Go Behind the Scenes at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
A visit to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a rite of passage for any young south-east Queenslander. Established by floriculturist Alex Griffiths in 1947 as a simple bird-feeding project, it’s since grown into an enormous conservation-based refuge for a huge variety of Australian fauna.
Still, you probably haven’t seen it quite like this. Throughout 2019 Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is offering Mastercard cardholders an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the park, letting you explore turtle pools, the echidna enclosure, the raptor recovery room and the park’s feather library. There’s also an opportunity to visit the koala nursery, which means getting up close to the fuzzball marsupials and their joeys, and touring the sanctuary’s animal hospital – one of the busiest in the world with a whopping 11,000 admissions a year.
Throughout the tour the rangers will talk you through the inner workings of the park and explain what makes Australian fauna so distinctive. And, naturally, you’ll get a photo opportunity with your new-found animal pals.
From 11am to 12.30pm.
The masterclass is uniquely curated for the Mastercard Priceless Cities program and is exclusively for Mastercard cardholders.
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Mastercard Priceless Cities.