Top 5 Nature Parks to See Native Animals in Australia

From bouncy kangaroos to snappy crocodiles, there is no doubt that Australia is known for its exotic and diverse wildlife which you must experience when visiting the country!

Keen to meet some of these curious creatures up close? Then why not visit one of Australia’s conservation nature parks, where you can enjoy the unforgettable experience of seeing these animals up close! Here are some of the top nature parks to look out for in Australia…

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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

At Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, you can discover Australia’s most iconic creatures, such as koalas, kangaroos, tasmanian devils, wombats and easter quolls and more! Offering a range of the ultimate park to meet Australian Wildlife! Located on the sensational island of Tasmania, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is a conservation park and social enterprise dedicated to protecting species across the country, providing educational talks and interactive experiences!

Moonlit Sanctuary 

Home to over 70 species, Moonlit Sanctuary divided into four different sections - mammals, reptiles, amphibians - all of which are fascinating animals native to Australia! An award-winning park which is known for its beautiful grounds, Moonlit Sanctuary is a wildlife lover’s paradise and allows you to feel close to nature. Located just east of Melbourne, Moonlit Sanctuary is the ideal place to escape the city! 

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Rainforestation Nature Park

Situated deep in the extraordinary Kuranda forest, Rainforestation Nature Park is not only home to an impressive selection of animals, but is also an educational, cultural park where you can learn all about aboriginal culture and tradition. Whilst you take in the breath-taking, green surroundings, the kids will love hand feeding classic koalas, wallabies and kangaroos! 

Australia Zoo

Paying tribute to Steve Irwin’s legacy, Australia Zoo is the place to experience famous Australian crocodiles! Featuring both Saltwater and Freshwater Crocodiles, Australia Zoo offers a range of educational and interactive experiences designed for kids, as well as being committed to protecting crocodiles with the renowned project, Wildlife Warriors. Situated on the Sunshine Coast, Australia Zoo is a great break from the beach! 

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Kuranda Koala Gardens 

Do your kids dream of cuddling a koala? Then why not visit Kuranda Koala Gardens! As one of the only parks in Australia where you can actually hold a koala and capture the moment, Kuranda Koala Gardens guarantees you that iconic holiday photo.

Other Australian creatures include crocodiles, snakes, wallabies and kangaroos which you can meet up close! A unique, boutique nature park, Kuranda Koala Gardens is located in the centre of the Kuranda rainforest, just north of Cairns, making it the perfect family day out from the city!

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