Activities with us:
We have a range of on-site activities for you to participate in if you choose - let us know when you book if you're interested in them.
We offer guided spotlighting activities with our resident Zoologist looking for mammals, nocturnal birds and reptiles. Most importantly, the information we collect will be made available for universities to support important wildlife conservation and research.
Wildlife habitat rehabilitation and vegetation
We are committed to improving wildlife habitat availability. As part of this, our guests can get involved in our Landcare-supported site revegetation - we are planting thousands of Whitsunday-native and Australian-native plants specifically chosen for our local wildlife.
Birds, birds, birds
We have some amazing bird species in our area - from Kingfishers to Magpie Geese, and even the occasional Brolga. We'll do a bit of spotting on-site, guided by our resident Zoologist. And as part of this, we'll also make sure all the information is shared with e-Bird Australia in support of vital conservation activities.
Get your feet wet (a little!)
We offer a guided freshwater ecology sampling, insect survey and bird counts in support of our on-site lake rehabilitation. Led by our resident Zoologist, you can learn all about this critical water habitat.
Attractions & Activities close by:
Cedar Creek Falls
About 4 minutes from Zoolodgeica and so magical. It's safe to swim, wade and explore, but take care on the slippery rocks. The pool beneath the waterfall is filled with rainbowfish and freshwater turtles.
Stop at the Busy Bees nursery on the way home for an excellent coffee or ice-cream.
Conway and Wilsons Beach
A short drive from Zoolodgeica: the tidal range here is phenomenal - at low tide, walk out on the flats amongst armies of harmless iridescent blue soldier crabs. It's easy to spot Sea Eagles, Brahminy Kites and Sooty Oystercatchers too. There's a very retro 1960s diner at the Caravan Park (they also sell fuel, newspapers and supplies).
Conway National Park There's lots to see and do here, but only a few ways to access the Park. It's walking or mountain bikes only though.
Download the park map.
For an amble through the forest, use the Brandy Creek Rd entrance (follow the brown signs). It's peaceful rainforest with lots of birds to spot. For something more difficult, try Honeyeater trail (enter from Kara Cresc.). It's mostly uphill for 4.5km (each way), but the lookout is magnificent.
Things to do in the Whitsunday Region:
Airlie Beach The big hub of our region - everything you can think of is here to see or do. The views from town are azure calm waters with floating islands in the distance. Everything revolves around Shute Harbour Road near the beaches. A swim in the huge freshwater lagoon is a must (free!). Classy restaurants and laid-back cafés abound.
Proserpine is a delightful art-deco Queensland sugar town - centred around the large mill (which crushes the sugar for transport by train and sea). Locals are friendly and there is a large array of shops and services, including a brand new cinema!
Dingo Beach & Hydeaway Bay Feel like Robinson Crusoe on a (almost!) deserted island, but these hamlets are on the mainland and just half and hour's drive. Stunning beaches, views and yes, you can even have a sumptuous seafood platter brought out to you on the sand.