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Published January 10th 2019
A range of living (and not so living) dinosaurs
Dinosaur World offers something a little out of the ordinary on your next holiday in the Walpole region. The main shed features animatronic dinosaurs, skeletons and a range of reptiles with information. To make the most of your experience, time your visit during reptile handling at either 11am or 2pm, where you'll have the opportunity to get up close to (and hold if you're game) the lizards or snakes.
Outdoors are the living dinosaurs... a variety of birds in aviaries and the more boisterous ones roaming the lawn area. The aviaries have basic information on each species and their conservation status. There's no need to hurry through your visit, slow down and enjoy the lawn area and allow the birds a chance to come and interact. You can also ask for help if you'd like to interact or have a photo with one of the cockatoos on the perch, meeting the red-tailed black cockatoo made my day.
If you're in the area, Dinosaur World: Bird & Reptile Park is worth the stop for something a little different. It's located between Walpole and Denmark in Bow Bridge, about 15 minutes from the Tree Top Walk. A family ticket costs $42 for 2 adults and 2 children. For more information, visit their website.