Sherida Parker and daughters Rhiannon, Marie and Kyra enjoy a close encounter with a wombat.
Sherida Parker and daughters Rhiannon, Marie and Kyra enjoy a close encounter with a wombat.

Cherished trip to zoo

A TRIP from South Grafton to Australia Zoo would usually take a chunk out of anyone’s wallet, but for the Parker family it was absolutely free.

Last week Sherida Parker treated three of her daughters to an early Christmas present, courtesy of The Daily Examiner.

Sherida was the lucky winner of the Australia Zoo competition, featuring three nights accommodation at the Twin Waters Resort on the Sunshine Coast and a VIP trip to the zoo.

At the famous Irwin’s zoo they were treated like celebrities and given their own photographer who followed them around all day, capturing the experiences.

“We had a behind-the-scenes tour of the animal hospital and a wombat encounter,” Sherida said.

“The kids were in their element.”

They were also shown Bindi Irwin’s brand new townhouse tree house, but the childhood star was nowhere to be seen.

Sherida said she could not explain how much it meant to her and daughters to be given such an amazing experience.

“I’m so thankful to the Daily Examiner to do something like this because we would never have been able to do it,” she said.

“To be able to give my kids an experience like that, just before Christmas was amazing,” she said.



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