From Brisbane, travel 60 minutes north to world renowned Australia Zoo, set in the pristine Glass
House Mountains (or Daki Comon or “stone standing up” to our Aboriginal people) National Park, home to the late Steve Irwin and his Wildlife Warrior family – Terri, Bindi and Robert. Steve would be proud of how his family has nurtured his wildlife legacy, for this is a nature experience like no other – and most certainly not like any “zoo” you have ever imagined!
Featuring a huge range of Australian indigenous animals, reptiles and bird species, complimented by endangered species from around the world, Australia Zoo continues to win awards as one of Australia's most loved tourism experiences. For those wanting a gentle introduction to Australian wildlife, Australia Zoo comes highly recommended. This is probably one of the first places that you will cuddle a koala and feed our kangaroos and wallabies, and we recommend at least one day to see everything.
If the sea is more to your liking, SeaLife Sunshine Coast located in Mooloolaba, is just 20 minutes from Australia Zoo and offers a great introduction to Queensland's Great Barrier Reef. This is a perfect way to familiaris yourslef with Australian fish species, jelly fish, turtles and sharks alongside our beautiful and colourful coral reefs and sea grasses.