Adelaide Zoo - South Australia - http://www.adelaidezoo.com.au/AdelaideZoo/default.htm|
Adelaide Zoo was opened to the public on 23rd May 1883. It is the second oldest zoo in Australia (after Melbourne Zoo, 1862) and was established at a time of great resurgence and interest in natural history. All Australian zoos reflected this trend and were modelled on the major European zoos of that time, particularly, Regents Park Zoo in London.
Alice Springs Desert Park - Northern Territory - http://www.alicespringsdesertpark.com.au/
The Park introduces visitors to the incredible but subtle richness of Australia's arid zone. Designed to move well beyond the boundaries of traditional zoos, botanic gardens and museums, the park has adopted a holistic 'habitat-based and story driven' approach. Discover the desert in its entirety; the landscapes, animals and plants, and their traditional use and management by Aboriginal people. This has been recognised by experts in the field including Sir David Attenborough who claimed 'There is no museum or wildlife park in the world that could match it'. The Park is just 10 minutes drive, or a short bike ride from the centre of Alice Springs, with local tour operators servicing the park daily. On arrival, a spectacular cinematic journey will take you through 4,500 million years of desert evolution. Along an easy 1.6 kilometre walking path explore the 3 major habitats - Desert Rivers, Sand Country and Woodland, featuring over 120 species of animals and 350 species of plants. Witness a free-flying birds of prey display and see rare and endangered animals in the largest desert nocturnal house in the world. Professional guides present aspects of life in the desert, including Aboriginal use of resources, bush foods and medicines.
Alma Park Zoo - Brisbane - http://www.almaparkzoo.com.au/
Established in 1969 as a native animal sanctuary, Alma Park became a registered zoo in 1973 with the arrival of exotic animals . The zoo was taken over by an animal loving family in 1981 and has since undergone extensive redevelopment to improve conditions for the animals. We depend on the support of the public to continue this work
Aquarium of Western Australia - Western Australia - http://www.aqwa.com.au/main.asp
AQWA is located at Hillarys Boat Harbour, just twenty minutes drive north of Perth's city centre, on Western Australia's beautiful sunset coast. This picturesque harbour offers a variety of restaurants, bars and cafes as well as great accommodation, shopping and other leisure activities.
Ballarat Wildlife Park - Victoria - http://www.ballarat.com/wildlife.htm
Set in 16 acres of beautiful peppermint gum woodland, you can experience close contact with koalas, kangaroos, emus and other native animals in an atmosphere of contentment and tranquillity. Our collection has been carefully planed to guarantee an exciting and rewarding experience with all the best known and loved Australian native wildlife in natural surroundings
Buninyong Flora and Bird Park - Victoria - http://www.buninyong.com/birdpark/
Paul and Joan Sperber, with over 35 years of experience in the breeding of parrots and cockatoos, have opened their private collection to the public. Visit their beautiful and serene 10 acre retreat with its attractive landscaping and displays of over 25 species of aviary bred parrots from Australia, India, Africa, Asia and South America. Certainly the best collection of bird life in the goldfields region.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary - Queensland - http://www.currumbin-sanctuary.org.au/
Welcome to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, home to the world's largest collection of Australian native animals. The Sanctuary is an oasis, located in the centre of Australia's popular holiday destination, the Gold Coast. With over 27 hectares of landscaped surrounds and bushland catering for over 1400 mammals, birds and reptiles, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary offers a unique natural experience. Take in the sights of Australia by visiting the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where you can see native animals face to face in natural surroundings. The Sanctuary is also recognised worldwide as a quality research and conservation facility. Conveniently situated beside the main highway and still only metres from the sandy white beaches of the Gold Coast, the Sanctuary is an opportunity to visit the green behind the gold.
Halls Gap Wildlife Park and Zoo - Victoria - http://www.mainstreet.au.com/wiz/hgwildpark/
Halls Gap Wildlife Park and Zoo nestled in the foothills of the Grampians Ranges with both native and exotic animals and birds. Within the 10 hectare park comes a walk through area in natural habitat with friendly animals such as Fallow Deer, Wallabies and Kangaroos and this is surrounded by different types of animals and birds such as Monkeys and Ostriches in their individual enclosures.
