If you're planning a trip to the Gold Coast in Australia, you will definitely want to budget some time to explore Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. This massive wildlife sanctuary has been giving visitors the chance to get up close to many different species of native Australian wildlife for decades. Not only is the Sanctuary home to many different types of wildlife, but it also has a wildlife hospital where, each year, hundreds of sick, injured or orphaned wildlife patients are treated. If you visit this site, you will definitely want to stop off at the wildlife hospital to see the park's vets in action.
See Birds in Flight
If you love birds, the Free Flight Birds show won't fail to impress. Here, you will have the chance to see a range of Australian birds, from the largest (the Australian pelican) to birds of prey and parrots, endangered birds and a beautiful eagle.
Experience the Aussie Outback
The Australian sheep shearing show is a great way to see what life in the Aussie outback is all about. Watch a merino sheep be sheared and stick around to have your picture taken with the Gun Shearer.
Meet Dr. Doo-Lots
This is an educational show that's fun and informative and enjoyed by people of all ages.
Come and see and learn about fresh and salt water crocodiles at the Crocodile Behaviour Show. Among the stars of the shop is a huge, 5 metre long salt water croc! Your kids will love having their picture taken holding a baby salt water croc after the show.
Local Aboriginal Culture
Join in the celebration as the Yugambeh Aboriginal Dancers give visitors a glimpse of the traditional language, dance and stories that are at the heart of the Gold Coast region.
No trip to the Sanctuary is complete without first seeing Blinky Bill in action! Watch Blinky Bill and his friends in one of the fun shows and be sure to stick around to have your picture taken when he makes a live appearance at one of two times throughout each day.
Whether you're just starting to plan your Gold Coast visit, or you're already figuring out the days and times to see various sites throughout the Coast, don't forget to budget some time at the Sanctuary.