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News, Our Wildlife

Koala Breeding On The Cards

With Koala breeding season upon us, we may be hearing the pitter-patter of tiny Koala claws very soon! For locals, the arrival of Spring in Cairns means greener grass, fuller waterfalls and rising heat. For wildlife keepers, Spring signals something far more prominent:  Koala breeding season. Local marsupial-lovers may be in for a treat, as […]

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News, Our Wildlife

Meet Jimmy The Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo

We are proud to introduce you Rainforestation’s newest resident; Jimmy the Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo! This gorgeous three year old male arrived from Treeroo Rescue and Conservation Centre in Malanda, which is a non-for-profit organisation that rescues and rehabilitates Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroos. As you can see by the adorable video below, Jimmy in settling into his […]

Young Tourism Leader
News, Pamagirri

William Enoch-Tranby New Young Tourism Leader

The CaPTA Group is proud to announce that one of their employees, William Enoch-Tranby, is the first Indigenous person to be selected as a Queensland Young Tourism Leader.   The program is a State Government initiative designed to showcase tourism as a career to young people interested in the industry, William was officially inducted on […]

Bush Tucka Walk
News, Pamagirri

Pamagirri Bush Tucka Walk

One of the newer experiences at the Rainforestation is the Bush Tucka Walk. “Bush tucka” (or bushfood) traditionally refers to any fauna or flora native to Australia that has been used as sustenance for culinary and/or medicinal purposes by Aborigines for over an estimated 60,000 years. Our Bush Tucka Walk takes place in and around the […]

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Dingo Puppies!

We are very excited to welcome to some new additions to our park this week … dingo puppies! Our little puppies have arrived from a sanctuary in New South Wales, an hour outside of Sydney, and are settling in beautifully already. Wildlife Keeper Aidan has been their surrogate dad, helping them to explore their new […]

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History, News, Park Diary

Our 40th Birthday Party!

We recently celebrated our 40th birthday with a wonderful birthday party at our park! It was a magical evening, shared with friends, family and industry colleagues. Over 250 guests attended the event, enjoying canapes and drinks during speeches in the Pamagirri Aboriginal Cultural Centre by Michael Woodward, on behalf of Charles Woodward (Chairman), and William Enoch-Tranby, Local […]

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Rainforestation welcomes Juliet the Wombat

Rainforestation Nature Park, located in Kuranda, has welcomed the latest arrival to their Koala & Wildlife Park – Juliet the Wombat. Juliet, a four year old female Southern Hairy-Nosed wombat, arrived recently from Melbourne Zoo to much excitement from staff and guests alike. Weighing 27 kilograms, she will initially reside in a temporary enclosure while […]