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Animal Encounters


Animals make the world a better place and Queensland has some pretty awesome locals! In fact, Australian animal encounters are everywhere here.  It’s like a zoo without fences!

On the Sunshine Coast, be sure to take some time out for Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo and witness crocs in action. Become a reef-geek and learn about the thousands of different creatures living on the Great Barrier Reef. From June through November on the Fraser Coast, you can wave at humpback whales, as thousands migrate up the east coast of Australia to holiday in the warmer waters.

Whether you want to dive with sharks, cuddle a koala or take a peek at a platypus in Mackay, Queensland will have you walking on the wild side in no time.

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