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Winter Holiday Fun at Australia Zoo

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Crikey its going to be a ripper
Winter Holiday Fun at Australia Zoo, Irwin family feed the crocs, Wildlife Warrior Show, giant inflatable obstacle course, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom treasure hunt, dino-tastic prizes, win a New Age Wayfinder camper, FREE face painting, pony rides, colouring-in competition, Major Prize Draw, Bindi's Pony Trails, Zoo Keeper Experiences for a day, crikey!
Crikey! We're in for a ripping good time!


Crikey, we have so much happening on the Sunshine Coast during the winter school holidays, one barely knows where to begin!

Well, for starters, as you all know, we have Wildlife - the FREE School Holiday Wildlife Shows at the Ginger Factory in Yandina. The Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre in Currimundi have dates available for rock climbing and caving. Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary is holding their annual FREE Eco-Hunt Adventure, which is a superb way to get back to nature and score some points whilst learning about local fauna and flora. And, perhaps win a prize too!

Why not spoil your family with a visit to Australia Zoo during the winter school holidays! Australia Zoo is promising heaps of winter fun during their Winter Holiday Fun programme.

Irwin family feed the crocs

Every day during the winter holidays, the Irwin family will be feeding the crocs at the 12.00noon Wildlife Warrior Show. Spectators will be taught all about croc safety by the Wildlife Warriors and an appreciation of Australia's apex predator. An apex predator - for those like me who didn't know - is a predator at the top of a food chain, with no natural predators of its own. Thanks Wikipedia!

Winter Holiday Fun at Australia Zoo, Irwin family feed the crocs, Wildlife Warrior Show, giant inflatable obstacle course, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom treasure hunt, dino-tastic prizes, win a New Age Wayfinder camper, FREE face painting, pony rides, colouring-in competition, Major Prize Draw, Bindi's Pony Trails, Zoo Keeper Experiences for a day, crikey!
Every day during the school holidays, see the crocs being fed at 12noon


Giant inflatable obstacle course

With temperatures dropping, the children won't be too keen to go swimming, but Australia Zoo has a solution for that under wraps too. A giant inflatable obstacle course! An excellent way to burn off the extra school holiday energy is to tackle this inflatable obstacle course - why not have your own mini-family competition and see who can complete the course in the shortest possible time!

Winter Holiday Fun at Australia Zoo, Irwin family feed the crocs, Wildlife Warrior Show, giant inflatable obstacle course, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom treasure hunt, dino-tastic prizes, win a New Age Wayfinder camper, FREE face painting, pony rides, colouring-in competition, Major Prize Draw, Bindi's Pony Trails, Zoo Keeper Experiences for a day, crikey!
Have your own mini-family competition!


Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom treasure hunt

Set off on a legendary quest to solve the hidden clues and uncover the 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' treasure hunt mystery question.

Winter Holiday Fun at Australia Zoo, Irwin family feed the crocs, Wildlife Warrior Show, giant inflatable obstacle course, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom treasure hunt, dino-tastic prizes, win a New Age Wayfinder camper, FREE face painting, pony rides, colouring-in competition, Major Prize Draw, Bindi's Pony Trails, Zoo Keeper Experiences for a day, crikey!
Set off on a treasure hunt with Jurassic World


This is how the treasure hunt will work:

First and foremost grab a map insert when you arrive at the admissions at Australia Zoo - you will find your first clue here;
Follow the clues - visit the dinosaurs at Australia Zoo and uncover the letters to solve the mystery question;

Winter Holiday Fun at Australia Zoo, Irwin family feed the crocs, Wildlife Warrior Show, giant inflatable obstacle course, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom treasure hunt, dino-tastic prizes, win a New Age Wayfinder camper, FREE face painting, pony rides, colouring-in competition, Major Prize Draw, Bindi's Pony Trails, Zoo Keeper Experiences for a day, crikey!
Follow the clues and learn weird and wonderful things about ancient animals


At every clue stop you will learn weird and wonderful 'stuff' about the ancient animals. For instance, did you know that Minmi was one of the first armoured dinosaurs also known as an Anklyosaur?;
Once you have solved the mystery question, take your answer to the Information Desk (4l) to check if it's correct and then win a dino-tastic prize from the treasure chest. Crikey! All treasure hunters will be winners and can claim a dino-tastic prize.

