Simplify your visit to Australia Zoo from the Gold Coast with this easy day tour. You'll be picked up from your accommodation (select hotels only) and taken to the impressive zoo, saving you the hassle of self driving or catching public transport. Spend the day exploring the various habitats, watching shows, and learning more about native Australian wildlife, before being transported back to your hotel.
Hotel transfers are included
An ideal day trip for nature-loving families
Travel in comfort in an air-conditioned vehicle
Zoo entrance tickets are included
Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels)
Australia Zoo Entry
Food and drinks
Meeting And Pickup
Mantra on View Surfers Paradise
22 View Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia
Kindly meet us at Mantra On View @6:50am and bus goes to the zoo via Brisbane CBD area.
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Bus will stop around Brisbane area to pick and drop off other customers
Most travellers can participate
Admission to the Zoo included
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-8 of 15 reviews
Steve_M, Apr 2023
The bus drivers communication skills were severely lacking and the bus left the zoo 10 ministers earlier to departure time, leaving behind at least 6 guests…
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Hi May I ask which date did you join the tour? We will investigate more further.
andrewwaren, Mar 2023
You can't come to Queensland without visiting Australia Zoo. Unfortunately we were staying at Surfers Paradise so this entailed a 7 hour round trip but I still don't regret our visit to the zoo. If you are staying in Brisbane it's a n brainer. The zoo is excellent whilst there might not be as many animals as some zoos their accommodation is first class. Of course, the crocodile in the main display area is the main attraction but the flying birds demonstration before was the best we have ever seen. Recommended.
Angela_T, Nov 2022
We had a fantastic time. The bus trip made it stress free. The bus was comfortable and the driver was friendly.
The actual Zoo was...
Katelyn_F, Aug 2022
The actual Zoo was amazing!!
But the bus ride not so much. It took over 3 hours to get to the zoo and we were offered no toilet stops.
The operator was very nice, however.
Would not recommend! Would’ve been easier to hire a car.
Very poor experience.
Richard_G, July 2022
3 & 1/2 hours each way from the Gold Coast on a bus with no toilet! Didn’t realise we would be stopping in Brisbane to pick up & drop of more travelers.
Even picked up one woman in Brisbane and dropped her off in some backwater location on the way that delayed us. It was a bit concerning when you see the sign for the Sunshine Coast pointing left and your driver turns right and heads under the Gateway bridge into a seedy part of town to drop off this woman (we think it must have been a private job on the side for the driver). Arrived at Australia Zoo tired and busting for the toilet. This long trip meant our time at the zoo was shorter than expected. We will never use Viator again!
Great trip to Australia Zoo!
Anna_R, June 2022
Wonderful trip! We got to see Brisbane city and enjoyed every second of it! The bus was comfortable and our driver was very kind and friendly! Thank you!!!
Great tour organisers
Srinivasan_v, June 2022
Australia Zoo was amazing and a must see place. The tour was neatly organised and the pick up was on time.
Our suggestion for the tour organisers are
1. They could provide water bottles on the couch
2. There could be at least one pee pee stop / or rest rooms
Aust zoo day trip
Melissa_W, Apr 2022
Easy to sort out the tickets and pick up point. Comfortable bus. Wish it has USB charging points I'm the seating.
Drive home wasn't so great air con wasn't working for over an hour then kicked in for a few minutes then out again.. probably the last 1hr home it finally worked..