Plenty of neat animals NOT in the zoo...
Keep your eyes open as you stroll througout Australia Zoo. It's located in a more rural area outside Beerwah, and thanks to the wonderful landscaping and habitat creations, many "non-zoo" creatures find life "on the inside" to their liking. You'll see your share of exotic birds, an occasional snake, lots of water dragons and such.
The Croc Hunter's Lair
To anyone who's a fan of THE CROCODILE HUNTER, the "Croc Hunter's Lair" is an integral part of the show. I was a bit surprised to learn that it really exists, it's not just a set. The "lair" is resident on the zoo grounds, over near the kangaroo encounter area. (on the path that leads up to the big cats habitat) It's not publicized, it's just a building over off the trail, with an Australia Zoo emblem on the outside. The zoo staff, during our VIP visit, told us that it was the famous lair.