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Where to Stay

Where to Stay

We have made it easy for you to organise your visit to Australia Zoo.

Listed below are some great accommodation options to choose from. Start planning your holiday to the Sunshine Coast and Australia Zoo today!

The Crocodile Hunter Lodge

Inspired by Steve Irwin’s life, legacy and love for wildlife and wild places, The Crocodile Hunter Lodge is a luxury accommodation surrounded by wilderness and native fauna, helping guests reconnect with the natural world.

With unique, family-friendly rustic cabins, and spacious decks overlooking the vast bushland and wonderful wildlife, guests staying at The Crocodile Hunter Lodge will receive complimentary breakfast and a gift pack, along with unlimited entry to Australia Zoo. It will be a wonderful overnight experience to escape and unwind.

The Crocodile Hunter Lodge is also a remarkable multi-species habitat, home to red kangaroos, emus and koalas. Guests can admire these gorgeous animals while taking a dip in The Billabong, a 25-metre infinity pool, and enjoying a pool-side snack or cocktail from Warrior Restaurant & Bar.

Terri, Bindi and Robert Irwin are thrilled to welcome guests to The Crocodile Hunter Lodge, beginning this delightful journey in honour of the original Wildlife Warrior, Steve Irwin.

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Breakfree Grand Pacific

BreakFree Caloundra and Alexandra Headland

BreakFree offers accommodation in two prime locations on the Sunshine Coast – Caloundra and Alexandra Headland. Take advantage of a myriad of activities and attractions on offer on the Sunshine Coast, including the world famous Australia Zoo, and then take a break in your comfortable accommodation after a fun-filled day.

BreakFree Grand Pacific is the perfect place to stay when visiting Australia Zoo as it’s an easy 20 minute drive. Enjoy resort facilities in a picture-perfect, waterfront location, without breaking the bank. BreakFree Grand Pacific has spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments, which are fully self-contained with all the mod cons you’ll need. Just a stone’s throw from the resort, you’ll find shops, restaurants, cafes and bars overlooking Pumicestone Passage. Go for a wander with the kids along the bike-friendly, waterfront boardwalks and have lunch on one of the grassy picnic spots along the way. Stop in and enjoy a coffee in one of Caloundra’s many cafes and put your feet up as you watch the world pass you by.

BreakFree Alexandra Beach is located directly across the road from the beach in Alexandra Headland, just 30 minutes from Australia Zoo, and provides great value accommodation for your Sunshine Coast holiday. If a holiday of surf, sun and sand is what you’re after, BreakFree Alexandra Beach is the right choice. BreakFree Alexandra Beach offers plenty of options to entertain the kids, affordable accommodation, and the beach, shops and restaurants are just a stone’s throw away. The self-contained apartments are situated just across the road from the patrolled surf beach, making BreakFree Alexandra Beach the perfect choice for a family beach holiday.

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Mantra Mooloolaba Beach

Mantra Mooloolaba Beach

Located just a 25 minutes drive from Australia Zoo, Mantra hotels in Mooloolaba offer great accommodation options for your Sunshine Coast holiday.

Mantra offers a variety of Sunshine Coast accommodation in the heart of Mooloolaba. Spend your days exploring this beautiful region with its array of restaurants, chic cafes, pristine beaches and national parks. When night falls, enjoy the short stroll back to your Sunshine Coast resort at either Mantra Mooloolaba Beach, Mantra Sirocco or Mantra Zanzibar. Choose from spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments, many of which are available with breathtaking ocean views as well as outdoor living areas. Private rooftop areas are available to enjoy with spas and barbeques. Mantra’s holiday accommodation options on the Sunshine Coast offer a variety of premium resort facilities designed to enhance your stay. Spend your days relaxing by the lagoon pools, unwind in the outdoor spas or, for more active pursuits, visit the gym. Mantra Mooloolaba Beach, Mantra Sirocco and Mantra Zanzibar also have a selection of fine dining and casual restaurants on their doorstep making them the perfect choice for a Sunshine Coast family holiday.

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Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort, Caloundra

Only 20 minutes from Australia Zoo, Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort is one of the Sunshine Coast’s most convenient and accessible resorts and is consistently ranked among the ‘Top 10 Family Resorts in Australia’ by Holidays with Kids. Featuring Hotel, Studio, One and Two Bedroom Apartments and Two and Three Bedroom Villas, it is perfectly positioned just a short walk from the sparkling waters of Golden Beach. Boasting a brand new adventure zone featuring an 18-hole putt-putt golf course, sandpit, climbing frame and Kangaroo jumping pillow, in addition to the 500m2 waterpark, the Resort is the ideal choice for families looking for the perfect holiday. Play a game of tennis on the floodlit tennis courts or relax by our central, tropical pool and spa. Kids can also enjoy the children’s playground and the beach volleyball court.

Our extensive range of accommodation options are equipped with reverse-cycle air-conditioning, cable TV, Wi-Fi internet access, large open-plan living areas and kitchen or kitchenette facilities.

Park your car onsite and walk to Caloundra’s finest attractions including the family friendly Bulcock and Kings Beaches and boutique shopping. When hunger strikes, you can enjoy a bite from our poolside Reflections Restaurant or stroll downtown to an assortment of cafes and restaurants.

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Oaks Seaforth Resort

Oaks Sunshine Coast Seaforth Resort, Alexandra Headland

Just 30 minutes from Australia Zoo, Oaks Sunshine Coast Seaforth Resort is steps from the sand and within easy walking distance of patrolled swimming beaches, surf clubs and one of the best surfing spots in Queensland. The Resort occupies a prime position on the famous “Sunshine Strip” which stretches from Maroochydore to Mooloolaba.

Choose from a range of spacious accommodation options, including one, two and three bedroom self-contained apartments or generous penthouses with an in-room spa, spacious balcony, full kitchen and laundry facilities, and open-plan living areas.

Set in tropical, landscaped surrounds, the Resort boasts a range of supreme resort facilities including a giant, lagoon-style swimming pool, lap pool and children’s wading pool, plus a spa, sauna, fully equipped gymnasium and barbeque areas. A convenience store and array of popular local cafes, restaurants and bars are located within easy reach of the property to appease every budget and taste.

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Peppers Noosa Resort

Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas

Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas is nestled in the serenity of Noosa National Park. Spend your days lazing in the inviting free-form swimming pool, pamper yourself in Stephanie’s Ocean Spa, or just take it easy. World-class shopping and restaurants are a short stroll 500 metres away in the bustling hub of Hastings Street and Laguna Beach. At this premium Noosa accommodation, you’ll find the ultimate in eco-conscious sustainability with solar energy and rainwater irrigation.

Resort Accommodation

Nature meets design with elegant furnishings, airy open spaces and shady natural surrounds create a secluded yet enticing atmosphere, creating a truly special ambience. Located on the forested hillside on Noosa National Park, the views across Laguna Bay are just breathtaking.


Beautifully appointed split-level villas feature superbly furnished open-plan kitchens and living areas, generous ensuite bathrooms, spacious master bedrooms and inviting private balconies. A private entrance and garage provides security and privacy.

Aside from spacious and stylish accommodation, Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas offers a gymnasium and steam room, complimentary car parking and 24 hour reception. For onsite dining, View by Matt Golinski provides a relaxing and welcoming environment.

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