Australian Reptile Park
Australian Reptile Park
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Australian Reptile Park is the best family FUN day out! Exciting wildlife shows, loads of animal interaction and great customer service is what we are famous for! •Meet Elvis, the crankiest crocodile in Australia •Walk with Hugo, the giant 165kg Galapagos tortoise •See reptiles up-close and meet loads of cuddly Aussie animals •Professional photos with furry and scaly new friends •Venomous snake and funnel web spider milkings •Children's reptilian adventure playground •Animal Encounters - get up close and personal with our animals •Kids 2 Keeper junior zoo keeping workshops for kids 3-18yrs •Behind the Scenes tours •Hand feed friendly free-range kangaroos •Great value! •FREE parking, on-site café, picnic areas, free gas BBQ's Open : 9am - 5pm 364 days a year (closed Christmas day) Find us : 2 minutes off M1Freeway (Gosford exit), follow the signs
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Chris W
Budapest, Hungary480 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Stopped here with the family as we had some spare time. It was interesting to see the alligator lake and all of the koalas. Taronga zoo and/or Symbio Zoo near Wollongong is probably better.
Written 6 January 2024
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damien
Berlin, Germany18 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Save some money and go to the Sydney zoo - it’s cheaper, much bigger and the animals are probably happier too.

This place is a very big disappointment. The “free range kangaroo area” feels as big as a soccer field with 6 animals all hiding away in the corner. Don’t buy the feed - with a tourist:kangaroo ration so high, they’re probably satiated after 10 minutes and then spend the rest of the day sleeping. The park overall is very very small and very commercial. The alligator feeding lasts 5 min tops and you can’t understand the keeper at all.
Written 3 January 2024
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sccrref
Tucson,Az1,706 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
One of the highlights of our trip to NZ and Australia. We had booked a private tour for wine tasting that had a stop at the park. We got here when park opened. We were able to have a talk w/ a park docent in the Koala sanctuary and got to touch and pet the Koalas. My wife was in heaven. The you feed the kangaroos. Plenty else to see but that was the highlight.
Written 9 October 2023
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Siniirr
Joensuu, Finland16 contributions
Feb 2023 • Family
Visited 13 years ago and now again. Great place to visit for a fun day! Happy that there were still wallabies which you can get close to and pet. Also, there were a lot of little parrots that were very used to humans and they could get close to you and sit on your hand.

A lot of interesting animals, sad that there weren't any platypusses, but koalas and wallabies were just so cute! The shows during the day are great too. You should really take a look at them. We saw an alligator show where a professional was telling us about American alligators.
Written 4 September 2023
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Mal B
Artarmon, Australia1,100 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
A little disappointed with the range of animals available for viewing and available activities. Despite the park advertising Elvis the crocodile, he laid dormant in his pond and was quite uninteresting. The kangaroos are available for a pet and there are numerous koalas available for viewing, but despite the hype and advertising, there is really nothing to rave about. The site is also a little dated and a revamp would help.
Written 3 September 2023
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David P
10 contributions
Jun 2023 • Solo
Bit disappointed. I reached out attempting to identify a unique lizard. Told someone would email me back, "but never did.......
Written 21 August 2023
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m00seman
North Port, FL38 contributions
Feb 2023
This is a wildlife park dedicated to conservation and educating the public. This park is the source for antivenom to treat dangerous snake and spider bites. We truly enjoyed seeing the breeding and conservation programs for endangered turtles and frogs. The reptile portion of the Aussie Ark is housed here. We spent a long time watching the many happy and well cared for koalas, munching on their dinner! The dingoes were howling, heard across the park. We enjoyed seeing fruit bats and the platypus up close. Everyone working here is dedicated to protecting wild creatures. Getting the public to love and appreciate a wild animal, is getting the public to join in the fight to save the wild! My husband and I had a fabulous time at the Australia Reptile Park, we learned a lot about Australia's wildlife! We also visited the park's sister organization, the Aussie Ark, to view its breeding program for Tasmanian Devils. A fabulous adventure!
Written 14 March 2023
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Barry M
Sydney, Australia99 contributions
Feb 2023
For a long time we have driven past the yellow dinosaur on the M1 motorway thinking we should visit the park. Finally after COVID we made time to attend and it was much more enjoyable than we expected.

The staff were very friendly, knowledgeable and willing to have a casual chat about the animals they clearly love.

Being called a reptile park we were surprised to see non reptile animals (cute koala, kangaroos, birds, dingo, etc.)
Written 9 February 2023
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Sydneysunset
sydney2,207 contributions
Feb 2023 • Solo
Haven’t been for over a decade. Used to come regularly when my kids were young. Arrived at opening at 9am. Koalas (they have lots of them) were active & had the roaming Kangaroos to myself. Went to all the talks & Alligator feeding (so many Alligators!) and Eric the Crocodile feeding. Had ham & salad wrap & small coffee for lunch $15. Very much enjoyed the lorikeet feeding. The flocks of rainbow lorikeets clearly know when they are fed. They descended en masse then all flew off again after eating. Lots of other Aussie animals, birds & reptiles to see. A hot day but plenty of shade. An expensive day out but spending 5hrs there I thought it worth the money. Playground for kids and lots of young kids & families enjoying their visit.
Written 4 February 2023
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Laura
2 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Horrible place exploiting animals for money.
Loud music and small enclosures.
The reptiles were the worst.
Including the snapping turtle that doesn’t even have enough room to swim around.
The small crocodiles in the Egypt themed exhibit were in a small pool of water with strong lights and very load music on constantly.
Very sad to see
Written 28 January 2023
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