Warm up with wildlife this school holidays

12 Jun 2013 9:43 AMMichael Hart
 

Warm up with wildlife this school holidays

 

Visit David Fleay Wildlife Park during the cooler months to see the animals out and about, soaking up the warm winter sunshine.

 

 Member for Burleigh Michael Hart is encouraging families to discover the park this school holidays.

 

“The Newman Government is opening up our incredible National Park land to all Queenslanders and visitors, and David Fleay Wildlife Park forms an important part of that commitment,” Mr Hart said.

 

“David Fleay Wildlife Park encourages community awareness, appreciation and understanding of Queensland’s protected areas and native wildlife, and inspires people to share in their conservation.”

 

“The June-July school holidays are a great time to visit as the animals can be easily spotted sunbathing.

 

Mr Hart said daily wildlife presentations would be run by rangers, teaching people more about the furry, feathery and scaly critters that call Queensland home.

 

“Take younger children along to a Creature Feature activity to meet an animal up close and join a ranger for story time,” he said.

 

“Older children will enjoy the park’s hugely popular Ranger Experience where they can get hands-on and help a ranger go about their daily wildlife keeper routine. We have even added some new activities for those who love to come back time and time again.

 

“Why not pack a lunch and picnic in one of the park’s shaded amenity areas or enjoy food from Platters Café, so the family fun can continue all day.”

 

Mr Hart said the Rangers would also be venturing off park during the holiday period for some of Rapt in Reptiles stage shows at The Pines Shopping Centre, Elanora.

 

David Fleay Wildlife Park is located on West Burleigh Road, West Burleigh and is open from 9am to 5pm each day.

 

For more information on daily events at the park visit www.nprsr.qld.gov.au

 

 

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