TMeerkats at Australia Zooake the family for a country drive through the Hinterland. The Scarecrows come out of hiding October 7, for the Mary Valley Scarecrow Festival. You will find them guarding farm gates, village shops and hidden places from Conondale and Kenilworth through the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and north to Dagun.

There’s a map to lead you around country roads and you can win $50 by taking a photo of yourself with as many scarecrows as possible.

Australia Zoo has a new mob of meerkats, who are busy having fun, making mischief and exploring their new home. The kids will adore the rare white koala joey, animal encounters and croc feeding.

For those that love Halloween, you’re in for a treat as Aussie World transforms into a fantasy wonderland for the whole Family. There’s entertainment and rides for everyone October 28. If you are 18 and upwards there’s a masquerade ball the evening before on Hallows Eve, but be warned, as well as the live music and entertainment – it is a maze of horrors!