Wild about the Territory
Territory Wildlife Park is just up the road from our camp, right next to Berry Springs Nature Park. It was very interesting because the focus was on birds and animals from the Northern Territory with lots of interesting displays and well presented information about all the animals. It was a very educational day!
The park is very big, about 800 hectares I think, and an open bus runs around frequently so if you are sick of walking (it gets pretty hot) you can jump on the bus to the next thing you want to see. The birds of prey show was excellent, and following that we visited the Nocturnal house for owls, snakes, bats, bandicoots, frogs, wallabies and various other nocturnal beasts.
The Monsoon Forest walk features a monsoon storm with thunder and lightning as well as a huge walk-through aviary with all manner of local exotic and colourful birds, followed by a walk through the rainforest.
Our other favourite exhibit was the aquarium, which had a tank that you walked through, surrounded on both sides and above with lots of different sea animals including barramundi and whip rays. There were also crocodiles, both freshwater and saltwater, of course, and quite a few turtles, as well as tanks of brightly coloured tropical fish.
What a big day! We finished of with a cooling dip at Berry Springs Nature Reserve before heading home for dinner and a movie under the stars at the Deckchair Cinema that is held twice a week at Tumbling Waters.