A look at the Steve Irwin ride

johnboy 5 December 2008 23

By popular request poptop has sent in these pictures of the remarkable Steve Irwin Ride as seen outside the Tuggeranong Hyperdome Woolworths in May 2007.

Slideshow below. I particularly like the “In memory” placque.

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23 Responses to A look at the Steve Irwin ride
Gerry-Built Gerry-Built 11:36 pm 04 Jan 09

As with most of the store rides in Canberra, they seem to be moved around to give the “all-new” impression. This one was probably the same one that used to grace the walkway outside Roger David in Belco… (last I remember, there was a three-horse carousal there instead). (ie they are all owned by hire firms who pay for the space/privilege)…

BTW – How could anyone find a ten year old girl annoying? Especially one that is able to light up the eyes of the young folk and make them eager to learn about “aminals” (saw her at Australia Zoo last week, she’s a pretty special girl, and certainly earns her celebrity more than the likes of the other news story up in Brisbane at the moment – Paris!!!). If you don’t like her, there is always the option to turn ya telly of when she comes on (or lock the littlies up in a room with the telly should they insist on seeing her… against your “good taste”. If you have any question of where the Irwin’s hearts truly are (were in Steve’s case [RIP])- go to Australia Zoo in Beerwah… Whilst I was never a fan, I certainly have respect for him having seen the zoo… by the way – I suggest everyone go look at savestevesplace.com too – ’cause this is what our gummints will do without the likes of Steve…

Die Lefty Scum @ #21 and bd84 @ #18, oh yes, hell has a “special place” reserved for youse, crikey!!! ;-P (TIC)

Sia5 Sia5 10:44 pm 04 Jan 09

is that also in the belconnen mall? :S

Die Lefty Scum Die Lefty Scum 9:02 am 11 Dec 08

Is it wrong to wish Bindi was taken instead of Steve?

farnarkler farnarkler 6:21 am 11 Dec 08

Only in Tuggeranong.

canberra towie canberra towie 10:28 pm 05 Dec 08

bd84 said :

where’s the stingray? I can’t see the stingray!
maybe it’s on the other side..


bd84 bd84 9:43 pm 05 Dec 08

where’s the stingray? I can’t see the stingray!
maybe it’s on the other side..

shiny flu shiny flu 7:38 pm 05 Dec 08

That plaque should read: “A Great Australian, an even better money-maker for us now that he’s dead and a freaky-ghost-ride warrior”

I-filed I-filed 4:47 pm 05 Dec 08

If it is raising money for wildlife conservation, then shuddup, dissers!!

Beserk Keyboard Warrior Beserk Keyboard Warrior 3:43 pm 05 Dec 08

candelabra said :


Do we have a prize for THE most predictable post of the year?

H1NG0 H1NG0 3:00 pm 05 Dec 08

I belive they do. Their tag line is “All the traction of fibreglass with less than a quarter of the shock absorbtion of regular tyres!”

p1 p1 2:44 pm 05 Dec 08

Although, now that I think about it, I can’t lane filter in either, so I might keep my bike. Do they make “croc hunters” for bikes?

p1 p1 2:43 pm 05 Dec 08

Yeah but hardly a comparable vehicle to a falcondore. I think I would prefer the fibreglass ‘cruiser :o)

H1NG0 H1NG0 2:40 pm 05 Dec 08

Hang on a second, are we arguing over a fibreglass car!?! I didn’t realise Steve Irwin had his own tyre brand. I might pop into Bob Jane and pick up a set of croc hunters.

H1NG0 H1NG0 2:38 pm 05 Dec 08

A Falcon or Commodore ute are both Australian built alternatives.

p1 p1 1:26 pm 05 Dec 08

Doesn’t get more Australian then cars made by overseas companies. Just look at Ford and Holden.

BJ Steve. Sounds like a new mascot for the Brumbies.

H1NG0 H1NG0 12:57 pm 05 Dec 08

Phht…Land Cruiser. how un-Australian.

toriness toriness 12:53 pm 05 Dec 08

this was/is in civic too. it is bloody awful!

housebound housebound 11:52 am 05 Dec 08

I hope your kids are +15 years

Clown Killer Clown Killer 11:47 am 05 Dec 08

My kids even call that ride “blow-job Steve”

Whatsup Whatsup 11:39 am 05 Dec 08

Oh dear !

What were they thinking, even the man himself was still here. The facial expression belongs to something inflatable.

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