Australian Reptiles for Preschoolers - Reptile Encounters

Australian Reptiles for Preschoolers

Ever been up close with a snake? Turtle? Shingleback lizard? Whether it’s the first or millionth time, our slithery friends will captivate children with their amazing features and personalities. Get immersed with our native wildlife in this unbeatable interactive experience, where kids will learn about the weird and wonderful characteristics of Australian reptiles. If you’re unsure about which incursion to book, and we haven’t been to see you before, this is the perfect place to start.

Our Reptiles and Extra Guests

Kids will be inspired to help maintain Australia’s rich biodiversity by interacting with some of our reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates that have beautiful temperaments and love interacting with people. 

These are just a few they may get to meet: 

Cheryl - Spiny Leaf Stick Insect

The Spiny Leaf Stick Insect cleverly blends into its environment, looking just like a dry leaf and will even sway from side to side in order to mimic the breeze.

Kermit - Green Tree Frog

The Green Tree Frog is also known as the Dunny Frog as they like to hang out in the public toilets in Queensland where they’re found.

Tortellini - Murray River Turtle

The Murray River Turtle has a clever technique for breathing under water, they can breath through their bottom.

Bob - Shingleback Lizard

You may think it’s unfortunate but the Shingleback lizard appears to have two heads. He uses it as a decoy to confuse other animals.

Boof - Frilled Neck Dragon

One of Australia’s most iconic animals is the Frilled Neck Lizard, famous for their extremely impressive frills which they use to ward off predators.

Tammy - Woma Python

The Woma Python is found throughout desert habitats of central Australia and they actually feed on other reptiles.

Tiny - Olive Python

The Olive Python is the largest species of snake in Australia, reaching up to 6 metres in length and weighing up to 70 kilograms.

Charlie - Saltwater Crocodile

The Saltwater Crocodile is the largest living reptile on the planet, growing up to 7 metres and weighing in at a whopping 1.6 tonnes.



What do Australian Reptiles like to eat?

Where do they live?

What do they feel like to touch?

What threats do they face?

How do we help them survive?

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