Australia Zoo

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One of the best tourist attractions if you are visiting Queensland, Australia is an Australian Zoo visit.

Australia Zoo is probably best known for The Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin who had a passion for all wildlife and his famous saying, “Crikey.” This Zoo of Australia is a legacy of the late Steve Irwin who passed away far too early, and the Zoo is now looked after by his family, wife Terri Irwin and Steve Irwin’s Daughter Bindi Irwin and Son Robert Irwin. 

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As far as Zoos in Australia go, this is one of our favourite family outings. The zoo covers an impressive 1000 acres and his home to over 1000 animals including the endangered animals species, the Tasmanian Devil. The Brisbane to Australia Zoo drive takes approximately 1 hour and is conveniently located near Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast.

The reason that I think that Australia Zoo is as popular as it is, is not only does it have your typical zoo animals, for example – giraffe, rhino, red panda, cheetah, tiger, reptiles like the snake and lizards, it is also home to a vast array of Australian animals.

Inspirove - Australia Zoo, Kangaroo & baby kangaroo The koala and the kangaroo which is what most guests are wanting to see and are able to get cute animal pictures with these iconic Australian animals. I mean, who wouldn’t want to hand feed a kangaroo or cuddle a koala. You are also able to arrange another animal meeting while you are visiting the zoo, be sure to check the website for a list of animals and booking details.

Australia Zoo usually has school holiday activities for children as well, with Zoo games for the kids to stay entertained and receive a prize, if they can figure out all the clues to the zoo games.

A zoo visit for most families travelling with children is a fantastic way to not only have fun, you also learn animal facts and in Australia this is a great way to learn about our dangerous animals. Out of the 25 most deadly snakes in the world, Australia holds the record with around 20 of these. These are definitely some animal facts you would like your family to be aware of whilst visiting or living in Australia.

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The highlight of the Australia Zoo visit would have to be the midday Croc show at the Crocoseum.  The show is lively and entertaining and you get to see the zoo crew give an informative talk and do a feeding with a crocodile. Master G loves this show and we have seen it many times. If you are visiting on school holidays or Australia Day, be sure to check the days that the Irwin Family will be there as they also make an appearance.

If you are looking for other tourist attractions for things to do with your family on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.

Check out our Sea Life Sunshine Coast Aquarium article here.

 

 

Sea Life Sunshine Coast Aquarium

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Sea Life Sunshine Coast Aquarium

 

If you are thinking of visiting one of the Sunshine Coast attractions, Underwater World or as it is known now, Sea Life Mooloolaba, is a fabulous sea life adventure for the entire family. This Sunshine Coast Aquarium is situated in Mooloolaba, approximately 100km or 1 hour 15 minutes drive north of Brisbane.

There are so many sea creatures and aquatic animals to see in this sea life aquarium. Upon getting your sea life tickets you are able to go directly into the touch tank area.

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This is where you get to touch starfish, sea cucumbers and see an array of baby stingrays and learn important facts about these graceful sea animals. Following on from the touch tank is a display of tanks that contain many species of fish, jellyfish, seahorse and different types of coral. If you have ever seen Finding Nemo, this is definitely for you as they have clown fish, angel fish and an octopus that will remind you of Hank. The intelligence of the octopus will surprise you when you see the children’s toys that they play with. 

One of our favourites though is the Seals Show, which is both educational and funny. This is where you get to learn the difference between an Australian Sea Lion and other different species of seals. Make sure you book a seal kiss and photo at the end of the show. This will definitely be one fishy kiss you will never forget.

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The oceanarium or underwater aquarium is the most impressive attraction at Underwater World Mooloolaba. You can choose to walk around or stand on a conveyor belt for your convenience and experience this massive shark tank. Let’s face it, what child doesn’t want to see a shark up close and personal. If this is not enough for your family, you can also book a behind the scenes tour. We did this on our last visit and got to learn about turtles. The Mooloolaba aquarium has a turtle tank and we found out some incredible tips. ‘What do turtles eat and how they rehabilitate the sea turtles when they are injured.’

We think that Sea Life Aquarium is a great family outing as it is interesting and educational at the same time. We hope you enjoy your visit as much as we did.

If you are looking for other tourist attractions for things to do with your family on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.

Check out our article on Australia Zoo here

 

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Theme Park Holidays – Gold Coast Australia

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Are you interested in a Theme Park holiday on the Gold Coast Australia?

Below we have listed our go to favourite kids (big and little) theme parks on the Gold Coast. Also be sure to check out our Gold Coast hotel guide coming soon.

 Movie World

MovieWorld is a movie theme park situated approx a short 25 minute drive toward Brisbane from the GoldCoast. Warner Bros Movie World is great for the big kids as well as the little kids with attractions and events to keep the whole family entertained.

What kid big or little doesn’t love Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Batman or any of the other Warner Bros characters. Look out for special theme nights available throughout Halloween and Christmas.

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SEAWORLD Gold Coast

This is by far one of our favourite theme parks for kids. Sea World and SeaWorld Resort are situated approx 15 minutes north of Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. Those who love the sea are always going to find this particular theme park to be the best one. You will get to see a wide range of marine animals that will remind you of the entirely different world that exists underwater. Seaworld on the Gold Coast AUSTRALIA provides some of the most entertaining events that both kids and adults are going to love.

Make sure that you create the ultimate theme park holiday by including Seaworld in your holiday and you will love the moments that you will be able to experience with family and friends in one of the most legendary theme parks in the world.

Dreamworld

A short 25 minute drive from the Gold Coast is Dreamworld. With so many attractions at one park you will want to return for more family adventures. Dreamworld is great for the little kids with attractions such as Tiger Island, Wiggles World, Dreamworks and ABC Kids World. The big kids will also be entertained with the thrill rides – The Rollercoaster, Giant Drop, WipeOut, Tail Spin and many more. For the parents, why not hire a cabana and relax at WhiteWater World while the kids cool down. Dreamworld also has its own Lego Store for those extra special gifts.

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Wet ‘n’ Wild GoldCoast

There is nothing more important than being able to spend some quality time with your loved ones and friends. The Wet n Wild theme park is the perfect getaway for anyone who is looking to get the most out of their vacation and general leisure time. You are going to love the holiday packages that are available for the whole family and you can find them for a very affordable cost.

There is no other theme park with more water related activities that are both fun and safe for you and tour family.

Remember to bring you sunscreen!!

Paradise Country Aussie Farm Experience

Are you wanting to give your family the authentic Australian theme park experience. At Paradise Country Aussie Farm Experience and now the Farm Stay located behind the Movie World and Wet n Wild theme parks, you can come face to face with all the Australian animals you love. Cuddle a koala. Feed and pat the kangaroos. See dingoes and emus. Check out the baby animal nursery or watch one of the many shows from sheep shearing, watch the stock horses and sheepdogs at work and try some billy tea and damper.

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Whichever Gold Coast Theme Park you decide to visit with your family, I am sure you will all be thrilled and create many memories.