Featherdale Wildlife Park houses the world’s premier collection of Australian wildlife, allowing visitors to get up close to 2,200 animals from over 280 species. Cuddle up to a koala, have a photo taken and hand feed kangaroos. Located at Doonside, en route to the famous Blue Mountains, Featherdale is Sydney’s ultimate ‘hands on’ wildlife experience.
From the initial greeting by the swaggie and joey at the entrance to the park, you are encouraged to get up close to Australia’s native wildlife. As well as numerous koalas and kangaroos, features include face-to-face encounters with all kinds of wildlife including wallabies, emus, an amazingly diverse range of birds and 40 species of reptiles in the Reptilian Pavilion.
You will also get the chance to encounter some more unexpected highlights such as Bettongs, Fairy Penguins, Jabirus, Bustards, a 4.5 metre Saltwater Crocodile and 30 species of endangered or vulnerable animals.
Membership: Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
Experiences: Family Friendly, Flora/Fauna, Wildlife
Facilities: BBQ Facilities, Cafe, Car park, Access Without Assistance for the Disabled, Parking for the Disabled, First aid equipment, Kiosk, Picnic Area, Public Telephone, Public Toilet, Shaded Area, Sheltered Area, Shop
Activities: Birdwatching, Lessons/Tutorials, Animal Viewing
Disabled Access: Disabled facilities include: ramp access, toilets and flat gravel pathways and wheelchairs are available.
Children: Great fun for children of all ages. Educational lessons available for groups and a mobile education programme available.