Wildlife

Wild kangaroos on the Gold Coast

Wild Kangaroos on the Gold Coast

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Do you love Australia’s cute and unique animals? Do you want to see wild wallabies and kangaroos on the Gold Coast? Here’s what you need to know. Australia has some fabulous wildlife parks and they’re a great place for visitors to see the diverse range…

The Taronga Zoo in Sydneys celebrates 100 years in 2016

Taronga Zoo Sydney

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Sydney’s Taronga Zoo is located high on a hill on the north side of Sydney Harbour just a 12 minute ferry ride from the city. Not only is it an excellent wildlife park but the views of the city and its iconic opera house and bridge are fantastic.

Green Tree Frog

Green Tree Frog

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This little green tree frog was watching us through the window on a coolish winters evening, he does look like he wants to join us on the inside doesn’t he.  Really though the light inside attracts small insects so he can sit there and have…

Banded sea snake

Photo of the week | The Banded Sea Snake

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These banded sea snakes, or kraits as they are also called are common in the waters around the Pacific Islands and Indonesia.  These photos were taken off Vitu Levu in Fiji but we saw many of them while snorkeling off Fiji’s many smaller islands. It…

Bilby

Fleays Wildlife Park

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Last weekend we wanted to get out for some fresh air and to try out the new camera gear.  We’d been meaning to get back to Fleays Wildlife Park for ages but were a bit shocked when we worked out it was probably 10 years…

Hervey Bay Whales

Whale Watching in Hervey Bay

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Have you been whale watching in Hervey Bay?  We’ve taken a number of whale and dolphin trips over the years out of different places and while they have all been good in their own way the Hervey Bay experiences really stand out.  Hervey Bay is…

Monkey at Auckland Zoo

A day in Auckland Zoo

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We usually try to incorporate a wildlife experience of some sort into our travels and Auckland Zoo has always been excellent so we took the chance to get back there on our recent visit to New Zealand.  The Zoo was an early adopter of the…

Koala at Currumbin Wildlife Park

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

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I love to visit zoos and wildlife parks when we travel.  I also like to go once a year to one of the local ones to see how they are evolving and to give them some extra support for the excellent work they do with…

Bush Stone Curlew

Bush Stone Curlew in suburban Brisbane

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The bush stone curlew is relatively common in Queensland but has become less common further south particularly in Victoria and NSW where it is now listed as endangered.  If the pair spotted this year nesting in an Airport car-park are anything to go on it’s not surprising…

snow-monkeys

Snow Monkeys daytrip from Tokyo

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I tried everything to shuffle our schedule to allow an overnight in Nagano to see the Snow Monkeys.  No matter how much I reshuffled the plan I couldn’t fit that extra night into the timetable.  Instead I  worked out a day trip from Tokyo, a…