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Opening Hours

9.00am to 5.00pm daily

Christmas Day - closed

1638 Steve Irwin Way,

Beerwah, Qld, 4519

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  • Self Drive
    The Sunshine Coast is easily accessible by a number of major highways. Australia Zoo is situated on Steve Irwin Way in Beerwah and is approximately a 60-minute drive from Brisbane via the Bruce Highway. To get more driving route information, click below.
    Directions from the North
    • Follow the Bruce Highway until the Landsborough/Steve Irwin Way exit on the left
    • Take the exit which goes back over the Bruce Highway and get onto Steve Irwin Way
    • Follow Steve Irwin Way
    • Pass the Mooloolah exit on the right
    • Pass the Landsborough exit on the right
    • Australia Zoo is on the left about 5kms past Landsborough
    Directions from the South
    • Follow the Bruce Highway until the Steve Irwin Way/Glasshouse Mountains Exit on the left
    • Take the exit (there is a big brown sign with Beerburrum, Maleny and Landsborough on it)
    • Follow Steve Irwin Way for 18kms without exiting
    • Pass Beerburrum exit on the left
    • Pass Glasshouse Mountains exit on the left
    • Pass Beerwah exit on the left
    • The Australia Zoo entrance is on the right, 3kms past Beerwah
  • Air
    Sunshine Coast Airport (Maroochydore) is a 30min drive from Australia Zoo and welcomes direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide year-round and Auckland, New Zealand from July to October. Brisbane Domestic and International Airports are an easy 1hour drive to Australia Zoo.
  • Coach Transfer Services
    Book a coach transfer service and arrive directly at Australia Zoo’s doorstep! International visitors who don’t have access to a car can book a variety of transport options that will take the hassle out of hiring and driving a car!
    Greyhound Australia

    Greyhound Australia is Australia’s only national coach service that provides comfortable, hassle-free, and affordable coach services to people of all ages and to all corners of Australia. They travel across Australia every day ensuring their passengers get to their destinations, both on and off the beaten track, and truly experience the beauty of Australia.

    With a wide variety of ticketing options, passengers are able to travel at their own pace, hopping on and off as many times as their ticket allows. Greyhound has a number of great Australia Zoo travel and entry options that are suitable for those travelling from Brisbane and the northern end of the Sunshine Coast.

    Sit back, relax and enjoy the view with Greyhound’s brand coaches that are built with everything a modern traveller desires – in seat USB chargers, Wi-Fi connectivity, reclining leather seats, large panoramic windows and oversized seats.

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  • Rail Transport
    The QR Citytrain has a seven-day service that operates between the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Beerwah. Passengers travelling on the QR Citytrain that arrived in Beerwah will be picked up by Australia Zoo's courtesy coach.
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    The Australia Zoo courtesy coach meets most trains at the Beerwah Rail Station to transfer passengers to the Zoo. If the bus is not at the station, simply call the Zoo on 5436 2000 and a bus will be sent out during opening hours for your convenience.

    Please check the Translink site for ticket prices. Phone 13 12 30 for the train timetable.

    Be sure to plan your journey in advance and check out the latest service updates at or by calling 13 12 30 anytime.

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  • Day Tours
    Book a luxury day tour directly from Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast or the Gold Coast to Australia Zoo from your hotel. Our service providers offer air-conditioned, comfortable, guided transfers from your door to Australia Zoo seven days a week.
    Croc Express

    With return hotel transfers seven days a week, the Croc Express is a fantastic way to get to Australia Zoo in safety and comfort from the Gold Coast or Brisbane city. This friendly service allows you to relax in an air-conditioned luxury coach or coaster while learning about all the regional sights, history and highlights of a day at Australia Zoo along the way.

    The tour departs the Gold Coast at approximately 7.30am, and departs Brisbane Transit Centre (Roma Street) in Brisbane at approximately 9:00am. The bus arrives at Australia Zoo around 10.15am in time for all the wildlife action. The day is then yours to spend exploring the Zoo at your leisure, before departing at 4.00pm. Phone Australian Day Tours on 1300 781 362 for more information.

    Croc Tours

    Croc Tours is a locally owned and operated business specialising in small groups. They are dedicated to providing a comfortable, safe, friendly and 5-star service to Australia Zoo. Travel in style and comfort with Croc Tours in a 7 or 10 seat luxury air-conditioned vehicle.

    The day tour involves a guaranteed 5 hours at Australia Zoo and a visit to the Glass House Mountains Lookout, departing daily from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Book online via or call 0498761184 for Brisbane or Sunshine Coast Tours and Transfers.

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    If you are planning a visit to Australia Zoo and require some additional information on how to get here, please contact