It’s no secret that Australia is equally famous for it’s cute and cuddly animals as it is for it’s scary, dangerous creatures.
Whether you want to snuggle with the Koalas and Kangaroos, see the lethal sharks and snakes, or swim with the majestic dolphins, our wildlife parks on the Gold Coast have got you covered. The Gold Coast has some of the best animal parks in Australia. They’re all only a short drive away too!
1. Sea World
Sea World is located at the northern end of the Gold Coast – only minutes drive from Surfers Paradise. Sea World has plenty sharks, dolphins, seals, polar bears, penguins and sting rays. But the fun doesn’t stop there. It also doubles as a theme park with roller coasters, cable cars and loads of other rides too. Wanna go whale watching? Yep, they’ve got that too (click here for a discount whale watching voucher) If rides aren’t your thing, you can always sit back and enjoy the shows that run throughout the day. You and the kids will be exhausted by the end of it. For the full experience, you can even stay at the amazing and affordable Sea World Resort.
Seaworld Drive, Main Beach, Gold Coast
(07) 5588 2222
2. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Perfectly nestled in the serene Currumbin area, only a short walk from Currumbin Beach is Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. This is the best place to cuddle a Koala, feed a Kangaroo and see a sheep shearing show. You’ll be ticking plenty off your bucket list at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. There’s Dingos, Emus, Crocodiles, Wombats and even a Tasmanian Devil. You’ll walk away with experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime.
28 Tomewin Street, Currumbin
(07) 5534 1266
3. David Fleay Wildlife Park
Fleays is home to many native animals, plants and ground-breaking research. This is the only place on the Gold Coast to spot a Platypus! It also features snakes, kangaroos, lizards and koalas. Admission prices are very reasonable. The staff at David Fleays Wildlife Park host a range of shows between 1030am and 3pm featuring all your favourites Australian wildlife animals.
Tickets at the Gate
West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Heads
(07) 5576 2411