Wildlife Habitat - Wildlife
About Wildlife Habitat
The award-winning Wildlife Habitat is Australia’s leading environmental Wildlife experience, providing visitors with a chance to observe up close a huge range of flora and fauna.
Situated at Port Douglas, Tropical North Queensland, Wildlife Habitat was constructed in 1988 on 8 acres (2 hectares) of land that has been recreated to provide a window into our natural environment.
With an Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation, The Wildlife Habitat is committed to conservation via its Wildlife Rescue program, ensuring that injured, orphaned, or sick animals are looked after in a professional and caring manner.
The Wildlife Habitat is a Wildlife immersion exhibit - an open and interactive environment for guests and animals to mingle in a spacious and natural setting. Visitors wander along elevated boardwalks, observing up close a huge range of flora and fauna as birds fly and roam freely.
The Wildlife Habitat is owned and operated by the Woodward family; a fourth generation local Cairns Family, who have been operating Tourism Attractions in Tropical North Queensland since 1976.
Visitors can wander through three different and unique environments that depict over 180 species of the surrounding rainforest, wetlands and grasslands.
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 and a multitude of bird species can be found. To enhance guests experience and learning, an educational and experiential enclosure has been developed in this area. Here visitors are given the opportunity for an intimate learning experience with pythons, freshwater crocodiles and an array of friendly birds.
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 new edition to this area features the Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroo, a rare tree-climbing.
Wander along elevated boardwalks and observe, up close, a huge range of native and endemic flora and fauna; wonder at the complexity of locally endangered finches and swooping woodswallows in the Savannah, immerse yourself in the amazing diversity of the Wetlands where black-necked storks nest and breed, stroll through the lush tranquil Rainforest Habitat of the Southern Cassowary and delight in the open Grasslands where you can hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies.
Admission includes a 3 day entry pass, FREE guided tours and animal presentations which provide guests with a valuable insight to the behavioural characteristics of the species and the role they play in the Wet Tropics region.
You can also Cuddle a Koala, hold a python or croc, go Behind the Scenes, enjoy Breakfast with the Birds and Lunch with the Lorikeets in the Wetlands Restaurant, for reasonable additional prices.
Or experience YOUR Wildlife Habitat on private tour through the park with your own passionate Wildlife Keeper guide.
Address: Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas
Phone: (07) 4099 3235
Open 7 days 8am - 5pm (closed Christmas Day)
Contact DetailsWildlife Habitat
Port Douglas Road
Port Douglas QLD 4877
P: (+61) 0740993235