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Aquariums, Zoos and Wildlife Sanctuaries


Flanked by sea and fringed by hinterland, we’re a nose-twitching, wing-beating and tail-splashing haven for a menagerie of creatures that will have you channelling your inner wildlife warrior in no time.

See yourself hanging ten with a pod of inquisitive dolphins? What about cuddling a little piece of Australia at one of our wildlife sanctuaries.

Upgrade your kids from ‘books’ to ‘blown away’ with a close-up encounter and hands on tips from our knowledgeable crew. Or join them for a lesson on what makes this unique bush to beach backyard of ours click, sing and roar.

Explore Our Gold Coast Zoos, Sanctuaries, Aquariums and Wildlife Parks below.

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Australia's Sea World

Australia's Sea World

Type: Amusement and Theme Parks Zoos, Sanctuaries, Aquariums and Wildlife Parks

Delve below surface and discover a whole new world of fun and adventure at Sea World. Join Sea World for an educational adventure in the amazing Affinity Dolphin Presentation or chill out in the shade. At the same time, the kids cool down in Sea World’s newest splash pad attraction, The Reef at Castaway Bay. Also, don’t forget to stop by and meet Chase and Marshall from PAW Patrol and catch their new show, PAW Patrol On Holiday, at the Nickelo

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Type: Adventure Amusement and Theme Parks Zoos, Sanctuaries, Aquariums and Wildlife Parks

Explore this iconic Gold Coast Wildlife Sanctuary. Immerse yourself into the wonder and natural beauty of 27 hectares of Currumbin rainforest, wandering through open animal enclosures, feeding kangaroos and cuddling koalas along the way. Experience the wild lorikeet feeding, free-flight bird shows and Aboriginal performances. See the wonderful vets in action within the Wildlife Hospital precinct. With a huge outdoor themed playground, Wild Isl

David Fleay Wildlife Park

David Fleay Wildlife Park

Type: Natural Attractions and National Parks Zoos, Sanctuaries, Aquariums and Wildlife Parks

David Fleay Wildlife Park, a Best of Queensland Experience, nestled in the heart of Burleigh Heads on Queensland's Gold Coast, is a wildlife park with a difference! Stroll through natural habitats and visit the nocturnal house to see some of Australia's most iconic wildlife! You'll meet crocodiles, koalas, emus, brolgas, dingoes, dunnarts, bilbies and kangaroos, along with the resident platypus, Wally. Explore the park on your own or catch up wi

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Type: Zoos, Sanctuaries, Aquariums and Wildlife Parks

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary, home to over 100 koalas and 70 species of other Australian native animals. Established in 1927, the sanctuary offers guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with the wildlife in a natural, intimate setting. From koala holds to kangaroo feeding, free-flight raptor shows and sheepdog demonstrations, there is something for everyone. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Paradise Country

Paradise Country

Type: Amusement and Theme Parks Zoos, Sanctuaries, Aquariums and Wildlife Parks

Paradise Country is Australia’s number one Farm Experience and has become a popular destination for a fun family day out. It’s all about creating lasting memories as you experience life on an authentic Aussie Farm, nestled between Warner Bros, Movie World and Australian Outback Spectacular. There’s nothing quite like the feeling you get from watching their stockmen and their dogs round up a flock of sheep, crack a stockman’s whip or put their tr

Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Tours

Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Tours

Type: Natural Attractions and National Parks Zoos, Sanctuaries, Aquariums and Wildlife Parks

Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Tours are located at Cedar Creek Estate. Come underground on a journey through the spectacular purpose-built Glow Worm cave! The tours begin with a short walk on the boardwalk through the rehabilitated rainforest to the Glow Worm cave. Once inside, you will watch a short audio/visual display to acclimatise your eyes to the dark. This will ensure you see as many glow worms as possible while inside Glow Worm Alley. T

Little Bee's Secret Garden

Little Bee's Secret Garden

Type: Natural Attractions and National Parks Zoos, Sanctuaries, Aquariums and Wildlife Parks

Little Bee's Secret Garden is a magical garden of exploration for both the young and those young at heart. This secret destination has native bee colonies offering practical and hands-on education, a serene environment to sit and enjoy a cuppa, opportunities for learning with their interactive workshops, and beautiful locally sourced honey and gifts to take home.

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