About Tropical Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
“Make every effort towards wildlife conservation and ensure that our children have the opportunity to see wildlife” – Alex Griffiths 1973
It’s been 75 years since Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, then known as the Currumbin Bird Sanctuary, first opened to the public.
It all started when Alex Griffiths, a bee and flower keeper attracted local attention when he began feeding the lorikeets at his Currumbin home to keep them from feasting on the plants in his prized garden.
In 1947, he decided to open a small-scale lorikeet feeding display to the public. He called it Currumbin Bird Sanctuary.
In 1995 it was renamed Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and is now one of the most iconic tourist attractions in Australia.