On a backpacking trip around Australia? Then make sure you take a trip on your way down the East Coast to Australia Zoo.
I have been a massive fan of animals, nature and the great outdoors since I was tiny. I would run through the fields of Northamptonshire pretending I was on safari chasing tigers through the long grass and searching for crocodiles in the rivers. I also used to love The Crocodile Hunter and I watched it all the time whilst I was growing up! Steve Irwin was the ultimate wildlife warrior and I admired him for years!
I was gutted when he died and knew that the next time I got to go to Australia the zoo would be the top of my list!
Visiting the zoo made me realise how much Steve loved Australia, the animals and protecting the world around us. Throughout my time at the zoo I was constantly reminded about his incredible legacies and the ethics that his own children are delivering to other young people across the world.
Australia Zoo is a great day out for couples, friends and families!
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