5 Best Wildlife Experiences in Brisbane

No visit to Australia is complete without seeing some of the vast array of its native wildlife! Brisbane has an abundant offering of wildlife experiences where you can get up close and personal with our local wildlife! Here’s our top 5 picks:

Walkabout Creek Wildlife Centre - The Gap



Located just west of the CBD on the edge of D’Aguilar National Park, The South East Queensland Wildlife Centre is a living showcase of the amazing and diverse wildlife of south-east Queensland. You will have an opportunity to see local wildlife up close, including a platypus, wombat, reptiles and nocturnal marsupials in a special night-house. There is also a walk-through aviary featuring many native rainforest birds.


Open 9am-4.15pm daily excluding some public holidays

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Tangalooma Marine Education and Conservation Centre - Moreton Island



Only a 75 minute catamaran cruise away from Brisbane on the picturesque shores of Moreton Island, Tangalooma is home to a pod of wild bottlenose dolphins who visit the jetty every night at sunset. The dolphins have been visiting this jetty since 1992 and come into the shallows daily where you may even have the chance to hand feed them!

A team of Eco Rangers also provides Eco Walks, Tours and Presentations to interactively educate people about conservation including fish and pelican feeding sessions.


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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary - Fig Tree Pocket



Home to over 130 koalas, Lone Pine is the world’s largest and first koala sanctuary. Located just 11kms from the CBD, right on the Brisbane River, you can encounter over 95 species of native Australian Wildlife, all in beautiful, natural settings.

There are also plenty of opportunities to meet these unique creatures: you can hold koalas for a fantastic photo opportunity, feed wild lorikeets, watch the sheep dog and sheep shearing show or the birds of prey flight show.


Open 9:00am - 5:00pm daily excluding Christmas Day & ANZAC DAY





Brisbane Whale Watching - Moreton Bay



Moreton Bay in Brisbane is recognised as one of the best whale watching tour areas to see the Humpback Whale. The calm waters are a natural haven that many pods use as a rest stop as they migrate north or south during the migration seasons from June to November. A smooth boat ride aboard the Eye Spy will give you excellent visibility of these amazing creatures and an expert guide will give comprehensive commentary throughout the trip making the experience educational as well as fun. You may also be lucky enough to spot some playful dolphins, green turtles and loggerhead turtles that call the waters of Moreton bay home.


Departing daily from 9.30am - 2.30pm including all catering and guaranteed whale sightings!

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Alma Park Zoo - Dakabin


Located just 30 minutes north of Brisbane CBD, Alma Park Zoo is set on 40 acres of land boasting a large collection of over 100 species of animals.

There are many opportunities to interact with the animals such as cuddling a koala, or spending time with Marmosets, Red Pandas, Lemurs, Snakes, Crocodiles and Alligators in one of their VIP animal experiences. There is also a daily Kangaroo feed where you have the opportunity to hand feed a kangaroo!


Open 9:00am – 4:00pm daily excluding Christmas Day & ANZAC DAY

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By Stuart Stratton at 11 Dec 2014, 11:11 AM