Australian Wildlife

List of Australian Zoos & Wildlife Sanctuaries, Australia

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Adelaide Zoo
Adelaide Zoo has over 1,800 animals and almost 300 species of exotic and native mammals, birds, reptiles and fish in a landscaped botanic garden setting. The zoo is set on 8 hectares and is situated within a 15 minute walk of the centre of Adelaide.... Click to continue>
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs
Alice Springs Desert Park is located just outside Alice Springs in Red Centre of the Northern Territory features hundreds of species of plants and animals from the Central Australian deserts. The Park was opened to the public in 1997. It covers... Click to continue>
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Alice Springs
Alice Springs Reptile Centre is home to the largest display of reptiles in the Northern Territory, exhibiting over thirty species of Northern Territory reptiles. The Centre was founded by Rex Neindorf, and opened in 2000. Reptiles at the Centre... Click to continue>
Alma Park Zoo
Alma Park Zoo is located about 30 minutes drive north of Brisbane. The zoo is on 40 acres and is nicely landscaped with about 12 acres under a rainforest canopy. Although not on the same scale as Taronga Zoo or Melbourne Zoo, Alma Park Zoo makes a... Click to continue>
Australia Zoo
Sunshine Coast
Australia Zoo is located on the Queensland Sunshine Coast near the Glasshouse Mountains north of Brisbane. It is one of Australia’s most popular tourist attractions, and the Home of The Crocodile Hunter, the late Steve Irwin. The Zoo has its origin... Click to continue>
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary at Kuranda Village in northern Queensland is the largest butterfly aviary in Australia. The landscaped Butterfly Sanctuary is home to over 1500 hand-reared tropical butterflies. All the butterflies are local... Click to continue>
Australian Reptile Park And Wildlife Sanctuary
The Australian Reptile Park and Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1948 by Australian naturalist Eric Worrell. It is located at Somersby on New South Wales Central Coast, about an hour drive north of Sydney, situated in a bushland setting with... Click to continue>
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Sovereign Hill
Ballarat Wildlife Park is a regional zoo situated only five minutes from Sovereign Hill in Victoria. The Park is owned by Greg Parker, who established the sanctuary in 1987. Set on 32 acres of woodland, the Park is home to a variety of Australian... Click to continue>
Batchelor Butterfly Farm And Tropical Retreat
Near Litchfield National Park
Batchelor Butterfly Farm & Tropical Retreat is the only butterfly farm in the Northern Territory, located in the township of Batchelor, near to the Litchfield National Park. The property is a Butterfly Farm with café, restaurant and cabin guest... Click to continue>
Big Swamp Wildlife Park
Big Swamp Wildlife Park in Bunbury, Western Australia has over sixty species of Australian birds and mammals. Visitors can walk amongst the birds and hand feed the parrots in the large free flight aviary. The park has landscaped aviaries and... Click to continue>
Billabong Sanctuary
Billabong Sanctuary is an Australian native animal wildlife park set in eleven hectares of natural bushland, some twenty minutes south of Townsville in Queensland. The sanctuary has over a hundred species of mammals and reptiles, including wild... Click to continue>
Birdland Animal Park
Batemans Bay
Birdland Animal Park is a small but well presented wildlife park in Batemans Bay in New South Wales. The park has over fifty species of Australian native animals, birds and reptiles in a lush garden setting on eight acres of waterfront. Australian... Click to continue>
Blackbutt Reserve
Blackbutt Reserve is set on about 182 hectares of land just 6km from the centre of the city of Newcastle in New South Wales. It provides a bushland recreational area for visitors as well as running various environmental education, conservation and... Click to continue>
Bonorong Wildlife Conservation Centre
near Brighton
Bonorong Wildlife Conservation Centre is a wildlife park located about 40 minutes drive north of Hobart. Bonorong specializes in education, conservation and care of native Tasmanian animals. The Centre was established in 1981 as a sanctuary for... Click to continue>
Bordertown Wildlife Park
