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David Fleay Wildlife Park

Visit a wildlife park with a difference! Nestled in secluded bushland in the heart of Queensland’s Gold Coast, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service’s (QPWS) David Fleay Wildlife Park is home to many native animals. Here, animals are displayed in surroundings similar to their natural habitats. Enjoy seeing local native animals as well as rare and threatened species seldom seen in the wild.

This park has a long tradition of breeding and displaying Queenland’s native animals. QPWS manages David Fleay Wildlife Park as an environmental education facility to encourage community awareness, appreciation and understanding of native wildlife and to inspire people to share in their conservation.

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Daisy Hill Koala Centre

Learn all about koalas at the Daisy Hill Koala Centre on Brisbane’s south-east outskirts. This bushland area between Daisy Hill and Redland Bay is important koala habitat, and is the ideal location to discover more about these remarkable creatures.

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Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre

Visit the Wildlife Centre at Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre to see and learn about some of Queensland’s incredible native wildlife. Located at the edge of D’Aguilar National Park, the centre is an ideal introduction to ‘the bush in Brisbane’s backyard’.

The centre is home to various reptiles, amphibians, fish and mammals. Walk among kangaroos and wallabies in the outdoor walk-through habitat, be mesmerised by the playful platypus as he searches for food, and look closely for the well camouflaged estuarine crocodiles! Visitors have the opportunity to see species from their own backyards, or others that are rarely seen beyond the sanctuary of protected areas.

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Last updated
28 April 2017