Australia’s Gold Coast is full of interesting wildlife and lush natural rainforests and bushlands, which is why the popular holiday destination hosts so many wildlife and nature shows and tours. But, in the Gold Coast, wildlife and nature explorations go beyond zoos, aquariums and botanical gardens. Here there are numerous ways to explore and discover. For example, you could take the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, learn about the Australian Bush culture during the Paradise Aussie Farm Tour, run free at the David Fleay Wildlife Park or learn and have fun at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (CWS).
Take the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk
The Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk is a 45-minute rainforest walking experience along three steel bridges all joined by a winding path along the canopy floor. The walk is one and a half kilometres and includes the Skywalk Bridge, the Cedar Creek Viewing Platform and the Skywalk Cantilever. It’s accessible from the Eco Centre and highlights the beauty of the rainforest and its wildlife. Your walk will begin and end at the main centre, where you’ll also find a café, toilets and gift shops.
Find Culture with the Paradise Country Aussie Farm Tour
Paradise Country is an authentic Australian farm that displays traditional Australian Bush Culture. The farm is full of animals, including koalas, sheep and kangaroos. There’s even an animal nursery for the kids, which contains piglets, calves and baby lambs. You can take a photo with a koala in Koala Village, feed the kangaroos, watch the stockmen and their dogs round up the sheep or be amused by the Sheep Shearing Show. Beyond the wildlife, you can go fossicking, for silver, gold and precious stones, have lunch at the farmhouse restaurant or mine for opals in Clancy’s Opal Mine.
Take in a Show at the David Fleay Wildlife Park
David Fleay Wildlife Park is located on Tallebudgera Creek, and contains some of the most iconic wildlife in Australia. The park places every animal in their natural habitats, and is home to bilbies, dunnarts, crocodiles, emus, dingoes, koalas, kangaroos, a platypus and brolgas. You can watch one of the daily wildlife shows or explore the park on your own or with a ranger guide. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can take your exploration beyond the park, and explore the Tallebudgera Creek mangrove boardwalk.
Have Fun at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the oldest and most beloved attractions in the Gold Coast. It’s home to unique wildlife and some of the most notable and popular wildlife shows in Gold Coast, including the free-flight bird show. Plus, visitors can feed the kangaroos and crocodiles, take the Tree Top Challenge, explore the sanctuary on a Segaway, hug a koala, watch an aboriginal show and so much more. Not only is CWS one of the top things to do in Gold Coast, it’s also full of things to do.