Just wild about selfies
A PORT Douglas tourism hotspot is among the country’s most sought-after destinations for snapping selfies with obliging animals.
The Wildlife Habitat is one of the best places in Australia for tourists looking to capture animal selfies – or “animelfies” – according to travel website, Experience Oz.
Narelle Spencer, Wildlife Habitat sales and marketing director, said selfies had become “incredibly popular” among tourists.
“People are putting themselves in their own photos and becoming part of the experience,” she said. “Kangaroos in particular are a bit of a sucker for food, and they’re more than happy to pose for photos.”
Tourism Tropical North Queensland CEO, Alex de Waal, said selfies were the modern equivalent of word-ofmouth recommendations and played an important role in the marketing of Tropical North Queensland.
“We have incredible wildlife from our dual World Heritage areas of the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforest which visitors can get close to,” he said.
Tourists love snapping selfies at the Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat.