Brisbane Zoo – Your Guide to Zoos in or Around Brisbane

Looking for Brisbane Zoo? Here you will find a complete GUIDE to Zoos in or around Brisbane. 

From the largest Koala sanctuary in the world to the zoos operated by the most popular crocodile hunter, Brisbane has it all. Every zoo here has something unique to offer and it can be confusing which one to choose. Have a look at each of them and decide for yourself!

The perfect souvenir of your visit to the zoo is animal Custom Lapel Pins, a wonderful way to support the zoo’s mission to save animals. Wear it on a jacket, backpack, hat or lanyard. It makes a great gift for pin collectors and is a testament to the beauty of nature and the art that brings it to life.

Hers is a list of all the zoos in Brisbane.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary 

brisbane zoo 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 sheepdog exhibits, sheering, bird of prey, barn encounters and other Australian animals.

Address: 708 Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket QLD 4069  (30 mins drive from Brisbane)

ENTRY FEE: Adult: $36 , Child (3-13 yrs old): $22

Australia Zoo 

zoos in brisbaneAustralia Zoo is more than an hour’s drive from Brisbane. It is Australia’s most famous zoo, because of the founder, the popular Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. As a kid, you might have seen documentaries of him catching crocodiles in the wild with bare hands. Australia Zoo won the Australian Tourism Awards for 2003–2004 as one of the Major Tourist Attractions. Don’t miss the crocodile show, otter show, elephants, rhino and giraffe.

Address: 1638 Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah QLD 4519 (One hour+ drive from Brisbane)

ENTRY FEE: Adult: $59 , Child (3-14 yrs): $35, Family (2 adult, 2 child): $172

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary 

zoo in brisbaneThis 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. If you love birds this is the place for you but it has a lot more to offer. 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 (One hour+ drive from Brisbane)

ENTRY Price: $36 adult , Child (0-2 yrs) FREE, Child (3-13 yrs) $22 ,

Underwater World – Mooloolaba

zooWalk 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.

Address: Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba QLD 4557
(One hour+ drive from Brisbane)
Adult (15+)$39$35.10$31.20
Child (3-14 yrs)$27$24.30$21.60
Student or Senior*$32$28.80$25.60


Ipswich Nature Centre – Queens Park

Ipswich Nature Centre features a range of Australian wildlife, lush landscaped gardens and exhibits that have been recreated to represent local bushland and flora communities.

The Nature Centre is open 6 days a week and is located within Queens Park, Milford Street Ipswich.

Admission: FREE