Wildlife HQ Zoo
Wildlife HQ Zoo
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Wildlife HQ Zoo is located at the iconic Big Pineapple on the Sunshine Coast. The zoo is home to over 200 animal species from around the world including Primates, African Wild Dogs, Red Pandas, Binturong Meerkats & Queensland's only Sun Bear. The zoo is also home to all your favourite Australian animals including Koalas, Quokka, Kangaroos, Quolls, Wombats, Crocodiles & heaps more! We are accredited by the Zoo & Aquarium Association (ZAA) & recognized for promoting positive animal welfare at the zoo. There is a cafe. You can even book an up close and personal Animal Encounter which allows you to go behind the scenes & feed the animals. There are over 15 animal encounters available which include Monkey and Meerkat feeding or you can even cuddle a koala. Don't forget your camera so we can take plenty of photos for you! Our Ticket Office entrance which is located just down the service lane from the Big Pineapple.
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2-3 hours
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Tiany Jackson
14 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
We were so lucky to get the opportunity to come to a night zoo on Saturday night.

We have been many times in the day but finally came for a night tour and the kids were amazed at how active all of the nocturnal animals were. Very different to seeing them in the day time.

We were part of a small group of guests guided by a couple of zookeepers. The keepers were very interactive with us all and took the time to stop at each exhibit and tell us about the animals, conservation and things we can do to help.
We even got to pat some of the animals and held a snake at the end.

We had a pram with us and it was great to see they have continued to upgrade the pathways making it even more accessible than last time.

Highly reccomend the night tour!!
Definitely have dinner before you go as the Cafe obviously isn't open in the night time.
Written 23 January 2023
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KyKyYo
Wellington Point, Australia167 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
Really lovely, clean zoo. We’ve been twice now and it’s never busy. Your view of the animals is never impeded. Some of the animals could do with better living conditions ie softer ground to sleep on instead of just concrete but they seem happy enough. The food is pretty good. And reasonably priced. $100 for a family of 5 for lunch and drinks. The cost of animal encounters was a bit confusing. I was sure if it was $40 for all or $75 for some. $75 was a lot for a brief moment encounter which was disappointing but always a good day regardless
Written 20 January 2023
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Jolie
Townsville10 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
Impressive small zoo. Easy to navigate with young children (under 10) who loved the exhibits. Swinging monkey enclosures particularly popular, but also the many well designed and animal friendly enclosures. Koalas a big hit as well as the friendly wandering emu and (enclosed, but curious) meerkats. Tropical bush land meant a lovely cool walk even though it was the middle of the day. Have been to this zoo a few years back and the improvements are remarkable and those involved in the transformation should be very proud of their efforts! Highly recommended for a young family. Note: We took our own food and water so we did not utilize the services of the shop.
Written 3 January 2023
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Nads71
739 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
We found this little zoo to be a better sized zoo than australia zoo.
The kids loved seeing the animals roaming around.
The only downside was NO train.
Master 4 was excited to go on a train ride but this seems to be deleted from the establishment.
Another downside was the hyenas with their dead kangaroo carcuss. Not only was the stench vile, it can be scary for little humans to see.
Maybe a sign in the area would assist families to either wander down or pass the area.
The food is a little over-priced we thought.
It would be great if families were able to take their own food for picnics.
Not really pram friendly in some areas with the rocks on some of the walking tracks.
We didn’t let things didn’t dampen our visit.
Written 1 January 2023
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Nadia P
Brisbane Region, Australia207 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
An idyllic, calming & natural tropical setting for these well-loved & well-cared for animals. It is a lot bigger than I thought it would be. The staff are knowledgeable & there are many opportunities for photos & interaction with the animals. Each animal enclosure discloses its status of endangerment & other interesting background information.

At $39 per adult, we thought it was good value for money & well-worth supporting.
Written 19 October 2022
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Eulene R
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Family
We overall enjoyed our time at Wildlife HQ.

Pros:
• Entry was decent priced.
• Easy to find our way around the zoo, wasn't crowded with too many people.
• Enjoyed seeing some of the animals up close and some even free roaming.
• Both children teenager and toddler aged enjoyed their time, especially lemur Island.

Cons:
• Cafe was over priced and food unfortunately wasn't enjoyable.
• Animal encounters weren't happening the day we visited - i.e. photos and feeding.
Written 9 October 2022
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Roast_lover
Queensland, Australia95 contributions
Sep 2022
Was recommended by workmates to visit Wildlife HQ and what a fantastic zoo it is! You can get up close with the animals and there is so much to see! The park isn't extremely huge and alot of the walkways are shaded so you won't feel hot and sweaty after a few hours of walking. Most importantly, it was easy to find the animals in their enclosures and shelters so there were lots of great photo opportunities! Our family favourite were the gibbons. They were absolutely adorable and extremely entertaining!!! We could've sat and watched them for ages but there was heaps more to experience! Overall: Excellent value for money and certainly worth the visit!
Written 8 October 2022
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Freddie jay B
Caloundra, Australia315 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
A great smaller zoo,no crowds,you can actually see lots of the animals without the crowds.grounds are clean,some animals roam free,animal encounters,great cafe and you can spend the whole day or a few hours but we spend the day as their is so much to see. Prices are good and the burgers at the cafe are so good
Written 2 September 2022
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Kara F
4 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Amazing range of animals and encounter opportunities! Lush large zoo to get lost in! Highly recommend!
Written 22 August 2022
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Belinda W
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
An absolute pleasure to be there! The animals are well cared for and happy & we loved the cages through the tops of the trees for the serval cats.
The staff were so friendly and helpful. Our 10yo son had an animal experience with the beautiful lemurs and he will never forget it. Worth every cent!
We will go back again and again. And it's not huge so your not exhausted when leaving. 😊
Written 22 August 2022
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