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  • Location:Brisbane or Gold Coast, Australia
  • Duration:6 hours (approx.)

Australia Zoo by Croc Express Coach

Encounter amazing animals from Down Under and around the world at the famous Australia Zoo — Home of the Crocodile Hunter! The legacy of Steve Irwin and his family, this conservation center aims to educate visitors about wildlife and help preserve endangered species for the future. Ride to the zoo from your Brisbane or Gold Coast hotel in an air-conditioned Croc Express coach, and enjoy 6 hours of free time to browse the fantastic mammal, bird and reptile exhibits. Experience up-close animal encounters, and watch live feedings and demonstrations, including the croc-snapping Wildlife Warriors show!


  • Day trip to Australia Zoo aboard a Cross Express coach
  • Enjoy the day at Australia Zoo and see exhibits of crocodiles, elephants and tigers
  • See wildlife handling and feeding demonstrations
  • Pickup and drop-off from all Brisbane or centrally located Gold Coast hotels

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What You Can Expect

Australia Zoo by Croc Express Coach

Australia Zoo by Croc Express Coach

The world-famous Australia Zoo was founded by the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin and his family and is dedicated to conserving wildlife through education and research. Skip the stress of driving to the zoo, and relax on the ride from your Brisbane or Gold Coast hotel in an air-conditioned Croc Express coach. Along the way, soak up scenic views of the Glass House Mountains and the pineapple farms that line Steve Irwin Way.

When you arrive at the zoo, enjoy nearly 6 hours of free time to spend however you wish. Stroll among exhibits housing impressive mammals, birds and reptiles, including many Outback and bush species like Tasmanian devils, wombats, dingoes and kangaroos. You’ll also encounter animals from around the globe, such as giraffes, rhinos and zebras at the new African savannah exhibit. 

See snakes, crocs, free-flight birds and other creatures that helped make the Crocodile Hunter famous at the exciting Wildlife Warriors show in the Crocoseum, and experience up-close encounters with animals that are walked through the zoo grounds by expert handlers. 
See Itinerary below for a sample schedule of feedings, shows and demonstrations.

When your time at the zoo comes to an end, reboard the Croc Express and relax on the return drive to your hotel.


Australia Zoo Demonstration Times:
  • 10:00am - Kids Story Time
  • 10:00am - Tortoises Live
  • 10:30am - Morning Otters Live
  • 12:00pm - Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors Show (see slithering snakes, free flight birds and Crocodile feeding LIVE!)
  • 1:30pm - Koalas Live
  • 2:30pm - Afternoon Crocs Live
  • 3:30pm - Birds of Prey Live
  • 3:30pm - Afternoon Otters Live

The above times are a guide only and subject to change.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

One of the highlights of our holiday! We were picked up at our hotel and brought to the coach station to meet others going on the trip. It was a brilliant day, the Zoo we found to be really well laid out and easy to find our way around. There was a little shuttle bus which we used at the end to bring us back to near the entrance. The 12 oclock show was amazing with the bird display and the Crocodile Show. It was such a relaxing and informative day with so much to see and do. Loved the Koalas the best! and the Crocs! Only problem was, the speakers system in the coach was not working and so our driver could not give us any information during our way there about the area etc.. we would have loved to have heard that and found out more.

John P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We have watched Steve Irwin for many years and wanted to see what he had achieved at Australi Zoo. We were not disappointed. An excellent zoo that clearly placed the welfare of its animals at the top of its agenda.

Lucy United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

What an experience!
The zoo was fabulous. We saw all of the shows. Including the Tiger feeding.
The food in the zoo was surprisingly good. Healthy and tasty options available.
Water fountains around the park to fill your water bottles.
The zoo staff were fantastic.
You leave the zoo at 3.30pm. Initially we were disappointed as we thought we would be there until 5pm, however it was more than enough time to see everything. We even had time for an afternoon ice cream before the bus collected us.
We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel. Our coach driver was friendly and very chatty.
Excellent value for money.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

An excellent full day at the zoo. Well organised pickup and return to hotel. There was plenty of time at the zoo to attend the main show and walk the entire grounds. This would have to be the best maintained zoo I have ever seen. There was always a staff member in sight if you had any questions and the facilities were excellent. The main show is a must see so get there in time.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Loved Australia Zoo and so glad we went. Perfect amount of time. Book your adventure as soon as you walk in because they fill up quickly. We posed with a giraffe and pet a cheetah and it was great! My daughter and I even rode the camels which was probably the best value of anything. Loved the tour!

Roxanne C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Awesome! Our driver was incredibly knowledgeable and fun. The zoo was outstanding. It was a great day! Thanks!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

The tour was amazing. The drivers were very knowledgeable.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Christopher was brilliant

Michael J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The ride to and from the zoo was entertaining and the zoo was a great place to visit. Plenty of things to do while you there including special attractions that I highly recommend.

Sue H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Very Nice driver, small group all went well and had a good time. We arrived dead on opening time and left at 3.45 which was long enough in the heat of the day. Fab Zoo with lovely staff well worth a visit and the main show is amazing and not to be missed

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