Trip to the Australia Zoo
Trip Start Jul 30, 2006
199Trip End Ongoing
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
Right on the dot a car pulled into the drive way. Scott, Jacob, and Jacinta were here for us. Unfortunately they had to wait I decide I wanted Nadia to French braid my hair
Once we arrived at the zoo to took a shuttle to see the Elephants and Tiger, we saw once elephant drinking water and another throwing dirt on his back. The Elephant section of the zoo is very new and not yet completed. The tigers were very impressive. The trainers said it is very odd for the tigers to sit as close to the glass as they were, but we were able to get some great shots. Soon we were back onto the shuttle for some lunch and the 11:30 show. The show was fantastic only an hour, but we were able to see tropical birds fly over our feeds, trainers feeding the crocs, and a snake show. After that we headed for the kangaroos. Robert, Jacob and Jacinta were all anxious to pet the animals, but I was stand offish since I typically do not like animals. In the mean time Scoot and myself were looking for some Macedonian nuts to take home and eat. They did great, they were even given food from a nice couple to feed to the Roos. We did some more walking through the zoo, saw parrots, koalas, and so much more. We took a lot of great pictures and all in all have a great day. First time for me to see a Kangaroo and Koala.
On our return back to Frank and Joyce's, we had a quick pit stop at Glasshouse Mountains
Soon we were back on the road, talking about different things American and Australia's. Telling the kids all about snow, how to make snow balls, they asked if you could eat snow, and Seth this one is for you. We told them you can't eat the yellow snow!!! They had a little laugh.
Travel Tips: The Offical Zoo of Steve Irwins the Australia Zoo - Australia Zoo is open 9am - 4:30pm, 7 days a week (excluding Christmas Day)
Family 5 Ticket: $153.50
2 Adults, 3 Children.
*Family 4 Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) are also available for $139 (*Note the Family 4 tickets are unavailable to purchase online)
Adult Ticket: $46.00, Pensioner Ticket: $36.00, Student Ticket: $36.00, Child Ticket: $29.00, Child Under 3 FREE!
Rates effective 1 November, 2006 through 31 March, 2007. For groups of 10 or more we offer a 10% discount off gate admission. Please call us in advance to book your group admission! (Note that group discounts do not apply to the family admission rate.) You can also bring a picnic lunch and enjoy your meal on our immaculately groomed grounds.