Oakvale Wildlife Park

Oakvale Wildlife Park, Williamtown: Hours, Address, Oakvale Wildlife Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Oakvale Wildlife Park
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Zoos
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Ultimate Hands-On Experience. Set on 25 acres of open natural bushland, Oakvale Wildlife Park is 100% Australian owned and operated. At the park, you will find an endless menagerie of Australian native, domestic farm and exotic animals such as koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian devils, goats, sheep, rabbits, alligators and ostriches. Plus many, many more. Established in November 1979 by Jeff and Elaine Sansom and later passed down to their son Kent Sansom in 1995. Oakvale Wildlife Park has remained a family-owned and operated business for more than 40 years. Since 1979 the farm has undergone countless changes. The most recent of which is our koala breeding and education centre ‘Koala Country’. However, one thing that remains the same is our commitment to providing an opportunity for our customers to learn about our native wildlife and how we can protect it. We strive to provide a fun, safe, educational, accessable and value for money experience for the whole family.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Robyn F
Newcastle, Australia193 contributions
Great holiday activity
Apr. 2021 • Family
We had a great day with the grandchildren. The animals and staff were friendly and cared for. I loved the way the goats and piglets had the bottle feeding under control and knew what to do which helped the children. I hadn't been there for 20 years and was so impressed with the way the farm was set out and organized. It was a wonderful day and the splash pool cooled the children off nicely. Very impressed.
Written 14 April 2021
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Dear Robyn F, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent visit and your kind words. There have been many changes in the last 20 years and it is wonderful that you and your family had a great day out at the park. We do hope to see you again in the future. Regards, Oakvale Team
Written 14 April 2021
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Alicia
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
How often do u get the chance to take a selfie with a roo rub shoulders with a Lemur n run from a goat just 2 name a few
Feb. 2021 • Family
Located at Salt Ash, Oakvale Wildlife Park and Splash Bay is a must to see whether you need to pass time at the airport, heading to the Bay or your kids are going stir crazy at home. Lot's of variety of animals and hands on fun.
We also did the animal encounter Lemurs with keeper Angus.
Negatives in the Feeding area troufs would be great so kids small and big could put the food in and not waste it/make mess. An area for the smaller kids (height restrictions) even if its only open for set time to give the smaller kiddies a chance.
Biggest negative is the toilets and not having a parent change toilet for breastfeeding, nappy changing and micro for bottles.
A suggestion if you purchase your tickets online having a separate line available for those people to cut the cue.It's abit unfair to line up and wait while people decide what to purchase. Also when you enter the park offer if you like to buy a bag to feed the animals it's $2 and saves time coming back for it.
Overall it's value for money and a great family day there is something for everyone. A must would be to do an encounter and tractor ride.
Written 7 February 2021
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Dear 1MummyPoppins, Thank you for taking the time to review Oakvale Wildlife Park. We value all feedback and have taken on board your suggestions for the feeding area and separate line up available for those who have purchased online. We are always looking at ways on how we can make our customer experience better for visitors. The Lemur encounter is one of our most popular ones, they are just amazing to spend time with. About the parent's room; we do have one located at our Splash Bay Water Park which has a seated area, change table and toilet facilities. Our second change table can be found near Reptile Ravine and a microwave available for guests to utilise next to our Tea Room. I have raised this comment with our management team in relation to more visible signage for these facilities. We are glad that everyone had a great day out in the park and we do hope to see you again soon. Regards, Oakvale Team
Written 7 March 2021
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simonto
Sydney, Australia36 contributions
Nice zoo to spend half a day
Jan. 2021 • Family
Spent about 2 to 3 hours with the kids . The zoo is not huge but has a good variety of animals. Goats, Kangaroos, ducks do roam around part of the park which you can pat and feed with their $2 bags.

The best part is feeding farm animals milk bottles and tractor ride. Not all the shows were available as we went on a weekday.

