Snakes Downunder Reptile Park & Zoo
Although the name mentions slithery snakes—which the site surely has a lot of—the Snakes Downunder Reptile Park& Zoo is also home to kangaroos, koalas, and over 40 other species of animals in addition to its reptiles and amphibians. The zoo is on the small side, allowing for personal attention from staff members and detailed answers to all of your questions about Australia's wildlife and reptiles.
Guided experiences are offered throughout the day, during which visitors can watch as staff members handle venomous snakes and feed saltwater crocs, or participate in a supervised kangaroo feeding. It's hard to believe the fearless nature of the staff as they handle the animals, but this is because of their extensive training and deep knowledge of the animals at the park. Although not offered by Viator, the park also offers koala and reptile encounters that can be booked onsite separately from admission.
The Snakes Downunder Reptile Park and Zoo is located
along the Sunshine Coast just off the Bruce Highway, a 2.5-hour drive north of Noosa and a 45-minute drive west of Hervey Bay. Gates open at 9:30am and close at 3pm, with various shows, talks, and events held throughout the day.