Do you have the luck of the Irish? Join us right here at Australia Zoo on St Patrick's Day to find out!! We have a jam packed day filled with games the whole family can enjoy!

Win your wife’s weight in beer!!

Compete in our annual wife-carrying competition to win your partner's weight in golden beer! All you need to do to win the coveted prize is be the fastest pair to complete our St. Patrick's Day obstacle course, your team mate doesn't have to be your wife it can be whoever you choose!*

Your wife will will sit on a see-saw and balance against the beer until she wins her weight in beer!

Register before St. Patrick's Day by emailing us:

You can also register on the day at the ‘Wife Carrying Competition' table on entry.

* Entrants must be over 18 years of age.  Limited spaces apply.

Find hidden gold coins!

Leprechauns have visited the Zoo and accidentally dropped 20 gold coins! Help us collect them and we'll give you a FREE green ice cream from Crikey Cafe for your troubles!

So keep your eyes peeled at the Zoo, you never know what treasures you'll find!

Irish Dancers

St. Patrick's Day wouldn't be a proper celebration without a bit of Irish Dancing to kick off the day!

Check out the traditional performance by Irish dance group Scoil Ard Rince when you first arrive at the Zoo and then in our world-famous Mount Franklin Crocoseum, be sure to pack your dancing shoes so you can join in as well!

‘Talk Like the Irish’ Quiz

Complete our ‘Talk Like the Irish" quiz and finish the 11 hidden sayings around the Zoo, drop the entry form in the box at the Information Desk and go into the draw to win an Australia Zoo prize pack.

Stacks of fun for the Kids

With kids games like the Shamrock Relay Race and Irish Hot Potato, there are plenty of prizes up for grabs in our very own pot of gold!

Say g'day to our roving leprechaun, get your face painted and enter in our major prize draw for your chance to win stacks of awesome prizes! There's tons of fun for the whole family!