Bordertown in South Australia is the birthplace of Bob Hawke, the former Prime Minister of Australia, and is also known for the colony of white kangaroos, found in the Bordertown Wildlife Park. The 4.5 hectare park was developed in 1968 and is... Click to continue>
Cairns Tropical Zoo
Cairns Tropical Zoo is situated about 20 minutes drive from the centre of Cairns in north Queensland. The Zoo features a range of Australian and exotic animals, housed amongst six hectares of tropical gardens. Many of the animals are indigenous to... Click to continue>
Caversham Wildlife Park & Zoo
Whiteman Park
Caversham Wildlife Park & Zoo is a private wildlife park located about 20 kilometres from the centre of Perth. The park started in 1987 with a small collection of animals and birds on a two hectare property. In May 2003 the park relocated to... Click to continue>
Cleland Wildlife Park
near Adelaide
Cleland Wildlife Park is located on 35 hectares of open bushland in Cleland Conservation Park next to Mount Lofty Summit, just twenty minutes from the centre of Adelaide. Development of a Native Fauna Zone began in Cleland Conservation Park in 1965,... Click to continue>
Cohunu Koala Park
Cohunu Koala Park is located on fourteen hectares of bushland about forty minutes drive from Perth in Western Australia. The Cohunu Koala Park colony was established in 1982, with four koalas from South Australia. There is now a colony of over 25... Click to continue>
Crocodylus Park
Crocodylus Park is a crocodile research facility and tourist attraction near Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia. The park houses thousands of crocodiles from hatchlings to massive five metre adult crocs weighing in at 500kg. The concept... Click to continue>
Currumbin Sanctuary
Gold Coast
Currumbin Sanctuary is one of the best love tourist attractions on the Queensland Gold Coast. With over 1400 animals and birds, the Sanctuary has one of the largest collections of Australian native wildlife in the world. The Sanctuary dates back to... Click to continue>
Darling Downs Zoo
The Darling Downs Zoo is a small regional zoo situated on the eastern Darling Downs in Queensland, between Toowoomba and Warwick. The zoo is privately owned by Steve and Stephanie Robinson who have extensive animal keeping experience from their... Click to continue>
David Fleay Wildlife Park
Gold Coast
David Fleay Wildlife Park is situated in natural bushland in Burleigh Heads on the Queensland Gold Coast. The park is dedicated to the memory of naturalist Dr David Fleay. The aim of the park is to exhibit Australian native animals in surroundings... Click to continue>
Devils@Cradle, Tasmanian Devil Sanctuary
Cradle Mountain
The Devils@Cradle Tasmanian Devil Sanctuary is a wildlife conservation facility at Cradle Mountain near the entrance to the World Heritage area of the Cradle Mountain National Park. Devils@Cradle is a specialized facility that focuses on the... Click to continue>
Dreamworld Theme Park
Gold Coast
Dreamworld on the Gold Coast is Australia's most popular theme park. Situated on the Pacific Highway, about twenty minutes drive north of Surfers Paradise and forty minutes south of Brisbane, it is a favorite with both domestic and international... Click to continue>
Eagles Heritage
Margaret River
Eagles Heritage at Margaret River is the largest wildlife centre dedicated to raptors in Australia, and is home to the largest collection of Eagles, Hawks, Falcons and Owls in the country. The park is set on nine acres of natural bushland. Eagles... Click to continue>
East Coast Natureworld
East Coast Natureworld is Tasmania’s premier natural wildlife and Ecology park near Bicheno, on Tasmania’s east coast. Experience the freedom to roam and relax in 160 acres of parkland and lagoon, or get involved and hand feed some of the free... Click to continue>
Featherdale Wildlife Park
At Featherdale Wildlife Park, you can enjoy Australia's unique wildlife in a natural bush setting just 45 minutes from the centre of Sydney. This is a great place to hand feed kangaroos, wallabies and emu, or get a photo with a cuddly koala.... Click to continue>
Gorge Wildlife Park
Adelaide Hills
Gorge Wildlife Park is situated on six hectares of eucalypt forest at Cudlee Creek in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. The Park which opened in 1965 is owned and operated by the McKechnie family. The Park has about fifty different species of... Click to continue>
Halls Gap Zoo
Halls Gap
Halls Gap Zoo is located about 7km from Halls Gap in a beautiful bushland setting in the foothills of the Grampians National Park. The Zoo was opened in the early 1980’s and originally known as Wallaroo Wildlife Park. It changed hands in 1998 and... Click to continue>
