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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.


Customer Reviews

Joanna victoria Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Zoo is located a bit far from city center. Booking this transfer is much more convenient and cheaper. I guess.

Jack H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This trip to the zoo was amazing, by far the best zoo I have ever visited. Worth the money if you are in the Brisbane area to go and visit this Zoo.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The guide on the croc express was an asset to the day, he provided valuable insight into how to approach the day at the zoo which we followed and it worked brilliantly and background information into the zoo itself and some history of the indigenous people in the area. The zoo itself was superb, lots of interaction with the animals and friendly staff made it a really great day out.

Sharon R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was a really fantastic experience for both my granddaughter and myself. We were picked up at the door of our hotel by a really wonderful travel guide who was really polite and helpful and gave us a really informative tour on the way there. The bus was really clean and watching the Steve Irwin dvd on the way back really ended the tour in a great way.

Heather L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Easy way to get to the zoo. The guide was entertaining and informative on the drive, and was clear about the return meeting time. We were able to see most of the zoo, see a show, and do an animal encounter, but this was without time for feeding the kangaroos we had done it elsewhere and decided to use our time here seeing other animals. It's a GREAT zoo, and I recommend this tour to anyone who is unable to drive themselves there to see it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

What a great day! Highlight of our vacation. We scheduled a 3:15 animal encounter and had to flag our bus down as they were driving away! The drive was comfortable, the driver made the trip pleasant.

Thomas D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

What a great trip. Our driver gave us some GREAt suggestions on seeing this wonderful zoo.We thoroughly enjoyed the day at the zoo

Sascha D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Fantastic tour guide - good sized bus that was air-conditioned

Keith W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Loved it all. The history of the zoo was fabulous especially the info on Steve and his family.

Hollie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

I was nervous about booking this trip as I was worried I would not have enough time in the zoo, however I am very glad we did! We were picked up promptly and taken to the bus station where we boarded the bus to the zoo. We went on Easter Monday and was told to expect the zoo to be very busy however Australians standards for 'busy' is nothing like the British! Having been to Alton Towers Disney etc I didn't think the part was busy at all! We had plenty of time to potter around. Make sure you get some kangaroo food to feed the kangaroos. We also paid 25 each to have our picture taken with a koala in the photo zone :. if the tiger show is on when you visit do check this out as it is fab! We had a brilliant day and loved our visit

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