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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Congratulations to our champion volunteers!
Jayda Bruce has volunteered at the Sanctuary for the past year and has been nominated for QLD Youth Volunteer of the Year and Anne Pridham has been nominated for QLD Volunteer of the Year for her commitment as a Park and Horticulture and Wildlife volunteer. Pictured here with our Volunteer manager, Donna Little, we would like to say THANKS to both of these wonderful ladies, plus a huge thanks to all of our volunteers who give up their time each and everyday to work at the Sanctuary :)
To find out more about our volunteer programs visit our website www.cws.org.au/volunteer-programs/volunteer-programs/ ... See MoreSee Less
December 5th ·
2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games mascot Borobi is now chillin' at the Sanctuary permanently. Helping to raise funds for our Wildlife Hospital through the Community Mascot program, Gold Coasters can now purchase official Borobi merchandise at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. ... See MoreSee Less
December 1st ·
Are you my mother?
Our team at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital care for, rehabilitate and return to the wild over 9000 animals every year. It’s a job that our wildlife carers are passionate about and it’s a service we offer free of charge to the community, so it’s wonderful to be able to share stories such as this with you all. Phillip is a baby Brown Falcon. Found at the bottom of his tree and unable to fly, he was taken the sanctuary hospital where we cared for him until he was able to be returned to his nest. Getting some help from the team at Habi-Tec to climb Phillip’s very tall tree, he was successfully reunited with his mother and his brother. We have been closely monitoring both chicks since Phillips return and both chicks are thriving. Yesterday mum was seen carrying a snake to the nest to feed the hungry brothers. ... See MoreSee Less
November 28th ·
TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!! APPLICATIONS FOR OUR NEW JUNIOR CONSERVATION CHAMPIONS CLOSE WEDNESDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 2016.
For more information watch the video and visit our website www.cws.org.au/conservation-champion/ ... See MoreSee Less
November 27th ·
Our presentation team taking on the mannequin challenge, but it appears our owls didn’t read the mannequin memo! 😂 😂 #mannequinchallenge
Song: Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles” ... See MoreSee Less
November 26th ·
Feeding the wild lorikeets is always fun, but who knew it could be this cute as well. Instagrammer @the_adventurous_mum recently visited the sanctuary with her little one in tow & discovered the joys of interacting with and feeding our lorikeets, which we do twice everyday at 8am & 4pm. ... See MoreSee Less
November 25th ·
These two adorable 9 month old joeys are learning the art of playing... and wrestling! 🐨🐨💕🐨 Unfortunately this means we're not getting much work done, because we can't stop watching them! #toocute ... See MoreSee Less
November 23rd ·
This week’s patient is Owen the Kookaburra. Owen is a baby male kookaburra and is only just days old. It is unknown how baby Owen was lost from his nest but luckily he was found just in time on the boardwalk at David Fleays Wildlife Park. Our ambulance was called and sent out to pick up Owen and return him to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital for a check-up. When Owen arrived to the Hospital, he was checked up and fortunately given the all clear. Owen is now in the safe hands of an expert carer with Wildcare where he will remain until he is old and strong enough to be released into the wild. For information on what to do if you find a baby bird on the ground visit our website! You can help patients like Owen by donating to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation www.cwhf.org.au Species Information Kookaburras can be easily identified by their plumage and loud voice that distinctly sounds like a laugh. Generally they have a white underbelly and its wings are covered with dark brown and brown feathers. Kookaburras are carnivorous; they feed on snakes, lizards, mice, other baby birds, insects and small reptiles. Kookaburras are a well-known common bird in Australia; they inhabit open woodlands, forests as well as on the fringes of open plains.
November 20th ·
Wandering Kate is a regular at the hospital, this is her 3rd visit in the past 12 months. It seems Kate likes to wander and has travelled up and down the Gold Coast, crossing a number of major roads on her travels. See map attached. Oct 2015 – rescued in Labrador – released in Coombabah June 2016 – rescued in Benowa – released in Coombabah August 2016 – rescued in Parkwood Kate has now been released to her new home at Lower Beechmont, in ideal koala habitat well away from built up areas. Kate was released via the Animal ambulance donated by RACQ. #RACQ (Official), #GoldCoastTourismBureau
November 13th ·
DAY 7 of National Frog Week – Dwarf Sedge frog (Litoria fallax)
Dwarf Sedge frogs are commonly heard but not seen. Calling mainly through spring to autumn, these tiny frogs are widespread throughout most of the east coast of Australia. Measuring a mere 26mm, males chirp from trees and reeds throughout the day and night. Most people would have heard these frogs without knowing. These cute little guys belong to the genus Litoria - the Tree frogs, which all have “suction cup” like toes that aid in climbing. ... See MoreSee Less
November 11th ·