Australia Zoo announces ‘exciting’ $8M wildlife camping experience

Apr 15, 2019
If you've always wanted to camp nearby wildlife, now is your chance! Source: Getty

It’s already one of the most famous tourist attractions in Australia, and Australia Zoo will soon be offering the ultimate camping experience as well.

The Queensland Government announced on Monday it will partner with the famed zoo to build an $8 million wildlife camping experience, called Camp Croc Hunter, which is expected to lure more than 39,000 visitors to the Sunshine Coast each year.

Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said the project, funded through the government’s Growing Tourism Infrastructure Fund, would give domestic and international tourists another reason to visit the region.

“When the project is fully operational, it’s expected to attract more than 39,000 annual visitors and contribute up to $4.5 million in visitor expenditure a year to the region,” Jones said.

Meanwhile, she added the camping ground was designed to provide a full range of experiences.

“We’re talking about tent accommodation to caravan and RV powered sites to glamping-style tents and eco cabins,” she said.

It will also include a cafe, reception, entertainment and pool area, amenities blocks, covered cooking areas, school camp facilities and a mountain bike pump track.

Meanwhile, Visit Sunshine Coast CEO Simon Latchford added: “Australia Zoo is a globally recognised premium tourism attraction for our region and this exciting expansion inclusive of glamping accommodation will not only entice more visitors but also convert day-trip visitors to stay longer and spend more.”

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