Written 16 January 2021
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Dear Simonto, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Oakvale Wildlife Park. Bottle-Feeding the baby farm animals is one of our most popular activities. Regards, Oakvale Team
Written 24 February 2021
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IntrepidTraveller98
Sydney, Australia50 contributions
Perfect hands-on animal experience
Dec. 2020 • Family
We had an outstanding visit to this wildlife park! My 5yo daughter loves animals but as most Zoos are “looking only” experiences, this place really stood out. She got to feed goats, lambs and piglets, and was able to milk a cow! There are goats, ducks and wallaby’s just wandering around everywhere so she could feed them or cuddle them whenever she wanted. There are also plenty of great animals to look at, including cows, meerkats, camels, lemurs, alligators, birds, donkeys and miniature ponies.
It’s also not too big so we weren’t too exhausted but managed to see everything by lunch, then we got to use the great playground and splash pad after we had lunch. The afternoon was much quieter than the morning and so we stuck around to enjoy the feeding display again.
The grounds were lovely and clean, the animals looked very healthy and happy, and every single staff member we encountered was lovely and helpful. I highly recommend this place and will be back for sure!
Written 31 December 2020
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Dear Danielle F, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Oakvale Wildlife Park along with your kind words about our park and staff. It is delightful to read you enjoyed a full day out at the park and utilised all that we have on offer. We have designed and developed the park so our guests can see, touch and feel a variety of animals, with around 70% of our animals that you can have a form of interaction with it is wonderful to hear that your daughter and yourself enjoyed this interaction. We do look forward to welcoming you and your family back to the park again soon. Kind Regards, Oakvale Team
Written 3 January 2021
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shell1780
Sydney, Australia98 contributions
Relaxing and entertaining
Dec. 2020 • Couples
What an amazing morning at this wildlife park. Saw heaps of animals and had a ball at the meerkat encounter, just watch out for the cute pigs lasting around in the mud they like to shake when getting out
Written 4 December 2020
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Dear shell1780, Thank you for taking the time to review Oakvale Wildlife Park. It is delightful to read you had a great time at the park and were able to utilise the activities we have on offer. The meerkat encounter is one of our most popular encounters, they are such funny characters that keep us all entertained with their antics. We do hope to be able to welcome you and your family back to the park in the future. Regards, Oakvale Team
Written 28 December 2020
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Tenielle15
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia32 contributions
Amazing time!
Oct. 2020
We got there just in time to bottle feed the goats and lambs - which was super cute!
A little goat followed us around the whole park, and we became really good buds lol
I would suggest going earlier in the day when the kangaroos are still hungry, as I think they were full by the time we arrived (midday).

This is a real touch & feel wildlife park - the best kind!

I would recommend this park to anyone visiting the area.
Written 20 October 2020
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Dear Tenielle15, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Oakvale. It is wonderful to read that you enjoyed your time at the park and enjoyed the intimate interactions you were able to have with our animals. We do hope to welcome you back to the park again. Regards, Oakvale Team
Written 5 November 2020
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Bel85s
Hawkesbury Valley, Australia9 contributions
Fun filled family day out
Sep. 2020
fantastic experience and would love to go again
excellent value for money
so much for the whole family to do and see
food was fresh and very well priced
staff were most helpful and polite
clean facilities and covid procedures were followed carefully.
plenty of space and not too crowded
animals are well looked after and their enclosures well maintained
Written 26 September 2020
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Dear Bel85s Thank you for your review of Oakvale Wildlife Park. We are delighted to read that you loved your experience within the park and we do hope to see you and your family back again. Our staff here are so passionate about what they do at the park and are delighted to read your comments. Regards, Oakvale Team
Written 30 September 2020
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princess_0986
indonesia13 contributions
Great Day
Sep. 2020
We went there on Saturday around 10.20 AM so they were not really busy at that time. Then it gets busier after 11.30 AM. The staff at the ticketing & inside the petting area was friendly and pretty informative. My 2yo son really love the animal encounters part and the animal was pretty clean and well looked after.

The only improvement needs to be done at their cafe, we've ordered chips but it doesn't taste good and under-cooked. The young lady who handed me the food (we've ordered few times because we didn't bring any food) was not friendly and takes 15 minutes to toast my sandwich only. Overall the food was 4 out of 10 and i wish they can improve this part.
Written 6 September 2020
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Dear princess_0986 Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Oakvale Wildlife Park. We welcome feedback and we appreciate you taking the time to provide this to us. Your review has been brought to the attention of our management team for further discussions. Improving our services and customer experience is very important to us. It is wonderful to read your son loved the interactions with the animals. Regards, Oakvale Team
Written 30 September 2020
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Bernie
5 contributions
Wonderful morning
Jul. 2020 • Family
We visited Oakvale today, to say I was impressed would be an understatement. The staff were friendly, the animals were all well looked after, the grandchildren loved being able to feed the animals and the playground kept them entertained. Well done Oakvale we thoroughly enjoyed our day.
Written 19 July 2020
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Dear Berniesbusabout, Thank you for your lovely review of your recent visit to Oakvale Wildlife Park. We are delighted to read that your visit to the park was more than expected. Our staff have some big hearts and love our animals just like family and they love to share their passion with our guests. I have passed on your review to our staff. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to the park again! Regards, Oakvale Team
Written 19 August 2020
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Danielle S
5 contributions
Amazing day even the teenagers had a great time
Jun. 2020 • Family
What a fantastic day, the staff and keepers are amazing, Annie who did the merkat encounter was amazing she really knows her stuff and made us all feel so at ease and it truly shows how much she loves the animals and her job. We also watched the koala talk and once again the keeper Nicole really showed us how amazing the koalas are. Her love and pass really showed both keepers should be very proud.
Was a perfect day that even the teenagers had a fantastic time.
Written 28 June 2020
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Dear Z9292BYdanielles, Thank you for your lovely review of your recent visit to Oakvale Wildlife Park. Annie has a special bond with the meerkats and such a passion for her job here. Our staff have some big hearts and love our animals just like family and they love to share their passion with our guests. I have passed on your review to Annie and Nicole which they were delighted to receive. We look forward to welcoming you back to the park again! Regards, Oakvale Team
Written 19 August 2020
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