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6 places you can cuddle baby animals on the Sunshine Coast

There aren’t many things cuter than baby animals and Spring is the best time to see them! Even better is when you get to see them up close and give them a cuddle.

6 places you can cuddle baby animals on the Sunshine Coast

Here are all the places you can pat, touch, play with and cuddle baby animals on the Sunshine Coast.

Wildlife HQ

Right at the Big Pineapple, there are animals galore just waiting to be cuddled. At Wildlife HQ, you can book an animal encounter with a koala, Tassie devil, dingo, wombat, crocodile, sugar glider, possum, binturong, sun bear, red panda, baboon, lemur, boa constrictor, marmoset or tamarin! Don’t forget the camera because those dingo pups are adorable!

Australia Zoo

It may seem obvious but at Australia Zoo, you are literally spoilt for choice when it comes to spending quality time with the animals.

Get nice and cosy with the zoo’s resident wombats, echidnas, possums, dingoes, tortoises, zebras, giraffes, meerkats, camels, lemurs and of course, koalas.

Maleny Dairies

As part of the farm tour at Maleny Dairies, you get to meet and bottle-feed baby calves, goats, piglets and chickens in the baby animal pen.

Plus, you get to finish off the tour by tasting some of the award-winning products from this fully functioning dairy farm.


On the first and third Saturday of every month, you can head over to QCamel for some camel cuddles!

Each of the camels here have names and personalities to match and their babies stay close for the first couple of months you will see them tagging along. The guys here believe that "Happy Camels Produce Healthy Milk," so you are guaranteed a truly unique farm gate experience.

Farmyard at Terella

Combining craft beers with sustainability and cute animals is what is happening at Terella Brewing in North Arm.

Open on weekends, the animals at the Farmyard range from guinea pigs to miniature horses and all are rescues with names they know and answer to. Pat a chicken, feed the pigs or cuddle a guinea pig – the choice is yours.

Borumba Deer Park

From the name, you know there will be deer at Borumba Deer Park, but you will also find pigs and goats to spend some time with. Meet Barney the Baby Buck and Fi, who come down to the kiosk for hand-feeding and photo opportunities on your next visit.

Situated on 15 acres along the Yabba Creek banks, you can camp here or book into a cabin if you want to stay longer.