January 2006

True Blue Zoo

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True Blue Zoo

Sunshine Coast Weekender, 20 January 2006

News source: Sunshine Coast Weekender, 20 January 2006
By Elizabeth Innes

It doesn't get more Australian than Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo – until you throw True Blue singer John Williamson in with the crocs as well. Elizabeth Innes reports.

“Hey true blue, is it me and you? Is it mum and dad? Is it a cockatoo?”

Whatever else there is, there's no question that John Williamson playing a concert at Australia Zoo this Australia Day is as true blue as you could hope to find. Yes, the man who's brought us Rip Rip Woodchip, Old Man Emu, Mallee Boy and Cootamunda Wattle is coming to the Coast to play his all-Australian tunes in Steve Irwin's backyard.

Two national icons are coming together to make it an unforgettable Australia Day right here on the Coast with Australia 's most amazing creatures as their backdrop. You can try to hold back the goosebumps but when you hear True Blue live from the man himself on Australia Day, it will be all but impossible.

After his performance, John will hand over to Australia Zoo's amazing residents and let the wildlife do the entertaining. Visitors will enjoy the SnakesLIVE show, TigersLIVE, the free-flight BirdsLIVE show and, at midday, it'll be Croc O'clock.

Australia Zoo will be awash with green and gold as all the kids, big and little, get their faces painted in Australia 's sporting colours. Lamingtons, billy tea and traditional damper will be the order of the day with heaps of games and prizes to add to all the fun. In the true blue Aussie spirit, you can enjoy all this extra fun for the standard prize of admission.

Australia Zoo, Glasshouse Mountains Tourist Drive , Beerwah. Phone 5436 2000. www.crocodilehunter.com . On Australia Day, Thursday 26 January John Williamson will perform at 10.30am in Australia Zoo's Crocoseum.