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Saturday 28 June 2008 - Sunday 13 July 2008

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Crikey! What a Day!

No school! Cheetah rule!

Crikey! The July school holiday’s at Australia Zoo went off with a bang this year, with the launch of Cheetah Week and more activities than you could poke a stick at including face painting, kids rides and crafts activities.

Over the two weeks we raised much needed funds for Cheetah conservation, auctioning off a framed photo of the Irwin’s signed by Terri and Bindi with some cheeky Cheetah pug prints as well as the opportunity to go for a walk around Australia Zoo with one of our gorgeous Cheetah!

Sandwizard, who brought sand art to Australia Zoo and provided awesome fun for kids of all ages, raised a whopping $925 for Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors.

Tracey French, owner and operator of Sandwizard is pictured with Australia Zoo's Amanda French and the money they raised for Cheetah conservation.


This amount of money does so much for our beautiful Cheetah. With the funds Sandwizard raised, this could provide veterinary costs for 13 injured Cheetah in South Africa! This is an awesome effort, thanks Sandwizard!


Sand Wizard


What else Happened on the Day? 

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS June 28 - July 13

Holy Guacamole! We have so much action planned for these school holidays running from June 28- July 13. Don't miss Brekkie with the Characters happening daily throughout the school holidays from 8:30am. You'll have a ripper of a time! Bookings essential and places are limited so get in early!

CHEETAH WEEK June 30- July 6
To kick off the the School Holiday festivities we will be celebrating Cheetah Week, June 30 - July 6.

Our gorgeous Cheetah group are in the spotlight this School Holidays when we celebrate Cheetah Week. Bring your family to Australia Zoo to join in on the Cheeky Cheetah shenanigans and support cheetah conservation. See what's happening around the zoo exclusive to Cheetah Week:

Cheetah Auction
Help us raise money for Cheetah conservation by bidding on a Cheetah Pug Print. The auction item includes an Irwin photo signed by Terri and Bindi and a Cheeky Cheetah walk for you to take on the day.

Cheetah Backstage Pass (throughout the School Holidays)
Visit our off-display Cheetah lair! For Cheetah Week only, book on our behind the scenes tour of our Cheetah enclosure*.

Bookings essential by phoning Group Bookings on (07) 5436 2025. Maximum 10 people per day. 15 years and above. $60 per person. 12:00pm-12:20pm.

Cheetah Story Time for Kids
Listen to exciting educational talks about Cheetah from Annie Beckhelling, Director and Founder of Cheetah Outreach

Cheetah Presentations
Join our handlers as they introduce our Cheetah and present awesome Cheetah facts as you see our Cheetah up close!


Plus! visit the Zoo and move your hips like a hippo with BINDI and THE CROCMEN, performing from the July 9 -13.
Because we love our gorgeous Cheetah so much, we've planned more spotty action throughout the entire School Holidays. We've got more Cheetah activities than you could poke a stick at:

Cheetah Craft
Join in our craft activities and make your very own Cheetah mask and tail!

Don't miss out on the awesome work

shops by SandWizard - Create your own colourful sand picture to keep and take home to remember your amazing, action-packed day at Australia Zoo.

Fingerprints and Cheetah Spots
Learn how your fingerprints compare to the Cheetah world by taking part in our fun fingerprinting activity!

Cheetah Spot Competition
There'll be Cheetah 'spots' placed all around the zoo. If you can guess the correct amount of spots hidden around the zoo, you could win an awesome Australia Zoo prize pack!

Fancy Dress Competition

Race in to the spotted action and come dressed as a Cheetah! If we SPOT you out to be the best dressed you could win some awesome Australia Zoo prize packs.

Major Prize Draw
Don't miss out on the Major Prize Draw to win an experience with one of the most awesome animals on this planet... you guessed it - a cheetah!And don't forget NO SKOOL! CHEETAH'S, CROCS and BINDI RULE! at Australia Zoo.