Night wildlife at the Currumbin SanctuaryQueensland | Write a review | March 11, 2010
The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Queensland, Australia. It is home to hundreds of native Australian animals. The place is more than just a sanctuary, one can also enjoy exciting presentations, interactive displays, and wonderful dining experiences at the place. In, short the area has everything required to have great time.
The place is spread over a lush 27 hectares of natural bush land and rainforest settings and you are guaranteed to get in front of new adventures everyday. The wildlife sanctuary provides a rare opportunity for one to explore wildlife during the day as well as night.
Yes, you read it right; you can explore the place at night as well. Such an experience is possible here because 75% of Australian wildlife is nocturnal, which in zoological terms means, the animals are active at night rather than the day. Hence it is a common sight to see these wonderful creatures in specially lit houses. One also gets a chance to see the beauties go around doing their natural business of finding dinner etc.
All you need is an experienced guide, who is aware of all the places in The Currumbin sanctuary where the animals are likely to be found. He should also have a powerful torch to spotlight the creatures in bushes or other places and the best part is being under the spotlight of the torch does not affect the little creatures at all.
As expected, the kangaroos of the sanctuary are the favorites amongst visitors. There is no need to get afraid of the kangaroos as one can get up close and also pet and feed them. It is recommended that one exercise caution while near the Tasmanian Devil. Only qualified personnel are allowed to feed these creatures.
Another talking point about this section is one can experience the Aboriginal Tribal Corroboree at its best telling a story via song and dance. You can also visit one of the biggest saltwater crocodiles in the sanctuary. But one needs to exercise caution here and avoid getting too close to it as it can prove to be dangerous. One can also see other fresh water crocodiles at the sanctuary.
One can also cuddle a koala, but please keep in mind you will have to foot the bill yourself as no tour package includes its cost. Still, you will notice cuddling a koala is the favorite pastimes amongst visitors of the sanctuary.
Another place frequented by visitors in the complex is the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. At the hospital, you can experience the efforts of the doctors and other hospital personnel to treat the sick and injured or orphaned native animals. You can also update yourself with the conservation research undertaken by Researchers onsite at the Currumbin sanctuary.
One of the latest attractions to the sanctuary is The Green Challenge High Ropes Adventure Course. This new nature-based adventure features 65 challenges and popular among the challenges are the Tarzan swing and giant flying foxes. One of the promises of the Green Challenge is to take the visitors further and higher into the spectacular natural setting.