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Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park

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Address: 1 Darkinjung Road | Corner of Peats Ridge Road, Calga, New South Wales 2250 , Australia
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+61 2 4375 1100

If you love animals but you don't like to see them in zoos, this working...

If you love animals but you don't like to see them in zoos, this working wildlife sanctuary is a wonderful place to visit. Only an hour north of Sydney city, you can meet kangaroos, emus and wallabies living free in 80 acres of Australian bush. Natural camps house koalas, wombats, Tasmanian devils, dingoes, flying foxes, echidnas, pythons, cockatoos and all their feathered, furry, scaly and spiky friends. Follow the walking tracks to visit ancient Aboriginal sites. Open every day from 9am to 5pm, or book an overnight ranger-led Wild Night Out. Fun and safe for children and adults alike. This is not an intense commercial experience with concrete paths and play areas. This is the real Australian bush.

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Great time at the wold sleep out

Booked in for a wild sleep out with family of four. We opted for the tent option since my daughter loves a sleep out and wanted a campfire. tents were comfortable but hot and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Avignon, France
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Three Hills, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This park was a huge disappointment to our group. All you basically see is a few Australian animals behind cages with a few walking around the property. There are other wildlife parks in the Sydney area where you'll see a greater variety. This one didn't even have a crocodile! I would have given this place a 1 star rating, except... More 

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Walkab0utPark, General Manager at Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi Swazimac, we're sorry you didn't enjoy your experience. Walkabout Park is not a zoo, it is a working wildlife sanctuary for native Australian animals. We understand that some people prefer a zoo experience. One of the main differences at Walkabout Park is that we manage the animals' environment to be optimal for the animal and not to create a... More 

Avignon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked in for a wild sleep out with family of four. We opted for the tent option since my daughter loves a sleep out and wanted a campfire. tents were comfortable but hot and crowded on a summer night. We got there early from a hot day of hiking and they let us checking an hour early so we could... More 

Thank ellengarbarino
Willunga, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a lovely walk through the acres of bushland. The rangers are very devoted and knowledgable. The animals are clearly loved and well looked after. Highlight was to handle a diamond python during the python session at 12.30 pm in tge Sandpit. Thanks to all the staff for the great job they do.

Thank Mark S
Walkab0utPark, General Manager at Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Thanks Mark. We love the way true blue Australians like you immerse themselves in the bush with the animals here at Walkabout Park. Some people may think you have to be an international tourist to appreciate our weird and wonderful wildlife. Gosh we are lucky to have these amazing creatures sharing the continent with us! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We had a brilliant day at this place which we stopped at to break up our drive from Sydney to Hunter Valley. We had kids age 5-10. On arrival, we were a bit unsure as at first glance the place looks a bit tired and we didn't see the animals straight away. Then it was time for the Koala feeding,... More 

Thank Sarah M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the Sydney Pepperment cabin, and it was amazing. Meet and great every creature the park had to offer, behind the scene VIP treatment ( big thumbs up to our ranger Kianna) my kids had an awesome adventure. Totally different to your day trip, YOU must stay overnight. Some hints: stay in a cabin if you have small... More 

Thank Emma C
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely informative people and the animals performed to order. Great experience for adults, young adults and children. Well done!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Granted, I had a personal tour before the park even opened, so I didn't have to deal with any crowds. They let us pet one of the koalas and I loved the fact that the animals were not in cages...that they were free to roam around and interact with one another. Animals *should* be free ranging like that. Well done.

Thank Jessica V
Halifax Region, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

The wildlife park has emu's, kangaroos and wallabies loose in the park that you can have an up close encounter with.

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Lake Villa, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

During our overnight stay, we visited with the animals 3 times. The first time was at 5pm & we went into the cages and got to hold many animals like a bandicoot, large snake, crocodile, & more. Went out again at night to see the nocturnal animals & played tug of war with the tazmanian devils! Guides was fantastic! Stayed... More 

Thank Tami W
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I loved my visit to the Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park. A friend and I went when it was drizzly - perfect for a more adult time in the park. We were delighted to see wallabies, peacocks and other wildlife roaming free! There were many educational exhibits, including bats, birds and snakes.. WE also enjoyed the staff discussions held every hour.... More 

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