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Best Wildlife Tours in Queensland

How often have you switched to National Geographic channel or Animal Planet for the curiosities in you wanting to learn about the endangered animals and how animal psychology works? If you feel the need for a hug from a koala or just hop about with a kangaroo, Queensland Australia is calling you. Home to richest and biggest zoos, Queensland hosts some of the best Wildlife tours. With some of the rarest and unique species of animals, Queensland has been taking care of their livelihoods for generations to ensure their survival from going extinct.

 

With the population being less, Queensland has more space for their animals. One does not need to go to dedicated zoos to witness the wildlife; the entire state is like an open zoo without fences letting you spot animals when you drive by the outskirts.

 

Brisbane is the home to one of the oldest wildlife parks called the Lone Pine Sanctuary. It is by the Brisbane River and to add to your delight instead of driving there in a car, you can also opt for a boat ride to enjoy the scenic surroundings for a great build up. The Southeast region of Queensland has too many national parks that could be trekked to. Some of the common animals spotted here are the platypus and koalas.

 

Thrillophilia.com has some of the best organized itineraries under their sleeves for the Wildlife tours in Queensland. The tours are designed to ensure you get to experience the best of everything and have enough time to sit back the savour the time spent here. With the interactions with animals and providing a helping hand as a volunteer, one can be rest assured there is not a boring moment to endeavor.

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    Cape Tribulation

    About the ActivityStart your journey from the Cairns at around 7.30 AM and drive through the scenic coastal roads of Australia in an air-conditioned coach.After reaching, explore the Wildlife Habitat of Port Douglas and get a chance to behold the beautiful Australian wild animals like Kangaroos, koalas, etc. in their natural habitat.Enjoy a tropical lunch in one of the world class restaurants during your trip.Embark on the guided rainforest walk during your trip. Relax or just take a walk along the Cape Tribulation Beach in the white beautiful sands and sea waves.Enjoy the surroundings by heading for the Daintree River cruise.Head back to Cairns around 7.30 PM and end your trip with lots of memories.

    h12 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    7111


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    Cape Tribulation

    About the Activity Embark on this amazing two days tour of Cape Tribulation and get a chance to explore its beautiful locations in sufficient time.Start your trip from Cairns at around 7.30 AM and drive through the beautiful coastal roads in an air-conditioned coach, offering you the panoramic views of surroundings.On your way, enjoy the morning tea and fill yourself with energy for the day full of sightseeing and activities.Visit the wildlife habitat at Port Douglas and behold various beautiful Australian animals in their natural habitat.Enjoy a lip-smacking lunch during your trip on day one and head for the guided Rainforest Walk in Cape Tribulation.Embark on the Daintree River Cruise in search of saltwater crocodile.Enjoy a lip-smacking continental breakfast on the next day and visit some other locations.End your trip by heading back to Cairns at around 7.30 PM with lots of memories.

    d2 Days n1 Night
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    19371


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    Brisbane

    About the Activity: Get picked up at around 7.45 AM from the mentioned location Mantra - Southbank, Hotel Urban - Wickham Tce, Best Western Metropole - Wickham Tce, Punthill Hotel - Astor Tce and Sebel Suite Hotel - Charlotte St. and take a Short drive to Cleveland where we board a ferry to North Stradbroke. Explore the wild and beautiful side of Australia with its best land based whale watching site at Point Lookout in North Stradbroke Island. Spend two hours watching these wonderful creatures in their natural habitat. You can see the gorgeous humpback whales pass. The activity also includes a tour of Stradbroke Island and a delicious lunch at a hotel. You can experience the natural beauties as visit Amity Point with a chance to see koalas and kangaroos in the wild! This historical village has magnificent views across the bay of Brisbane.Conclude your tour at around 4.45 PM and get dropped back to the locations.

    h9 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    7307


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    Cape Tribulation

    About the Activity:Set out on a tour that is steeped in culture and history of the Ngadiku civilization. The guided walk will enthrall you with tales of the living styles of the indigenous tribes.Start your tour after getting picked up from the mentioned location from Cairns 7.30 AM, Beaches 8.00 AM and Port Douglas 9.00 AM.Get welcomed with a traditional a smoking ceremony by the Aboriginal at Mossman Gorge.Pass through the picturesque rain forest on private walking trails while your guide narrates about the history and how the forest affects the everyday life of the tribes.Acquaint yourself with the use of traditional plants and identify the bushes, food and the procedures of making bush soaps and ochre paint.Enjoy swimming in the pristine rain forest clad water holes.The tour is conducted through Mossman Gorge in presence of its original Kuku Yulanji owners.End this exciting trip at after getting dropped back to your accomodation at Cairns 6.00 PM, Beaches 5.30 PM and Port Douglas 5.00 PM.

