From friendly koala bears to scary spiders, there is no doubt that Australia boasts a unique range of animals and meeting them up close is a must when visiting the country. Not sure where to cuddle a koala or feed a crocodile? Then why not visit one of Australia’s conservational nature parks, which offer once-in-a-lifetime interactive experiences that you will remember forever! Here are some of the top nature parks to look out for when visiting Australia:
If you are keen to get up close and personal with one of Australia’s famous crocodiles, then Crocosaurus Cove is the place to visit! The ultimate crocodile experience, Crocosaurus Cove features Australia’s only crocodile dive which involves coming up close to a 5m Saltwater crocodile from the safety of a cage. Crocosaurus Cove also offers a variety of other crocodile related activities, such as the reptile house, swimming with crocs, feeding crocs and the big croc feed show which are suitable for all ages! Situated in the north of Australia close to Darwin, Crocosaurus Cove provides the wonderful opportunity to explore the Northern Territory. Enjoy the thrilling and fascinating experience of getting as close as you can get to these incredible, prehistoric creatures!
Mogo Wildlife Park
From white rhinos to adorable marmosets, Mogo Wildlife Park is home to the largest collection of endangered species in Australia! Known for its engaging and educational animal experiences, you can feed a tiger, play with meerkats or sit with a Squirrel at Mogo Wildlife Park, whilst you learn all about their habits and attributes from the experts! Situated not far from Canberra, Mogo Wildlife Park is an opportunity to explore rural Australia close to the capital and experience animals from all over the world!
Ballarat Wildlife Park
If you are eager to meet Australia’s native animals in a natural setting, Ballarat Wildlife Park is the ideal place to visit! With beautiful, green lush grounds, Ballarat Wildlife Park boasts over 100 kangaroos bouncing around the park as well as wallabies, meerkats, snakes and wombats, which you can feed from the palm of your hand. If you are visiting Melbourne, Ballarat Wildlife Park is the perfect way to experience nature!
Kuranda Koala Gardens
As one of the cutest and most iconic creatures in Australia, meeting a koala bear is a must! At Kuranda Koala Gardens, you can enjoy the unique experience of holding one of these friendly furry friends and capturing this moment forever on camera! The park is home to several other Australian animals, such as crocodiles, quokkas, wallabies and snakes which are also there to interact with. Located just north of Cairns, Kuranda Koala Gardens is a popular tourist attraction and allows you to discover the utter paradise of the Kuranda rainforest!