What Is Paradise Country?
Paradise Country offers a farmstay adventure or you can just buy tickets and pop in for a fun family day out. One of the main attractions is, of course, the animal farm. Here, you can pet and feed a variety of friendly farm animals, including sheep, and goats. You can also get up close to a kangaroo.
What Else Is There At Paradise Country?
In addition to the animal farm and nursery, Paradise Country also has koalas, birds, emus, dingoes, wombats, tasmanian devils, marmoset monkeys and meerkats. For a fee you can get a photo with a koala or snake or even pay for an animal encounter in which you will actually get to enter the enclosure and feed the animals and get a a 6×8 print.
There are also a number of other fun activities. For example, you can take a tractor ride around the park, mine for opals, or even try your hand at gold panning. There’s also horse or pony rides for the kids as well as bird feeding.
Small children will be entertained by the water play area and the million Shawn the Sheep statues all around the park. There are also shows and events on though they seem to vary throughout the year and depend whether you’re staying or just going for the day.
How To Get To Paradise Country?
Take Exit 60 off the M1 (Pacific Motorway). Drive along Roadshow Way located between Australian Outback Spectacular and Topgolf, then turn left onto Production Drive.
What Time Does Paradise Country Open?
According to their website, Paradise Country is usually open from 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM, however we recommend checking out their website to book tickets and make sure you arrive on time!
What Else Should I Know About Paradise Country?
We recommend bringing plenty of drinking water, sunscreen, and your camera. For older visitors, Paradise Country is probably not going to keep everyone entertained for the entire day, however, if your children are young, this park might just be a better option than, say, the zoo. For one thing, it’s not too big or too crowded. You can see everything in one day and you can go back and see your favourite things again. It also has a playground right next to a cafe for when Mum and Dad need a break.
One big downside, however, was the lack of baby facilities. With so many prams about, it was surprising to see no change tables or feeding areas. If you have a little one to bring, keep this in mind and bring your own changing mat as you may just need to change them on the bathroom counter.
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