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Currumbin Sanctuary or Taronga Zoo?

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Currumbin Sanctuary or Taronga Zoo?

Can any one tell me which zoo is better, Currumbin or Taronga?

We are a family from Hong Kong and are planning to spend 8 days in Gold Coast and Sydney in early April. We have kids of 8 and 11 years old and they do want to have close encounter with animals like kangaroos and koalas. Can any one tell me which zoo should we go? As we don't have much time we probably can visit only one. Thanks a lot!

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1. Re: Currumbin Sanctuary or Taronga Zoo?

apples and bananas...taronga is more lik a conventioanl zoo with a few opportunity for up close and personal...you can pay to have your pic with the koala for example...

Currumbin is a sanctuary..totally different concept..the birds for example can come and go as they please and many of the animals are rescued or bred there...proably mor eup close and personal..but a different experience in any regard...try to do both....you can "do" currumbin in a half day..taronga may take a little longer..

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2. Re: Currumbin Sanctuary or Taronga Zoo?

Your best option would be Australia Zoo (Steve Irwin's) on the Sunshine Coast as a side trip from the Gold Coast. It's a fantastic place.

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3. Re: Currumbin Sanctuary or Taronga Zoo?

If you are looking for a great zoo suggest Taronga would be a far superior choice to Currumbin, which is a bird sanctuary, although both are worth a look

For encounters with Koalas suggest Lone Pine Sanctuary in Brisbane which is closer to gold coast than Australia zoo

http://koala.net.au/index.htm

cheers skip

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4. Re: Currumbin Sanctuary or Taronga Zoo?

If you can only choose one go for Taronga followed by Australia Zoo

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5. Re: Currumbin Sanctuary or Taronga Zoo?

Thanks every one. Will try both if time allows. As we do not plan to rent a car, we probably won't go to Brisbance this time. Thank anyway.

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6. Re: Currumbin Sanctuary or Taronga Zoo?

Hi

You can do a full day bus trip to Australia Zoo from the Gold Coast

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