Healesville Sanctuary - Victoria - http://www.zoo.org.au/visiting.cfm?zoo_id=2
Opened in 1934, Healesville Sanctuary features Australian wildlife with more than 200 species of native birds, mammals and reptiles, displayed in a beautiful bushland setting. A path weaves through the Sanctuary taking you through large habitat areas where wildlife can be seen in their natural environment. Encounter colourful birds, stroll amongst the kangaroos, meet an Emu on the path, hear dingoes howl and watch the flight and hunting skills of magnificent birds of prey.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary - Queensland - http://www.koala.net/
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is dedicated to the preservation of Australian Wildlife through education about the needs of our unique Australian animals. The best way to learn is to get close to Aussie Wildlife Our gates opened in 1927 and we are the first and largest Koala Sanctuary in the world.
Melbourne Aquarium - Victoria - http://www.melbourneaquarium.com.au/
From the moment you enter the Melbourne Aquarium, Victoria, Australia be ready for anything. Beware there are no passengers in subspace. Prepare to get virtually wet as you are swept over four levels. Travel through billabongs, rock pools, a transparent tunnel surrounded by sharks and giant stingrays, and finally right off the deep end into the 2.2 million litre Oceanarium. There is definitely no space like subspace.
Melbourne Zoo - Victoria - http://www.zoo.org.au/visiting.cfm?zoo_id=1
More than 350 animal species from Australia and around the world are on view just 4 km from the centre of Melbourne, in a botanic garden setting of 55 acres / 22 hectares. Melbourne Zoo is Australia's oldest: it opened on this site in 1862. Significant historic features such as the design of the Main Walk and an early 20th Century menagerie exhibit are preserved in an historic zone so visitors will be able to measure the great improvements which have been achieved.
Mogo Zoo - NSW - http://www.mogozoo.com.au/
Mogo Zoo is a privately owned Zoo situated 10km south of Batemans Bay in the picturesque and historic gold mining village of Mogo. We are an organisation committed to the survival of endangered animals and provide world standard facilities for over 100 animals of more than 35 rare and exotic species. As an institutional member of ARAZPA (Australasian Regional Association of Zoological parks and Aquariums) we work closely with all major Australasian Zoos, cooperating in various Species Management Programs. We are also actively involved in many global breeding programs.
Monarto Zoological Park - South Australia - http://www.monartozp.com.au/dir24/ws.nsf/Publish/1122
Monarto Zoological Park... is a 1,000 hectare open-range sanctuary undertaking a major role nationally and internationally in breeding programs for rare and endangered species. The Park is located 45 mins/70 kms from South Australia's capital city, Adelaide and is the gateway to the picturesque Murraylands region. This unique adventure features the only drive through Cheetah habitat in Australia; South Australia's first ever Southern White Rhinoceros; Australia's largest Giraffe herd and the largest revegetation project of it's kind in South Australia's history! Adventurous safari bus and walking tours operate every day of the year, which are led by trained volunteer tour guides.
National Zoo & Aquarium - Canberra - http://www.zooquarium.com.au/
Australia's only combined zoo and aquarium. See Australian native animals, exotic animals plus freshwater and marine exhibits. The largest collection of big cats in Australia. 34 endangered species, with several involved in breeding programs.
Perth Zoo - Western Australia - http://www.perthzoo.wa.gov.au/
In 1897, the Director of Melbourne Zoo, Mr Albert Le Souef, was invited by the Western Australian Acclimatisation Committee to choose a site for Perth's proposed zoo. The South Perth site was chosen and Perth Zoo opened in 1898 with two lions, a tiger and six staff. Originally the role of the Zoo was one of recreation and entertainment. Today, the visitor to Perth Zoo is presented with a very different picture to those described by visitors in the early 1900's, and even to those of 10 years ago. Perth Zoo now houses around 1800 animals from 230 different species, looked after by a staff of about 120. The changing role of education at Perth Zoo is intrinsically linked to the changing nature and mission of the Zoo itself. Perth Zoo aims to provide experiences of wild animals which would otherwise be unavailable to people, and seeks to develop, through these experiences, positive community attitudes towards wildlife which benefit both society and the environment. This vision is reflected in the Perth Zoo's Mission. Realising the vision of the Zoo has meant a great many changes. Most obvious of these is the replacement of the cement and wire enclosures with naturalistic exhibits...
Reef HQ - Queensland - http://www.reefhq.org.au/
Come face to face with the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef at the world's largest living coral reef aquarium. With lots of amazing exhibits to explore, it's the ultimate reef experience, up close. Reef HQ is the Education Centre for the Great Barrier Reef and is committed to promoting marine conservation. Reef HQ is open 7 days a week from 9.30am – 5.00pm, and closed on Christmas Day. Reef HQ is an easy 5-minute walk from the city centre of Townsville, located next to the Museum of Tropical Queensland.
