Drove straight in and parking was made easy by the helpful staff directing you to empty parking spots. A big thumbs up on that initiative.
Once you enter the zoo you are greeted by live koalas, crocodiles, birds which you could get up close and personal and have a great photo taken with. The staff are only too willing to impart with information about the animals in their care. They are obliging and helpful.
Loved the openness of the zoo and you are able to wander around freely and see the giant turtles, cheetahs, adorable tigers, giraffes, camels, elephants, zebras, rhinos, native birds, reptiles, crocodiles, kangaroos and koalas. For those with family members who can't walk that well there is also a shuttle service around the zoo which is informative as well as dropping you off at different points of interest on the way.
The grounds are lovely and clean. The shows are well worth a look at and the whole place has a very good family vibe. Loved the conservation ideas as well.
We would definately recommend as a must to visit. We hope you all enjoy yourselves as much as we did. Ps my hubby is a bit if a camera buff and he was able to get some really great natural shots of the animals with ease. So for all you camera buffs don't forget to take them with you.