Australia Zoo turns 50!

January 1 - December 31

Australia Zoo turns 50!

January 1 - December 31

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Where it all began......

Australia Zoo came from humble beginnings, opening to the public in 1970 as a two acre wildlife park with an array of snakes, freshwater crocodiles and kangaroos. Steve’s mission was to encourage people to live harmoniously alongside wildlife.

Fast forward 50 years to the most interactive conservation destination on the planet! Now, Australia Zoo is over 700 acres with 110 acres open to visitors and home to over 1,200 animals! Help us to continue Steve’s legacy and save one, save the species.

Australia Zoo History

We've gone big for our 50th!

Australia Zoo is thrilled to announce the arrival of four Critically Endangered female Sumatran elephants!

These beautiful girls are currently enjoying their own sanctuary with access to hundreds of acres to play and roam. We expect them to be adventuring in their world-class Elephantasia in early 2021, complete with a huge swimming pool, fountain, plethora of plants, trees and grassland.

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Check out Steve's Place!

This special area was initially built by Steve and is now updated to look like you are in the middle of the Steve Irwin Reserve on Cape York!

Are you also turning 50 in 2020?

All guests that turn 50 years of age in 2020 will receive 50% off their entry fee at admission.

Photograph identification must be shown on entry to receive discount.

Take home a souvenir

Help us celebrate ’50 Years of Crikey’! Visit any of our gift shops or shop online to view our new range. The wide variety of items will keep you happily browsing for quite some time.

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