Friday 15 November 2013, 8:00am
Crikey! The countdown has begun for Steve Irwin Day on 15 November - an international and annual event to celebrate the extraordinary life of the one and only Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. The day will represent the many things Steve was passionate about: FAMILY, WILDLIFE CONSERVATION and FUN.
Steve Irwin Day is also a day where people around the world join together to raise money for Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors to help continue Steve's conservation work and the preservation of wildlife and wild places.
There will be STACKS of fun activities on Steve Irwin Day, all focused on celebrating and remembering the life of Steve Irwin!
Free Sausage Sizzle brekkie!*
Gates open at the extra special time of 8:00am, so fire up early and enjoy a mouth watering sausage sizzle breakfast at Admissions available from 6:00am until stocks last!
Wear your best Khaki threads!
Don't forget to dress head to toe in Khaki to receive 10% discount on gate entry and to receive a free gift* - stocks are limited.
Xavier Rudd performs LIVE in the Crocoseum!
Known primarily as an incredible musician, it is his commitment and passion for music, social and environmental activism and surfing that has seen him travel many, many times around the world. With numerous gold and platinum selling records and literally thousands of live shows under his belt - Xavier has honed his raw talent into a globally-influenced collage of world music - a unique and inspiring mixture of reggae, funk, blues, folk, and roots music with the ability to stimulate people's spirits. His love of nature, indigenous culture and the diversity and beauty of these great regions of Australia make his Australian shows an absolute treat for the global troubadour.
Terri, Bindi and Robert will open the day with Australian comedian, Rove McManus, Australian actress, Tasma Walton and William Zillman and Ashley Harrison from the Gold Coast Titans in the Crocoseum!
It is pretty hard to find anyone in Australia who doesn't know Rove McManus. Ten years at the front of his eponymous talk show earned him three Gold Logies and a legion of fans. During that time Rove also hosted the ARIA AWARDS, co-hosted the Logie Awards and fronted Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader. Most recently Rove bought Hollywood back home with his series ROVE LA for FOX8. But before Rove hit the small screen he was a stand up comedian - working the clubs and pubs of Australia. Now based in Los Angeles, Rove continues to get up in LA's famous comedy clubs and appears on talk shows including the iconic Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Tasma has had an extensive career in television, film and theatre and is best known for her Logie Award winning role in Blue Heelers. Tasma was also a regular on City Homicide and has also appeared in The Secret Life of Us, McLeod's Daughters, White Collar Blue, Home and Away, Sea Patrol, Blackjack and Beastmaster. Her telemovies include The Postcard Bandit Little Oberon. 2013 saw the premiere of Mystery Road, Tasma's second feature film with director Ivan Sen, having worked previously with him on Dreamland. Her other feature films include the multi award winning drama Blessed, Subterano, Virtual Nightmare, Moonlite, Airtight, Safety in Numbers and Fistful of Flies.
Terri, Bindi and Robert feed the Crocs LIVE!
Watch Terri, Bindi and Robert feed our beautiful crocs LIVE in the world famous Crocoseum at 12:00pm during our Wildlife Warriors show. You will not want to miss all the jaw snapping action!
Learn how YOU can Khaki It!
The KHAKI IT Tent will exhibit how Australia Zoo and other organisations KHAKI IT on a daily basis and will offer loads of information on how you can KHAKI IT to make our world a better place
Khaki It Kids Chill Out Zone!
When you're all tuckered out from all the action why not check out the Khaki It Kids Chill Out Zone. With performances and screenings all day, this is a great spot to chill out and relax!
All this PLUS:
- Have a go on our GIANT SLIDE
- Cartooning Workshops
- Enjoy the SpringfreeTrampoline Jump Zone
- Make your favourite mud animal in our animal clay workshops and take them home to keep
- The Gubbi Gubbi roving zoo wide performing their traditional dance
- Pony Rides from 11:00am - 3:00pm at Bindi's Pony Trails
- The Blenders join us again this year to serenade our guests
- FREE face painting from 8:00am - 11:00am
- FREE colouring in competition
- Major Prize Draw where you can WIN stacks of awesome prizes!
Join us Friday 15 November at Australia Zoo as we celebrate the life of the greatest wildlife warrior that ever lived, Steve Irwin.
Check out www.steveirwinday.org
Steve Irwin Day Khaki Heroes
Join in the Steve Irwin Day celebrations and fundraise for Wildlife Warriors to become part of a global 'wildlife force' that will be working hard to preserve our natural environment. Register now to become a Steve Irwin Day Khaki Hero and put yourself and your home town on the map!
*While stocks last.