Hanson Bay Holiday Accommodation And Wildlife Sanctuary
Kangaroo Island
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is located on 3,845 hectares on the south west of Kangaroo Island, between Flinders Chase National Park and Kelly Hill Caves Conservation Park. The Sanctuary has a 100 hectare fully fenced predator-free area to protect... Click to continue>
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is situated on the coastal drive between Palm Cove and Port Douglas in Tropical North Queensland. The park contains a range of habitat types including melaleuca wetland, rainforest and eucalypt woodland. The site of... Click to continue>
Healesville Sanctuary
Healesville Sanctuary is one of the best known wildlife sanctuaries in Australia. It is located in the Yarra Valley region, 65 kilometres from Melbourne, and features more than two hundred species of Australian wildlife including kangaroos, koalas... Click to continue>
Jirrahlinga Koala Wildlife Sanctuary
Barwon Heads
The Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary sits on two hectares of land a few minutes drive north of the sea-side village of Barwon Heads in Victoria. Jirrahlinga (the word is Aboriginal meaning "Seek a home for a kangaroo") was established in the... Click to continue>
Koala Park Sanctuary
Koala Park Sanctuary is set in ten acres of bushland and native gardens just 30 minutes from the heart of Sydney. As well, as koalas, the sanctuary has Red Kangaroos, Grey Kangaroos, Wombats, Dingoes, Echidnas, numerous species of wallabies, Emus,... Click to continue>
Kyabram Fauna Park
Goulburn Valley
Kyabram Fauna Park is located near the town of Kyabram in the Goulburn Valley of northern Victoria. The Park covers about 55 hectares of woodland, wetlands and lakes. The Park was created to rejuvenate an area of degraded farmland and public land... Click to continue>
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane is the largest koala sanctuary in the world, with over 130 koalas. For overseas visiting Brisbane, Lone Pine Sanctuary is one of the most popular tourist attractions, with memorable opportunities to cuddle a... Click to continue>
Mansfield Zoo
Mansfield Zoo is located in North Eastern Victoria, about 10 minutes drive from Mansfield and 40 minutes from Mt Buller. The Zoo lies in the Delatite Valley, with views out to the Alpine Ranges including Mt Timbertop, Mt Buller and Mt Stirling.... Click to continue>
Marapana Wildlife Park
Marapana Wildlife Park is located about 40 minutes drive south of Perth. The park is set on 15 acres, and is designed for visitors to enjoy hands on experience with the animals. Most of the animals roam free, and visitors are free to feed and pat... Click to continue>
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Zoo is located in Royal Park about 4km north of the city centre. The Zoo has over 300 species of animals from all over the world in lush landscaped grounds. Melbourne Zoo opened in 1862 on the Royal Park site, and is Australia’s oldest... Click to continue>
Mirimar Cruise To Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
For visitors to Brisbane, an easy way to get an appreciation of Australian wildlife is a trip to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. A relaxing way to visit the sanctuary is with a river cruise on the MV Mirimar, a comfortable cruise boat with licensed bar... Click to continue>
Mogo Zoo
Mogo Zoo is a privately owned zoo located in the village of Mogo about ten kilometres south of Batemans Bay. The zoo is a major tourist attraction on the New South Wales south coast, and winner of a number of regional tourism awards. Mogo Zoo runs... Click to continue>
Monarto Zoo
Monarto Zoo is an open range sanctuary set in about 1000 hectares of undulating open woodland. It plays an important role in breeding programs for endangered animal species. It is an ideal environment for wildlife from Savannah grasslands and... Click to continue>
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
Mornington Peninsula
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park is located on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria on the way from Melbourne to Phillip Island. Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park was the childhood dream of Chief Ranger Michael Johnson,... Click to continue>
National Zoo & Aquarium
