Come and celebrate Australia Day with some of Australia's native animals at Australia Zoo - Australia Day cannot get any wilder than that! Australia Zoo has heaps of fun and exciting family entertainment happening all day.
Darren Percival Performs Live
11.30am to 12.00noon
Enjoy a live performance by Darren Percival
The Aussie crooner, Darren Percival will be performing some of our favourite songs live at Australia Zoo's Mount Franklin Crocoseum from 11.30 in the morning. Stick around the Crocoseum and catch the Wildlife Warriors doing their daring stunts with the saltwater crocs.
The Rotary Club of Glasshouse Mountains will be kicking off Australia Day with FREE billy tea and damper for visitors as they arrive. Make sure you don't miss out! Please note tea and damper are available only while stocks last!
Pav and Lamington Decorating
Show off with your decorating skills!
Show off your decorating prowess with your own signature Australian desserts - Pavlovas and Lamingtons - and get to eat them, while out and about exploring Australia Zoo.
The Pav and Lamington decorating is proudly sponsored by The Country Chef Bakery Co. You will have to get in early as this is only available while stocks last!
Pie Eating Competition
How fast can you down a Mrs Mac's pie?
Join in for the annual pie eating competition! How fast can you down this Aussie icon? Pre-registration for the pie eating competition is available - please email contact details and age of entrant to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Mac's is proudly sponsoring the pie eating competition.
Face Painting and Major Prize Draw
Face painting for the children
Besides the animals, the pie eating competition, the pavlova and lamington decorating at Australia Zoo, children can have their faces painted to look like their favourite animals or perhaps enter the colouring-in competition. Keep your eyes peeled, there is so much on the go!
Make sure you go into the draw to win a two-night stay for two in a one bedroom apartment at Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas - your stay at this fabulous resort will include full buffet breakfasts. This is the main prize in the draw, with many other awesome prizes to be won.
Between 11.00am and 3.00pm
Pony rides between 11.00am and 3.00pm
Who doesn't love a pony ride? Pony rides will be on all day except between 12.00noon and 12.45pm - the ponies will need their lunch!
In addition, Australia Zoo have twenty-two different animal encounters available. Share lunch time with the cheeky wombats; hand feed the rascally lemurs; cuddle a cute koala; be entranced by the cheetah's purr or get up close and personal with a rhinoceros. To book your animal encounter online, please click here. Alternatively, bookings for animal encounters can be made at the Information and Tour Desk on the day of the encounter.