See a slice of Australasia at new Night Safari trail
A new walking trail with an Australasian theme will open on Friday at the Night Safari.
The Wallaby Trail, covering almost 5,000 sq m, has 13 indoor and outdoor exhibits featuring creatures from Australia, New Guinea and New Zealand. These include an Australian native bird called the tawny frogmouth and the white-lipped python from Papua New Guinea.
A walk-through exhibit enables visitors to get close to marsupials such as the parma wallaby and bennett's wallaby.
A prominent feature of the trail, formerly the Forest Giants trail, is the Naracoorte Cave, a reconstruction of the Naracoorte Caves National Park, a World Heritage site in South Australia.