Kuranda Koala Gardens

Kuranda Koala Gardens is a wildlife attraction in the world-famous Kuranda rainforest village. Situated in the Kuranda Heritage Markets, the wildlife park is home to an amazing array of Australian animals, including wallabies, wombats, quokkas, kangaroos, gliders,  freshwater crocodiles, and so much more! What we lack in size, we make up for in cuteness.

We are one of the few places in Australia where you can hold a Koala for a souvenir photo (at an extra cost). Next, have your photo taken with a large python for a small additional fee. Our couples’ photos are very popular as well. The recently opened Aussie Bush Collection has a fascinating combination of marsupials and reptiles, all living harmoniously. And let’s not forget the Long-nosed Potoroos, Bearded Dragons, and Blue Tongue Lizards!

Want more options in Kuranda?

On the other hand, perhaps you want more while visiting beautiful Kuranda. Why not check out Birdworld Kuranda while you are there?


Entry to Kuranda Koala Gardens


Open 9.30 am – 4 pm daily at the Kuranda Heritage Markets

  • Nocturnal Wonders 10:30am
  • Marsupial Presentation 2:00pm

Optional Extras


  • Koala Patting Photo
  • Python Holding Photo
  • Koala Holding* Photo

* Note: Koala-holding photos cannot be guaranteed nor can they be pre-booked. This option may at times be limited or unavailable due to restrictions for Koala handling to meet Government Legislation requirements.


What to bring

  • Camera
  • Water
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen

How to get there

Kuranda is accessible and only a short leisurely drive from Cairns via the Kuranda Range.

Catch the Kuranda Train and Skyrail and make a day of it we have fantastic options available click on the link to find out more.


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