"STOP" I call out as I frantically try to refocus my camera. "Back up," yet my pleas are to no avail, the emu looms ever larger in my viewfinder. "He's just making sure you get his good side," laughs my teenage companion. Shots taken, we continue around the Wallaby Way, but Mr Emu decides he's not done yet, and escorts us to the kangaroo feeding station. We're at David Fleay Wildlife Park, at West Burleigh on the Gold Coast, just minutes from the beach and the bustling cafes and restaurants of Burleigh Heads, but we could be in another world completely, so serene and peaceful is this area. Nestled on the banks of Tallebudgera Creek, David Fleay Wildlife Park is a relatively small conservation park, where you can see a variety of Australian native animals in enclosures consisting of their natural habitat.