Australia, HOLIDAYS, Living in... Australia FEATHERDALE WILDLIFE PARK 21 May 2012

We took a little road trip to Featherdale Wildlife Park, which Chris was really keen to get to since it’s basically a gigantic petting farm. And since the weather was spot-on perfect (cool enough to run around without a sweat, but with the bright sun warming up the place), it was THE best family outing we’ve even been on so far!

And check out this adorable Golden Retriever/Poodle cross puppy that was at the rest stop along the way. It was so so so pretty!! And so affectionate and happy with Hunter too. Made us really want to get a dog like that for our kids when they’re a little older.

The beautiful golden retriever/poodle puppy during a rest-stop on our road trip

 

We hit Featherdale just before lunch time for maximum daylight hours. Hunter was in his element. He loves animals and was in seventh heaven running around checking them all out.. pointing to every one, going up to them and reaching out for a pat.

Impressively, the animals there are all so tame, placid and friendly. I guess they’re used to schoolkids going up in groups and manhandling them 😛 They didn’t mind Hunter approaching them and giving them a pat, and many even proactively went up to him to check him out 😉

Patting a koala (which was much more interested in eating than us)

 

"Look, Mum, wallabies my size!"

 

Daddy, Mummy and Baby wallaby *dies of cuteness*

 

I said "Hunter, go pat him on the bum!" And he did. LOL.

 

BIRD!!!!

 

Super-tame kookaburras, I could even pat them!!

 

Immitating the kookaburra laugh

 

Beautiful peacock

 

Fascinated with more birds

 

Completely delighted to see a real pig, after seeing them in his picture books

 

And just as delighted to come up-close with a cow!

 

All tuckered out from the day's excitement 🙂

 

Featherdale Wildlife Park is a total MUST-GO in Australia. It’s so good for young kids because you can interact with the animals, many of which are roaming around free. We had a wonderful time as a little family there and will definitely go again next time we’re in Australia 🙂

 

22 Comments

  • Sarah posted on May 22, 2012 at 2:00 am

    Wonderful stuff! Hunter looks so blissful around the animals 😉 By the way, where did you get Hunter’s hat from? I like that it straps under his chin; the one we have for Enoch is good but he sometimes keeps wanting to take it off!

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    • Beverly! posted on May 22, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      It’s from Cotton On, was only $5 hee!

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  • K posted on May 22, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Hunter is THE most smiley child I have ever seen. I love looking at his happy pictures!

    When I visited Australia, years ago, my family there took us to Featherdale. I even have the same picture with the disinterested koala!

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    • Beverly! posted on May 22, 2012 at 8:08 pm

      He’s actually not a v smiley kid! It’s probably cos I take photos of him when he’s happy and interested in something hehe. He’s very cheerful around us and at home, but in general when he’s around strangers, he has serious-face going on 😉

      Haha the koala really was disinterested!

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  • The Nonya posted on May 22, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Hunter looks exactly like a kewpie doll when he’s petting the roo on his bum, too cute for words! 🙂 Been to Featherdale years ago when I was studying at USyd and glad to see that it hasn’t changed

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    • Beverly! posted on May 22, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      Heh that’s my fave pic cos he looks so content 🙂

      Featherdale really is awesome.. can’t wait to go back with 2 kids in tow

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  • zhing posted on May 22, 2012 at 10:07 am

    little hunter looks sooo happy in this set of pictures! i guess he really loves his aussie animals!

    p.s. you still look fabulous! how have you been feeling?

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    • Beverly! posted on May 22, 2012 at 8:10 pm

      He really did, it was awesome he got to pat all of em 🙂

      Feeling ok but really exhausted this week as we’re moving! Dohhh

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  • Tracey posted on May 22, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Aww, we live 10 minutes from Featherdale 🙂 So glad you all had a great time 🙂 x

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    • Beverly! posted on May 22, 2012 at 8:11 pm

      OHHHHHHHHHHHH I had no idea! Or I’d have asked you to come along, would love to meet your 2 kiddies 🙂

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  • Aimee posted on May 22, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    So cool…. Hunter has the coolest parents. 🙂

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    • Beverly! posted on May 22, 2012 at 8:12 pm

      Hhahaha thank you Aimee!

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  • Ling posted on May 22, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Hunter is toooo adooorable, and obviously super excited to see all the animals in real life!

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    • Beverly! posted on May 22, 2012 at 8:12 pm

      He was totally fascinated. I really wish Singapore had stuff like this!

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  • Angela Mok on Facebook posted on May 22, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    he actually looked abit cheeky while patting the kangaroo’s bum! his pictures do bring a smile to whoever’s reading this entry… =D

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    • Beverly! posted on May 23, 2012 at 2:09 pm

      He was having GREAT fun going up to all the kangaroos.. thankfully they were all very patient and didn’t mind having all their body parts patted, LOL!

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  • Sherlyn posted on May 22, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Makes me want to bring my son to Australia for a holiday 🙂 Hunter looked so happy seeing the pigs!

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    • Beverly! posted on May 23, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      Ohhhh he’d absolutely love it, you should!

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  • Jessie posted on May 23, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I cant believe Hunter even posed and smiled for the camera when he went over to pat the bum bum *cuteness overload*

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    • Beverly! posted on May 23, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      Haha yeah it was easy to take, cos he was so delighted he was smiling anyway and kept looking at us with a “CHECK OUT WHAT I’M DOING!!” expression 😉

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  • Sarah posted on May 24, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    That koala just looks like Yoda!

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    • Beverly! posted on May 24, 2012 at 8:48 pm

      omg lol YOU’RE RIGHT!

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