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.

The Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre is the biggest environment centre in Brisbane and home to Brisbane's first outdoor nature play space. It is purpose-built and designed to be engaging and educational for visitors of all ages and does a superb
We all know kids and animals go hand-in-hand (unless, of course, you are in the film industry)! Here we have listed some of
Discover where to cuddle a koala in Brisbane and why you can't cuddle koalas in other parts of the Australia. There is no
So close to Brisbane and the beaches of the Gold Coast, the Gold Coast Hinterland provides a real escape to nature for families.
After a million-dollar transformation in early 2021, North Star's Marine Discovery Centre in Hastings Point now features a
Occasionally, south-east Queensland residents can be treated to large volumes of butterflies, which can be seen fluttering in and
Located in the foothills of the beautiful D’Aguilar Range, Trevena Glen Farm offers a wonderful rural farm experience, just 40
Located amongst the verdant hills that surround the picturesque Samford Valley, less than 40 kilometres from Brisbane’s CBD,
Finding koalas in the wild in Brisbane might be easier than you think, but you will still need a pinch of patience and a bit of
The Mountview Alpaca Farm is a little over an hour’s drive south of Brisbane, situated just outside the picturesque country
Kids adore animals, and learning about our furred, feathered and finned friends is a huge part of their education. But it’s not
The peaceful Boondall Wetlands lie on the edge of Moreton Bay, just north of Brisbane and include over 1,000 hectares of
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on the Gold Coast has been a firm family favourite for more than 70 years, thanks to its array of
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on the Gold Coast has been a longstanding attraction for families, originally known for daily
What do you do when you want your children to experience being on a farm? Go to an actual working farm, of course. And the one
On the outskirts of Maleny, a lush hinterland town known for its quaint cafes and scenic views, lies the Maleny Botanic Gardens
Did you know that in just over two and a half hours’ drive from Brisbane, you can hand-feed wild dolphins? Wild Dolphin
Have you ever seen a unigoat? - a goat with one horn? Well if you haven’t and you want to see one, head to White Ridge Farm for
Nestled in the bushland behind Burleigh Heads is a little-known treasure called the David Fleay Wildlife Park. Established by Dr
Tangalooma Island Resort offers Brisbane’s closest whale watching cruise onboard Australia’s largest vessel dedicated to
Whale Watching with Spirit of Gold Coast "Did you see it Mummy, did you see it?" squeals my son. "Over there, did you see it?".
Naughty Little Kids is a working farm near Brisbane very recently opened to the community to allow families to visit and
Make the Most of Your Paradise Country Farmstay Spending the night at Paradise Country Farmstay is a great opportunity to ‘get
The birth of the Gold Coast Butterflies Hobby Farm Josephine Romeo’s love of gardening became a passion for butterflies
Yesterday, Brisbane City Council announced that, in collaboration with Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, it would be investing up to $2
Did you know that Brisbane is located right on the edge of the Humpback Highway? Every year, thousands of majestic humpback
Queens Park in Ipswich is worth a visit just for the play areas and gardens, but it also houses one of Brisbane’s best-kept
No insect in this world is more loved by humans, especially kids, than butterflies. We are so enamoured of these colourful and
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
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
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 been to Wildlife HQ at the Big Pineapple yet? No longer just the site of an iconic heritage-listed landmark, for
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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.
Bestbrook Mountain Resort offers families the genuine experience of staying on a farm. Enjoy time with all of the usual farm
Are you looking for a Brisbane Zoo to visit with your children? There are a surprising number of good zoo's to enjoy in South
The expansive D'Aguilar National Park is the largest national park near a capital city in Australia. One of the most accessible
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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 Mum We 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 increasingly popular as an ideal getaway for Brisbane Families who want to get
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, located in Brisbane’s South, is the ultimate in animal fun for Brisbane Kids. Boasting the largest
Bird Watching in Brisbane for Kids Contributor: Shannon, Mum in Brisbane Brisbane Kids and kids everywhere have a natural
When the sun is shining, pack the kids in the car and head to the Daisy Hill Conservation Park featuring the Daisy Hill Koala

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