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Where to see Koalas in the Wild

Now for starters it’s important to remember one very important fact if you want to see the beautiful, unique and enigmatic Koala (which by the way is not a bear) in the wild… …  You need to travel over to Australia! But once you arrive in Australia there are a few important factors to consider […]

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Visit Cleland Wildlife Park

If you come to Adelaide and have a few days to spare, make sure that Cleland Wildlife Park makes an appearance on your itinerary.  Cleland is certainly not as large as the Adelaide Zoo, and due to the obvious difference in funding between the two zoos, this is also maybe not as “advanced” as the main city […]

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Visit the World Famous Australia Zoo

Australia Zoo is one of the most well known of all the zoos in Australia, and whilst it is a great zoo in itself the biggest reason for this is the Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin… And if you somehow don’t know who he was, treat yourself to a little history lesson here. When you pull […]

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Australian Museum in Sydney

The Smithsonian Natural History Museum, the Natural History Museum London and LWL Museum fuer Naturkunde, all have one thing in common…  I have visited each to see their dinosaur exhibits, and every time they were shut for some reason (the NHM London this has happened twice in fact).  I have always wanted to see big […]

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Taronga Zoo, Sydney

Taronga Zoo was originally opened in 1916 and as with all older zoos, there are still a couple of areas where you can see remnants of the old zoo (some parts of which are protected architecture).  Some examples of this is are the very grand looking entrance arches and the side of the Tasmanian Devil house which […]

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A Couple of Days in Sydney

Sydney is probably the most iconic of Australia’s cities, at least for people living outside of Australia…  To the point where many non Australians actually think that Sydney is the capital of Australia – although this is in fact Canberra. As part of an almost 3 week trip to Australia we had to of course […]

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Half a Day on Phillip Island

Getting to Phillip Island only takes 2 hours from Melbourne, and we decided to spend the afternoon and evening there after visiting the Melbourne zoo in the morning…  There was easily enough time to do both but spending the whole day on the island is certainly easily possible and I’d love to go back and […]

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Adelaide Zoo – Review

The Collection This zoo is probably most famous for its claim of having the only giant pandas in the southern hemisphere, and as such these 2 gorgeous characters obviously steal much of the show at the zoo.  They can be found just to the right of the main entrance although this takes you through the […]

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Dreamworld Gold Coast – Review

Dreamworld Gold Coast, near Brisbane and Surfers Paradise is the largest theme park in Australia and has a huge water park next door too.  It has won numerous awards for the park itself, the animal collection and various cultural exhibits too, so it’s definitely worth checking out – and not only for families either. when […]

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Field Herping In New South Wales

As a long term reptile enthusiast living in the UK it has always been a great aim of mine to see the reptiles of Australia in the flesh and in the wild.  A trip to Australia made this a really possibility and decided to head out in Northern Sydney, New South Wales to try and […]

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