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“If you like birds, this is a place to visit!”
Review of Birdworld Kuranda

Birdworld Kuranda
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US$24.65*
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Kuranda Koala Gardens and Birdworld Admission Tickets
Ranked #3 of 32 things to do in Kuranda
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Home to the largest single collection of free flying birds in Australia (some 500 of them!), Birdworld Kuranda in the Australian highlands of the Atherton Tablelands displays no less than 75 species of the most spectacular birds from all corners of the planet - as well as from the earth’s fast diminishing rainforests.Visitors are free to wander through the lush, tropically landscaped bird sanctuary to observe the birds in their own specific - yet natural - habitats. Two lakes connected by a tumbling waterfall for example are home to waterbirds such as stilts, herons and Australia’s own unique Black Swan. In Birdworld's rainforest canopy overhead, blue, gold and scarlet Macaws dazzle with colourful brilliance as they soar above the tree tops. One outstanding Birdworld denizen not to be missed is that rare avian giant, the Cassowary - an Australian bird now officially enlisted as endangered.Designed to "create a centre where birds would be showcased in their natural environment without the barriers of cages coming between them and their admiring public", Birdworld Kuranda is a photographer's paradise. (And without those barriers, visitors often find a feathered friend nestling on their shoulder - a golden photo opportunity!) Birdworld Kuranda can provide guided tours for all group bookings.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Ridgefield, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 445 helpful votes
“If you like birds, this is a place to visit!”
Reviewed 18 February 2014

This is a small area but it is filled with a variety of beautiful birds that roam and fly freely! Upon ticketing you are asked to remove jewelry, including earrings or anything birds may find interesting! You can purchase a packet of bird food if you desire. As you walk around, you will see some stunning birds of all varieties. Several may land on you and walk with you for a while. some may linger longer on your shoulder if they see you have food. I have never seen so many colorful birds and really enjoyed the experience.

Visited February 2014
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“Lots of pretty birds but they do bite!”
Reviewed 14 February 2014

Of the three mini zoos on Kuranda this was our least favourite. We are bird lovers and own birds. However a few of the birds were nasty. One got a hold of my daughters arm skin and bite and pulled it quite hard. It was a little tramatic for her. Keep the kids close.

Visited December 2013
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Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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“Not so different from a ZOO”
Reviewed 6 February 2014

In quite a limited space (especially with regard to the number of tourists crammed in), you can see and possibly feed and pat a couple of parrots and other exotic birds. It is nice especially for children but honestly I expected more for the 17 AUD entrance fee. There are ZOOs all ever the world with walk-through aviaries where you can experience pretty much the same, maybe these birds are just more tame than average - if you want a picture with a parrot sitting on your shoulder, this is the place to go. It goes without saying that you should not enter the premises if you tend to suffer from ornitophobia - most of the birds fly around freely and the encounters can be rather close!

Visited November 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Friendly birds”
Reviewed 12 January 2014

Don't miss this in Kuranda. There are new species to see. These birds liked to land on certain people which was worth a lot of entertainment. Very nice quick stop while in Kuranda. Hard to work it all in. Try hard.

Visited October 2013
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Guam, Mariana Islands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Above-Average Aviary”
Reviewed 10 January 2014

My wife and I enjoyed this small open-air aviary (though apparently the largest in Australia!) with a wide variety of birds. The clean, airy, vegetation-filled facility was chock full of birds who were very comfortable around people; a medium-sized green parrot quickly befriended my wife and staked his claim to her shoulder, and was loth to leave her for quite some time. This same parrot eventually made his way onto my ball cap and tried to help himself to the button on top, but finally relented when I rolled my head back and forth, forcing him to do a little dance to stay on or to find a more suitable perch.

The birds appear well cared-for, and showed no signs of boredom or anxiety. Roosts, perches, and nests abounded, and plenty of clean water, fresh fruit, nuts, and grains were available them to feed on.

Visited December 2013
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