On our trips around Queensland we came across loads of beautiful wildlife, not only in captivity but in the wild too.

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fruit bat – Australia Zoo

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golden orb weaving spider – these were everywhere and ranged from house spider sized right up to scary-big!

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eastern water dragon – again, these were everywhere

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We didn’t manage to find any wild koalas although we were often to be found sniffing around any scribbly gums or other eucalyptus we could find – this fella was in the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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sleepy wombat – Australia Zoo

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Tasmanian devil – Australia Zoo

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croc – Australia Zoo

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kangaroo at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, we saw quite a few of these in the wild, particularly further north

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goanna – this one was just off the path on the way to a creek, he was about 3-4ft long

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praying mantis, this little beasty was on the wall outside of our room

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fruit bats over Hervey Bay – apparently they were on their daily commute to Fraser Island

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gecko, again, these chaps were everywhere – and really noisy

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tree snake – we found this one at the Wild Horse Mountain lookout, he was probably a couple of metres long and very fast

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bush turkey – anywhere you could scratch some dirt, you could find one of these

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another water dragon, I think this one was basking on a random rock at Australia Zoo

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ring-tailed lemur – Australia Zoo

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Joey – Australia Zoo

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blue parrot – Australia Zoo

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red parrot – Australia Zoo

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Cassowary – Australia Zoo

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Lorikeet, we saw loads of these colourful little chaps all over the place

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