Snakes Downunder Reptile Park & Zoo

  • Snakes, lizard, kangaroo
  • Crocodile, snakes, koala
  • Kangaroo, crocodile, snakes
Free Reptile Handling
Koala Encounter
There are guided tours throughout the day.
• Monitor lizards feeding on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday in Summer (Sunday and Thursday in Autumn and Spring).
• Snake feeding every Monday during summer (every second Monday in autumn and spring).
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Bus tours welcome
  • School/Educational groups
  • Kiosk
  • Picnic tables
  • Large car park
Snakes Downunder Reptile Park and Zoo
Our newest resident!

Our newest residents have arrived!

The COVID-19 restrictions for zoos have been relaxed further which means from June 25th we'll be open 9.30 - 3.00 on our normal 6 days per week (closed Wednesdays). No bookings required. We're unable to conduct shows and keeper talks at this stage but meerkat and koala encounters are now available


Our zoo has recently attained ZAA Animal Welfare Accreditation. We are very proud to display our accreditation here.

Educational Entertainment for Young and Old!

Snakes Downunder Reptile Park & Zoo is a fun and affordable day out to be enjoyed by the whole family set just 500M off the Bruce Highway – just south of Childers – displaying over 45 species and sub-species of Australian reptiles, amphibians and marsupials.

Other attractions include a fantastic snake house, a walk though vivarium housing dragons and frogs and a kangaroo reserve where the animals can be hand fed. The most recent additions to the zoo are the koalas. Ian and staff invite visitors to come and meet Millie and Matilda.

Meerkats are here!!

Our meerkats made the trip up from Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo to Childers via Sydney, Brisbane and Bundaberg with WPZ's head meerkat keeper to help them settle in. We built their enclosure earlier this year mimicking where they live in southern Africa. They are active throughout the day, rising with the sun and going to bed just before dusk. So visitors can see them at any time during opening hours.

MEERKAT ENCOUNTERS available with prior booking
9.30 am and 2.00 pm!

As you can see, Snakes Downunder Reptile Park & Zoo is 'much more than just snakes'.

Gates open at 9.30am and close at 3pm
10.00am – Snake Show featuring pythons and some venomous snakes.
10.30am – Reptile handling.
10.50am – Koala talk.
11.45am – Venomous Snake Show featuring the top five most venomous snakes in the world.
12.30pm – Saltwater crocodile feeding and commentary.
1.00pm – Reptile handling.

Closed every Wednesday, Easter Friday, ANZAC Day and Christmas Day.

Entry fees
Adults $25
Students/Seniors $20
Children (4-12) $15
Family Pass (2 adults & 2 children) $75 Additional Children $10. (Max 5 Children Incl Children in Pass)

Prices includes the two different snake shows, crocodile show, reptile handling, koala talk, guided tours and entry into the kangaroo/emu reserve.


Koala Encounter - $20 per person.
Meerkat Encounter - $50 per person
9.30 am and 2.00 pm (prior booking is required, closed shoes essential).

Ask about our Ambassador Cards.


Snakes Down Under is now offering visitors and viewers an opportunity to adopt an animal.

Adoptions are $10, $25, $50 and $100 and you choose the animal you want to adopt.

You choose the amount you wish to donate to adopt and reference the animal's name and your mobile number if you would like a photo of your adopted animal.

Here is the list of animals for adoption:

  • Grey kangaroos — Alex and Izzy
  • Red Kangaroo — Loco
  • Emu — Oomee
  • Koalas — Charlotte, Matilda, Bonnie
  • Lumholz's Tree Kangaroo — Matty
  • Green Tree Frog — Bazza
  • Green Tree Python — Bob
  • Salt water crocs — Macca and Alice
  • Central Bearded Dragon — Ainsley
  • Shinkleback — Lucy
  • Blue tongue lizard — Hercules
  • Meerkats — Nelson, Otavi, Leo, Imu
  • Chameleon — Ninja
  • Scrub Python — Rocky
  • Reticulated Python — Zeus
  • Albino Darwin Carpet Python — Billy
  • Komodo Dragon — Naga

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

National Australia Bank
Snakes Downunder Reptile Park
BSB 084 598
Acct: 790 801 485

Please Reference the animal's name.
If you wish a photo please reference your mobile also.

Ian and crocodile
Snake show
Crocodile feeding
Friendly koalas