From largest Koala sanctuary in the world to the zoos operated by the most popular crocodile hunter, Brisbane has it all. Hers is a list of all the zoos in Brisbane.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary – Fig Tree Pocket
Lone Pine is the world’s oldest and largest koala sanctuary. Wildlife in the sanctuary includes: koalas, Tasmanian devils, kangaroos, rare species wombats, echidnas, and various species of reptiles and platypus.
Lone Pine is most famous for its koala cuddles. So if you wish to hold the cutest animal in the world and get a cuddle pic, this is the place for you. The zoo also features sheep dog exhibits, sheering, bird of prey, barn encounters and other Australian animals.
Australia Zoo – Beerwah
Australia’s most famous zoo is Australia Zoo, made famous by the Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. Australia Zoo won the Australian Tourism Awards for 2003–2004 as one the Major Tourist Attractions. Don’t miss the crocodile show, otter show, elephants, rhino and giraffe.
Address: 1638 Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah QLD 4519
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary – Gold Coast
This heritage listed sanctuary is world-renowned for its feeding of huge flocks of free-flying wild rainbow lorikeets, which come to the sanctuary every year. This zoo showcases hundreds of Australian animals and birds as well as farm yard animals.
The shows include Tasmanian devils, a reptile house and the largest walk-through aviary in the Southern Hemisphere. There is also a small railway line that goes across the sanctuary.
Address: 28 Tomewin St, Currumbin QLD 4223
Underwater World – Mooloolaba
Walk through the famous fish tank tunnel to see a variety of fish, sharks and other sea life, touch stingray and pick up starfish. It is a great experience for people of all ages.
Underwater world has a 260 ft shark tunnel takes visitors past several viewing windows, with fish swimming all around the walkway.