    d1 Day
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    14173


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    Cairns

    About the Activity:Embark on this exciting Army Duck Tropical Tour which starts at 08:00 AM in the morning and witness the scenic appeal and the tranquility of this entire place.Its a great opportunity for naturalist and wildlife lovers as this tropical tour provides the perfect insight of the Kuranda village, Army Duck Rain-forest and the Tropical rain-forest.You can also indulge in Sky-rail Rainforest Cableway to explore the forest from a new dimension.The tour concludes at around 5:30 PM in the evening.

    d1 Day
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    8337


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    Cape Tribulation

    About the Activity:Enjoy this fabulous tour and explore the majestic beauty of the scenic coastal while you drive across the surrounding.Witness the diversified flora and fauna with a short trip to the Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.Enjoy the view of the beautiful coastlines near the Cape Tribulation Beach and have fun at the cable ferry ride.Walk through the rain-forest along with your guide and get a chance to indulge in bird-watching followed by a brief breakfast session.Followed by bird-watching session with a delicious tropical lunch and an excursion cruise to the Daintree River.The trip will concluded in the evening, as you will be dropped back.

    d1 Day
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    8779


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    Cairns

    About the Activity:Indulge in this exciting Australian Butterfly Sanctuary tour by starting your journey at about 08:00 AM in the morning and witness the scenic appeal and the tranquility of this entire place.This is a great opportunity for naturalist and wildlife lovers as this tropical tour provides you with frequent spotting of rare and different butterfly species.Enjoy the company of various known and rare birds that flock on the distant trees as you walk through the surrounding thickets in the Army Duck RainforestEnjoy the view of Koala and Wildlife Park and transfer back at about 05:30 PM in the evening.

    d1 Day
    Good 3.0

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    4806


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    Cape Tribulation

    About the Activity:Tropical rainforest, coral ocean and wild rivers come together at Cape Tribulation, a couple of hours' drive north of Cairns.A lush tropical wonderland for nature lovers, Cape Tribulation is tailor made for tropical walks, swimming holes, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef from pristine beaches.This tour offers you a complete insight Cape  of the Australian wildlife like never before.Start your trip by getting picked up from your hotel in Cairns at around 07:30 AM to explore the scenic coastal area followed by wildlife at Port Douglas.Enjoy the fun activities like Crossing the Daintree river crossing in a cable ferry and jungle surfing canopy tour. Relish the delicious tropical lunch and relax at the Daintree river bank before departing back at 07:30 PM.  

    d1 Day
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    11721


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    Brisbane

    About the Activity:Your window into paradise - North Stradbroke Island is Queensland’s most popular Island and is only a short 45 minute ferry ride across Moreton Bay. The second largest sand island in the World (40km long), it has everything – the untouched beauty of its beaches and rugged coastline, the crystal clear waters, and an abundance of Australian wildlife. This tour will be a memorable experience of Brisbane and Australia. Your best chance to spot koala, kangaroo, dolphin, sea turtles and giant manta rays in the wild!

    h9 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    7307


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    Cairns

    About the Activity:Immerse yourself in a day to discover and explore a culture heaped in heritage and tradition like never before.Start your trip in the morning at around 9.00 AM.Daintree, known as the oldest living rain forest on the planet, is home to the Kuku Yalanji people. Walk along the coast and the mangroves before journeying to the incredible Mossman Gorge for a lunch.Your experienced Indigenous guide will demonstrate traditional use of plants to make bush soaps and ochre paint. After lunch, journey into the lush rain forest and experience the wild wonders of  jungle, home to vivid flora and diverse fauna.End your trip at around 7.30 PM 9(approx) get transferred back to hotel in Cairns.

    d1 Day
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    11034


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    Cape Tribulation

    About the ActivityStart your tour from Cairns at around 7.30 AM and drive along the coastal roads in an air-conditioned coach offering you the panoramic view of the surroundings.After reaching Daintree, explore the Wildlife Habitat at Port Douglas after enjoying your morning tea.Embark on the Daintree River Cable Free in search of the salt water crocodile.Enjoy a lip-smacking tropical lunch during your trip.Visit the Alexandra Lookout and embark on jungle surfing canopy tour before heading back to Cairns at around 7.30 PM with lots of memories.The pick up timings may differ Northern Beaches at 8.00 AM and from Port Douglas 8.15 AM.

