Unmissable Animal Encounters – ULTIQA Hotels & Resorts


If you love animals, we have compiled a list of some encounters that will leave you speechless.

Gold Coast

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

From land crawlers to high flyers you will see them all at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Get your photo taken holding a Koala or watch the mesmerising strength of a Saltwater Crocodile feeding – there are bound to be encounters for every age group!
Located just a 20-minute drive from our beautiful Broadbeach Resorts.


SeaWorld is a one stop shop for animal lovers and thrill seekers alike and only a short 16-minute drive from our Broadbeach Resorts! Ranging from Polar bears to Sea Lion shows why not spend some time up close and personal splashing around with a Dolphin. Looking for a thrill? Throw on some diving gear and go for a swim with some of Australia’s beautiful marine life including sharks!

Whale Watching

Enjoy a view of the gold coast like you wouldn’t imagine – from the wide-open Pacific Ocean encompassing the entire Gold Coast shoreline with a whale watching tour! With a chance to see the majestic humpback giants on their migration toward the colder waters of Antarctica you will be amazed by their sheer size and power.



Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Located 12km from the city centre is the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Here you can get up close and personal, with 1 of 130 koalas or feed a kangaroo.

Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre

Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre is 12 kilometres away from Brisbane city centre. Enjoy encounters with reptiles, birds, fish and amphibians at this wonderful destination. Whether you want to watch some of Australia’s nocturnal animals in their nocturnal house or the Australian platypus playing in the rock pool at Gondwana Platypus Rockpool, Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre has you covered.


Sunshine Coast

Australia Zoo

Heard of the famous Steve Irwin? Visit the home of the crocodile hunter which aims to protect all animals and keep them as healthy and happy as possible. Enjoy seeing the famous crocodiles happily lounge in the sun or take a glance at some of Australia’s venomous snakes – it’s all there to see for a fun filled day! The park is located just a short drive from ULTIQA Shearwater Resort.

Sealife Mooloolaba

If aquatic life peaks your interests, then why not visit Sealife Mooloolaba. Visit their famous 80-meter underwater tunnel allowing you to see the marine life from the bottom of the ocean. Underwater World is located within a 30-minute drive from ULTIQA Shearwater Resort in Caloundra!
Want to get hands-on? Sealife Mooloolaba has a Tidal Touchpool which encompasses an array of marine life like sea cucumbers, starfish and more where you can experience the feel of these unique animals.


Werribee Open Range Zoo

An African – Australian experience awaits at this exquisite location! Filled with the African native animals like lions, gorillas, giraffes and more alongside a few famous Australians like the Kangaroo and Koalas. Take a ride in the Off-Road Safari or have a close encounter with a lion, the choice is yours!
If feeding animals is more your thing then let the giraffes amaze you with their giant blue tongues as they eat from your hands. Located only 40 minutes from Melbourne CBD.

Planning to adventure to get in touch with nature? ULTIQA Hotels and Resorts has six great properties for your accommodation needs.
• ULTIQA Freshwater Point Resort – Broadbeach, Gold Coast
• ULTIQA Beach Haven on Broadbeach – Broadbeach, Gold Coast
• ULTIQA Air on Broadbeach – Broadbeach, Gold Coast
• ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel – CBD, Brisbane
• ULTIQA Shearwater Resort – Caloundra, Sunshine Coast
• ULTIQA Little Collins –CBD, Melbourne