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Animals & Nature

There's fun for the whole family here at Childers. Experience animals and nature in our beautiful natural surroundings.


Snakes Downunder

51 Lucketts Road
(07) 4126 3332

Snakes Downunder Reptile Park & Zoo is a fun and affordable day out for all of the family displaying over 45 species of and sub-species of Australian reptiles, amphibians and marsupials. We also have our new meerkat exhibit!

Opening hours 9:30 am to 3:00 pm all week (closed on Wednesdays)

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Flying High Bird Park

322 Old Creek Road
Apple Tree Creek
(07) 4126 3777

Flying High Bird Park is one of Queensland's greatest family tourist attractions, located just North of Childers on the Bruce Highway. Flying High Bird Park offers a haven for thousands of both exotic and Australian native birds.

At Flying High Bird Park, we are working hard to ensure that our wildlife will be around for generations to come! We have very successful breeding programs for many of our native animals as their numbers in the wild continue to decline and are now rarely seen due to habitat loss and introduced feral pests!

PRICES:  Adult - $20   Children (5-12 years) - $10 

Opening hours 9:00 am to 3:00 pm 7 days

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Mt Walsh National Park

47km South-west of Childers

Diverse vegetation, slopes, gullies and mountain areas. Waterfall creek. Also a wildlife refuge for many different wildlife including, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds.


Russo Environmental Park

approximately 7km on the Goodwood Road and turn left into Stockyard Road

The Environmental Park contains a wide diversity of local native trees shrubs and wildlife.  It includes huge Blue Gums (Eucalyptus tereticornis), estimated to be over 200 years old, which provide nesting hollows for owls, possums and gliders.  Along Stockyard Creek, riparian vegetation shades fast flowing, shallow freshwater and provides a habitat for Azure Kingfishers, frogs and dragonflies.  Endangered rainforest grows in the Park with thick and gnarled vines forming a shady canopy.  Rainforest was once common around Childers and was referred to as "Isis Scrub".  This type of vegetation is now scarce due to extensive land clearing in early pioneering days.

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Woodgate Beach

40Kms East of Childers

16kms stretch of protected beach with clear calm waters.

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