Australian Animal Experiences Gold Coast
Meet some of the local’s with a wildlife experience or animal encounter on the Gold Coast! There’s something for just about everyone in the family – here’s just some of the options:
Paradise Country offers a diverse range of animals including sheep, dingoes, chickens, ducks, pigs, horses and more! Kids will love the animal nursery where they can pat and feed goats, and see other farmyard animals. See a sheep shearing demonstration or catch a Sheep dog show!
For something truly memorable do breakfast with the koalas! Participants enjoy a full buffet breakfast during an educational talk, followed by the opportunity to have your photo taken with a koala.
May through November is whale watching season on the Gold Coast. Choose from a range of whale watching cruises and tours, with most guaranteeing whale sightings – or you get a free return cruise!
Australian Outback Spectacular
Journey into the heart of the outback with Australian Outback Spectacular's newest production- Heartland!Enjoy the story of true Australian characters, Reg and Marge, who are battling a severe five-year drought on their farm. This heart touching story will resonate with many as it delves into real world struggles that many Aussie farmers are dealing with today. The show features magnificent animals including the spirited Australian stockhorse.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
This is a great day out for the whole family with Kangaroos, koala, crocodiles, dingoes, Tasmanian devils, wombats and more are on display at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Take a walk through some of the enclosures including the kangaroos where you can get up close and even feed them.
At the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital you’ll get a birds eye view of the vets at work. If you’re lucky you could catch an Xray, ultrasound or endoscopes; all streamed live on screen.
The popular 'Free Flight Bird Show' isn’t to be missed! Featuring an array of amazing birds including the Australian pelican, colourful parrots and birds of prey such as the mighty wedge-tailed eagle.
There’s also the opportunity to have a photo snapped cuddling a koala, getting a peek behind the scenes, or one of the many Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary animal encounters available
Sea World Gold Coast
For those visiting the park there’s loads of animals to be seen with enclosures including polar bears, seals, penguins, dolphins, sharks, turtles, tropical fish and more.
Catch a free show throughout the day such as the Penguin Feeding Presentation or Affinity Dolphin Presentation. There’s also the opportunity to pat a Ray!
If you are after a special experience then we recommend checking out the animal adventures on offer including the Behind the Scenes Polar Bear Shores, Shark Bay Glass Bottom Boat, Dolphin Adventures, Seal Safari, Shark Encounter, Trainer for the Day and more. These encounters must be pre-booked and incur an additional cost.
Dreamworld isn’t just adventure rides! There’s loads of animals to see and experiences on offer.
Spot tigers at Tiger Island, or if you're game for an up close encounter you can even book a Tiger Walk, Tiger Photo or Tiger Feed Experience!
Visit the Bilby house, see the Cassowary, interact with a kangaroo, check out the wombats or Tasmanian Devils… and a whole lot more!
Book Gold Coast animal experiences and encounters HERE
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