News source: Coast Magazine, Winter 2006
Much to do at the Sunshine Coast 's famous attractions
COAST visits the Sunny Coast 's best loved and famous attractions.
Set of 28 hectares, Australia 's premier wildlife attraction keeps getting bigger and better! With more than 1000 native and exotic animals, an army of Wildlife Warriors, an action-packed 24-hour wildlife hospital and on amazingly adventurous Irwin family, there is never a dull moment at Australia Zoo.
The crew packs in stacks of wildlife action every day – there are always plenty of exciting wildlife shows to see, friendly and knowledgeable zoo keepers to chat with and heaps of drop-dead gorgeous animals that can't wait to get up close and personal with you. If you've ever wanted to cuddle a koala, hand-feed and Asian elephant, walk alongside a Bengal Tiger, wrap a snake around your shoulders or watch a massive Saltwater crocodile launch a strike from the water's edge, then Australia Zoo is your ultimate destination.
Location: Australia Zoo is located on the Glasshouse Mountains Tourist Route , Beerwah, one hour north of Brisbane .
Cost: Adult $43, Student $35, Child 3-14 $29, children under three years enter free. Family of two adults and three children $139 (gate offer only). Certain group discounts apply but not on family ticket. These prices are effective until 31 October 2006.
When to go: Every day from 9:00am to 4:30pm except for Christmas day.