Sunshine Coast and Zoo
Travel north from Brisbane along the scenic Sunshine Coast catching glimpses of the magnificent Glasshouse Mountains.
Your destination is the Australia Zoo, made famous by Steve and Terri Irwin with their global documentaries. Begin your exploration by meeting Siam, Sabu and Bimbo - the adorable Asian Elephants or watch them at play in their home at Elephantasia.
Jump up on Steve's Safari Shuttle for an orientation tour and enjoy a free flight bird show. Drive past the Tiger Temple, Bindi's Island and African Savannah before grabbing a good seat for all the swooping, slithering and jaw-snapping action in the daily Wildlife Warriors Show. Watch the Wildlife Warriors in the Crocoseum where all the crocodile action happens.
Be sure to visit the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital where you can see vets saving endangered Australian animals before you hop back on the coach for your journey to The Ginger Factory. On arrival, enjoy a delicious lunch plus choice of Ginger Factory Tour or Live Bee Show, both with free tastings. Explore the beautiful rainforest and taste the local produce whilst you discover the widest range of Buderim Ginger products in the world.
There are plenty of opportunities for close encounters of numerous animals including Koalas, Kangaroos, snakes, birds, alligators, possums and much more. Perhaps take part in an official Australia Zoo animal photo session (at your own expense), the ultimate souvenir.