The Advanced Eco-Certified Wildlife Habitat is a wildlife immersion exhibit – an open and interactive environment for guests and animals to mingle in a spacious natural setting. Visitors wander along elevated boardwalks, observing up close a huge range of flora and fauna as birds fly and animals roam freely.
The park is a quality ecotourism experience and product which has minimal impact on the natural environment.
Ever wondered what animals come alive after dark? The brand new Nocturnal Habitat allows you to enter a world after dark and explore recreated night environments and meet the animals that call them home.
Integrated with advanced technology, this unique habitat replicates nature at night. Our animals experience a reverse-circadian rhythm due to incredible lighting devices, which makes them experience “night time” during our “daytime”. This means that we can see what these animals really get up to at their most active!
Venture through Starlight Walk, get up close and personal with elusive and exciting animal species including Striped Possums, Bettongs and Mahogany Gliders.
Enter a world after dark and see tiny nocturnal marsupials including Spinifex Hopping Mice and Feathertail Gliders. Listen to the haunting cry of the Curlew and experience a night time rainforest environment in a safe and secure manner.
Brand new for September 2019, the Nocturnal Habitat is certainly an experience not to be kept in the dark about!
Slither into the Pathway of Pythons to be charmed by an abundance of snakes, such as Jungle, Olive, Amethystine, Water and Black Headed Pythons. Listen to the haunting cry of the Curlew and spot bettongs and bandicoots as they scurry through their nocturnal environment.
See nocturnal animals come alive after dark under a starry night sky on our Starlight Walk. Wander through this unique environment and see incredible nocturnal marsupials, including Striped Possums, Mahogany Gliders and Feathertail Gliders. Meet some of the crawly night residents, such as spiders and stick insects and see magical luminescent flora. Meet owls, Spinifex Hopping Mice and Tawny Frogmouths.
The Woodland Habitat offers an opportunity to sit amongst the richly coloured birds of northern Australia’s open woodlands. Marvel at the complexity of the locally endangered and endemic finches, watch woodswallows swooping overhead and search for the smallest species that live in the undergrowth, from quail to the endangered Northern Bettong.
In the Wetlands an array of wading birds can be viewed foraging for fish and crustaceans in the waterways. This area depicts the amazing diversity of our natural wetlands that are important fringing areas and provide a link to many ecosystems.
In this area, you will find a multitude of bird species – including the black-necked stork – as well as fruit bats, koalas and ‘The Hut’.
‘The Hut’ is the central location from which most of our Tours and Presentations depart or occur.
Wildlife Habitat is the only park in the world to have successfully bred Black-Necked Storks. Along the Stork Walk you can see our female Black-Necked Stork Jabbie who has mothered 18 offsprings.
The Billabong Habitat is located under the Stork Tower, giving you an eye-to-eye view of the Black-Necked Stork. It is home to some of the smaller, more elusive wetland bird species including kingfisher, rails, stilts and Australia’s smallest parrot species – the double-eyed fig-parrot.
Discover the stunning rainforest, from the ground levels to the uppermost canopy in our newly renovated Rainforest Habitat.
Opened in September 2020, this incredible exhibit is home to some the most colourful residents of our tropical region, including the endangered Southern Cassowary, the stunning Eclectus Parrot and the mesmerising Rainbow Lorikeet.
Explore the various levels of the rainforest as you walk up the brand new Licuala Tower. Brave the sky-high birdseye bridge and watch colourful birds soar through the highest level of the rainforest canopy.
See the endangered Southern Cassowary, with its vivid blue neck, vibrant red wattles, and striking black feathers. This species is endemic to Tropical North Queensland and inhabits the Wet Tropics region, and World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest.
Brand new for September 2020, the Licuala Tower allows you to climb through the various levels of the rainforest canopy and watch our colourful, free-flying birds soar around our rainforest aviary.
Learn about the pivotal role the world’s third largest bird and locally endangered species plays in the preservation of the Daintree Rainforest. Meet Cass and Airlie, our resident cassowaries. Admire these magnificent birds as you wander the Cassowary Walk and through the Rainforest Habitat.
Walk among the tree tops on our Birdseye Bridge! Look down through the various levels of the rainforest and enjoy sweeping, birdseye views of our rainforest habitat and the wildlife that lives there.
The Savannah is an open-air exhibit that portrays both inland and coastal plains. Here guests are enticed to interact with and hand-feed a range of macropods from the statuesque Eastern Grey Kangaroo to the petite Parma Wallaby. Emus and Pelicans also freely range this large and open area. A feature to our Savannah Exhibit is the Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo, a rare tree-climbing kangaroo found only in the rainforests of The Wet Tropics.
The billabong is home to turtles, frogs and a range of waterfowl while also attracting a host of native bird varieties. Over forty species have been recorded utilising the exhibit as a refuge for breeding.
The Savannah is also home to our Predator Plank, the world’s first plank walk over giant Estuarine Crocodiles! Guests can see Babinda, our giant Estuarine crocodile and his three girlfriends.
Follow the wallaby walk to meet our resident kangaroos and wallabies. Purchase Roo Food from the reception or café for the opportunity to hand-feed. Please note during the warmer months, our kangaroos and wallabies will be most active in the early morning and late afternoon.
This is the final tour of the day and provides you with an entertaining and educational talk about the pelicans while encouraging their involvement with treats. Bring your camera especially if you are a keen photographer of wildlife, and don’t forget your Roo Food from Reception, as this is the time when our kangaroos and wallabies are most active.
The CrocArena grandstand is a fully-covered, all-weather area. With plenty of seating, it allows for a clear and elevated viewing of the CrocArena pools, Swim With The Salties enclosure and main presentation platform.
Featuring a unique underwater viewing space, CrocArena allows park visitors an opportunity to witness Saltwater Crocs from the perspective of potential prey while staying dry at the same time! General Park admission price includes entry to the CrocArena stadium and all daily park presentations. Swim With The Salties experience is an additional cost.