One of Little G’s wishes over the holidays was to do a visit to Australia Zoo. Located 60 minutes north of Brisbane, Australia Zoo is normally a place we visit when we have overseas relatives here. A great place for them to have one on one contact with the ‘must-do’ Australian animals Kangaroo’s and Koala’s.
But this time it was just us…..Road Trip….I think I know every word to the Disney Decedents sound track now. Between you and I love these moments.
We arrived at 10am (the zoo opens at 9am) and we didn’t have to wait long to purchase our tickets. You can pre-purchase online which I think would be beneficial if you are planning to be there at 9am when the queues are longer.
We were handed a map as we walked through the entrance and off we went. Within only a few short metres we were greeted by Roving Wildlife Team member holding birds, snakes and koalas that we could go up, touch, ask questions about and have a photo with. I have to say this is one of the great things about this zoo, throughout the day animals are brought out at various locations around the zoo and you are able to have close encounters with them. Little G’s favourite was the wombat.
The map outlines a scheduled of talks and shows along the away, but this time we mapped out our own day, catching the odd talk here and there. Stopping at the various play areas for kids and spending time with the animals that we really wanted to see. It was actually really nice doing it this way. I will note that Australia Zoo also offers a plan your day on their website so you can create your own itinerary beforehand if you want to be super organised. READ MORE »