Must-See Wildlife Destinations When Visiting the Gold Coast
There’s a lot to see and do in the Gold Coast (Goldy), especially for wildlife and nature lovers. Goldy is full of wildlife, bushlands, beaches and rainforests, which makes it the perfect place to explore nature and spot some unique animals. However, Goldy is also one of the greatest reservist of wildlife and their natural habitats. That means, there, you’ll be able to find everything from koalas to Tasmanian devils. You’ll just have to choose a great place to see this nature and wildlife, such as the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Below are three great sights known for their conservation of Australia’s unique wildlife.
Marine Life at Tangalooma Island Resort
Tangalooma Island Resort features some of the most exciting and interesting marine life and aquatic animals in Australia. The resort is basically built for aquatic exploration and offers numerous activities that could lead to a watery adventure. These activities include: scooter safaris, fish-feeding, a sightseeing tour around the breakwater of Tangalooma Wrecks, snorkeling, whale and dolphin-watching and so much more. While there, you’ll see as many as 200 species of sea life like turtles, reef fish and stingrays.
The humpback-whales are a stunning attraction, but can only be seen during the winter. However, the bottlenose dolphins are the main attraction at Tangalooma. You can take a Dolphin Feeding Cruise and actually hand-feed the dolphins.
Exotic Animals at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (CWS) is quite possibly the best place to see exotic wildlife in the Gold Coast, and one of the best Gold Coast attractions. The sanctuary is full of fun activities, including exploring the park on a Segway, watching an aboriginal culture show, getting a lesson from one of the resident wildlife experts, shopping at the Sanctuary Markets, but especially interacting with the animals and attending a wildlife show. You can play with the kangaroos, watch the ever-popular feeding of the rainbow lorikeets, feed the saltwater crocodiles, cuddle or take a photo with a koala and so much more. However, the sanctuary has way more animals, including wombats, emus, dingoes, eagles and Tasmanian devils. It also has some of the best Wildlife Programs in Gold Coast for kids and adults alike.
Peaceful Surroundings at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary can be called a hidden gem because it's one of the less popular Gold Coast attractions, but just as amazing as other parks. It was established in 1927, and is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary. It’s located on the Brisbane river, and is as serene as the river itself. Inside the park, you can stroll through the Koala Forest, have a nice long hug with one of the cuddly marsupials and so much more. There’s also raptor shows, free-range feeding areas for emus and kangaroos, a platypus exhibit and amphibian habitats. The park has a cozy feel, and is popular spot for the locals and tourists.