COLOUR-IN AND WIN
If you’ve recently visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and explored the Kids on Conservation Trail we’d love to see your artistic efforts! For your chance to win colour in the Koala on your Conservation passport and then get a grown up to upload it to our Facebook page.
This month’s prize is an adorable Bilby pack filled with fun activities and your very own Bilby plush to cuddle!
Submit your entry here: Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s Facebook Page.
NOT AVAILABLE THROUGH MOBILE APP. Look at our Facebook Tab "Conservation Trail" to enter.
Voted one of the Gold Coast’s most popular tourist destinations, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the crown jewel of the National Trust of Australia (Queensland) [NTAQ] properties. As one of Queensland’s earliest nature-based tourist destinations, the Sanctuary is a physical embodiment of everything the NTAQ represents: dedication to conserving our nation’s Indigenous, natural and historic heritage and culture. With Blinky Bill now present for daily shows, the amazing viewing experiences available at the Wildlife Hospital and hundreds of native Australian animals on display in natural bushland and rainforest settings, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the ultimate holiday adventure for the entire family. To find out more about other National Trust properties on your travels go to
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August 24th ·
Imagine a world without koalas.... Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Lionfish Create Beau Eastman, Documentary Filmmaker
August 23rd ·
Blinky Bill's birthday celebrations
September 24, 2016, 12:00pm - September 24, 2016, 9:00pm
You're invited to celebrate Blinky Bill's birthday at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th September 2016. Be there from 12pm for a 12.30pm in-park start. Join in the fun activities, prizes and giveaways. Kids under 4 are free. Adults at kids prices!!
August 22nd ·
ZOO RUN at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
September 11, 2016, 6:00am - September 10, 2016, 5:30pm
ZOO RUN has been invited back to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary for the 2nd time! Help us to RAISE FUNDS FOR CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION Nestled amongst 27 hectares of natural bushland and lush rainforest, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the perfect environment for a Zoo Run! The Sanctuary is home to over 1000 native Australian animals, and boasts an amazing onsite Wildlife Hospital. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary founder, Alex Griffiths, started caring for sick and injured wildlife over 65 years ago. As the need for specialist care became obvious, the first veterinarian was employed at the Sanctuary and in 1989 the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital was born. Since that 248778-currumbin-wildlife-sanctuaryday, the Wildlife Hospital has grown to admitting over 8000 sick, injured and orphaned wildlife patients every year – a service that is provided free of charge to the community – and is one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world. To date, over 50,000 native animals have been released back into the wild after receiving free veterinary treatment at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation was created to secure the future of Australia’s wildlife, and directly funds Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. The Foundation aims to raise $1million annually to continue its mission of saving Australia’s wildlife, and to find cures for devastating diseases such as those affecting the koala. The Foundation’s Mission is to be a world leader in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of sick and injured wildlife, and play an integral role in conservation, research and education projects to ensure the survival of Australia’s iconic species. By participating in Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s Zoo Run, you will be helping us to continue saving our precious wildlife.
August 16th ·
Lizard lovers around the world today are celebrating World Lizard day. There are around 6000 different species of lizards on all continents except Antarctica. Do you have a favourite???
Want to get a up close with some lizards today... Visit the sanctuary by taking advantage of the $29 entry on line special. Buy your tickets now at www.cws.org.au/cws-ticket/wilddeals/
Frilled neck lizard photo by IG @mikvella ... See MoreSee Less
August 13th ·
Conservation is fun! Explore the new Kids On Conservation Trail today. ... See MoreSee Less
August 8th ·
Kids Go Wild for Conservation!
Follow our footprints to explore the new Kids on Conservation Trail. Follow the path to 12 different locations throughout the Sanctuary, collecting stamps along the way. The trail is an interactive fun activity designed to educate kids about some of Australia's endangered wildlife including the Bilby, Brush-tailed Rock wallaby and the Kroombit Tinker Frog. There's also a prize for each child at the end of the trail.
To celebrate the launch of the Kids on Conservation Trail we're offering a special online ticket price of $29* until 9 September, 2016. www.cws.org.au/wilddeals/
Plus share your #KidsConservationTrail photos with us to win an annual National Trust Australia family pass. ... See MoreSee Less
August 4th ·
Dove in Love - first chick in 12 years.
Keepers are excited to share the news that we have successfully hatched a Rose-crowned Fruit-dove chick Wednesday 3rd August, 2016. This is the first hatch in 12 years for this species at CWS. Fruit-doves usually breed in the warm summer months when rainfall is high and native fruits abound. It has been quite a challenge to hatch this chick in the dry winter months and previously we had little success. Pigeons and doves are known for their short nest life and we expect the chick to fledge within 7-10 days after which it will accompany its parents around the aviary. Both parents are very attentive and protective of this latest addition and we couldn’t be happier. Make sure you stop by our Rainforest Aviary on your next visit to check out the happy family!
This photo shows proud and devoted Dad brooding his chick. We will keep you updated with photos in the next few days when the chick says a proper hello to this world! ... See MoreSee Less
August 3rd ·
STOP PRESS!!! Read all about it .... Sanctuary Market's resident Brazilian Street Food Chefs absolutely wowed the huge crowd at 'Splendour in the Grass' with their charcoal grilled delicious delights. Yes indeed our very own BRAZZA BBQ was rated the festival's prestigious "Best Food Award". Congrats to Akira and his crew. Come on patrons treat yourself to a real Brazilian BBQ experience ... you won't be disappointed. Sanctuary Market at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary this Friday 4pm - 9pm and remember it's Free Entry to the Market.
July 27th ·