At the end of my volunteer experience as a Wildlife Warrior, I had the chance to visit the Australia Zoo, see its unique animals and learn about the many wildlife conservation projects they care for. Below is my guide on visiting the Australia Zoo in Beerwah.You can get all the daily shows and timetable information from the official Australia Zoo Website. You can also put together your itinerary and print it out. From their website, you can also learn about all the conservation projects, how to adopt an animal, donate and make a difference in the world.The Croc Show is the hit of this zoo. It is usually held every day at midday; on Anzac Day, it was scheduled soon after the opening. You’d better check out the timetables on the Australia zoo website at the time of your visit. The photos cannot get the excitement through, unfortunately.A video is probably the best medium to bring the atmosphere to life. The music, the dance, the performance of the Wildlife Warriors and Bindi’s courage and enthusiasm are precious. Following the footprints of Steve Irwin, Bindi has been actively involved, together with her mother, Terri, in continuing her father’s work. Listening to Bindi’s adventures and the wildlife encounters she had was touching.From there, I rushed to the Wetlands to see some beautiful birds and came across the Echidna House, where they held a show. I spent the rest of my time walking around and taking pictures of lovely red and grey kangaroos and cute wallabies. Kangaroos are the joy of thousands of kids “and adults too ” who visit the Australia Zoo every year. They are lovely animals, are happy to be hand-fed, and like posing for a photo with you!While approaching kangaroos, be sure you know a few simple rules for feeding them while respecting their privacy. Here below, learn about the Roo Heaven Rules.As said, while visiting the Australia Zoo, you will come across several boards with great information about Australian native endangered animals or species that are threatened in the world. Here below is one about how to save the parrots of the world. More information is available on the Australia Zoo Website.At the Australia Zoo, there are several great shops where you can buy all kinds of souvenirs; some are also unique to this place, and it’s also an excellent chance to browse and see whether you find something you like to take home. At the Australia Zoo, there are several great shops where you can buy all kinds of souvenirs; some are also unique to this place, and it’s also an excellent chance to browse and see whether you find something you like to take home. As you can see from my bag, I found something.Do not leave the Australia Zoo without being immortalized through a photo with Irwin’s Family bronze sculpture at the entrance. More sculptures are scattered around the zoo area, the croc sculpture for the joy of kids and more areas where you can take fun photos. I hope you enjoyed this short virtual guided tour of the Australia Zoo in Beerwah. With your visit, you will contribute to enjoying and protecting the Australian Wildlife of Australia. First published in 2012, last updated in Jan 2023 Related Posts: The Day Trips From Brisbane What To Do On One Day In Brisbane Solo Travel In Australia All Australian Destination Guide Go back to Rocky Travel If you find this article helpful for your trip, I’d appreciate it if you could support Rocky Travel, book tours, accommodation, and rental car, or purchase my book using the links below. Thank you!
Interesting Australia Zoo FactsThe Australia Zoo is the most known in Australia because of its founder, Steve Irwin. He is a living legend with his legendary commitment and work in Australian wildlife and wilderness conservation. After Steve Irwin died in 2006, his work at the Australia Zoo has been proudly continued by his wife, Terri, his kids, Bindi and Robert, and many Wildlife Warriors. Almost 600 people actively care for endangered Australian animals and educate and support many local and international wildlife conservation projects. On the Australia zoo website, you can also learn about Steve Irwin’s fascinating life story as a great Wildlife Warrior.
How to get to the Australia ZooThe Australia Zoo is located in Beerwah, 80km north of Brisbane and 25 km from the Sunshine Coast. You can catch the train to Landsborough from Brisbane, or if you prefer to be independent and use a car, it is a one-hour drive from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. The Zoo is pretty busy during school holidays and weekends, so booking your tickets online will save you lots of time at the entrance.
As Steven Irwin said: “We don’t own the planet Earth; we belong to it. And we must share it with our wildlife.”