In 1947 beekeeper and horticulturist Alex Griffiths started to feed the wild Lorikeets that abounded in this area of Queensland. He fed them as a means of preventing them from devouring his prize blossoms. This daily action of lorikeet feeding led to many people coming along to watch and from this little daily activity he developed the Currumbin Wild Life Sanctuary.
Seeing the Wildlife Sanctuary is such fun on the Segway Safari tour. First there is a 10-minute instruction on the steering system, followed by a 40-minute guided tour of the bush and 27 ha of rainforest.
This option of touring on Safari with a Segway is great for giving visitors to the sanctuary a tireless way of going on a guided tour and taking in the interesting sights of the sanctuary and the wildlife that have made it their home. The Segways are built with a magnetic self-balancing technology and ample power for climbing steep hills effortlessly. It is ideal transport to use for persons that are 45kg and over, and such a wonderful way for discovering what the park has on offer.
From a Sanctuary officer visitors learn more about the activities of Tasmanian Devils and also have the opportunity to feed kangaroos. This to exploration and interaction with species of Australia’s unique animals in the forest setting of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is certainly very special.
1976 saw the sanctuary donated to the National Trust of Queensland, an organisation devoted to preservation of Queensland’s cultural and natural heritage. They operate the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on a non-profit basis and all the income is reinvested back into the park for conservation research, sick and injured wildlife care and for public education.
Formerly, the park was named Currumbin Bird Sanctuary but this was changed in 1995 to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary due to the range of animals now living in the park.
Travellers come from far and wide to visit Currumbin with its excellent displays and shows that it has on offer for people to enjoy.
Cost for Segway Safari
Children 4-14 $62.50