Trinity Beach, Cairns

Trinity Beach Top 3 – Wildlife Encounters

Trinity Beach Top 3 – Wildlife Encounters


Visit one of Cairn’s oldest running tourist institutions. Starting off as a tea house in 1934 legend has it that the original owner, Pop Evans entertained motorists between Cairns and Mossman by feedling Charlie the resident crocodile while scones cooked in the wood stove. Pop Evans is widely regarded as the first person in Australia to perform crocodile shows for the public.

Fast forward to 2022 and Hartley’s has undergone several renovations and even a move to Hartley’s creek. Delivering authentic crocodile experiences, Hartley’s is renowned as an eco-friendly and sustainable tourist attraction. It’s no longer just crocs though! A visit to the park entails encounters with wildlife including koalas, cassowaries and other reptiles. Hartley’s is a great day out for the family and showcases the amazing range of flora and fauna living in Tropical North Queensland.

Admission: $43 per adult, $21.50 per child or $107.50 per family

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Home to over 1500 butterflies, Australia’s largest butterfly aviary and exhibit offers fun for all ages. Walk amongst electric blue Ulysses, majestic green and yellow Cairns Birdwings, stunning Monarchs and more. Visit educational exhibits, the breeding laboratory and check out the new fairy garden and food plant walk. Located in the rainforest village of Kuranda, this is an excellent activity for those with younger children.

TIP: Butterflies love bright colours so make sure to wear something colourful and you’ll be covered in butterflies in no time!

Admission: $20 per adult, $13 per child or $54 per family

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At Birdworld Kuranda you can immerse yourself in one of the most unique wildlife attractions of Tropical North Queensland. Birdworld Kuranda replicates the natural habitats of almost 60 native and exotic species that roam the unique rainforest habitat we’ve created. There’s handfeeding and photo opportunities so make sure you bring your camera.

Flying around you are species from the vanishing rainforests of the world, including some of Australia’s most precious and beautiful birds. There are brilliant Amazonian macaws, the endangered and stately cassowary, cheeky rainbow lorikeets, galahs, cockatoos and many more.

Naturally landscaped with waterfalls, ponds, exotic and native plants, Birdworld Kuranda is a place where you can join the birds in their beautiful world. Surround yourself in their rainforest habitat and be amazed at the more than 350 birds of all shapes, sizes and colours on display. Another great activity located less than a 30 minute drive from Trinity Beach.

Admission: $20 per adult, $10 per child

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