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Featherdale Wildlife Park

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Address: 217 - 229 Kildare Rd | Doonside, Blacktown, New South Wales 2767, Australia
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+61 2 9622 1644
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Featherdale Wildlife Park is Sydney's ultimate hands-on wildlife...

Featherdale Wildlife Park is Sydney's ultimate hands-on wildlife experience! We're located just 45 minutes drive from Sydney and en-route to the world famous Blue Mountains. With over 1,700 mammals, birds and reptiles, our comprehensive collection of Australian species awaits your visit. You can meet a Koala, feed the Kangaroos and Wallabies, admire the size of our enormous Saltwater Crocodile "Ngukkur" and loads more! There's a Kitchen and Cafe on site with an abundance of great food and beverage choices for the whole family, and a HUGE retail store for you to find the ultimate keepsake from your trip to Featherdale! We also offer FREE WIFI to visitors throughout the main facilities in the park. There is FREE onsite vehicle parking and we're easily accessible by public transportation. Simply catch a train to Blacktown and board Bus #729 to Featherdale.

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I loved getting to be up close with the animals!

I loved this place. It is more of a sanctuary and they rescue the animals. All of the animals here are from Australia so it isn't a zoo with all types of animals but they let... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Having been to Caversham Wildlife Park in Perth, this is a far, far second. From the fact you had to pay extra for both the koala picture/encounter and the animal food to the sizes of the enclosures (seemed compact) for animals that typically run wild. There are a good variety of animals, most native to Australia. So, if this is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been to this place about 6 times in the past 10 years. Always had a great time, kids loved it... always able to get close to the animals, touch a koala... always fun. And then there was today. They have implemented VIP Koala cuddles service. Line up, get your photo taken and pay. $20 minumum... even if you don't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I loved this place. It is more of a sanctuary and they rescue the animals. All of the animals here are from Australia so it isn't a zoo with all types of animals but they let you get very close to the animals and pet many of them. It was very easy to get too on public transportation which was... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Feed the wallabies, see all the other Australian wildlife close up (echidnas, crocs, dingos etc) and even cuddle a koala. Its a lot of fun. If you buy food for the wallabies/koals, walk to the back of the park as the close ones are overfed!

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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Definitely the best part of this place for me was petting the wallaby's and getting a picture with a koala but there were lots of Australian animals to see. It is good education for kids and they would like all the different animals.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Forget Taronga zoo. Get the train and visit Featherdale wild life park. The only way to see Australia's Koala 'a and Kangaroo's. feed the Kangaroos by your feet! The most amazing place. We have been there twice now and would always visit every time we are in Sydney. Just pick up a leaflet at the information centre and either drive... More 

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Maxwell L, Public Relations Manager at Featherdale Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi Susan B, Thank you so much for the great review and recommendations! We truly hope you had a great visit and look forward to seeing you again in the future. With changes each and every day, we hope to continue to impress and amaze every guest at our park. Cheers, Max@Featherdale More 

Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although tucked away in an outer Sydney suburb, this 'zoo' is a fascinating experience. A wonderful collection of Australian birds and animals. Kids can get 'passports' stamps at different animal locations. The animals and birds are well looked after and are active in the mornings. Feeding demos and talks are worthwhile (kids love the croc feeding. Featherdale participates in working... More 

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Maxwell L, Public Relations Manager at Featherdale Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi hugivilin, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Featherdale. Your comments and recommendations are greatly appreciated, and we hope you had a wonderful day with us! Cheers, Max@Featherdale More 

Orange, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wow what a great experience for the children. To see their faces light up when they pet the wildlife is great to see.Most memorable.

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Maxwell L, Public Relations Manager at Featherdale Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi nnagy2017, Thank you for your valuable feedback! We truly hope your visit to Featherdale was a memorable experience for your young family. We look forward to your next visit! Max@Featherdale More 

Copenhagen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Get up close to Wallabys, Cangaroos and Koala's. Nice to see that many of the animals are able to jump and walk around freely. You can feed the cangaroos, and you can get your picture taken up close to one of the always sleeping koalas. Great experience for kids and their parents. Lots of parking possibilities...

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Lochie D, Marketing Assistant at Featherdale Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi rakibey, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Featherdale. We appreciate your feedback. Glad you got to see our animals exploring the park! We look forward to seeing you in the future for your next visit! Happy travels, Lochie@Featherdale More 

Centurion
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having never before seen the Australian Wildlife, Featherdale was the perfect spot to go meet them. Featherdale is a small, intimate wildlife centre with frequent talks and shows scheduled throughout the day. I particularly enjoyed the talk about the Tazmanian Devil, another animal we had never seen before! The centre is well maintained and animals look well cared for. My... More 

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Thank Caro N
Lochie D, Marketing Assistant at Featherdale Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi Caro, Thank you for taking the time to review, your feedback is highly valuable to us. The Tasmanian Devil is definitely one of my favorite creatures too. Glad to hear you enjoyed your nuggets and chips. Sorry to hear about the issues with our menu, our management have been made aware and are investigating the matter. Hope to see... More 

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