2. Australia Zoo, Queensland
Located on the Sunshine Coast just north of Brisbane is the legacy of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. His enthusiasm for wildlife conversation and education was legendary, and that passion lives on in this amazing zoo. Not surprisingly, its collection of Australian animals is most impressive, including echidnas, koalas, wombats, Tasmanian devils and, of course, crikey crocodiles. It’s one of the world’s leading facilities involved in crocodile research, tracking and conservation. Arrange for a hands-on animal encounter, adopt a critter or be zoo keeper for the day at this award winning Aussie zoo.