Reptile Park goes deadly and dangerous

Some of the Park's deadliest creatures will be in the spotlight

The Australian Reptile Park is bringing back its popular Deadly & Dangerous show series during the July school holidays (July 2-17), educating guests about Australia and the world’s most dangerous creatures.

The Park is home to over 3,000 animals, with about half of them being deadly and dangerous.

The all new show is set to thrill guests when keepers showcase the deadliest animals that live at the Park at 1pm daily.

Visitors will see live snake and spider venom milkings daily and witness how the Park’s brave keepers are saving lives or getting up close with Australia’s crankiest crocodile Elvis.

The holidays will also see the new baby Komodo dragon exhibit, featuring the first and only hatchling Komodo dragons in Australia.

After the Australian Reptile Park became the first zoo in Australia to successfully breed and hatch Komodo dragons in April, 2022, it is now the only place in the country where visitors can see hatchling Komodo dragons.

Australia is home to nine of the top 10 deadliest snakes in the world and the Park has five of them

The Park is also home to the world’s deadliest snake – the inland Taipan, the world’s longest snake, the reticulated python, the world’s largest crocodilian – the saltwater crocodile, the world’s largest spider in the tarantula collection, the world’s deadliest spider – the funnel web spider, and the world’s largest lizard – the Komodo dragon.

Australia is home to nine of the top 10 deadliest snakes in the world and five of those species reside at the Park.

During the many Animal Encounters, visitors can get up close and personal with Komodo dragons, venomous snakes, koalas and tree kangaroos with exclusive behind-the-scenes access and a chance to get closer than ever before.

Set times, group sizes and age limits apply, with full details online at

Regular experiences such as the daily feeding of Elvis the crocodile, reptile shows, the Tasmanian devil show, the walking of Kraken the Komodo dragon and Hugo the giant Galapagos tortoise will also continue through the holidays.

Terry Collins

The venomous spiders always attract interest Photos: Australian Reptile Park