Do you want somewhere to take the kids over the school holidays? Something that will get them out in the sunshine and learning about animals at the same time? Look no further than The Kyabram Fauna Park.
Kyabram Fauna Park Entrance (Wikimedia Commons)
This 55 hectare wildlife park is a great way to learn about some 400 different species of animals that visit or live there. The park consists of wetlands, walk through bird aviaries, and an energy efficient reptile house. The Park has the second largest collection of Australian Fauna in Victoria, including Koalas, Alpine Dingoes, Owls, Snakes, Wombats, Kangaroos, Wallabies, Tasmanian Devils, Cockatoos, Parrots, Waterfowl, Lizards and many more.
On entering the park, you are given a map and are sent on your way to explore the many different areas. You may get startled as you see emus and kangaroos running and bouncing around in the open, sometimes even crossing your path or following you like the curious emus do. This makes the park seem like a real sanctuary for these animals.
Seeing the animals in such an open environment lets you see their personalities, and just like stereotypical Australians they are very laid back. On a warm day, the animals will be napping or sunbathing.
Make sure you have sunscreen and plenty of water. You could even pack a picnic and sit at the tables.