Sydney Aquarium - NSW - http://www.sydneyaquarium.com.au/
Sydney Aquarium hosts 1.25 million visitors a year, including 1 in 3 international visitors to Sydney, and 1 in 10 of the local population. Many locals come back several times a year, and many international visitors recommend us to their friends who are planning a trip to Australia.–Why?–because it is such a powerful experience and a‘live show’- our animals are constantly evolving and changing, every time you see them your senses will be challenged by something new that you didn’t spot last time. As well as learning from you, we also are learning constantly from our own, as well as outside local and international, expertise, and will never cease making improvements to the customer experience from an entertainment, education and conservation point of view, as well as ensuring our animals live in an environment where they thrive and breed.
Taronga and Western Plains Zoos - NSW - http://www.zoo.nsw.gov.au/index.htm
Taronga and Western Plains Zoos offer a variety of unique zoo tours, functions, presentations and photo opportunities. Exciting new developments are underway at both locations aimed at building world first zoos of the future....Zootopia. Plan your visit before you go so that you get the most out of the exciting diversity of experiences we can offer.
Trowunna Wildlife Park - Tasmania - http://www.trowunna.com.au/
With over 35 species of birds and animals at Trowunna, plus free ranging Kangaroos, wallabies and a variety of birds that can be hand fed, this one part of Tassie you won't want to miss. Trowunna has one of the best nocturnal houses in Australia, which also houses our new reptile enclosure, where you can see snakes daily.
UnderWater World - Mooloolaba, Queensland - http://www.underwaterworld.com.au/
Imagine yourself an alien in an unknown world. Water is the natural element - sharks, whales, crocodiles and stingrays the natural rulers. These mystifying, primeval creatures preside over an enormous range of fascinating underwater inhabitants: the brilliantly colourful coral and quicksilver fish of warm tropical waters; moray eels, lungfish and giant barramundi; tumbling turtles and friendly frollicking seals. UnderWater World opens many doors to the worlds of wonder beyond our own. Dare to take the plunge!
Victoria's Open Range Zoo - http://www.zoo.org.au/visiting.cfm?zoo_id=3
Victoria's Open Range Zoo is an open range zoo where animals from the grasslands of Australia, Africa and Asia live in conditions as close as possible to those they encounter in their natural habitats.
Wild World Tropical Zoo - Queensland - http://www.wildworld-aus.com.au/
Just 20 minutes north of Cairns is six hectares (15 Acres) of tropically landscaped gardens featuring a natural habitat displaying Australia's unique animals, plus some exciting international exhibits. Locally owned for 23 years, Wild World - The Tropical Z00 is Australia's most informative and entertaining wildlife experience. We present the very best hands on experience for visitors and animals alike! New shows and exhibits are introduced frequently.
Wirrimbirra Sanctuary - NSW - http://www.stonequarry.com.au/wirrimbirra/index.html
Wirrimbirra Sanctuary is a property of the National Trust of Australia (NSW), established and managed as a wildlife reserve by the David. G. Stead Memorial Wildlife Research Foundation of Australia. Today Wirrimbirra operates as a flora and fauna reserve, and education and research centre. Wirrimbirra has over 200 acres of preserved native bushland - the remaining part of the area known as the 'Bargo Brush' in colonial times, but known and frequented longer by the traditional Tharawal aboriginal peoples. The unique flora of the Bargo Brush is part of its preserve, including endangered species. Wirrimbirra is also a fauna reserve, where you may see wallabies, kangaroos, echidnas, possums, and other native animals in their natural habitat.
Yellow Pinch Wildlife Park - NSW - http://www.acr.net.au/%7Eypwpark/
Yellow Pinch Wildlife Park is situated in a natural, peaceful bushland setting. A five minute drive north of Merimbula on the Princes Highway. Take time out to relax and enjoy the picturesque surroundings at your own pace. A perfect place for a picnic or BBQ, or enjoy either a light lunch or maybe a Devonshire Tea served in the beautiful sandstone building or in the colourful gardens. Coaches and group bookings always welcome. Plenty of activities for adults and children alike, a train ride around the Park, and a chance to handle Australian snakes and lizards. We have native reptiles, birds and animals for you to enjoy - 47 species, some of which are endangered