Zoos and wildlife sanctuaries are dotted all around Australia, they play a crucial role in the education of young people and are a great place to connect with the family and the environment.
So, these school holidays take the opportunity to go wild at any of these great zoos, some are a little off the beaten track, but offer great up-close opportunities and the feeling of having a good old-fashioned day trip.
Top 5 tips for planning your zoo trip
1. Save your money for the gift shop and take your own food by packing a picnic or BBQ lunch. Many of the zoos have BBQ facilities, picnic tables and other facilities to make your day relaxing and comfortable.
2. It goes without saying, but we always seem to forget- don’t forget to pack your hats, sunscreen, raincoats (just in case) and wear comfortable footwear.
3. Check the ‘feeding’ times and up-close experiences before leaving; you will get the best out of your experience by doing a little bit of research.
4. Check trip advisor for any tips or tricks for getting the most out of your day.
5. Have your children got favourite animals? Make sure you check with them make a list and don’t miss any of the favourites!
Perth Peel Zoo
Melbourne Healesville Sanctuary
Sydney Symbio Wildlife Park
Hobart Zoodoo Wildlife park
Brisbane Australia Zoo
Adelaide Cleland Wildlife Park
Darwin Territory Wildlife Park
All of these highly rated zoos and sanctuaries have up close experiences, feeding times and facilities to have a great day out with the whole family.
Enjoy the day out, learn something new and maybe even get a hands-on experience with an animal or reptile…under expert supervision of course!