- Zoos and Aquariums Type
- 2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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The Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas is a wildlife sanctuary that strives to promote conservation through up-close encounters with its creatures. You'll have access to four immersion exhibits – the Woodland, Wetlands, Rainforest and Savannah – where you can feed and touch animals like pythons, kangaroos, crocodiles and pelicans. But the attraction's main draw is its koalas, which can be held for photo ops.
Past visitors loved interacting with the habitat's koalas and kangaroos. However, travelers reported mixed feelings about the experiences included with upgraded tickets, especially the lorikeet lunches.
You'll find the Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas next to Captain Cook Highway, about 3 miles south of central Port Douglas and 39 miles northwest of Cairns. Shuttle services from local providers can be arranged for a charge, or you can drive and park for free in the adjacent lot. Entrance fees start at 35 Australian dollars (or $26) for adults and AU$17.50 ($13) for kids ages 4 to 14, and family tickets (which admit two adults and two children) can be purchased for AU$87.50 ($65). All tickets are good for five consecutive days and include access to facilities like a gift shop, a cafe and restrooms, as well as participation in standard tours and presentations. Souvenir photos cost AU$20 (roughly $15) each. The property is open every day except Christmas Day between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, head to the habitat's website.