The National Zoo & Aquarium is a combined zoo and aquarium situated on about 25 acres five minutes from the centre of Canberra. It has a range of native and exotic animals, with the Australian wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas,... Click to continue>
Naturaliste Reptile Park
Margaret River
Naturaliste Reptile Park is a small reptile park in Margaret River region of Western Australia that showcases local Western Australian reptiles and frogs. The park is owned and operated by stonemason Roger Jackson and his partner Kim, and opened in... Click to continue>
Nowra Wildlife Park
North Nowra
Nowra Wildlife Park is the largest Australian native animal park on the New South Wales South Coast. The park is set on six hectares on the banks of the Shoalhaven River, and is home to over a hundred species of mammals, birds and reptiles. The... Click to continue>
Parndana Wildlife Park
Kangaroo Island
Parndana Wildlife Park is situated on about 12 hectares of parkland near the town of Parndana in the centre of Kangaroo Island, South Australia. The Park is owned and operated by Russell and Shirley Ross and was opened in 1992. The Park is home to... Click to continue>
Peel Zoo And Botanical Gardens
Peel Zoo and Botanical Gardens houses one of the largest collections of birds in Western Australia. The zoo has 136 separate aviaries including huge walk in aviaries, all set in tropical and native surrounds. Peel is one of Australia’s newest Zoos,... Click to continue>
Perth Zoo
Perth Zoo is situated the on the banks of the Swan River just five minutes from the centre of Perth. The Zoo opened in 1898, and has been open every day since then. Although Perth Zoo is fairly small, it is one of the best Zoos in Australia. The... Click to continue>
Platypus Eco Tours, Cumbungi Sanctuary
Cumbungi Sanctuary is located at Mylor in the Adelaide Hills just 25 minutes from the centre of Adelaide. The Sanctuary is a ten hectare refuge for native Australian animals. Platypus Eco tours offers you the chance to see and photograph platypus in... Click to continue>
Potoroo Palace
Potoroo Palace is a not for profit wildlife sanctuary located at Merimbula in the Bega Valley of New South Wales. One of the aims of the organisation is to educate the public about the importance of the conservation of native Australian animals and... Click to continue>
Rainforestation Nature Park
Rainforestation Nature Park is located five minutes from Kuranda Village and about half an hour drive from Cairns in north Queensland. The Park is set on 40 hectares surrounded by World Heritage rainforest. Rainforestation has three main... Click to continue>
Rockhampton Zoo
Rockhampton Zoo is situated in the Botanic Gardens next to the Murray Lagoon in Rockhampton, Queensland. The Zoo is home to over fifty species of native and exotic animals. Established in 1869, the Rockhampton Zoo has become a popular a tourist... Click to continue>
Saunders Gorge Sanctuary
Adelaide Hills
Saunders Gorge Sanctuary is located at Sanderston, 18km east of Mt Pleasant in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia about 75km from the city of Adelaide. The Sanctuary is a private conservation area of over 1300 hectares offering bed and breakfast... Click to continue>
Sea World
Gold Coast
Sea World is a popular theme park on the Gold Coast in south east Queensland. As well as the animal attractions there are lots of rides and activities making it a fun day out for the whole family. However, this article is about the animals and does... Click to continue>
Snakes Downunder Reptile Park
Snakes Downunder Reptile Park is located near Childers in Queensland. The park is run by Ian Jenkins who has been handling snakes for over 40 years. Ian has long had a fascination for snakes, having grown up in Africa where his father had an... Click to continue>
Symbio Wildlife Gardens
Symbio Wildlife Gardens near Wollongong is a family owned zoo, and one of the largest privately owned freehold zoos in New South Wales. Bordering the Royal National Park, Symbio occupies sixteen acres of bushland about 45 minutes south of Sydney and... Click to continue>
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is located on the outskirts of Dubbo in central New South Wales. It is about five and a half hours drive from Sydney, Canberra and Newcastle. Western Plains Zoo opened in 1977 and was the first Australian open range zoo.... Click to continue>
Taronga Zoo
Taronga Zoo is one Australia’s most famous zoos, and one of the major tourist attractions in Sydney. Just 12 minutes from the city by ferry, the zoo offers visitors the best day out in Sydney with free keeper talks and shows throughout the day. The... Click to continue>
