The Rainforest leads guests through a lush, tranquil environment where native species such as the endemic Boyd’s Forest Dragon, Eclectus Parrots and the endangered Southern Cassowary can be viewed in a natural setting. A meandering walkway allows the visitor to experience different levels of the rainforest and the varied microenvironments encapsulated within. At ground level displays of fish and amphibians are illuminated providing a glimpse of these cryptic creatures whilst high in the canopy exquisitely coloured pigeons and parrots perch amongst the foliage and fruits.
In the Wetlands an array of wading birds can be viewed foraging for fish and crustaceans in waterways that wind beneath boardwalks and beside pathways. The Wetlands exhibit is considered unique, in that it allows a glimpse of a significant ecosystem to unfold. This area depicts the amazing diversity of our natural wetlands that are important fringing areas and provide a link to many ecosystems. Here a host of macropods, fruit bats, black necked storks and a multitude of bird species can be found.
The Grasslands is an open-air exhibit that portrays both inland and coastal plains. Here guests are enticed to interact with a range of macropods from the statuesque Eastern Grey Kangaroo to the petite Parma Wallaby. 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. Boardwalks overlook lagoons where both Estuarine and Freshwater crocodiles lurk beneath the murky waters or bask on the sunlit banks. A feature to this area is the Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo, a rare tree-climbing kangaroo found only in the rainforests of The Wet Tropics.
Breakfast with the Birds
The original Breakfast with the Birds is a visitor must do. Guests are immersed within the Wetlands environment whilst enjoying the cacophony of sounds and colours of Wildlife as they wander freely amongst the guests. Guests are treated to one of Queensland’s best tropical breakfast buffets. Breakfast with the Birds includes fresh tropical and exotic fruit platters, cereals and freshly baked pastries. While the BBQ Chef prepares eggs, guests can choose from a selection of hot buffet items. This option includes standard park entry and all regular inclusions.
Lunch with the Lorikeets
The sumptuous Lunch with the Lorikeets offers an extensive buffet where guests can help themselves. The lunch menu includes tasty homemade soup, sausages, bbq steaks and smokey BBQ chicken, pasta, salads, a selection of cheeses and a wide range of tempting tropical fruits. Tea and coffee are included, and vegetarians are well catered for. As well as lorikeets, visitors can expect to meet cockatoos, curlews, parrots, herons and a host of other birdlife. This option includes standard park entry and all regular inclusions.
In this unique 2 hour guided nocturnal tour you will see the Wildlife Habitat through different eyes! Tour three of our distinct habitats with one of our knowledgeable wildlife keepers.
Observe the behaviours and feeding of our native nocturnal animals, see flocks of wild birds coming to roost, spot sleeping birds and other wildlife by torchlight. Must pre-book as tour numbers are limited and dates subject to demand.