Natural Wonders: Getting Up Close and Personal

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Australia is famous for its wildlife – both the friendly and the not-so-friendly! Luckily, some of the world's coolest critters are here to be met in Brisbane.

Meet Australia's cuddliest local at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the world's oldest and largest sanctuary with more than 130 koala bears. It's a short drive from the city centre at 708 Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket. If you've always wanted to hug a koala, check out one of the VIP experiences on offer – they promise to be 'hands on'!

Pay a leisurely visit to the Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha. It's a spectacular sub-tropical garden with exotic plant life to the max. Budding green fingers can even take on a gardening workshop or a free guided walking tour.

For something a little more off the beaten track, Moreton Bay Escapes whisks you outside the city for day walks in the surrounding rainforest of Springbrook National Park or Lamington National Park.

Let us help you plan your adventure in the outdoors – ask my team for tips and guidance!