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Come see the zoo The Crocodile Hunter helped build. Steve Irwin's parents, Bob and Lyn, started Australia Zoo as a reptile park. Money that Steve and his wife Terri raised from The Crocodile Hunter transformed the park into the pristine, 40 hectare (100 acre) wildlife conservation center it is today. Head to the Crocomuseum for an introduction to massive, sharp-toothed crocodiles. Feed kangaroos at Roo Heaven. Pet koala bears at Pat A Koala. You might even see a vet in action at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Australia Zoo and many more Beerwah attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Beerwah itinerary maker.
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This is a wonderful day out for all ages. The site is large with plenty to see. This will involve lots of walking but there are little wagons available to pull the kids along in as well as a zoo shutt... more »
I do not like Zoos .. I feel they exploit animals. That said, in lieu of going to Africa or living in the Outback, the Australia Zoo is an excellant place to see and learn about Australian wildlife an... more »
The last time we went to Australia zoo was about 15 years ago. Arrived today and had the added bonus of Bindi performing and doing the croc show. The place has at least doubled in size, the facilities... more »
Awesome day out. Fun, informative, interesting, inspiring, exciting, educational, great exercise, entertaining. Crickey! What can I say it's just a great Aussie adventure you've just got to go there!!! Fantastic. I've visited the Australian Zoo 3 times and it never gets old. There is always something new, it constantly changes and is growing. The best part is the animals l well looked after, it's obvious. The staff know what they are doing and are extremely passionate about the animals and there needs and the service and help is 110% up to standard. I'll visit again and support the zoo all the way. In fact I'd love to work and be part of their team!
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Overpriced and no elephants as advertised as they all died i was told. sponsored by all the environmentally destructive companies such as coca cola and doesnt look like any support of indigenous or other communities. Steves face printed on every square inch gaudy as hell. Really poor gimmicky experience with very limited animals. Taronga zoo is superior and half the price. Once you pay the 60 per person at the gate expect to pay 25 dollars extra to hug a poor koala and then extra to feed the giraffe and then extra for the tiger experience. 60 pays for no animal experience just viewing. Just another case of a dead hero turned into a filthy rich franchise, raping the stupid public. Dont spend your money supporting these places its just business for these people and nothing more. Taking your earth and selling it back to you in bits and peices for exuberent prices. Wake up and smell the dung, the altruistic message of saving wildlife is b@$//&*
Without doubt the cleanest 'zoo' I have ever been too. The animal enclosures are more substantial than most zoos and there is definitely a focus on the welfare of the animals. Lots of friendly staff around, food acceptable, very professional shows and facilities. Without doubt it's worth the $59 entrance price and I'm surprised it's that cheap considering how expensive the running costs of the place must be. The only off putting element is the almost cult like obsession with the Irwin family, but I guess they deserve the praise and if it makes money then well done.
Following on from the legacy of Steve Irwin this zoo is homage to his love and care for animals. Especially for fans of his show there is a sense of excitement and nostalgia when you see the family statute greet you. We all know what to expect from a zoo and to keep you there for a day it needs more than just viewing animals. This zoo excels as the shows are fun and informative. From the big extravaganza that is the croc show all the way to the baby tigers. There is an Asia and Africa themed zone. With animals from that region. Camel rides and animal photo opportunities. With the Koala pictures getting a big queue of eager visitors. You can easily stop and chat to staff who may be holding animals such as snakes or birds. The size of the zoo is very large, which means to go round it all will certainly take up the day. The shops have so all sorts of gifts with Steve Irwin memorabilia and fluffy toys. The themed zones also have there particular merchandise to sell. The food area has hearty meals that will certainly fill you up for giving you energy to go around the zoo. Two nice areas involve walking with various tropical birds flying around you and a kangaroo park where you can relax with the famous animal. With plenty of photo opportunities and cuddling a kangaroo is quite magical. Much thought has gone into making this a fun zoo with entertainment and education on wildlife conservation. Of course a profit has to be made, but it is not enforced. Definitely a great day out for all types of travellers and visitors.
Now this is a zoo! Wide open spacious and diverse zoo, allowing you to have a sense of adventure while visiting different areas of the vast habitat. You should allow a few hours to indulge and immerse yourself in the awesome work that the Irwin family and legacy offer every lucky patron. Great job Steve RIP.
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