Whether you are keen to cuddle a koala or come face-to-face with a crocodile, Australia is bursting with diverse and unique creatures which attract visitors from all over the world. If you are hoping to meet these animals up close, then the best way of experiencing wildlife downunder is visiting one of Australia’s extraordinary zoos, which are known for their conservation and educational efforts. Here are some of Australia’s top zoos located in all corners of the country:
If you are travelling to Brisbane then you have reached the home of Steve Irwin, “The Crocodile Hunter’s” Australia Zoo. Australia Zoo is located near the quaint countryside town of Maleny Queensland, around a 2 hour drive from Brisbane. Many people choose to do a day trip from Brisbane to Australia Zoo and also stop in at one of the many beautiful towns on the Sunshine Coast hinterland including Maleny.
Australia Zoo is one of the best places to see crocodiles up close and personal in Australia and one of the best things to do in Brisbane. If you do decide to visit, don’t miss the crocodile show, where you will learn about Steve’s work in the conservation of crocodiles and also see them feed. Another great place to see wildlife in Brisbane is Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, right nearby the Brisbane CBD where you will have a chance to get a photo with a cute koala!
Offering a range of unforgettable animal encounters, Wildlife Sydney Zoo is a wonderful place to meet koalas, platypus, wombats, kangaroos, quokkas and many more interesting creatures up close! Embark on an exciting adventure and venture through the depths of Kangaroo Walkabout, the Devil’s Den and Gumtree Valley. Looking for that once-in-a-lifetime photo with a koala? Then capture this moment on camera at Wildlife Sydney Zoo! Located in the heart of Sydney, Wildlife Sydney Zoo is the ideal escape from this busy city.
If you find yourself deep in the South West of Oz, then Perth Zoo is certainly worth a visit! Providing a range of educational and inspirational walks and talks, you can discover an incredible selection of animals from all over the world, such as african painted dogs, meerkats, little penguins, giraffes and many more. As a zoo which is dedicated to protecting endangered species and raising awareness of conservation issues, Perth Zoo is so much more than simply seeing some animals!
Home to over 2,500 species and 250 animals, Adelaide Zoo is bursting with exotic wildlife! Don’t miss out on the chance to interact with these extraordinary creatures through the zoo’s animal encounters such as the Giraffe Feed, the Tortoise Experience, Pandas and Friends and the incredible Tiger Encounter! Adelaide Zoo is fantastic for children because not only can they cuddle a koala, but they can also enjoy the zoo’s epic adventure playground, making it the perfect family day out whilst visiting Adelaide!
Melbourne Zoo is part of the world-class organisation Zoos Victoria, which strives to protect endangered species from all over the world including elephants, lions, gorillas, koalas, tasmanian devils and pygmy hippos. Divided into the sections the Lions Gorge, the Trail of Elephants, the Main Trail, the Growing Wild, the Australian Bush, the Wild Sea, Melbourne Zoo is quite an adventure! Boasting beautiful grounds with varied landscapes, there is nothing quite like wandering around and discovering some awe-inspiring creatures. Located in the heart of Melbourne, Melbourne Zoo is easy to reach!