Queensland, the Sunshine State, is regarded as one of the most picturesque and beautiful landscapes on earth, with native animals as inspiring and incredible as the land in which they inhabit. Famed naturalist Sir David Attenborough once called northern Queensland the most beautiful place in the world; it’s hard to argue with an endorsement like that. The national parks and coastal areas of Queensland are teeming with wildlife and viewable from many of the nature walks and bush treks that the state has to offer.
But sometimes, you just want a guaranteed look at the animals without having to go out into nature and actually find them. That’s where Queensland’s stunning zoos and wildlife sanctuaries come in, offering up close and personal looks and encounters with our most famous residents, as well as some exotic overseas animals.