Animal encounters

Animal encounters in Brisbane is a category that is much more than just reviews about Brisbane zoos. It is all about all the animals you can see in and around Brisbane from the everyday Aussie Kangaroo to the very odd but cool boa constrictor. It is about birds in the trees and dolphins in the oceans and bugs in our gardens. It is about the butterflies that make their way past our city on their migration to the bees that pollinate our plants. Wildlife is such an important part of Australia, Queensland and Brisbane and we are going to fill this resource with everything you could need to spend your days, with your Brisbane

Wildlife is such an important part of Australia, Queensland and Brisbane and we are going to fill this resource with everything you could need to spend your days, with your Brisbane Kids uncovering every living creature that lives in South East Queensland.w

Brisbane Zoos and why they matter

Sometimes we get asked- why do you promote zoos? Surely animals deserve to be free. We say this… We urge all Brisbane families and anyone visiting Brisbane to look at all the great work being done by every single wildlife sanctuary, zoo and marine park in our state. The wildlife care, rescues, rehabilitation, protections of species and participation in international breeding programs and the commitment to animal conservation and education is extreme in its focus. Brisbane Kids believes in the protection of wildlife and the environment and in addition to supporting the places that help our wildlife, we are also ambassadors for Eco Marines and Nature Play Queensland. When you go to any place with wildlife encourage your children to respect their space, and to help them understand the importance of their place in the world. We have included the “Wild State Gallery” In this collection which is an exhibition at the Queensland Museum that demonstrates the remarkable biodiversity which defines us a state in Australia.

Is your Brisbane Kid mesmerised by butterflies when they see them in the garden? Well, what if we told you they could now see hundreds of butterflies in one place?The Bribie Island Butterfly House has recently opened after a 10-year journey by
We might be raising kids in the city, but it doesn’t mean we can’t get up close and personal with friends of the furry kind
Brisbane is fortunate to have so many zoos and wildlife centres within easy reach, each offering the opportunity to learn more
If your kids love the ocean and sea animals then it is worth the drive to Mooloolaba to visit Sea Life Sunshine Coast. Full of
You don't need to travel for hours to the Sunshine Coast or The Gold Coast for that matter to see whales in the wild as
Wild State at the Queensland Museum is a new, permanent gallery celebrating the diverse animals and habitats that make
Just 14 kilometres from central Brisbane, our waterways open out into Moreton Bay, a spectacular marine park that is home to
Possums are iconic Aussie animals. Their cute and fluffy appearance coupled with their non-aggressive nature makes them firm
Have you ever wondered what some of the world’s most amazing and unusual animals at Australia Zoo are? With everything from a
It’s been a while since I ventured to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary – maybe 20 years actually – and to say I was a
The Tasmanian devil is the icon of Australia’s most southern state, Tasmania. Whether it’s due to their appearance like small
People and wildlife live in close proximity to one another in Brisbane, and so it is sadly only a matter of time before wildlife
The sunset dolphin feeding at Tangalooma is an event simply not to be missed, with up to 10 wild Bottlenose Dolphins visiting the
Within a one and a half hour drive from Brisbane, in the tropical hills of Northern NSW near Mount Warning, you will find Hosanna
Koalas are one of our best known Australian native animals, with many tourists coming to Australia to catch a glimpse of a koala.
Kangaroos are such an iconic Australian animal that they seem to be everywhere you look – Skippy re-runs on TV, staring back at
Some of the best things happen at Christmas and for our family it is the gift of time. Time for cooking, time for play, time to
Daisy Hill Conservation Park has an amazing array of walking and cycling tracks; from beginner to advanced. These tracks are well
Humpback whales are some of the most amazing and beautiful creatures on the planet. These gentle giants are majestic and graceful
Have you heard about the Queensland Zoo at the Big Pineapple? The Sunshine Coast’s biggest tropical landmark has
Seventy acres of tropical parkland and more than one thousand native and exotic animals makes Australia Zoo an awesome place to
Camping in Tregony It took us nearly two hours to get to Gap Creek Farmstay from our home in Thornlands in the Redlands area.
Camping in the Southern Downs More than just a campground, Bestbrook Mountain Resort & Farm Stay has multiple accommodation
Brisbane Zoo Options Looking for a Brisbane Zoo to visit with your children? There are a number of good options in greater
Sophia and I were wondering what to do for the day when I thought "what about going to a park?"  It was beautiful outside and it
The expansive D'Aguilar National Park is the largest national park near a capital city in Australia. One of the most accessible
Let your Brisbane kids go wild at the best places to spot wild Native Australian Animals in Brisbane! Native Australian animals
Get your Brisbane kids away from the screen and out and about in nature at any of Brisbane's amazing Conservation Centres this
Guest Post by a Brisbane MumWe took our two boys (a two year old and a six month old) to the Darling Downs Zoo last
Farm Stays near Brisbane Farm stays are becoming exceedingly popular as an ideal getaway for Brisbane Families who want to get
We want to encourage families to visit places a short day trip from inner Brisbane and what better place than a visit to a
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, located in Brisbane’s South, is the ultimate in animal fun for Brisbane Kids. Boasting the largest
Next time you are stuck for something fun to do with the kids I would strongly recommend packing them (and a picnic basket!) into

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