Highlights of My Australian Journey 2022: A Travel Diary #5 Australia Zoo

This is the fifth post in my Highlights. Today, we travel to Australia Zoo: always such a joy to explore and to enjoy the lush landscaping and the vast variety of animals, both from Australia and around the world, including those who are endangered and who are at the forefront of conservation efforts.

Located in Beerwah near Landsborough, an hour’s drive north of Brisbane on the Sunshine Coast, the zoo always gives me a buzz when I visit. It does have, of course, a strong commercial element, with the shops, Crickey Cafe, crocodile and dinosaur models and the show in the Crocoseum, not to mention the new upmarket accommodation Crocodile Hunter Lodge; but this is all vitally important to draw in the widest possible range of visitors and to ensure funding for the hugely important animal conservation work done by Australia Zoo.

I loved Bindi’s Tree House among the gorgeous landscaping, a profusion of palms and other subtropical trees and shrubs. The animals are of course the main attraction and this time I was particularly delighted by the red pandas being hand-fed by a devoted keeper.

Here is a selection of photos from around the parkland, giving a flavour of our latest visit to this captivating zoo.

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I'm a writer of psychological, paranormal and mystery fiction and non-fiction. My latest book, 'Paranormal Warwickshire', was published by Amberley Publishing in November 2020. Find all my published books here: https://amzn.to/2UktQ6x

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