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Experience farm life and outback adventure at Paradise Country, offering visitors of all ages a chance to learn all about the Australian bush culture. This homestead is one of the area’s most popular tourist attractions, with a wide range of activities, such as regular kangaroo feedings and numerous photo opportunities with friendly koalas. Watch some of Australia’s most skilled shearers at work, or join the stockmen as they and their dogs round up huge flocks of sheep. Daily whip-cracking and riding demonstrations are also performed by a few of the outback’s finest horsemen. Try bush dancing, an authentic Aussie entertainment, and enjoy a hearty barbecue meal, served hot by the campfire. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Paradise Country by using our Oxenford trip itinerary planner.
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I hadn't heard about this place when looking for things to do in the Gold Coast, but a family member took us here. I'm really glad that they did because we had a lovely day! There were lots of animals... more »
The place only caters for bus loads of tourists. Took our brother in law and his family who visited the place as part of their park passes. The cuddle a koala photo session is fully booked out before ... more »
It's not only hard to find,... after a long walk from the parking area, the place was really disappointing. It is too boring and I think only good for kids 4 yrs and below. The mine digging was the wo... more »
Where do I begin, the word disappointed seems too kind. I'll start with the good. The ability to get up close to the animals was great. The kids loved the petting zoo. Unfortunately that's as positive as I can be. The park enclosures are small and the animals look sedated. We paid for some kangaroo food however not a single kangaroo was interested. The "rest area" for the animals was surrounded by tourists so no wonder the animals were exhausted, being prodded and poked all day with no escape. The park was overrun by Asian tourists who have no ability to be polite, my 3 year old son was regularly pushed aside to allow them to take a selfie of them tugging on a kangaroo ear. Where were the staff keeping an eye on the welfare of the animals, almost nonexistent. Overall the park was poorly managed and unsupervised. I got the impression it was aiming to cram as many Asian tourists into the park as possible with little regard for the welfare of the animals or the general enjoyment of other visitors. I'm just glad I didn't pay to enter due to my pass.
Great place to be with the family with children. Children get to interact with the animals. The burger at the cafeteria was delicious (Veggie burgers). Staff really friendly and are always there to assists. On a lovely day it's a nice walk from car park to the entrance. It's not far and makes it really exciting to walk there. Nice place to spend the day. Highly recommend it.
The so called $18.00 buffet were you get one protein only. Then there is not a lot of choice for sides unless you like plain rice and watermelon. Will never come back again and I will tell everyone don't bother. It is not good if you have a pram as there is a lot of hills and uneven ground. There is also not a lot of shade or seating. Thank goodness we didn't pay to get in it because it was included in our VIP pass.
We did the farmstay with our two kids (10 & 13) and got free entry to the Outback Spectacular show as a part of the package. The show alone would have cost us the cost of the entire night's stay. Both kids quite liked the shows and the animals. The shows at PC seem quite well set up. We started with the Billy Tea show and then just went from one to the next with little time in between. If you are staying overnight, you get a park tour from 8am and get to feed some of the animals and milk a cow. The highlight for my wife and I was the free wine tasting at about 5pm. All the staff at PC were excellent and very hardworking given you see some there as early as 7am and others working at the Outback Spectacular as well. Everything was clean, especially in the camp area. And the food was quite good for a buffet and not overly priced given just a hot dog costs $8 in Movie World. For those reviewers having issues with animals in pens, I'm surprised they came here and then complained, knowing in advance this is a sort of farm adventure.
Park is small. But you can get close to and touch Kangaroo. Iced Drink is good. The $18 lunch buffet seem cheap, but it is not much food you can choose. It's only include one meat in the main course...
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