Good morning all, well here is something that I bet even the regulars don’t know about; the Daintree Wild Zoo. This is absolutely perfect to kill an hour or two on a day trip to the Daintree Rainforest.
Gill and Donna, the owners of this hidden gem, have done an amazing job over the years biulding this zoo from the ground up.
the real beauty of the Daintree Wild Zoo is that you can meander through the grounds stress free and enjoy the tropical environment without distraction. Chances are you will be the only ones there.
So next time you are up North take the drive to Wonga Beach (approx. 20 mins. North of Port Douglas) and check out the Daintree Wild Zoo, oh, be sure to say hi to Gill, he is a real character…… Tell him, Guy sent you.
Daintree Wild Zoo
At the Daintree Wildlife Zoo rare and endangered species such as the north-east Queensland’s Golden-shouldered Parrot and Gouldian Finches are bred alongside our more common species. The Sanctuary is a brilliant day out from Port Douglas or Cairns for families, individuals and groups wanting to see, touch and photograph wildlife set within wetland reserves and purpose built aviaries with first class amenities for your comfort.
STOP at Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary for a half day, full day or overnight in the pool side accommodation within the sanctuary. Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary is conveniently located to include a rainforest day trip from Cairns or Port Douglas (click for Location). The Sanctuary is the only wildlife nature park or zoo in Daintree World Heritage Listed rainforest.
LOOK at the wildlife either as a day visitor or, if staying at the Sanctuary’s affordable accommodation, the morning provides a true experience of ‘breakfast with the birds’, mammals and reptiles. Overnight guests also receive a 50% discount on the Daintree Wild Zoo entry.
LISTEN to the sounds of nature. The morning chorus as the wildlife awakens or the afternoon cacophony as the diurnal wildlife have a late feed and pave the way for the nocturnal creatures to indulge in the nightlife.
TOUCH the many ‘touchable’ birds and mammals including any new babies such as cassowary, emu and dingo. Crocodile ‘touching’ is strictly for our experienced curator Tony Gordon. See our wildlife checklist for a complete inventory of the fauna which inhabits the Sanctuary.
SMELL the scents of varying flowering native and exotic flora abundant throughout the Sanctuary. Mixed with the enticing aromas wafting from, master chef, Mitch’s kitchen in the BYO restaurant.
TASTE tropical fruits and delicious snacks and meals freshly prepared each day. See Menu for the varied selection available–breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning and afternoon foods and beverages.
A visit to Daintree Wild Zoo is a ‘must do’ event if you want to experience the wildlife of the Daintree region.