Located near the iconic Glasshouse mountains, on the Sunshine Coast is Australia’s iconic Australia Zoo.
On 1000 acres, Australia Zoo is one of Australia’s most iconic zoos, and one of Queensland’s most popular tourist destinations. The Zoo itself is on 110 acres with a huge range of exhibitions.
Its centrepiece is the Crocoseum (Crocodile show), made famous but the late Steve Irwin. The Original Crocodile Hunter. Bur Australia Zoo has been around before Steve made it famous with his Khaki shorts, and Loveable enthusiasm for Nature.
Australia Zoo was opened back in 1970 by Bob and Lyn Irwin, Steve’s parents, as the Beerwah reptile park, and over the next twenty years, it continued to grow and included Crocodiles. Australia Zoo really rose to prominence when it was taken over by Bob and Lyn’s son the late Steve Irwin and his wife Terri in 1998.
Expanding from Reptiles it has grown into a huge variety of different exhibits, Including African animals, Tigers, South East Asian Animals, Rainforest Aviary, Australian animals, animals rescue operations, rehab hospital, horses, and a strong emphasis on conservation and rehabilitation.
Australia Zoo Tickets
One Day Ticket
- Adult – $59.00
- Children (3-14 Year Old) – $35.00
- Family 2A 2C – $172.00
- Family 2A 3C – $189.00
- Pensioner – $47.00
- Student – $47.00
Two Day Ticket
- Adult – $87.00
- Children (3-14 Year Old) – $51.00
- Family 2A 2C – $258.00
- Family 2A 3C – $283.50
- Pensioner – $69.00
- Student – $69.00
- Adult – $109.00
- Children (3-14 Year Old) – $69.00
Extra Benefits to the Annual Pass
- 20% Off Caddie Tours
- 10% Off Retail
- 10% Off Feeding Frenzy Eateries
- Loyalty Program – Retail & Encounter Credits
- Annual Renewal Packages
Extra Opportunities for Adventure
Australia Zoo has dozens of animal encounters available from the cute and cuddly koalas, to more adventurous walk with the tigers.
Zoo Keeper for a day
Children aged between 4 and 15, will love Australia’s Zoo, Zookeeper for a day, a program that runs in the school holidays. This program allows children to go behind the scenes.
After a personalised 5 hour adventure with a tour guide. Then sign up to one of Australia Zoo’s Walking, or Golf buggy style tour. You can also book a personalised tour of the Wildlife Hospital as well.
Kids Zoo is a great place for children to see Baby farm animals, calves, lambs, kids and piglets.
Where to eat at Australia Zoo
I don’t know about you but our children seem to get hungry the minute we turn up somewhere and our visit to Australia Zoo was no exception.
Crikey Cafe Foodcourt
Located up above the Crocoseum is a large food court, called the Crickey Cafe. Serving a variety of fast food, from salads, hot chips, sushi, burger, pizza. There are a huge variety of drinks including a variety of hot and cold drinks.
Dingo Diner is a great place to grab a coffee, cake in a relaxed cafe style environment.
Laughing Frog Lolly Shop
If your kids are after a sweet treat, then the Laughing Frog Lolly shop has over 300 lollies for sale, as well as delicious ice creams. The Laughing frog lolly shop also sells Coffee’s as well.
Kiosk’s through the park
Also located through the park are other kiosks that sell drinks, ice creams and coffee.
Ways to cool off.
Australia Zoo has a awesome Water Park located near the Lolly Shop and Dingo Diner, perfect for the children to cool off on a hot Queensland day.
We even have human sprinkler cool down stations and fantastic misters to cool down.
Australia Zoo Opening Hours
9.00 am to 5.00 pm daily
Christmas Day – closed
1638 Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah, Qld, 4519
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