Brisbane Zoos & Wildlife Parks

Encounter the critters that call Queensland home.

Come face to face with Australia's cuddliest and deadliest creatures at Brisbane's zoos. The range of venues in and around the city feature daily programs, kids events and live presentations so your animal encounters are bound to be larger than life.

No trip to Queensland would be complete without a trip to Australia Zoo, the wildlife park set up by Terri Irwin and the late Steve Irwin, The Crocodile Hunter. Watch the snapping jaws of crocodiles and come face to face with kangaroos and wallabies. There's also a collection of exotic animals at the zoo, such as tigers and giraffes.

Founded in 1927, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary cares for sick and injured koalas and promotes the protection of this cuddly species. Check out native Australian marsupials, such as platypus and wombats in this educational zoo.

Encounter Australian wildlife in the natural environment when you visit Brisbane Forest Park. This nature reserve west of Brisbane is a birdwatcher's paradise, with a network of hiking trails and lookout points. Learn about the local critters at the Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre. Peer into the past at the Queensland Museum and Science Centre and discover some of the ancient creatures that roamed prehistoric Australia.