But when I was (almost) dragged along with the family, I found out why Australia Zoo is "The Ultimate Wildlife Adventure".
First piece of advice: wear comfortable shoes and plan to be there all day. Even then, you may not get to see everything on offer.
My Zoo Highlights:
1. The Crocoseum
This is a terrific wildlife performance. The Wildlife Warriors performance at 12 noon is snapping good fun. Watching Crocs and their trainers, birds that entertain the crowds, and learn some fun facts along the way.
4. Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital This state-of-the-art hospital, is home to many precious and sick or injured wildlife. You can walk through and maybe even see a surgery taking place. Here are some fun facts about the hospital: Up to 100 wildlife emergency calls are received daily Up to 30 different species are admitted to the hospital daily An average of 70 koalas come through the hospital every month Approximately 70% of patients are victims of car accidents or domestic pet attacks
The cost to treat one animal ranges from $380 - $1500 and up to $5000 for one koala
(Facts taken from Australia Zoo website)
Photo from Australia Zoo website
5. The Tiger Temple
Home to Sumatrans and Bengal tigers, you can get the up-close with these magnificent big cats. Stunning creatures, with lots of photo opportunities.
Have you been to Africa? Well, a short stroll and you will arrive in an African haven. My favourite? The beautiful Giraffes. But you will also see Rhinos, Zebras and Cheetahs.