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World Animal Day- how you can get involved in Noosa

15 Sep 2021

With World Animal Day fast approaching on the 4th of October, here are some ways in which you can embrace this event in Noosa’s breathtaking natural beauty.

1. Australia Zoo

What better way is there to celebrate World Animal Day than at the incredible Australia Zoo? With its animal encounters, wildlife photos, conservation shows, and seemingly endless exhibits, Australia Zoo truly has everything. Just a 90-minute drive from Noosa, a day trip to Australia Zoo provides a fun and unforgettable experience for the whole family.

2. Whale & Dolphin Spotting

Noosa and Laguna Bay are well known as a hotspot for wildlife sightings - especially pods of dolphins and majestic whales during migration season - by locals and tourists alike. Whether it be gazing from the famous Dolphin Point in the Noosa National Park or heading offshore on an adventure Whale Watching or Dolphin Safari with Noosa Ocean Rider, or Noosa Wave, World Animal Day is the perfect time to get out on the water for an incredible up-close animal encounter!

3. Noosa Bespoke Charters- Marine Tour

In search of a luxury wildlife tour experience? Noosa Bespoke Charters has you covered. Among their various services, this business offers a luxurious Marine Tour, traveling around the Noosa Headland and Laguna Bay. With whale, dolphin, turtle, and birdlife sightings, this tour is a must-do for all marine-life lovers.

4. Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World

With over 700 various native and exotic birds, this is a day trip not to be missed for bird lovers. Located just outside of Maleny at an hour’s drive from Noosa, the 18 acres of gardens, 6kms of walking paths, and onsite café are not to be missed.

5. Everglades Eco Safaris

Just a short boat ride away from the heart of the Noosa River with Everglades Eco Safaris, the Noosa Everglades boast one of the country's highest concentration of native bird species - making it a true haven for wildlife sightings. Launching from Habit Noosa Everglades Eco Resort, only a 25-minute drive from Noosa, these tours are truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience and a must-do for wildlife lovers in Noosa. The Everglades can also be experienced on guided or self-guide tours with Kanu Kapers.