First stop is Australia Zoo to get up close and personal with rare, endangered and much loved Australian animals. Take in an exciting show at the Crocoseum, or enjoy a tour of the Australian Wildlife Hospital.
Head to the Coast and stay in a room with fabulous views of the sea or hinterland.
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Start the day at SEALIFE Mooloolaba Underwater World, where you can be kissed by a seal, dive with the sharks, or Go Behind the Scenes and discover the life of an aquarist or spend the morning on the Maroochy River on an eco cruise though estuarine wetlands, home to a third of all Australia’s bird life species.
In the afternoon travel north to the Noosa National Park, spotting resident koalas dozing in the trees or find yourself enjoying part of the Noosa Bird Trail at the Mangrove Boardwalk and Weyba Conservation Park to look for Great Egret, Mangrove Gerygone, Brown Honeyeater, and the Striated Heron who make their home here.
Overnight in an ECO certified accommodation option in the Noosa region.
SEALIFE Mooloolaba Underwater World
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Travel onto the Fraser Coast and enjoy intimate wildlife encounters with some of Australia’s most iconic native animals at the Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary, near Maryborough. Pat a dingo in a safe controlled environment, feed kangaroos and emus and even cuddle a reptile.
Continue to Hervey Bay and hire a stand up paddle board, kayak or canoe to discover dugongs, dolphin, turtles and a vast array of fish within the hidden depths of the bay’s clear, calm waters. Take an eco-tour or diving tour to see coral and other marine life.
Find out more about the fascinating creatures that inhabit the Fraser Coast at the Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere. Get hands-on with star fish and sea cucumbers in the Touch Tank and come face to face with an ancient lung fish and local reef fish.
Overnight in a room with a glorious ocean views at Hervey Bay.
Feed the Kangaroos and Wallabies
Cuddle a reptile
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Indo Pacific Humpback Dolphin - Tin Can Bay
Lady Elliot Island
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Heading south from Hervey Bay, drive just over an hour to Tin Can Bay, one of the few places in Australia where dolphins can be hand fed in their natural environment. The rare Indo Pacific Humpback Dolphins can be seen at the boat ramp at Norman Point each morning around 8.00am.
Alternatively, hop on a 40 minute visually stunning scenic flight from Hervey Bay to the Great Barrier Reef ECO certified Lady Elliot Island for an unrivalled reef experience. If your trip falls between November and March you could find yourself captivated by the green sea turtles during egg laying and hatching.