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Australia Zoo

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Cuddly koalas, cute kangaroos and amazing crocodile shows – get up close to Australia and the world’s most amazing animals in Brisbane’s famous wildlife park.

Originally opened as a local wildlife sanctuary by the parents of famed “crocodile hunter” Steve Irwin, Australia Zoo has grown over the last 30 years to include animals and exhibits from all over the world as well as one of the world’s biggest wildlife hospitals. The world-famous animal lover, who was killed tragically by a stingray in 2006, grew up feeding and handling crocodiles and turned his talents into a successful worldwide television series. He invested the earnings from his hugely popular show in to turning his parents project into one of the country’s top tourist attractions.

His wife Terri now runs the zoo and, along with her children Bindi and Robert, has continued her husband’s work in expanding the amount of international species on show and financing conservation projects in Queensland. Australia Zoo now houses a huge array of wildlife from around the world but, naturally enough, it is the iconic Australian animal exhibits that really catch the eye. Among the aussie species on show are Tasmanian devils and wombats and, of course, kangaroos, which are housed in a special enclosure where visitors can pet and feed the docile marsupials. The 5,000-seat ‘Crocoseum’ is the centrepiece of the zoo, where Steve used to give crocodile demonstrations and where daily shows are held, during which trained handlers play with some of the world’s largest reptiles.

The Serengeti eco-system is replicated in the African Safari exhibit, which is the place to go to see zebras, giraffes and rhinos amble through the savannah. The Tiger Temple is another of the most popular attractions, and visitors here have the opportunity to view beautiful Bengal and Sumatran tigers swim underwater from a special viewing area.

All these exhibitions are included in the price of admission but for an extra fee you can take part in one of the handling and feeding demonstrations, or the guided tours, including the Platinum Adventure, in which you’ll get hands-on encounters with animals. The zoo is 80 kilometres north of Brisbane in Beerwah on Steve Irwin Way and is accessible by car, train and bus. Open daily except major public holidays.

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Ingenia Holidays Landsborough
Ingenia Holidays Landsborough
3 out of 5
Steve Irwin Way, Landsborough, QLD
The price is NZ$114 per night from 9 Aug. to 9 Aug.
Situated in Landsborough, this cabin is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Landsborough Museum and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Australia Zoo. Dularcha National Park and Beerwah Forest ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (46 reviews)
"Overall was good, liked the duckpond and bbq area. Cabins need more privacy screens and sun protection on back deck, steps on the deck to ground would be handy too"

Reviewed on 5 Mar. 2021

Ingenia Holidays Landsborough
Beerwah Ideal 1 Bed Apartment, Pet Friendly and Only 5 Minutes to Australia Zoo
Beerwah Ideal 1 Bed Apartment, Pet Friendly and Only 5 Minutes to Australia Zoo
Beerwah, QLD
The price is NZ$125 per night from 6 Aug. to 6 Aug.
This family-friendly Beerwah apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Glasshouse Mountains National Park and Beerwah Forest Reserve. Australia Zoo is 2.6 ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
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"Very friendly. Unit attached to house but pretty much a private area, hardly even tell owners are there. We had own court yard and own bathrooms etc. Unit was right up the front so could come an go as pleased. Communication was fast and good. Very clean an Very helpful. Nice small park at end of ..."

Reviewed on 25 Jun. 2021

Beerwah Ideal 1 Bed Apartment, Pet Friendly and Only 5 Minutes to Australia Zoo
Beerwah Ideal 2 Bed Apartment - Pet Friendly and 5 Minutes to Australia Zoo
Beerwah Ideal 2 Bed Apartment - Pet Friendly and 5 Minutes to Australia Zoo
Beerwah, QLD
The price is NZ$140 per night from 6 Aug. to 6 Aug.
This family-friendly Beerwah apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Glasshouse Mountains National Park and Beerwah Forest Reserve. Australia Zoo is 2.6 ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (16 reviews)
Great tidy place
"Beautiful little flat, perfectly clean and everything necessary was provided. Overall very happy with the stay would definitely recommend and stay again."

Reviewed on 28 Jun. 2021

Beerwah Ideal 2 Bed Apartment - Pet Friendly and 5 Minutes to Australia Zoo
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Ingenia Holidays Landsborough
Ingenia Holidays Landsborough
3 out of 5
Steve Irwin Way, Landsborough, QLD
The price is NZ$114 per night from 9 Aug. to 9 Aug.
Ingenia Holidays Landsborough
Beerwah Ideal 1 Bed Apartment, Pet Friendly and Only 5 Minutes to Australia Zoo
Beerwah Ideal 1 Bed Apartment, Pet Friendly and Only 5 Minutes to Australia Zoo
Beerwah, QLD
The price is NZ$125 per night from 6 Aug. to 6 Aug.
Beerwah Ideal 1 Bed Apartment, Pet Friendly and Only 5 Minutes to Australia Zoo
Beerwah Ideal 2 Bed Apartment - Pet Friendly and 5 Minutes to Australia Zoo
Beerwah Ideal 2 Bed Apartment - Pet Friendly and 5 Minutes to Australia Zoo
Beerwah, QLD
The price is NZ$140 per night from 6 Aug. to 6 Aug.
Beerwah Ideal 2 Bed Apartment - Pet Friendly and 5 Minutes to Australia Zoo
Renovated Queenslander In Beautiful Beerwah
Renovated Queenslander In Beautiful Beerwah
2731 Old Gympie Rd, Coochin Cottage, Beerwah, QLD
Renovated Queenslander In Beautiful Beerwah
Australia Zoo, Glass House Mountains and Surrounds!
Australia Zoo, Glass House Mountains and Surrounds!
5 Bloomfield Pl, Beerwah, QLD
The price is NZ$219 per night from 8 Aug. to 8 Aug.
Australia Zoo, Glass House Mountains and Surrounds!
Beerwah Retreat
Beerwah Retreat
75 Shaws Rd, Beerwah, QLD
The price is NZ$293 per night from 16 Aug. to 16 Aug.
Beerwah Retreat
Blackwattle Farm B&B and Farm Stay
Blackwattle Farm B&B and Farm Stay
4 out of 5
123 Old Peachester Road, Peachester, QLD
Blackwattle Farm B&B and Farm Stay
Beerwah Glasshouse Mountains Motel
Beerwah Glasshouse Mountains Motel
3.5 out of 5
1116 Steve Irwin Way, Glass House Mountains, QLD
The price is NZ$120 per night from 9 Aug. to 9 Aug.
Beerwah Glasshouse Mountains Motel
Silent Hope Cottage
Silent Hope Cottage
3.5 out of 5
482 Landsborough Maleny Rd, Bald Knob, QLD
The price is NZ$363 per night from 8 Aug. to 8 Aug.
Silent Hope Cottage
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.