If you and your family are animal lovers, why not start planning a quick getaway to one of these fabulous animal experiences.
For an incredible experience in the beautiful city of Sydney, why not stay at Taronga Wildlife Retreat, an elegant eco-retreat nested within Taronga Zoo. You can indulge in a hotel room that not only sits amongst the koala filled trees and Australian bushland, it also has the most amazing views of the Sydney Harbor.
Experience all that Australia Zoo has to offer, including getting up close to snakes, cuddling a koala and watching crocs at this award-winning tourist park. The Irwin family park is 50 years old and still providing quality, fun, educational, up-close animal experiences to people from all over the globe.
For the ultimate up close and personal experience you can’t go past Jamala Wildlife lodge. Here you will stay in luxury safari style accommodation where you can meet many of the most endangered species on earth. Choose from either the Ushaka Lodge, Giraffe Tree Houses or the Jungle Bungalows each with their own unique wildlife experience.
The Melbourne Zoo offers a Roar ‘n’ Snore overnight experience where you can feast and slumber in the historic elephant exhibit. Dine in the Elephant House, explore the Zoo after dark, and listen to wild animal stories from your hosts before settling into your private tent for a night. Here you are surrounded by lions, tigers, rhinos and giraffe without even needing a passport!
If your family love to swim and have a fascination for the ocean, consider a trip to Ningaloo to swim with Whale Sharks. Ningaloo, Exmouth and the surrounding region is an eco-adventure hotspot and the best place to experience a swim with the majestic whale shark.
For the very brave, head to Port Lincoln for a great white shark diving experience. There is no other time that you will be able to come face to face with a four-metre shark and be able to write home about it. Tours include all meals, equipment and a cage dive with five other people to view the incredible underwater life of sharks and fish.
Whatever you choose, enjoy!