Thursday, July 26, 2012

Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park

Today, we (Vincent, Desmond, Mom/Grandma, and I) went to the Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park. Located 30 minutes north of our house, it is a wildlife sanctuary/zoo of sorts. We had a great time - there were very few people there, and we were able to wander around and interact with a lot of the animals. Some of the animals roamed freely around the Wildlife Park, while others were in more "zoo-like" enclosures. Here is a list of animals we saw:

  • Kangaroos (Grey and Red and many other species)
  • Wallabies
  • Emus
  • Bilby
  • Koalas
  • Cockatoos
  • Rainbow Lorikeets
  • various small lizards
  • Pythons
  • Flying Foxs
  • Wombat
  • Tasmanian Devil
  • Quolls
  • Dingos
  • and Goats, Bunnies, and Chickens
Both boys - and Grandma - had a great time. We were able to pet the kangaroos and wallabies. We learned how to throw a boomerang. And we ate our morning tea and lunch in the presence of kangaroos, wallabies, emus, and a very friendly cockatoo.

Here are some photos of our adventure... (click on a photo for a larger view)

Rainbow Lorikeet

There were at least 3 emus that were roaming around.

Those birds are big!

The view of the bushland from the Wildlife Park.

The kangaroos and wallabies at their morning feeding.

Kangaroos are sooooo soft!

The local cockatoo.

Desmond shows us where cockatoo is - high in the tree!

The Tasmanian Devil

One of the pythons.

Vincent and the wombat eye each other. The wombat was much larger than we expected!

This is Matilda the kangaroo.

She was very friendly!

And cute!

Desmond bonds with the kangaroo.

The koalas were active and very cute. 
Vincent shows us how he can jump like a kangaroo!

Grandma and Vincent throw a boomerang.

I got in on the action too!

Zoe the kangaroo wanted to share Vincent's lunch!


  1. Oh, what a great adventure!! Thanks for sharing all the photos!!

  2. Remember Wilderness Walk near Grandma Storkamp's cabin? Looks like the four of you had a fun outing! Love and hugs to all.

    1. Barb - I don't remember the Wilderness Walk near the cabin. Where was it?