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Wildlife HQ Zoo

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Cant wait to come again!

I hadn't been to the Big Pineapple since I was a child and I was so disappointed to see the state... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
Great day out

Really terrific for the small family. So many monkeys, the sun bear was really cool. Loved watching... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brisbane, Australia
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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, Meerkats & Queensland's only Sun Bear. The zoo is also home to all...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
76 Nambour Connection Rd, Woombye, Queensland 4559, Australia
+61 428 660 671
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I hadn't been to the Big Pineapple since I was a child and I was so disappointed to see the state of the place around the pineapple and the initial train trip to the train wasnt much better so I was honestly thinking the zoo...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really terrific for the small family. So many monkeys, the sun bear was really cool. Loved watching the wombat doing zoomies. Great and easy to walk around.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Boy has this place grown since the big pineapple days. Down a hill and around lots of corners you will find animals of all sorts. Some local and quite a few exotic animals from other countries. It is very interesting to see them. Their pens...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LEN3612
Reviewed March 10, 2019

We went as a family in the school holidays and surprisingly it wasn't to busy. Plenty to do and see and space to have a picnic lunch watching the animals. Loved that there was different types of animals to see. Loved how interactive it is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank adventures15
Reviewed February 25, 2019 via mobile

Had a wonderful day with the family. You could tell they spent a lot of time creating / building / caring for each enclosure. Good range of animals. Great Value for $. Love the meerkats. 😁

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TimR1721
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

This place is amazing the staff are so friendly and knowledgeable our guide Julie was fantastic. The hands on experience we had with the animals was second to none would recommend a visit to this amazing place

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JoanneB2538
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Great for family, especially very young children. disable children as well. My family enjoyed it. need to go when it is cool

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank brmtrish
Reviewed February 3, 2019

Had a lovely time at the zoo yesterday. Was easy to get around, even with my 3 year old nephew and a stroller. They had a lovely variety of animals that were easy to see and lots of great photo opportunities. A great price to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BrittonyAdams93
Reviewed January 23, 2019 via mobile

I took my teen nieces and Mum here for a day out. Everyone loved it. A great variety of animals, and more accessible than other zoos - you feel really close to the animals and you can also have an “animal encounter”, including cuddling koalas,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Linda N
Reviewed January 23, 2019 via mobile

What an amazing place. Friendliest staff, so close to all the animals which were all active and not hiding. Surprisingly larger than I expected as well. Highly recommend a visit here if you are an animal lover. Also lots of great natural shaded areas with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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January 21, 2019|
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Response from foodthatsings | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have crocks but you can't feed them. Sorry. You will enjoy it immensely though I'm sure.
Kathy T
November 21, 2018|
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Response from WHQZoo | Property representative |
Hi Kathy, Some path is bitumen and paved and other areas are grassed and a little trickier but most people manage to get by. We are always happy to assist in any way we can during your visit and we can always have you... More
July 15, 2016|
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Response from MS1177 | Reviewed this property |
You will definitely have plenty of time to visit the zoo in a day. I had 4 kids with me who lingered at their favourite animals and we needed up going over our time because we loved the walk in enclosure where all the... More