Fluffy, feathery and ferocious these are the stars of the country! When Australia is mentioned in most contexts, one often conjures up images of these much-loved animals. At the Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park you can find them all, and maybe venture dangerously close for an interview and pictures. Koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, Black Handed Spider Monkeys, monster crocs and snow leopards are just a few of the beauties you will meet at the zoo. Located in New South Wales which is in the southeast of Australia, the zoo is among five of the zoos in Australia to have snow leopards. Are you also curious as to where you can find some rest? Country Comfort Port Macquarie Waters Edge Boutique is highly recommended as an excellent choice of accommodation in Port Macquarie. Since Hotel, Port Macquarie and animal encounters are key elements that you ought to have ticked off by now, it is time to take a tour of the zoo.
If you are visiting Australia and have forgotten to add petting a koala into your bucket list, it is more or less a crime. At the Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park you can cautiously pet a koala or attempt a forceful hug. Here are the times you ought to keep in mind if you want to have a photo session with this incredibly cute creature. The koalas are in the mood for some company every day at 10.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm.
‘Shrek’ is not only the green, friendly monster you met at the movies. At the zoo, you will meet a monster crocodile fondly named after him. He measures 4.6 meters and is a new addition to the stars at the zoo. Make it a point to be at the zoo when Shrek opens his massive mouth to gobble up some food at 12.30pm daily. If you can’t make it on time you can observe Shrek’s menacing stillness at the zoo’s new underwater viewing area. Shrek is not the only reptile that will amaze you, be educated on all of them on your visit to the zoo.
Kamala and Sabu also eagerly await your visit. These gorgeous snow leopards are playful and pensive. Take the opportunity to meet these endangered species every day at 12pm and 4.15pm.
Spice up your day with a superb meal at the zoo café or picnic in the garden, you are about to meet more of Australia’s animal stars.
Varunajith Dayaratne is a creative nomadic travel writer, writing under the pen name, Sirius Black. He is well informed and experienced on a wide range of interests pertaining to the needs of any type of traveler.