Having visited last back in 1973 I felt it long over due to visit again, as Ben and I were touring a number of Wildlife parks in the Southeast corner of Queensland earlier in this year it was a good reason to go again. When I visited back in 1973 the place seemed alive with Victoria crowned Pigeons almost at every turn they seemed to be every where but alas these days there would be very few if any in zoos in the country. Since the Park these days is run by the State Government (DERM) they have started a number of breeding programs for some of our rare species such as the Mahogany glider and the Julia creek dunnart (the worlds only captive animals). The wooden board walk which circuits the lagoon and the park is a major plus as it allows very good viewing of almost all the outside species. If it's some of the rare Queensland species you want to see, then this is the place for you to see them, my number one "must see" on the list was the Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroo of which they had a lone female in a very lush exhibit, we were very lucky as the keeper had called her down from the trees for a close up look at her, the keeper had told us they did breed them but the infant had died along with the male, the only other LTR (a male) is located in a park in far north Queensland. Some of the other must see's were the Bridled nailtail wallaby, Proserpine rock wallaby,and in the Nocturnal house Greater Bilby, Julia creek Dunnart, Northern Bettong, Mahogany Glider, Yellow bellied Glider, The Greater glider and Platypus. Other species of interest where Black-necked storks, Gouldian Finch, Common Wombat, Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats, Koala's, Wedge-tailed eagles and Radjah Shelduck. The animals looked quite at home here in the park all of them were displayed in natural surroundings which looked like their native habitats and just watching these animals go about there daily lives was wonderful, the Brolga storks were raising young which we got a number of good pics of. Other interesting animals to be seen were the pair of Cassowarys, a pair of fresh water crocs also a pair of Saltwater crocodiles of which the male was a decent size. The Nocturnal house has a number of interesting species worth seeing some are mentioned above. All in all for people wanting to see Queensland wildlife species including some of the rare species then this is worth a visit, the many different animals living in a "stress free" environment was great to see. The many well established trees (Giant Figs ect) planted long ago add to the tropical rainforest feel, which only adds to the character of this park. I was very fortunate back in 1973 to meet and talk to David Fleay who proudly told me he was the only man alive in the world today that was bitten (on the backside) by a Tasmanian Tiger. I feel very lucky to have met this great man.