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Wild Encounters - Walkabout Creek Wildlife Centre

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Published January 6th 2013
Show the kids a quoll, a platypus, a kangaroo and a wombat
Meet a real Quoll

At 1.30pm, every Saturday and Sunday, Walkabout Creek's Wildlife Centre hosts "Wild Encounters", a one hour long program designed especially to entertain families. Young and old are all welcome to join a knowledgeable ranger from South East Queensland Wildlife Centre to learn everything about our local regional wildlife. During the session you will definitely catch a glimpse of the elusive platypus and witness feeding time of the vulnerable spotted tailed quoll (this bit was the highlight for me).

Feeding time for the resident Tawny Frogmouth

After you've walked through the aviary, you can wander along the boardwalk, passing a family of Pademelons, then watch the resident Hairy Nosed Wombat sleeping or playing in his (air conditioned) burrow. There is a large Kangaroo and Wallaby enclosure where children will love feeding these tame, friendly favourites.

Wallaby enclosure with Enogerra Reservoir in the background

There is an undercover area complete with venomous snakes hiding in hollow logs, the endangered Lungfish, a huge Catfish and a nocturnal room with a curious and rather popular Sugar Glider.

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Observe a Long necked turtle swimming in his pond

Our family visit Walkabout Creek's Wildlife Centre regularly, as it so easily accessible and child friendly. The Gap is only 10 kilometres from Brisbane CBD, and this Headquarters for D'Aguilar National Park provides information about local bushwalks, lookouts and general park information. There is an easy loop track beginning and ending at Walkabout Creek Wildlife Centre, which is the perfect way to finish off your "Wild Encounter". After all the excitement, why not enjoy afternoon tea at Green Tree Frog Cafe? They also serve Sunday breakfasts, light lunches and buffets for special occasions.

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Green Tree Frog Cafe overlooking Enogerra Reservoir

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Why? Watch a native quoll devour his lunch
When: 1.30pm every Saturday and Sunday
Phone: 07 3300 2558
Where: Walkabout Creek Wildlife Centre, The Gap
Cost: Family $16
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