Australian Wildlife Watch on the Sunshine Coast

So you have set the date and now you are ready to decide where to go for your holiday. How about a Sunshine Coast holiday in Queensland, Australia? If that’s where you’re heading, you are about to discover that the real beauty of this area is without doubt the rich and vibrant, not to mention unique, wildlife you will find there.

Firstly, this area is home to the Australia Zoo. Extremely popular with the holiday makers this zoo, which has become even more well-known thanks to wildlife personality Steve Irwin, contains certain species of Australian wildlife you are not likely to come across anywhere else in the world. Snakes, possums, parrots and kangaroos, along with numerous other varieties of animal and bird life as just a few examples of what you will find in this zoo on the Sunshine Coast. There is so much to see so make sure you allow yourself enough time to take in all the sights.

If it is marine wildlife you are interested in, you will be pleased to know that not far from the zoo you can enter Underwater World and Aussie World. As Queensland’s largest aquarium holding 25,000 different creatures of the sea it really should be high up on your places to see during your Sunshine Coast holiday.

As well as the zoo and aquarium, there are also many National Parks to see on your Sunshine Coast holiday and well worth a visit is the Noosa National Park with its koala population. The many parks house a variety of waterfalls and forests where you will see kangaroos and possums along with several other species of animals. Why not join in on a bushwalking tour which will take you up close to the solitary animals in the more remote areas of the parks?

Noosa Park claims to have 626 vertebrate species of animals in residence. Most of these are birds or fish but there is also an unbelievable amount of flora and fauna here too making Noosa one of the most diverse National Parks right here on the sunshine coast. Rains fall and help to promote the wildlife in the river area of Noosa Park and with such an assorted terrain and climate there is little wonder this area is so exceptional when it comes to Australian wildlife.

Noosa is most well known for two of its features, these being the koalas and the birdlife. In fact, with over 300 species of birds the park has justifiably become a major interest to the bird watching population of the entire world and there have been illustrated books written about the birds found in this area. Rescue efforts to save the bird population are in practice to enable us to continue to see such beautiful creatures. It is important that you don’t try to feed the birds and whilst visiting the park.

So when you’re on your Sunshine Coast holiday, don’t forget to keep your eyes and ears open else you might miss all that extraordinary wildlife.