Recently I was fortunate enough to visit the Currumbin Wildlife Santuary and take part in the Wildnight Adventure here is an account of my experience.
The Wildnight Adventure included a BBQ buffet meal, an aboriginal dance and show with live didgeridoo playing, together with the opportunity to meet and even hold some of the wild animals in the sanctuary. An opportunity to hold a snake, a baby crocodile, have a photo with a Koala, hand feed kangaroos, plus see one of Australia's largest saltwater crocodiles not to mention the Tasmania Devil, the barking Owl and many other Australian Animals.
The night kicks of from 5:30pm when the doors open and a BBQ buffet is served from 6:00pm. There is a choice of hot dishes, salads and desserts, the food was very good and plenty to choose from including, chicken, steak and fish.
The wildlife adventure starts at 6:45pm and small groups make their way to hold some of the more slippery Australian animals including a snake and a baby crocodile where you will get a chance to take your photo and have a professional photo taken.
An interesting part of the Sanctuary is that it operates on a not for profit basis, meaning that all revenue is reinvested into the park, conservation based research and caring for sick and injured wildlife plus public education. So if you book in for a Wildnight Adventure you are not only sure to have a great time but you also help the animals directly.
Once you have had an opportunity to hold the Snake and baby Crocodile it is on to one of Australia's most loved animals; the Koala. Now you have the opportunity to photograph Koalas and even have the chance to hold a Koala and have professional a photo of you up close with this Australian icon.
Next we had a face to face with a Barking Owl and chat about them followed by a walk through an area with a range of animals, including huge snakes and other native animals.
Then we head on a nocturnal tour, stopping for a close up with a Dingo and an informative talk from one of the team members about Dingos, their history and behaviour. Continuing on the walk where there is an opportunity to view a wombat, as we make our way towards the area reserved for the Aboriginal Show and Dance performed to the sound of live Didgeridoo playing around a fire.
Following the Aboriginal show and an opportunity for a photo with the performers we take a short walk to the Kangaroo enclosure where kangaroo feed is provided and you can hand feed the Kangaroos. There is even a resident Emu. Getting this close to a Kangaroo is always enjoyable, even if you have done so before. Then it is onto view the Tasmanian Devil enclosure. These often misunderstood animals are under great threat of extinction from what is known as Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD).
What a great evening of learning about Australian Wildlife, with the opportunity of holding a crocodile, snake and koala, plus hand feeding kangaroos, seeing a massive saltwater crocodile, enjoying a live aboriginal show and wonderful buffet meal and so much more. Plus after all of this we were treated to fresh damper and hot chocolate before a visit to the well-stocked gift shop together with an opportunity to purchase professional photos taken during the evening if we like.
This is not your traditional night out, it is something that combines so many great activities, with dinner, show and education, great for the whole family and all age groups. PLus by booking this experience you will helping the sanctuary to help even more wildlife.
Posted By mick
Updated : 9th October 2022 | Words : 617 | Views : 16049