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Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat Experience

FROM: $46

Departure Times

Departs: Sanctuary opens at 8:00am - Daily
Returns: Sanctuary closes at 4:00pm - Daily

Pricing Options

$46 AUD / Person - Adult (15+) (Between: 01 Apr 2024 and 31 Mar 2025)
$28 AUD / Person - Child (4 - 14 yrs) (Between: 01 Apr 2024 and 31 Mar 2025)
$0 AUD / Person - Infant (0 - 3 yrs) (Between: 01 Apr 2024 and 31 Mar 2025)

Immerse yourself in Australian native wildlife when you visit the Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat!

  • Learn, observe and explore Australian wildlife in their natural habitats
  • Interact, cuddle and hand-feed the animals
  • Watch saltwater crocodiles live in action during feeding presentations
  • Enjoy a meal in the cafe with free-roaming tropical birds flying overhead
  • Great for families, backpackers, couples, seniors and groups of friends!

The Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat is an open and interactive sanctuary where you can admire and mingle with native Australian wildlife. Wind your way through each native habitat, wandering along the unique boardwalks and pathways. Try and spot a Striped Possum in the Nocturnal Habitat, an Emu in the Savannah, a Southern Cassowary in the Rainforest, or a koala in the Wetlands. From hand-feeding tame and friendly wallabies to watching the crocodiles being fed, the sanctuary offers something for all!

Highlights

  • Hand-feed wallabies and kangaroos
  • Watch a saltwater crocodile presentation
  • Listen to wildlife talks 
  • Join informative guided tours with the Wildlife Keepers
  • Free-roaming animals in a safe and controlled environment 
  • Award-winning and eco certified sanctuary 
  • Explore five different natural Australian habitats; Wetlands, Woodlands, Nocturnal, Savannah and Rainforest
  • Opportunity to have your photo taken with a koala (at an extra cost)
  • On-site care centre that protects and helps sick, displaced and injured wildlife
  • The number one attraction in Port Douglas!

Sample Itinerary

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Check the daily tour schedule (see below) upon arrival to ensure you catch the wildlife presentations you want to see! Join a tour or wander through the park at your own leisure. Maps are available for free at the entrance. Begin by wandering throughout the different natural habitats; Wetlands, Woodlands, Nocturnal, Savannah and Rainforest. Each habitat has different and unique Australian flora...

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Check the daily tour schedule (see below) upon arrival to ensure you catch the wildlife presentations you want to see! Join a tour or wander through the park at your own leisure. Maps are available for free at the entrance. Begin by wandering throughout the different natural habitats; Wetlands, Woodlands, Nocturnal, Savannah and Rainforest. Each habitat has different and unique Australian flora and fauna.  

Daily Tour Schedule

Morning Schedule:

9.00am – Wetlands Stork Keeper Talk: Wetlands
9.15am –  Feature Creature wildlife photos: Wetlands
10.00am – Cassowary Feeding Presentation: Rainforest
10.45am – Koala Keeper Talk: Wetlands
11.00am – Feature Creature wildlife photos: Wetlands
11:30 am – Reptile Keeper Talk at the CrocArena
11.45am –  Saltwater Crocodile Feed presentation at the CrocArena

Afternoon Schedule:

12.30pm – Interactive Tropical Bird Experience: Wetlands Cafe
1.00pm – Feature Creature wildlife photos: Wetlands
2.00pm – Rainforest Birds Feeding Talk: Rainforest
3.00pm – Kangaroo & Pelican Keeper Talk: Savannah
4.00pm – Park Closure

The Different Habitats

Nocturnal 

The Nocturnal habitat has been created to replicate nighttime. Completely sealed from daylight and illuminated with warm, dim coloured lights, the exclosure allows for Australia's nocturnal animals to thrive. Keep your eyes peeled for snakes, frogs and lizards, as well as unique marsupials like the Spinifex Hopping Mice and the Feathertail Gliders. See if you can spot the Striped Possums, Mahogany Gliders or Bettongs in the dark!

Wetlands

As you can tell from the name, the Wetlands habitat is home to fish, crustaceans and water-wading birds. The area replicates Australia's diverse wetlands and ecosystems. Here you can find a Black-necked Stork, kingfishers, stilts, and parrots. Australia's much loved marsupial the koala also inhabits this part of the sanctuary!

Woodlands

The Woodlands habitat is where the bright coloured feathery birds like to hang out. Admire the locally endangered finches and the woodswallows as they fly overhead. Look for those that live underground including quails and the Northern Bettong. Red-browned finches, Budgerigars and King Quail are among the species you might spot.

Savannah

The Savannah habitat is an open-air exhibit that allows for native birds and marsupials to freely roam around. This is where you can tick hand-feeding kangaroos off your bucket-list! Say G'day to emus, pelicans, tree kangaroos, turtles, frogs and even crocodiles! The Savannah is home to the 'Predator Plant' where you can walk over Estuarine Crocs!

Rainforest 

The newly renovated Rainforest habitat is where you can find the Southern Cassowary. If you haven't seen one yet - here is the place for it! The rainforest is home to two resident cassowaries who you can learn about during a Cassowary Feeding Presentation. Climb up the Licuala Tower which allows you to look over the rainforest aviary and admire the views from above. 

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What To Bring

  • Camera
  • Money for the cafe, licensed bar, gift shop and photo opportunities
  • Comfortable shoes for walking around in

What's Included

  • Access to the sanctuary for 5 consecutive days 
  • Wildlife presentations
  • Wildlife tours and presentations
  • A map of the sanctuary 

What's Extra

  • Swimming with the saltwater crocs
  • Food to feed the kangaroos and wallabies
  • Photos with koalas
  • Food, drinks, souvenirs

Cancellations

Client Cancellations...

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What To Bring

  • Camera
  • Money for the cafe, licensed bar, gift shop and photo opportunities
  • Comfortable shoes for walking around in

What's Included

  • Access to the sanctuary for 5 consecutive days 
  • Wildlife presentations
  • Wildlife tours and presentations
  • A map of the sanctuary 

What's Extra

  • Swimming with the saltwater crocs
  • Food to feed the kangaroos and wallabies
  • Photos with koalas
  • Food, drinks, souvenirs

Terms and Conditions

The Wildlife Habitat has endeavoured to depict animals in their natural state.
Free-roaming animals and birds, elevated boardwalks and conditions simulated to represent the rainforest environment can be dangerous. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.

You can enter the Wildlife Habitat at your own risk and on the CONDITION that you have NO RIGHT OF ACTION against the owner or operator of these premises, of their servants or agents, for any injury to you or damage to any property. It does not matter how the injury, loss or damage is caused, even if it is caused by NEGLIGENCE or BREACH OF CONTRACT of the owner or operator of these premises, or their servants or agents.

Filming and/or photography is not to be used for commercial purposes without prior written approval from Wildlife Habitat management. Guests must keep to the paths.

We recommend hands are washed after contact with animals or fixtures.

Your Responsibilities:

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Cairns Tours / Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. 


Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply. 

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.


Travel Risk/Insurance:

It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 


Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Other: 

Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee. 


Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.

Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.

Cancellations

Client Cancellations:

All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. No shows or client cancellations made within 14 days of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.


Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.


Refunds:

All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


Accountability/Misconduct:

All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Cairns Tours/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.


Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel/Cairns-Tours.com. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.

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