    h12 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    11721


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    Gold Coast

    About the Activity:This tour starts with a healthy breakfast at 10 AM, followed by a bush-walk through Burleigh Head National Park, a prominent Gold Coast landmark.Take a 45 minute guided bush-walk around the mountains with wide range of flora and fauna, and enjoy the spectacular ocean views.At the end of this walk, kayaks will be ready for you to paddle through the peaceful and beautiful mangrove landscapes of Tallebudgera Creek. This Creek runs from the Springbook Plateau all the way to the southern slopes of Burleigh Head National Park, leading to the Pacific Ocean. During this 60 minute paddling session, you will cruise among the exotic landscapes, whilst admiring a wide variety of birds. To finish the day, you will be driven to Currumbin where you will enjoy the Wildlife Sanctuary. This Sanctuary is well known for being the only place where you can cuddle a koala, whilst professional photographers capture the moment at an additional cost.This trip enables you to feed the kangaroos, hold a baby crocodile, feed the rainbow lorikeets, and much more. The trip is only available on Tuesdays and Fridays.

    d1 Day
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    6621


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    Brisbane

    About the Activity:During your visit to Australia, this world famous Australia Zoo is a must see. Get picked up from your hotel at around 8 AM in Brisbane and proceed towards the Zoo in an air-conditioned vehicle.After reaching you will have over 6 hours to experience all the shows and attractions which will definitely be a great day for the whole family to enjoy.During your trip, get up and close to some of the most incredible creatures on the planet and experience all the wildlife action at our daily shows. See cheeky otters, learn all about crocodiles, snakes and  tigers, hand feed elephants, live the wild-life in the crocoseum and so much more.End your trip at around 3 PM by getting dropped off to your hotel.

    h7 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    5640


Attractions

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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Voted as one of the most popular tourist destinations, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has been the crown of National Trust of Australian properties. Enlisted also as one of the earliest nature-basedtourists spots of Queensland, this Sanctuary is an embodiment of all that the NTAQ represents: conserving Indigenous, historical and natural heritage and cultures. Blinky Bill is now present for the daily shows thereby making the total experiences worth paying a visit. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the ultimate spot to visit when on a holiday adventure with the family or loved ones.

 The four identifiable areas in the main sanctuary comprise of three on the eastern side of the highway: original sanctuary site on south of Tomewin Street, reserve lands around Flat Rock Creek, picnic ground and car park on the north of Tomewin Street and an area of land on the west of Gold Coast Highway, popular as the Western Reserve. A tunnel under highway links eastern and western sides of the sanctuary.

Things to do: Catch the free flight bird show and go on the absolutely eco-friendly Segway Safari or visit the wildlife hospital and visit the sanctuary market. The best time to visit is in end of October and from 11 onwards.
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Springbrook National Park

Springbrook has been enlisted as a world heritage national park. Springbrook is the home to a world of epiphytes, strangler figs, rare birds and plants, glow in the dark mushrooms, vines tangling around trees, mossy fern groves. Few places in the world contain such plants and animals which remain unchanged from the ancestors in fossil records. Springbrook Mountain has its origins millions of years ago. Still not spoilt by excessive commercialization, Springbrook is a part of ancient Gondwana Rainforests and home to avariety of wildlife such as the rare Albert’s Lyrebird, rosellas and the bowerbirds. One can relax in the protected rainforest and look at the stars in the clear sky or pay a visit to the colonies of the glow-worms any time of the year.

Location: Gold Coast hinterland 45 minutes from Surfers Paradise and about 1.5 hours away from Brisbane.

Things to do: Walking tracks, picnic, guided tours and long walks, View wildlife and Horse riding.
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

As stated in the Guinness Book of World Records, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the first of its kind and also the largest koala sanctuary in the world. The place is famous for being the home for 130 koalas and it has an experience of 85 years. The place is located in the southern part at distance of 12km from the city centre. Apart from koalas one can see kangaroos, wombats, possums, birds and other Aussie critters. One can enjoy the beautiful animals here and also click some quick snaps hugging the koalas by shedding some extra bucks. There are exclusive buses as well as Mirimar cruises which can be availed to reach the sanctuary based beside Brisbane River. There are several shows organised n the sanctuary which can be enjoyed.

Location: 708 Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket, Brisbane

Timings; 9am to 5pm 

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