Thursday 24 July 2014, 8:00am
It's as wild as birthdays get! You're invited to Bindi's Sweet 16 Jungle Birthday Party at Australia Zoo. And guess what!? All kids* get in free!
Our very own wildlife warrior, Bindi Irwin, will be celebrating her 16th Birthday on July 24th and to celebrate, we'll be turning the zoo into a jungle adventure! The dresscode is ANIMAL ONESIE**, so grab yours and join us for the ultimate wildlife adventure.
Gates open early at 8:00am because we've got more FREE entertainment and action than you can poke a stick at.
- Don't miss the beautiful contortionists who can bend and twist in the most unique way that you won't believe your eyes!
- African Drummers will join us at Admissions to welcome you to Bindi's 16th Birthday from 8:00am - 9:00am!
- Drumming Workshops and Hula Hoop Workshop: Open to boys and girls of all ages!
- Rock out to Magic Carpet Ride LIVE in the Crocoseum from 11:25am - 11:55am: Fronted by Stu Campbell and Kate White, Magic Carpet Ride covers some of the greatest songs of all time, 100% live. For Bindi's jungle themed sweet 16th, they will play some classic animal themed songs!
- Don't miss Bindi's Birthday Celebrations in the Crocoseum and watch Bindi feed the crocs LIVE with Terri and Robert from 12:00pm!
- Becc Holdorf performs LIVE in our Feeding Frenzy Food Court at 1:00pm: Becc Holdorf is a 16-year-old musician and singer who has grown up around a world of music. She started singing at the early age of 4 along side her family, who she still sings with today. Becc grew up listening to and singing country music, however since becoming a featured vocalist four years running in the esteemed production Creative Generation - State Schools on Stage, she found her love for contemporary soul and pop music. She will be accompanied on guitar by her boyfriend, Tom Dietrich. Tom has also been an orchestra and ‘Big Band' member of Creative Generation for the last three years. They've got a big list of their favourite hit songs to play, so make sure you come to Australia Zoo to celebrate Bindi's 16th Birthday with these two aspiring artists.
- Ascend to your best! Scale our 7.5m Rock Climbing Wall to reach the peak of your ability. And don't forget to check out the you-beaut view at the top!
- Tag your targets in the ultimate Laser Tag clash! Score points in a painless battle against your opponents.
- Have a go on our giant Giraffe Jumping Castle!
- Make your favourite mud animal in our Animal Clay Workshops and take them home to keep.
- Check out our Surf Life Saving Queensland volunteers as they take a break from saving lives at the beach.
- Melissa Bruton Presentations at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital Conference Room at 2:00pm (Woma Python) and 3:30pm (Reptiles and Regrowth): At 2:00pm, learn about where womas live, and why. Discover why temperature plays such an important role in the lives of these pythons. At 3:30pm, Melissa will guide you through the history of the Brigalow Belt Bioregion of Queensland, and the value of woodlands as places for reptiles to live.
- Don't forget to grab your free piece of Bindi's birthday cake at 3:00pm outside the Crocoseum at Exit 1 - YUMMO!***
- Enter our Major Prize Draw to win some amazing prizes including two nights in a Superior Resort Room for two adults and two children (0-12yrs) at Zagame's Paradise Resort Gold Coast!
- The Gubbi Gubbi roving Zoo Wide performing their traditional dance
- Pony Rides from 11:00am - 3:00pm at Bindi's Pony Trails
- There'll be a Caricature Artist, free face painting (8:00am - 11:00am), a Colouring in Competition and - don't forget to sign Bindi's birthday card!
- Animal Onesie Fashion Parade at 2:25pm where the best dressed participant will win a ripper Australia Zoo prize pack!
We have brought the ultimate jungle adventure to you at Australia Zoo. Don't miss it as we celebrate Bindi's 16th Birthday!
*Children 14 years of age and under will be admitted to Australia Zoo on 24 July 2014 free of charge when accompanied by a full paying adult. Free child offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
**On Bindi's Birthday when you are wearing your onesie to celebrate, please bring a change of clothes if you plan to book an animal encounter!
***Birthday cake is available at 3:00pm outside the Crocoseum at Exit 1 while stocks last.