As 2020 draws to a close, our thoughts are turning to 2021, in the hope that the year will be a much better one. For those of us who love to travel, we are starting to plan, in our heads at least, the places we would like to visit, the holidays we would love to enjoy again, and all the things that we would love to do when we are there.
After a year where travel has basically been zero for the majority of people, will we be tempted to travel further afield in search of sunshine and adventure? I think the answer to this is a resounding yes, with Australia being a long haul paradise trip for those with a few weeks to fill. Australia is famous for its surf and beaches, but there is so much more to it, and it is a joy for those who love wildlife and animals. best-tickets.com.au/ offers all the best deals on day tickets for attractions in Australia, and that includes a wide range of zoos and animal sanctuaries.
Check out two of my best, must visit tips below.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
When you think of Australian wildlife, two animals will always pop into your head, the Koala Bear and the kangaroo. The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary has been looking after one of those key animals since 1927. It nurses and nutures sick, abandoned and orphaned Koala’s in a setting that can only be described as idyllic.
If you love Koala’s, this is an opportunity to not only see them at close quarters, but also to hand feed them, and many of the other animals that reside there, including kangaroos and wallabies.
The positive reviews show that this is a place that truly looks after its animals, so you can visit with real piece of mind.
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
A conservation and ecotourism wildlife sanctuary, The Moonlit Sanctuary is the home to more than 70 species of animals, including a wide array of birds. Again, part of its charm is that it is interactive, with the opportunity to feed and pet a wide range of its animal guests, but it is also an educational experience too.
Whether your animal choice is all about the cuddly mammals, or the more scaly reptiles, you are sure to find them at the Moonlight Sanctuary, and is definitely somewhere that is worth a visit if you are in the Melbourne area.