Must Do: Australia Zoo, Beerwah

Australia Zoo is a wildlife conservation located approximately an hour and a half north of Brisbane, in Beerwah on the Sunshine Coast. It is was the home of the Australian Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, and is now run by Terri Irwin. One of the first things that you will notice about the zoo is its size. Currently situated on over sixty acres of land, you will have plenty of places to explore throughout the entire day.

Entry fee is $53 per adult and $31 per child or alternatively, a family of four (two adults and two children) pass can be purchased for $157, saving you $11 on entry fees. In my case, I was lucky enough to obtain free entry due to failing EFTPOS machines!

One thing to note about is the car park. There are two car parks; a small one at the front and a larger one at the rear. Due to the fact that only the small car park is visible from the main road, and is always full, it may deter some people from visiting. However, rest assured there is a much larger car park just beyond the front car park, with lots of parking and still only a very short walk from the main entrance.

Along with all the traditional zoo displays, there are three main Exhibitions at Australia Zoo: Tiger Temple, Elephantasia and The Crocoseum. The Crocoseum is the main stage, capable of seating 5,000, and is used for live animal shows and special performances such as Bindi and The Crocmen.

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20 Brisbane Must Do’s

Queensland is turning 150 next year and the RACQ has started the 150 Campaign where they are promoting 150 great Queensland Experiences. Being a large state a vast portion of the 150 experiences are out of reach for a day trip or even a weekend trip, and others are just not that interesting. I have compiled a shortlist from the 150 to come up with 20 Brisbane (or close enough to be a day or weekend trip from Brisbane) must do’s and a few Queensland like to do’s.

Over time I am going to be creating a new post entry for each item, along with Flickr photos, in order to track what I have done and to give my opinion on each one. I will also update this list with links to the posts, striking out any completed items. Although I have already done several of the items I may do them again simply because they were that good or because I’m lacking photos of them.

20 Brisbane Must Do’s (no particular order):

  1. Australia Zoo, Beerwah
  2. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
  3. Dive The Great Barrier Reef
  4. Carnarvon Gorge
  5. Explore Girraween National Park
  6. Great Walk, Fraser Island / Take A Trip To Fraser Island
  7. Riverfire
  8. Discover The Natural Beauty At Springbrook
  9. Pumicestone Passage, Bribie Island
  10. Tuck Into A Steak At Brekky Creek Hotel
  11. Lamington National Park
  12. Workshops Rail Museum
  13. View The City Lights From Mt Coot-tha
  14. Glass House Mountains
  15. Underwater World, Mooloolabah
  16. Story Bridge Adventure Climb
  17. Lose Yourself In The Bunya Mountains
  18. Try Zorbing
  19. View The Coastline From The Deck Of Q1
  20. Shopping At The Queen Street Mall

Queensland Like To Do’s (no particular order):

  1. Tour Sirromet Winery
  2. Whitehaven Beach
  3. Sea Kayak Along The Whitsunday Islands
  4. Paronella Park
  5. Join A Jungle Surfing Canopy Tour At Cape Tribulation
  6. Mini Moke Around Magnetic Island
  7. Relax At A Result On The Great Barrier Reef
  8. White Water Rafting, Tully River