The Australian Zoo
Hours, Entrance Fees and Discounts
Twenty five years ago Australian wildlife immigrated to Israel. Gan Guru is an Australian zoo situated within the Valley of Springs at the foot of the Gilboa mountain. At Gan Guru you will meet over twenty free-roaming kangaroos of different kinds that you can pet, feed from the palm of your hand and be photographed with. At the lorikeet aviary you will get to know colorful parrots that will land on your shoulder and you will be able to offer them some fruit. In the aviary you will see unique birds of all sizes.
At the Australian farm you will find dwarf goats that are a normal part of the Australian landscape. At Gan Guru you get to pet and brush these kids ;).
Throughout the park you will find a wide variety of interesting animals – cassowaries, emus, flying foxes, and a number of rare reptiles.
At Gan Guru you will enjoy close encounters with all kinds of animals. Throughout the zoo visitors are invited to enter into many of the animal habitats, hand-feed the animals and hear fascinating stories about them. This is a unique experience for the whole family.
All Under One Ticket Price
A variety of animal exhibits: petting and feeding Kangaroos, feeding and taking selfies with Parrots, a Prehistoric Dinosaur Maze and many rare Australian animals all waiting for you!
They are friendly and they love visitors.
Have you ever had the chance to pet young goats?
Combine your visit to the Australian Zoo with a trip in Springs Park nearby. In Springs Park you will enjoy breathtaking views and natural springs. The springs offer crystal clear water that remains at a steady temperature of 25°C. The views from the park change with the seasons – each season and its own beauty.
Entrance into the park is free of charge. We recommend renting a golf car or bicycles. You should know that upon showing a receipt from Gan Guru from that same day you will receive a discount on golf car and bicycle rentals.
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At Gan Guru there is a wide variety of Australian animals, such as: a large troop of kangaroos, lorikeet parrots, a cassowary, an emu, peacocks, an Australian farm with dwarf goats, unique marsupials, reptiles and birds.
Children above the age of two must pay the entrance fee.
Absolutely! The zoo is wheelchair accessible.
In compliance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Agriculture zoos are forbidden from allowing entrance to any animals that do not live in the zoo permanently. At the entrance to the park you will find a large kennel where your pet can be kept comfortably and safely.
Within the zoo there are a number of areas with picnic tables at which you can stop, rest and eat.
At the zoo we sell soft drinks, snacks and ice cream as well as fresh pizza and coffee. You are welcome to bring food from home or to follow us on facebook (or our website) to see if the pizza stand will be open.