Posted October 05, 2018 11:40:22 Sydney Zoo’s turtle park is getting ready to celebrate its 25th anniversary this year.
It’s got plenty to celebrate and a lot of excitement to go around, as the turtle park has become the most visited zoo in Australia.
Turtle Park is the first turtle-themed park in Australia and the third in New Zealand, after Whanganui and Otago.
“There is a real passion to the turtle and it is something we are really passionate about,” said Tom Noyce, Turtle Park’s manager.
“I think it is one of the great turtle-related stories in New Zealand I think it’s a real thing that people will get excited about.”
Tom Noyle, who is working with the turtle Park to develop a new Turtle Park in New York, said the park is already a success.
“The turtle park and the turtles are popular and they are a very popular attraction,” he said.
“We have been getting so many visitors since the park opened in 2006 and it’s really quite amazing how many people have come to enjoy the turtle experience.”
Tom said the turtle theme was also one of his favourite parts of the park, which has featured a variety of characters, including turtles, crocodiles, snakes and more.
“They’re all very colourful and fun to play with,” he added.
Tom said he is not sure what other theme park attractions would appeal to children but it was always the turtles.
“If you want to see a turtle or a snake in a toy, it’s probably a good idea to visit a turtle park, so that’s the first thing we look for.”
Tom says the new Turtle Parks will be a huge draw for children to visit and a popular tourist attraction.
“You can see it all around the world,” he explained.
“A lot of people are interested in them, so we are always looking for new things to do with them.”
A new Turtle park will be the first in New South Wales and the second in New England.