Tasmania Zoo, Devils Heaven
Launceston Lakes
Tasmania Zoo is situated in the foothills of the Tamar Valley, about eighteen kilometres from Launceston. The Zoo is on about 360 hectares of native bushland and is home to over fifty species of native and exotic animals, including the Devils Heaven... Click to continue>
Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park
The Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park is located in Taranna on Tasman Peninsula just over an hour from Hobart. Visitors to the park have the opportunity to see Tasmanian Devils up close. The Park opened in 1978 and was the first Tasmanian Devil... Click to continue>
Territory Wildlife Park
near Darwin
The Territory Wildlife Park is located next to Berry Springs Nature Reserve about 45 minutes south of the centre of Darwin. The Park was opened in 1989, as a project of the Northern Territory Government, Parks and Wildlife division. At the Territory... Click to continue>
The Living Desert Flora & Fauna Sanctuary
Broken Hill
The Living Desert Reserve covers 2400 hectares of land in the Barrier Ranges about 9km from the City of Broken Hill. The landscape and scenery within the reserve is stunning and can be accessed via a number of walking trails. “The Living Desert... Click to continue>
The Rainforest Habitat
Port Douglas
The Rainforest Habitat is a wildlife park set on eight acres in Port Douglas, north Queensland. The park features three different environmental habitats: rainforest, wetlands, and grasslands. The Rainforest area represents the Wet Tropics with... Click to continue>
Trowunna Wildlife Park
Mole Creek
Trowunna Wildlife Park started caring for native animals about 30 years ago. The Park houses the largest heritage population of endangered Tasmanian Devils in the world. Trowunna is unique in that it only cares for native Tasmanian fauna, except for... Click to continue>
Urimbirra Wildlife Park
Victor Harbor
Urimbirra Wildlife Park is located in the Hindmarch Valley just five minutes from Victor Harbor. Urimbirra is privately operated, and opened in 1993. The site has Aboriginal history, and some of the trees show evidence of having been used by... Click to continue>
Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary
Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary is protected area for rare and endangered species just 20 minutes from the centre of Adelaide. The Sanctuary was established in 1969 on 35 acres of former dairy land. The pastures were replanted with Australian native... Click to continue>
Waterfall Springs Wildlife Sanctuary
Waterfall Springs Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Kulnura on the Central Coast of New South Wales. It is a privately owned non-profit organisation that works in association with various zoos, Government wildlife services and local community groups... Click to continue>
Wave Rock Wildlife Park
Wave Rock is a natural granite rock formation located 3km east of the town of Hyden in Western Australia. The formation is 14 metres high, and 110m long and is shaped like a tall breaking ocean wave. The total outcrop covers several hectares. The... Click to continue>
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo is about 30 minutes drive of Melbourne on the way to the Great Ocean Road. Along with Melbourne Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary, the Werribee Open Range Zoo is one Victoria’s top three zoos. It used to be known as Victoria’s... Click to continue>
Wing's Wildlife Park
Gunns Plains
Wing's Wildlife Park is a family owned park located at Gunns Plains in Tasmania. The Park displays a large collection of Tasmanian wildlife, caters for the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife, and also offers accommodation. As you would... Click to continue>
Wirrimbirra Sanctuary
The main focus of the Sanctuary is preserving what remains of the Bargo Brush, propagating and propagating Australian plants, and public education on Australian environmental issues. The Sanctuary has over 200 acres of preserved native bushland and... Click to continue>
Zoodoo Wildlife Park
ZooDoo Wildlife Park is located about 6km from Richmond in Tasmania. The ninety acre park was originally an Ostrich Farm and Miniature Pony Stud. Zoodoo officially opened in 1999 with a small collection of Australian native animals. Zoodoo is now... Click to continue>

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