Things To Consider
We've been to Currumbin in all kinds of weather: hot, steamy summer days, wet days and winter days. We still love it and there's lots to enjoy if you are prepared!
The closest weather station is at Coolangatta Airport, which is actually fairly closeby, so when you are looking for weather forecasts for Currumbin, that is what you will want to look for.
If you are staying at Surfers Paradise, you may find different weather conditions at Currumbin than you are experiencing at Surfers, so it is a good idea to check before you go. It might be clear at Surfers but raining at Currumbin for example.
You can see the current weather forecast for Currumbin in the widget above. If you want more details about general weather and temperatures at different times of the year you can find them on our weather page.
What to Wear at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
In the hot weather, loose clothing is best and of course sunsceen and hats are a good idea. You may also want some kind of insect repellent - animals and insects tend to go together!
In cooler weather in the winter, you will need to take some warm clothes on the cool days. If it is sunny, you may want layers. It will be cooler in the morning and after about 3pm during the middle of winter (June, July & early August).
For the wet rainy days, or if it is likely to shower during the day, it's best to take a rain poncho, raincoat or rain mac to put on when you need it.
Umbrellas are also okay, but we find it's easier just having a rain jacket with a hood. You can see animals in the trees and have both hands free that way.
If you get caught out in the rain without suitable rain wear, you can buy plastic ponchos, but they are very flimsy and quite expensive.
You won't need to take a towel or swimming cozzies at the sanctuary, there's no where to get wet, unless you decide to leave and head out to the beach at the end of the street!
Things to Take
You are going to be out and about most of the day. In addition to the items mentioned above about things to wear, which depends upon the time of year you visit, you should consider brining the following essentials:
- Water Bottle
- Insect Repellent
- Camera, Video and/or smart phone - for all the photo opportunities!
Accessibility and Getting Around
Currumbin is not a flat venue, there are certain areas with quite steep hills. To save your legs you can use the train, but there are limited stops - but the train doesn't go up any of the hills, so you are on your own for those.
For parents with strollers or prams, most areas are accessible, though some of the steep hills can be challenging!
Food in Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Lovely place to stop for snacks or lunch.
There are a couple of places to get food in Currumbin, one of our favourites is Sanctuary Cafe. You can't take commercially made food into Currumbin.
The selection of foods are not too bad as "fast" food options go. And you can get gluten free sandwiches and other options in most of the outlets.
Shop at Currumbin Sanctuary
There's a shop at the front of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary were you can buy the usual souvenirs, plus other items you might need for example:
- Plastic Rain Poncho
- Batteries for cameras
- Disposable cameras
- Insect Repellent
- Hats & Caps
- Souvenir T-shirts
- Photos from your animal encounters
We buy our tickets ahead of time. Online deals purchased ahead of time are often better than prices at the gate and there are often combinations with other attractions to save money. It's also usually faster at the entry.