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Walkabout Creek Wildlife Centre

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by Laura Marshall (subscribe)
Brisbane, born and bred.
Published October 16th 2009
Have you ever wanted to watch a platypus successfully hunt its prey with its eyes closed? Or would you like to see a spotted quoll tear its lunch to pieces with its sharp teeth? Do you even know what a quoll is? Perhaps, watching a snoozing wombat is more what you are after. Whatever it is you want, if it slithers or swims, waddles or wades, Walkabout Creek Wildlife Centre has got it.

Set at the foot of the D’Aguilar Range, in Brisbane Forest Park, Walkabout Creek is a great place to experience the wonders of South East Queensland’s vast biodiversity.
This is one of the few places in the world where you can watch a platypus smash the shell of its shrimp-dinner, while a few feet away a wombat sleeps peacefully in its burrow.

Walkabout Creek has wallabies so friendly and comfortable with human contact that they will actually wait patiently for you while you fumble for the camera and find someone to take your photo. There is a huge walk-through aviary that houses over 270 different species of birds, as well as numerous other displays containing fish, snakes, lizards, possums and frogs, to name just a few.

Walkabout Creek is a really cheap and fun day out for kids and adults alike. Start the day with a delicious meal at the Green Tree Frog Café (they do an excellent buffet breakfast on Sundays), followed by a stroll through Brisbane Forest Park and finish with a tour of Walkabout Creek.

Just a short bus ride from the city is the only thing standing between you and the wombat! Australiana awaits!
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Why? Visit the place where fun and education collide
Where: Brisbane Forest Park, The Gap
Cost: $5.70 for adults, $2.80 for children
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