Sunday, 9 November 2014

Animal Encounters in Australia

For anyone who loves animals as much as I do - Australia is like a dream come true. They have so many cute animals from Koalas to Kangaroos, to Wombats and Echidnas and that's just on the land. The best part for me was not just seeing these animals but also getting to interact with them in any form. I also sought out to see lots of Australian animals in the wild - so let me know if you would like a post on that!
Here are some of my favourite animal encounters in Australia

Australia Zoo: Beerwah

The Crocodile Hunter was on all the time at my house growing up so naturally when I moved to Australia for a year Steve Irwin's zoo was top of my list. You can interact with a few different animals - just look into their different packages. I chose to just chill with the kangaroos (free) and then later in the year I went again and this time I fed an elephant (also free)!

Tangalooma Resort: Morton Island

Tangalooma is a lot of fun - my friend and I got to try sand tobogganing, we saw some cool shipwrecks and relaxed on the beach. But the best thing we did there was feed wild dolphins. The dolphins choose to come into the shore line at night for a quick feed - it is all monitored and the dolphins are limited to the amount of fish they can receive so that they still need to hunt fish in the wild as normal. You don't pet the dolphins or spend much time with them - but just feeding a wild dolphin is a cool experience all on its own.

Great Ocean Road: Melbourne

During our tour along the Great Ocean Road our guide stopped at a random location where he knew some King Parrots lived. He brought us out some bird seed and as soon as it was placed into our hands the birds instantaneously appeared. They then hopped hand to hand to eat the bird feed.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary: Brisbane

When it came time to choosing a location to hold a koala, I did a fair bit of research. In the end I went with the Lone Pine Sanctuary and I couldn't have been happier with the experience. They allowed us to take pictures on our own cameras - plus they also gave us time to take group and solo pictures. It is a memory I will never forget!



  1. I've never been to Australia! I have always wanted to go. That Koala bear is SO cute omg haha I am so jealous you got to hold it! :D Great photos.

    1. Thanks!! It's amazing there - if you ever get the chance to go just do it!! The weather is definitely the best part!

  2. Aww... just amazing! They all seem so cute!