Win a New Age Wayfinder camper

Visit Australia Zoo between now and 23 July 2018 for an opportunity to win the absolute ultimate family camper - a New Age Wayfinder Camper valued at $37,990 including on-road costs. Just by visiting Australia Zoo for a family day of adventure, you will automatically receive an entry ticket on admission.

Winter Holiday Fun at Australia Zoo, Irwin family feed the crocs, Wildlife Warrior Show, giant inflatable obstacle course, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom treasure hunt, dino-tastic prizes, win a New Age Wayfinder camper, FREE face painting, pony rides, colouring-in competition, Major Prize Draw, Bindi's Pony Trails, Zoo Keeper Experiences for a day, crikey!
Just by visiting Australia Zoo, you receive an entry ticket to win a camper


Additional entry tickets can be collected every time $40 is spent in one transaction at any of Australia Zoo's food outlets, retail shops or Fujifilm Photo Lab or..by staying at a Family Parks Holiday Park in Australia or New Zealand. Crikey, how cool is that! Please click here for details on the terms and conditions. Online entries may be submitted here.

FREE face painting, pony rides, colouring-in competition and Major Prize Draw

Have your face painted to look like your favourite animal on weekends from 9am to 11am - you might even get fed by one of the zoo keepers if you look too much like a wild animal!

If you stop by Bindi's Pony Trails you can saddle up and take the cheeky ponies for a ride - they are ready to meet you every day.

Winter Holiday Fun at Australia Zoo, Irwin family feed the crocs, Wildlife Warrior Show, giant inflatable obstacle course, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom treasure hunt, dino-tastic prizes, win a New Age Wayfinder camper, FREE face painting, pony rides, colouring-in competition, Major Prize Draw, Bindi's Pony Trails, Zoo Keeper Experiences for a day, crikey!
Go for a ride at Bindi's Pony Trails


Show off your colouring-in skills and win some fabulous Australia Zoo merchandise.

Entry into the Major Prize Draw could win you some ripper prizes including a R79 Medium Round Springfree Trampoline, which includes delivery anywhere in Australia.

To buy tickets online to Australia Zoo for the Winter Holiday Fun programme, please click here.

School's out and the real fun is just beginning at Australia Zoo

I just know that there are many 'little' people out there who are really keen to know what it would be like to work as a zoo keeper, to organise food for the animals and to interact with these amazing animals. Then, perhaps the Zoo Keeper for a Day programme is the one for you!

Winter Holiday Fun at Australia Zoo, Irwin family feed the crocs, Wildlife Warrior Show, giant inflatable obstacle course, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom treasure hunt, dino-tastic prizes, win a New Age Wayfinder camper, FREE face painting, pony rides, colouring-in competition, Major Prize Draw, Bindi's Pony Trails, Zoo Keeper Experiences for a day, crikey!
Oh my gosh, I would love to be a zoo keeper for a day!


Zoo Keeper Experiences are available for all age groups:

Khaki Explorer - 4 to 6 years
Khaki Discovery - 6 to 10 years
Khaki Extreme - 11 to 15 years

You will be able to get up close with Australia Zoo's animals and go behind the scenes as part of this action-packed programme - crikey!

Oh my gosh, I would love to be a zoo keeper for a day! If you are also super keen, please click here for more information and to buy your tickets - you will have to be quick, I see they are selling out super fast!

Crikey! Get yourselves down to Australia Zoo for the Winter school holidays - it's going to be a ripper!

All photos courtesy of Australia Zoo website or Australia Zoo Facebook
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When: Every day from Saturday 30 June to Sunday 15 July 2018
Phone: (07) 5436-2000
Where: 1638 Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah, QLD 4519
Cost: Please see website for varying costs
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So much fun. Thanks for sharing
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