Visit: Featherdale Wildlife Park, 217 - 229 Kildare Rd Doonside, Blacktown, New South Wales 2767 Australia
Make your own way by car or public bus to Featherdale Wildlife Park, situated 45 minutes by road to the west of Sydney on the way to the Blue Mountains. More than 2,000 native animals live on seven acres among native plants and trees.
Have the chance to hand-feed friendly wallabies and kangaroos with park supervision and take your photo near one of the many koalas that live here. Check out the Tasmanian devils, endangered due to the impact of a devastating disease in the past two decades. Or compare the park’s two wombat species: the Southern hairy-nosed wombat and the common wombat.
Explore 26 realistic exhibits in the Reptilian Pavilion where 40 different native species of reptiles reside. See lizards, turtles, crocodiles, pythons and venomous snakes among the scaly creatures in this display. Then check out the bird section where you can find festively feathered parrots, sleek waterbirds and endearing little penguins, large birds like emus and southern cassowaries, and more.
Feeding times and keeper presentations occur throughout the day and are detailed in the Itinerary below. Learn fascinating facts about the echidna, a mammal that is related to the platypus. Participate in a farmyard feeding and animal encounter with goats, sheep and cows. Other talks feature the dingos, koalas, pelicans and flying foxes.
Why not add on the Personal Koala Encounter
Australia's most prized fluffy icon, an encounter with a Koala is a must-do experience during your Aussie stay. With this experience you can have an up-close encounter with one of Featherdale's adorable Koalas! Get up close and personal and have your photo taken by our expert photographers so you can take home a photography package, as the ultimate souvenir of your visit to Featherdale!
• The opportunity to meet a fluffy Koala
• Talk to our Koala keepers
• Take home a souvenir photo pack
Feel free to bring food to barbecue at the tree-shaded picnic sites in the wildlife park, or stop by the cafe for a pick-me-up. A souvenir shop sells mementos from the park.
Feeding times and talks (check park schedule for updates):
All day: Koala Sanctuary
9am - Rapt in reptiles
10am and 2:30pm - Echidna
10:30am and 3:45pm - Penguins
11am - Pelican Feeding
2:45pm - Flying Foxes
3:15pm - Dingo
4pm - Tasmanian Devils