Wildlife in Queensland

A tropical sanctuary

Due to the diversity of Queensland’s tropical climate and vast amounts of unspoilt natural land, an assortment of wildlife can be spotted and even interacted with throughout the state. Home to a number of zoos, wildlife sanctuaries and conservation parks, Queensland is the destination to cuddle with a koala, get up and close with the kangaroos and observe Australia’s wild dog, the dingo.

Wildlife in Queensland

Where are some of the best wildlife attractions in Queensland?

Australia Zoo is one of Queensland’s most popular wildlife attractions, featuring an abundance of native and exotic mammals, birds and reptiles. Conservation and education is key at Australia Zoo, located on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Similarly, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on Queensland’s Gold Coast aims to educate its visitors on the importance of land and animal conservation via a variety of animal shows, feedings and an interactive activity zone.

Further north, Fraser Island is a wildlife paradise for nature lovers, home to over 300 marine, bird and mammal species amidst world heritage listed beauty. When searching the wilderness of Queensland for some natural fauna to make an appearance, make sure to go by the rainforests, beaches and, of course, the Great Barrier Reef. For marine adventures, why not head to Bundaberg to experience a taste of Australia's coral coast.

For more information on Australian wildlife, see http://www.agfg.com.au/Blog/post/2007/07/30/Australian-Flora-Fauna.aspx