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Zoo and Woodgate win Travellers’ Choice awards

Alexandra Park Zoo Reopening
Zookeepers David Flack and Laura Billing with dingoes Lowanna and Kupali

Bundaberg Region attractions Alexandra Park Zoo and Woodgate Beach have been named as Trip Advisor 2020 Travellers’ Choice winners.

Each year, Trip Advisor assesses reviews and ratings from site users across the globe and awards the very best places based on what people think of them.

This year Woodgate Beach and Alexandra Park Zoo were among them.

With 239 reviews, 211 of them rating Alexandra Park Zoo as excellent or very good, and an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5, the review site awarded the popular zoo with a Travellers’ Choice award – placing it in the top 10 per cent of attractions to visit worldwide.

Praised by reviewers for its family-friendly atmosphere, kind staff and wide range of animals, the zoo has consistently received positive feedback and that trend has continued since reopening after the coronavirus lockdown.

“Yes, that’s right, a free zoo, in the middle of Bundy. What a great idea. Bundaberg council must be commended on such a brilliant idea,” said a Trip Advisor review.

“We are so lucky to have such a beautifully kept park and mini zoo with so much to offer. Easy to stop and have lunch, bring the kids for a play, go for a walk down to the river, bring a picnic or just sit under a tree and relax,” said another. 

Kinkuna Waters Estate is close to Woodgate Beach
The beautiful Woodgate Beach was recognised as a Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice winner.

Woodgate‘s pristine beaches

Woodgate Beach has also been recognised as a Travellers’ Choice winner with reviews showing that from 61 reviews, 60 rated the location as excellent or good.

“This has to be one of the nicest beaches I have been to. It is clean and there are not any large waves which is good for kids and dogs,” stated a Trip Advisor review.

“Woodgate is an amazing town, it has pristine beaches with the added bonus of no high rise buildings and no masses of people all over the beach. There are literally kangaroos and emus roaming, but thankfully they don’t cause any trouble, it is beautiful to see that there are places this still happens.”

Parks and gardens portfolio spokesperson Cr Wayne Honor said the awards were a major accomplishment.

He said the award for Alexandra Park Zoo was a testament to the hard work that the staff and volunteers put in each and every day to make it such a great place for families to visit.

“It makes us all immensely proud to see Alexandra Park Zoo and Woodgate Beach being recognised as one of the top 10 per cent places in the world to visit,” Cr Honor said.

“We’ve always known how popular Alexandra Park Zoo is with people and this award just goes to prove it.

“My congratulations go to the staff and volunteers, without whom this fantastic award wouldn’t have been possible.”




  1. It is great that Woodgate Beach has been recognised as a Traveler’s Choice Award Winner. Coonarr Beach, very similar to Woodgate, but closer to Bundaberg, is even more pristine and less crowded! Alan ????

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