Holidays in Flying High Bird Sanctuary

Holiday Travel Guide
Childers

Visit Australia’s largest free-flight aviary to meet and feed a wide range of wonderful feathered species, cute farm animals and iconic Australian wildlife.

Almost 3,000 birds call the Flying High Bird Sanctuary home, from chickens and black swans to tropical species. Enjoy the cacophony of chirping, calling and singing birds, greet the macaws, feed the parrots and rosellas and pet the goats and kangaroos.

You don’t have to be an ornithologist to love a visit to the Flying High Bird Sanctuary. The original bird habitat center was established on the land of the former Apple Tree Creek school in 2002 to house about 300 birds. The number of residents has grown significantly since, making it the largest free-flight aviary in the country.

The main aviary is over 23 feet (7 meters) high. Inside, it feels like you are walking through an exotic rainforest. Move slowly and be quiet to spot the colorful Australian, South American and Asian birds between the foliage.

If you are into unusual bird species, keep watch for the odd-looking bleeding heart pigeon and Margot, a black-capped lory from Papua New Guinea that may dance if you whistle. The sulphur-crested cockatoos from Australia with their white plumage also love the attention.

Back outside, head to the kangaroo and emu enclosures to greet these Australian icons. Help the staff feed the baby goats with milk from bottles or ask for some seed to feed the birds.

In the animal nursery, sick or injured birds and other Australian wildlife find a safe haven. Apart from sheltering rescued animals and running a captive breeding program for native birds, the volunteer staff also raises harlequin and Catalina macaws for the pet industry, so these cheeky birds are plentiful here.

The Flying High Bird Sanctuary in Apple Tree Creek is situated along the highway, about 31 (50 kilometers) south of Bundaberg. Arrive at 7.30 a.m. when the sanctuary opens to see the birds at their most active. Hide any shining objects, such as jewelry and watches, to prevent the birds from picking at you.

Children between 5 to 13 years of age enter for half price and family discounts are available. The sanctuary is open daily except Saturdays. Before you leave, visit the gift shop for handmade crafts with a wildlife theme.

192 Cheap Hotels Near Flying High Bird Sanctuary

Childers Budget Accommodation
Childers Budget Accommodation
3 out of 5
2 Churchill Street, Childers, QLD
The price is AU$109 per night from 6 Feb. to 7 Feb.
Situated in Childers, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Palace Backpackers Memorial, Childers Art Space and Old Pharmacy. Snakes Downunder Reptile Park ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (68 reviews)
Ideal for transit accommodation
"Very good budget accommodation"

Reviewed on 16 Aug. 2021

Childers Budget Accommodation
Childers Oasis Motel
Childers Oasis Motel
3 out of 5
17 Macrossan Street, Childers, QLD
The price is AU$135 per night from 19 Jan. to 20 Jan.
Situated in Childers, this hotel is steps away from Childers Art Space, Palace Backpackers Memorial and Old Pharmacy. Vintner's Secret Vineyard and Snakes Downunder ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (103 reviews)
"The Oasis Motel is a rear facing property in the centre of the township. The main street is accessed via a laneway to the shopping strip. Good clean and well maintained, a very short walk to the centre of town."

Reviewed on 6 Jan. 2022

Childers Oasis Motel
Avocado Motor Inn
Avocado Motor Inn
3 out of 5
212-216 Bruce Highway, Childers, QLD
Situated in the historical district, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Old Pharmacy, Childers Art Space and Palace Backpackers Memorial. Vintner's Secret ...
3.6/5 Good! (68 reviews)
"it was a nice motel, the room was okay but the price paid understandable. the staff were friendly and answered any questions. the location even being on the main road was quiet."

Reviewed on 20 Dec. 2020

Avocado Motor Inn
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Childers Budget Accommodation
Childers Budget Accommodation
3 out of 5
2 Churchill Street, Childers, QLD
The price is AU$109 per night from 6 Feb. to 7 Feb.
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Childers Oasis Motel
Childers Oasis Motel
3 out of 5
17 Macrossan Street, Childers, QLD
The price is AU$135 per night from 19 Jan. to 20 Jan.
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Avocado Motor Inn
3 out of 5
212-216 Bruce Highway, Childers, QLD
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Childers charmer - with aircon, WIFI and modern luxuries
14 ridgway st, Childers, QLD
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Childers Gateway Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
2 Butchers Road, Childers, QLD
The price is AU$133 per night from 19 Jan. to 20 Jan.
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Cedars Rest Bed & Breakfast
3 out of 5
51 Platypus Drive, South Kolan, QLD
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12 Jacqueline Drive, Pacific Haven, QLD
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Bungadoo Breeze
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31 Galeas Rd, Bungadoo, QLD
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