An hour’s drive north of Sydney lives this collection of cold-blooded critters, creepy-crawlies and native animals including koalas, echidnas, wombats and Tasmanian devils. There are lots of noisy, colourful birds too. Interactive exhibits include Spider World and the Lost World of Reptiles. CityRail Gosford then 10min taxi ride. Admission $22.50; $15 reductions; $11.50 3-15s; $60 family of four; free under-3s.