Savannah Wallaby Walk

Renowned to the Australian wildlife, are the iconic Kangaroos and Wallabies. At the Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, we are lucky to have a large population of macropods that reside in the Savannah exhibit. The Savannah is an open-air exhibit that was designed to replicate both inland and coastal plains within Australia. This exhibit is also […]

Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo

One of our more exclusive animals that live in the Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas is the Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo. This curious animal falls into the macropodidae family, which include the more familiar wallabies and kangaroos. The lumholtz tree kangaroo is one of the smaller species within the family, and can only be found in Australia. […]

James and Jabbie the Black-Necked Storks

Did you know that the Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas is the only park in the world successfully breeding Black-Necked Storks? In Australia, these majestic creatures are restricted mainly to the coastal monsoonal areas of Australia. Naturally inhabiting wetlands such as rivers and floodplains, our team at the Wildlife Habitat have purposely designed our Wetlands area […]

Wild Animals can make excellent friends … sometimes!

If you think your friends are a wild bunch, then you haven’t seen anything yet! At Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas, you can get up close and personal with kangaroos and emus. You can even have a koala photo taken. Thanks to our furry friends, we were just named by Bupa Dental Insurance as a […]

Macropods at Wildlife Habitat

Wildlife Habitat has one of Queensland largest range of macropods. The word macropod comes from two Greek words meaning ‘big-footed’. Most species of macropods are known as kangaroos and wallabies, but wallaroos, quokkas and pademelons also belong to this family. Macropods Facts: They are herbivores. Larger kangaroos graze in open grasslands, others graze and browse […]

World Environment Day 2016

World Environment Day was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 1972. Celebrated on 5th June every year to raise awareness on the positive action we can take to protect nature and the planet Earth. Everyone has the opportunity to assist the environment. We do not need to make grand gestures. Together our […]

Tree Kangaroo Awareness Week 2016

This week we celebrate Tree Kangaroo Awareness Week. An opportunity to raise awareness of one of Australia’s most elusive and unique marsupials. There are collectively fourteen species of tree-kangaroo throughout Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Australia. Two species are unique to Australia, found only in North Queensland. They are the Lumholtz’s tree-kangaroo (LTK) and the […]

Koala Facts and Koala Photo

It is no wonder everyone who comes to Australia wants a koala photo! Internationally, the koala, is Australia’s most recognised animal. Amazingly cute, mysterious and quite unique in its looks, the koala has a famous reputation for many reasons. Koala Photo We are quite lucky at Wildlife Habitat, being one of the few places in […]

Australian Volunteer in Wildlife

Are you thinking of travelling to Australia and want to combine your travel with Australian volunteer work in Wildlife? Are you considering working as a wildlife keeper for a career? Our Wildlife Volunteer program may be just what you are looking for! This is a real opportunity to work at an award winning #1 rated […]

Australian animals that call Habitat home

Last blog I gave you an insight into what it takes to feed a zoo, this week I’d like to introduce you to just a few of the Australian animals that call the Wildlife Habitat home. Obviously I can’t introduce them all to you in the one blog, so here are a few of my […]