Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

Is cuddling Koalas and hand-feeding Kangaroos on your bucket list?  These are just two awesome activities you’ll experience at Port Douglas zoo, the Wildlife Habitat.

The Wildlife Habitat Experience is unlike anything else. 

Would you like to feed the recognisable Australian Wallabies and Kangaroos by hand? 
How about seeing the fabled Southern Cassowary or Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo? 
How about taking picture with koala or watching crocodile feeding demonstration? 
You can find these opportunities at our Port Douglas attraction and many others.


Visitors can get up close and personal with Australian wildlife in their re-created natural habitats at this award-winning, cutting-edge wildlife sanctuary that is eco-certified. 
Discover the Wetlands, Rainforest, Savannah, Nocturnal, and Woodlands, five expansive and distinctive environments, and get to know the species that live there.

Breakfast with the Birds

The renowned “Breakfast With The Birds” is served at The Curlew Café.

Each reservation will include delicious breakfast feast platter from the Curlew Café staff.

Diners will be seated banquet-style in the Café’s newly constructed Koala Habitat, which is located underneath. 

The menu will feature seasonal treats from the kitchen, such as eggs of the day, seasonal tropical antipasto, foods from the grill, baked goods, teas, and coffee. 

Enjoy meal and enjoy the opportunity to feed the koalas and birds.

After Breakfast, With the birds, visitors have admission to the rest of the Wildlife Habitat and wildlife shows.   

Inside this park, there are  five habitats to explore

  • Savannah,
  • Woodlands, 
  • Wetlands, 
  • Rainforest, 
  • Nocturnal

Visitors can visit the park over five days and only pay one admission fee.

From to 9 amthere is Breakfast With The Birds. 

Admission has an additional fee, and reservations are required. 

To check in for the experience starting at 8 am., please arrive at the park admissions area by 7:45 am.

Please note that strict start times apply for this activity, and we cannot extend the duration of the experience for latecomers. 

Dietary needs must be mentioned when making reservation because we might not be able to accommodate them on the day of the event without notice. 

The Wildlife Habitat staff will do our best to accommodate any late-arriving guest’s meal needs. 

Cafe Curlew

Daily service in the café starts at 9 am

Dine with us amidst roaming native wildlife in the most spectacular setting beneath magnificent free-flight aviary.


At the centre of the park, in the lovely Wetlands Habitat, is Curlew Café, wonderful place to 
find spot and relax. 
The café team takes pride in serving delicious, homemade meals using locally sourced produce. 
It is open every day for light snacks and meals.
Choose from various hot and cold beverages, and unwind with morning tea, lunch, or quick
 snack, and take in the cacophony of native bird sounds in our Wetlands Habitat, which is 
home to more than 50 different species.


From 10 amCurlew Café has bar with licence. 
There is free WiFi available. 
The café has restrooms, an accessible toilet and baby changing station.


The Café staff can also ensure you have roo food on hand. 
They also have supply of ponchos to keep you dry if the day starts to rain.


Please be aware that no outside food is allowed on the property.

Animals at Wildlife Habitat 

Port Douglas is sanctuary making difference with focus on observation, appreciation, 
and conservation!
Australia’s top environmental wildlife experience, the award-winning Wildlife Habitat, allows visitors to see wide variety of flora and fauna up close.
Wildlife Habitat was built in 1988 on acres (2 hectares) of land recreated to offer window into our natural environment.  It is located in Port Douglas, Tropical North Queensland.
The objectives of our wildlife park are observation, appreciation, and conservation. 
By educating customers about Australia’s native species and fostering an appreciation
 for animals will be more likely to  change their daily lives to support the
protection of these species.
With an Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation, Wildlife Habitat is dedicated to the conservation 
through its wildlife rescue programme, the Tropical Animal Rehabilitation Centre, and makes
 sure that sick, injured, orphaned, or otherwise vulnerable animals are cared for in 
knowledgeable and compassionate way.


The Wildlife Habitat is wildlife immersion exhibit

With ampleopen space for visitors and animals to interact.  Visitors can observe some of the 

endemic species of the wet tropics while strolling along 

elevated boardwalks and pathwaysincluding the critically endangered Southern Cassowary
 and Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo.


The Woodland, Wetlands, Rainforest, Savannah, and Nocturnal—are five separate environments. 
You have never experienced anything like Wildlife Habitat at zoo or with wildlife.


In the Savannah Habitat, you can hand-feed wandering kangaroos and wallabies. 
In the Nocturnal Habitat, you can take starlit stroll. 
And in our Rainforest Habitat, you can fully immerse yourself in the humid tropics.


Visitors will adore immersing themselves in the Wildlife Habitat, getting to know our animals, and creating lifelong memories. 


Next, explore the best things to do in Cairns.

Australian Native Animals such as:

  • Kangaroos
  • Koalas
  • Crocodiles
  • Cassowaries
  • Pelicans

The Wildlife Habitat is open daily from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

General Admission is possible at any time during the day.


General Admission includes entry into all environments and animal shows, with re-entry across 5 days.


Upgrade your experience to include privately guided tours!

Breakfast with the Birds

Enjoy breakfast in the tropical setting while interacting with tropical birds and Koalas. Spend some time chatting with the Wildlife Keeper about their conservation efforts. Enjoy Gourmet style family dining. This experience is only available between 8:00 am – 9:00 am. Offered daily during Peak Season, otherwise only Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

YOUR Wildlife Habitat Private Tour

Are you looking for a private ‘behind the scenes’ wildlife tour? YOUR Wildlife Habitat is certainly the perfect way to make the most of your day. This private tour lasts for two hours. This will give you the chance to privately interact with Australian animals.

You may get the chance to:

    • Entering the koala enclosure for one on one time!
    • Visiting the Tropical Animal Rehabilitation Centre to glimpse our wildlife rescue efforts
    • Opportunities to engage with animals that have been hand-raised by our keepers
    • 1.5 hours with a wildlife keeper
    • Private reptile presentation
    • Two 6×8 souvenir photos (per person)
    • A premium dining experience with Australian wildlife

You are welcome to bring your cameras to this event so you can remember it forever.


We suggest to bring the following:

  • Hat, Sunscreen and Sunglasses
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Cash/credit cards
  • Camera

The Wildlife Habitat is located in Port Douglas, a 1 hour drive north of Cairns City.

Port Douglas Rd, Port Douglas QLD 4877

This is a self-drive experience. If you do not have access to a car, please contact our friendly team, and we can help with Car Hire or Bus Transport.

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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas Tours

Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat

General Admission (includes 5 Days of Entry)


Cuddle a Koala

YOUR Wildlife Habitat Private Tour

General Admission and a Private 2-hour personalised tour. Entry to Koala enclosure, private tour of the Tropical Animal Rehabilitation Centre, Reptile presentation, 1.5 hours with Wildlife Keeper, and an animal dining experience.



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