experiences.
A connection to, and pride in, people and place.
We develop and champion passionate people, innovation and the love of nature to deliver transformational moments.
“Good luck with that!” they said. “Why build a rainforest when there’s a real one just up the road?!!”
Fast forward 30 years, and the answer is still the same: Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas offers a rare and genuine opportunity for visitors to observe and interact with the wildlife of Tropical North Queensland in a full immersion experience; meaning that visitors can walk freely amongst eight acres of lovingly recreated ecosystems and natural habitats up close and personal with some of Australia’s most exquisite, elusive and iconic native wildlife.
Wildlife Habitat’s rich history began over three decades ago in 1989, when it first opened as the Rainforest Habitat on the site of an old cane field.
Here’s a little overview of our history over the last three decades.