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Gold Coast Zoos & aquariums

Our most recommended Gold Coast Zoos & aquariums

Gold Coast: Movie World, Sea World, & Wet’n’Wild 3-Day Pass

1. Gold Coast: Movie World, Sea World, & Wet’n’Wild 3-Day Pass

Save time and money with this convenient 3-day admission pass to 3 of the Gold Coast's most popular theme parks. Zoom around on roller coasters at Movie World, admire marine life at Sea World, and prepare to be thrilled on a variety of extreme rides at Wet'n'Wild.  Located only a few minutes from central Surfers Paradise, Sea World features amazing aquatic animals, fun rides, and family-friendly shows. Enter the frozen tundra of the Penguin Encounter, see predators up close in Shark Bay, and meet tranquil critters in the dolphin nursery. At Movie World, experience the glamour of Hollywood as you hang out with your favorite superheroes and stars. Enjoy the Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster, Harry Potter-themed sets, a Lethal Weapon ride, the Batwing Spaceshot, and the steepest inverted drop in the Southern Hemisphere on the Green Lantern Coaster. For families, enjoy music from the Looney Tunes crew among other entertainment. Wet'n'Wild hosts some of the most extreme and fun-packed rides on the continent. You may even recognize some of them from scenes filmed in The Inbetweeners 2 movie.   

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Ticket

2. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Ticket

Delight in a close encounter with Australia’s unique native wildlife at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, centrally located on the Gold Coast and just a 30-minute drive from Surfers Paradise. Explore the 27-hectare sanctuary, home to over 1,400 Australian native wildlife. Meet koalas, echidnas, wombats, Tasmanian devils, kangaroos, emus, and dingoes. Hand-feed kangaroos, come face-to-face with Australia’s largest saltwater crocodile and see the free-flight bird show and Aboriginal performances. Learn about the sanctuary and its animals at any of the 13 interactive keeper shows daily or ask one of the helpful volunteers positioned around the park. Discover the outdoor playground, ride on the sanctuary’s miniature train, or enjoy a picnic. Visit the onsite Wildlife Hospital and see the vets in action. Join in the feeding of the colorful wild lorikeets at 8.00 am or 4.00 pm for a gold coin donation. Enjoy the spectacle of dozens of rainbow-colored birds landing on your head and arms!  Lost Valley Take in the beauty of this 5-hectare rainforest as you wind your way along elevated boardwalks, whilst discovering exotic wildlife. Uncover the secrets of the ancient supercontinent Gondwana and explore a forgotten world.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Ticket & Koala Photo

3. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Ticket & Koala Photo

Have your photo taken cuddling a koala and meet Australia’s unique native wildlife with this combo ticket. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is centrally located on the Gold Coast and just a 30-minute drive from Surfers Paradise. You can cuddle a koala and have your photo taken any time of the day. The Koala Photo Area is open from 9:00 am to 11:30 am, and 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. Wander the 27-hectare sanctuary, home to over 1,400 Australian native wildlife. Hand-feed kangaroos, come face-to-face with Australia’s largest saltwater crocodile and see the free-flight bird show and Aboriginal performances. Learn about the Sanctuary and its animals at any of the interactive shows, or ask one of the helpful volunteers positioned around the park. Discover the outdoor playground, ride on the sanctuary’s miniature train, or enjoy a picnic. Visit the onsite Wildlife Hospital and see the vets in action. Join in the feeding of the colorful wild lorikeets at 8.00 am or 4.00 pm for a gold coin donation. Enjoy the spectacle of dozens of rainbow-colored birds landing on your head and arms! 

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary: Entry & TreeTops Challenge

4. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary: Entry & TreeTops Challenge

Delight in a close encounter with Australia’s unique native wildlife at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, centrally located on the Gold Coast and just a 30-minute drive from Surfers Paradise. The Sanctuary is open from 8am to 5pm daily (except Anzac Day and Christmas Day). Located inside Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, the TreeTop Challenge will get your adrenaline pumping. Qualified supervisors are present throughout to guide adventurers and ensure their safety at all times. All you are required to bring are closed-in shoes and a daredevil attitude. Please not though, it is highly recommended to pre-book your session time by calling TreeTop Challenge once you have booked this ticket, and prior to your visit to the Sanctuary. On the day, session availability is limited and not guaranteed. Explore the 27-hectare sanctuary, home to over 1,400 Australian native animals. Meet koalas, echidnas, wombats, Tasmanian devils, kangaroos, emus, and dingoes. Hand-feed kangaroos, come face-to-face with Australia’s largest saltwater crocodile and see the free-flight bird show and Aboriginal performances. Learn about the sanctuary, and its animals at any of the 13 interactive keeper shows daily or ask one of the helpful volunteers positioned around the park. Plus, take in the beauty of this 5-hectare rainforest as you wind your way along elevated boardwalks, whilst discovering exotic wildlife. Uncover the secrets of the ancient supercontinent Gondwana and explore a forgotten world.

Gold Coast: Australia Zoo Ticket and Roundtrip Transfer

5. Gold Coast: Australia Zoo Ticket and Roundtrip Transfer

Expereince the world-famous Australia Zoo which was founded by the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin and his family on this day trip from the Gold Cost. Avoid the stress of driving to the zoo and relax on the air-conditioned coach ride from and to your Gold Coast hotel. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from selected hotels in the Gold coast. Sit back on the drive in a comfortable and spacious coach. As you drive, soak up scenic views of the Glass House Mountains and the pineapple farms along Steve Irwin Way. Arrive at the Australia Zoo, which is dedicated to conserving wildlife through education and research. Have 6-hours of free time to spend at the zoo. Walk among exhibits housing impressive mammals, birds, and reptiles. Have the opportunity to view outback and bush species like Tasmanian devils, wombats, dingoes, and kangaroos. View animals from around the globe at the new African savannah exhibit, like giraffes, rhinos, and zebras. Learn about impressive endangered species and breeding programs that the Australia Zoo is involved with. Make your way to marvel at the animals that made the Crocodile Hunter famous like snakes, crocs, and free-flight birds, or watch the Wildlife Warriors show in the Crocoseum. Hop aboard the coach and return to your hotel in the Gold Coast at the end of your tour.

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What people are saying about Gold Coast

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 47 reviews

Staff were amazing I can't walk very far and knew I wouldn't make it around whole Park. A lovely staff member highly recommended bird show I am very grateful for his suggestion I absolutely 100% love it. The birds flying above your head lizards and big birds walking around our feet incredible. The staff are a credit to the Sanctuary.

The sanctuary is beautiful and animal care and protection is very important. Beautiful shows. I bought the koala experience, it was nice but not worth the price i paid. may be too much expectations. Koala picture is much than enough. Will come back definitively.

Bus trip was very handy. It was easy to see all the animals. The zoo was very clean and well set out. I enjoyed the bird performance the best

Easy to purchase, cheaper than individual tickets and easy to use

Amazing place to take children!!!! But even the adults enjoy it