Check this out! After a decade of stirling service the Australia Zoo entrance has recently undergone total reconstruction. With tonnes of rusty steel, 450 metres of sustainably sourced timber and a 3 metre high cut-out of Steve, the new entrance comes with epic proportions! The project took 13 weeks to complete and also features seven enormous 3 metre billboards.
The old entrance took us from the humble beginnings of the Beerwah Reptile Park, via the growing Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park to today's Australia Zoo, and we're stoked that each of the elements help to create a massive impact for our visitors, getting them excited about the awesome wildlife experiences they can expect throughout their day.
The timber and rusted effects were designed to reflect Steve Irwin's down-to-earth personality, and the 4 tonne steel cylinder centrepiece is a testament to the fact that he remains at the very centre of everything we strive for at Australia Zoo.
Don't forget to get your photo taken there next time you visit us!