CouncilExperience wildlife parks of Childers on new tour

Experience wildlife parks of Childers on new tour

Flying High
“Hoot” an injured Tawny Frogmouth is a feathered favourite with Tanya Dodds and Tiah Hayes at Flying High Bird Park.

A new Feathers and Scales tour is set to explore the wildlife parks throughout the region as part of the 2022 Childers Festival.

The tour, which takes guests to both Snakes Down Under and Flying High Bird Park, will allow you to get up close and personal with unique creatures from all around the world.

The tour starts at 8.45 am and runs until 2 pm, with three dates available including Thursday 28, Friday 29 and Saturday 30 July.

It also includes a quick stop at Mammino Gourmet Ice Cream for a handmade treats.

Bundaberg Regional Council’s Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said the tour was a fantastic opportunity to see some amazing animals.

“This new event as part of the Childers Festival is a fantastic opportunity to both support local businesses and see a range of unique animals including meerkats, turtles, snakes, crocodiles, birds and more,” Cr Learmonth said.

“There are so many animals to see and get up close to at both of the wildlife parks here in Childers, this tour will be full of excitement!”

Tickets are $49 per adult and $29 per child under 12, with this including entry to both parks and a Mammino’s ice cream.

You can book tickets for the events here.

Snakes Downunder
Volunteer staff member Jaimi Raveneau with one of her favourite girs – “Matilda” the 19 year old koala. “Matty”, the Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo has an amazing aility to conceal himself in the tree canopy in his enclosure.

Birds and all at Flying High

Flying High Bird Park owner Ian Dodds said while the bird park had thousands of exotic and native birds, they also featured a number of other animals for people to see.

“Visitors will be able to enjoy once in a lifetime experiences such hand feeding an exotic catalina macaw, getting up close with baby fawns, having their photo taken with an olive python and being wowed by the incredible power of the saltwater crocodile,” Ian said.

“We have not just thousands of exotic and native birds to hand feed, but many other animals as well.

Flying High Bird Park
Bundaberg visitor Julie enjoyed the interaction with one of the estimated 2500 birds at Flying High Bird Park.

“Our farmyard friends display is popular with the children as well as the young at heart as well as the barn yard which is home to ponies, goats, lambs and alpacas.”

In addition to birds, Ian said there was also deer, baby camels, antelope and ostrich as well as a turtle pool that allowed visitors to view turtles through glass under water.

Just down the road at Snakes Downunder ver 45 species and sub-species of Australian reptiles, amphibians and marsupials can be seen.

Other attractions include a snake house, koala enclosure and a kangaroo reserve where the animals can be hand fed.

You can find out more about Snakes Downunder here.

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Meerkats are popular at Snakes Downunder in Childers.

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