#1 Port Douglas Attraction celebrates

Picnic with the Parrots

The #1 Port Douglas attraction and Australia’s leading wildlife immersion experience, Wildlife Habitat, is celebrating the reopening of the Wetlands Stork Tower, and the addition of the Rainforest Island gazebo.

Wildlife Habitat Manager Clare Anderson said the Tower and Gazebo openings were perfectly timed with the June/July school holidays and the Black-Necked Storks’ nesting.

“The Stork Tower offers an eye-level view of the storks and their nest, something you wouldn’t be able to see in the wild,” she said. “The storks laid their first egg for the year on Thursday 2nd July, the second arrived over the weekend, and we are expecting more soon.”

The Stork Tower is accessed via the newly-constructed Wetlands pathway, which forms Stage 1 of the Wetland Recreation Project. The lower level of the Tower will become home to some of the Wetlands’ smallest and most impressive species in the months to come, but for now, allows access to view the Wetlands from above.

black-necked stork breeding display
Black-necked stork breeding display in front of newly re-opened Stork Tower

Wildlife Habitat is the only wildlife park or zoo in the world to have breed the Black-necked stork. Having successfully hatched and raised 14 chicks since 2003 the park is looking forward to another successful year of breeding.

Meanwhile, the Rainforest Island gazebo and beach has opened for Port Douglas exclusive tours at Wildlife Habitat. The latest addition is the perfect location for private functions and events, or for enjoying the new gourmet picnic hamper. “Rainforest Island is private and exclusive, and gives guests the opportunity to properly immerse themselves in the rainforests of Port Douglas,” Ms Anderson said.

The Rainforest habitat is open to all guests, those wishing to partake in our private tours YOUR Wildlife Habitat package, or Picnic with the Parrots, will get access to the Rainforest beach for a unique dining experience.

Wildlife Habitat is located in Port Douglas and is Australia’s leading wildlife experience, providing visitors with a chance to observe a huge range of flora and fauna up close. Tropic Wings guests visit Wildlife Habitat