Top Nature Parks Near Cairns

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When visiting Australia, Cairns should undoubtedly be on the bucket list, as not only is it the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, but it is close to several idyllic, fascinating nature parks deep in the Kuranda rainforest. Whether you are keen to explore Australia’s unique and varied wildlife or experience authentic, wild Australia, there are plenty of places to choose from! At best-tickets.com.au, you can discover a range of nature parks and compare ticket prices to find the best deals. Here are some of the top parks to look out for: 

Kuranda Koala Gardens 

Home to a variety of native Australia creatures including wallabies, wombats, crocodiles and gl, Kuranda Koala Gardens is a beautiful, lush green nature park which can be enjoyed by all ages. As one of the only parks in the country where you can actually cuddle a koala and take a picture to capture the moment, Kuranda Koala Gardens is undoubtedly an animal experience to remember! If you are fascinated by Australia’s nocturnal creatures, then why not enjoy one of Kuranda Koala Gardens educational night-time experiences in the forests! Located in the heart of the beautiful rainforest city of Kuranda, the Koala Gardens is easily accessible by both car and public transport, such as the breath-taking scenic railway which meanders through the rainforest.

Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas 

From striped possums to Estuarine crocodiles, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas boasts an impressive selection of exotic wildlife, including the largest population of macropods (big footed mammals) in Queensland. Divided into different environments which include Wetlands, Savannah, Nocturnal and Woodlands, you can explore a range of habitats and enjoy fascinating interactive animal experiences. As an eco certified wildlife sanctuary, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas cares for with its creatures in the on-site Tropical Rehabilitation Centre. Whether your kids are animal lovers or not, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas is undoubtedly an educational experience and easy to reach just North of Cairns in Port Douglas. 

The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary 

There is no doubt that butterflies are enchanting creatures, with their colourful wings and fascinating habits. At the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, you can discover over 1600 exquisite butterflies! Crowned the largest butterfly exhibit in the Southern Hemisphere, the sanctuary is definitely the place to visit if you are captivated by these other-wordly creatures. The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is located in the centre of Kundra, meaning that it is easy to get to by both public transport and car from Cairns. Enjoy a colourful day out of wonder at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and learn all about these unique creatures!

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