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Irwin Family’s Guide to Queensland’s Sunshine Coast

29 Jan 2019

Terri, Bindi and Robert Irwin continue Steve’s legacy through ground-breaking research, conservation work around the world and their brand-new television series on Animal Planet: ‘Crikey! It’s the Irwins’.

The series has been Animal Planet’s most popular world-wide launch ever, airing across 360 million homes in more than 205 countries and territories. Following the success of Season One, they’ve just announced they’ll be back on our screens for Season Two in 2019!

While their mission to save wildlife and wild places around the world takes them to some noteworthy places, they will always call Australia Zoo on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast home.

As ambassadors for Queensland’s Sunshine Coast region; the Irwin’s share an insider’s guide to the place they call home.

How did you come to live on the Sunshine Coast?

Terri: I visited the Sunshine Coast in October of 1991 and had a chance meeting with Steve Irwin at the then Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park. I fell in love and this visit changed my life forever.

 How long have you lived on the Sunshine Coast?

Terri: I have lived on the Sunshine Coast for 26 years.

Bindi & Robert: Our whole lives!

Where do you live on the Sunshine Coast?

We live at Australia Zoo on Steve Irwin Way.

What do you love most about living on the Sunshine Coast?

Terri: I love most that we have beautiful wildlife and wild places like the Glasshouse Mountains.

Bindi: Living at Australia Zoo means that every day is a wonderful adventure.

Robert: The photography opportunities are endless on the Sunshine Coast. With some of the best world-renowned landscape locations, plus spectacular beaches are right on our doorstep.

What are your favourite things to do on the Sunshine Coast during your free time?

Terri: Visiting the shops in Maleny and dining at the Terrace Seafood Restaurant.

Bindi: Hiking with my family in the stunning Glasshouse Mountains.

Robert: Mountain biking on some of the amazing trails.

What’s your favourite place on the Sunshine Coast to hang out as a family?

Terri: Watching the full moon rise over Australia Zoo.

Bindi: Sharing a picnic on top of Mount Ngungun.

Robert: Enjoying the magnificent lookout at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve.

What’s the most surprising thing you’ve discovered about the Sunshine Coast?

Terri: The hinterland is even better than the beaches!

What is the one hidden gem you would recommend all guests must not miss on a visit to the Sunshine Coast?

Terri: The QCamel Dairy

 

 


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