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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480astridp
Swansea, Australia138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2020
We visited on a dreadfully wet day for our grandson's 4th birthday. He is mad keen on dinosaurs and this is where he wanted to go.
We made our way through the necessary COVID-19 checks and sanitising and went to look at the crocodiles whilst we waited for our tour to commence. Our personal tour guide was a most enthusiastic young man named Ambrose. He had just so much information to share and our grandson, whilst nervous about seeing big spiders and snakes up close, was mesmerised. Ambrose was a great guide, we patted koalas and the baby wombat (it was her first birthday the next day).
The rain didn't relent all morning. We would have stayed longer if it wasn't so wet.
The exhibits are spotlessly clean and well maintained. The reptiles were housed in an 'Indiana Jones' inspired display.
There are sculptures of dinosaurs throughout the picnic areas, which he just loved.
Written 15 July 2020
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Katy775
Sydney, Australia19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
The snake and spider talk in the main show area was our favourite thing about the day, as always. We've only ever seen Ranger Mick presenting before but the keeper today also did a great job, delivering an informative and humorous show.
Unlike our last two trips we were disappointed by the food. In the past we've enjoyed the simple but tasty chicken salad wraps but these weren't available today. Instead we settled for the sandwiches but the bread was really stale/dry and if the lines for food hadn't been so long we would have taken them back up and asked for our money back.
Written 19 April 2022
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fiona525
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Very expensive for everything, stale sandwich was $8, 10min wait to get served with 2 people that worked at the park in front of us, that obviously hadn't paid $100 to get in, in the cue. No crocodile show, no tortoise show, no laughs, it seems a lot different to all the times we have been before. We have been visitors for over 30yrs, and today just felt very expensive and the enclosures seemed very small. A lot of maintenance and cleaning happening in the reptile room so a lot of exhibits closed or empty. The kids playground had no shade so the slides were burning hot. Just overall dissapointing for such a high entry fee.
Written 13 December 2022
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Janellesteve
Copacabana, Australia778 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
There are many animals well presented in an easy walking area. Buy tickets on line to save 10% plus ticket valud for admission for two months. One admission. I guess permits family delays poor weather on the day. Very fair.
Double cost of single admission is multi entry annual pass.We arrived 10am pre paid. Ushered straight in past probably 50 people queued to buy. Parking was 8-10 minute walk from front gate Lizard. Pity the rangers are not clear to hear . We visited sunny Easter Saturday. Amongst first after months of rain.
Bring you own lunch. Cafe queue is probably 30 minute wait. Tea coffee pie sausage roll hut sold like warm pies sausage rolls. $4 and $5.50 free sauce.Long queue for women's toilet. In all good value though would avoid weekend visis. Don't visit after rain or when raining grass walkways are mostly dirt bark chip.

Written 16 April 2022
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Carol W
Sydney, Australia160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2020 • Family
My Mum and I had a fantastic day at the Australian reptile park today. It is easy to walk around the Park & we enjoyed seeing all the animals. As it was my birthday I liked having my photo taken with Fluffy the Snake & my Mum. Great place to celebrate my birthday. It is lovely that the Park is set in a bush setting and very relaxing. The park was clean & tidy. To do with covid19 there is plenty of hand sanitizer stations all around the park and signs to say how many people can go into the enclosures at one time. The animals and the keepers were pleased to see everyone that came today. We haven't been for some time & it was a great day out. Great to see the Australian reptile park reopened again. It was good to be back. Thank you.
Family with no Teenagers.
Written 23 June 2020
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damien
Berlin, Germany48 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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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DBL562
Somerset, UK101 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We visited the reptile park and had mixed feelings on our experience. The anti venom programme they have is fantastic and we didn’t mind the higher costs to support this. The 11:00 talk was fantastic - the keeper made it really fun and interesting and the kids were fascinated by the different reptiles. We found Elvis’ enclosure to be too small. They advertise him as being the crankiest crocodile and we all felt a little sad for him. The alligators have loads of space and Elvis had hardly any. The keepers spent ages trying to wake him up and splash him just to make him move and it didn’t feel right. The inside snake enclosures also felt too small.
Written 21 February 2024
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TopShop9999
London, UK54 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
To be honest we were disappointed with our visit.
First, it was very expensive (although I appreciate that the staff there do some important research work, and that the park receives no government funding or support). Nevertheless $40+ per head makes for a costly visit).
Second, there was little in the way of an educational experience. Unless your visit happened to coincide with one of the staff ‘talks’, which only happen twice a day, you’re pretty much left to your own devices.
Third, the animals seemed to be overfed and under stimulated. The poor old saltwater crocodile seemed to have been left by himself in a small concrete enclosure and might as well have been unconscious.
Also I should mention that if you make the trip, you should definitely bring your own food as the ‘Hard Croc Cafe’s’ offering is absolutely dreadful (as well as being expensive). I’d say it was the worst lunch I’ve eaten for a very long time. A poor quality supermarket brand pie was the high point (at a cost of about $7.50). Note; although the website says they serve vegan food all they actually have is a salad sandwich with butter!
Written 28 March 2024
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Sydneysunset
sydney2,311 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Detritus
Sydney, Australia122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Loved the Boomerang throw - was only a dollar to try it out and the kids loved it!
The rest of the park is quite small and if you walk quickly, you can finish it all in about 30 min - but that isn't the point. We took our time with each exhibit, fed the goats and what not. Did a bit of walk at the back and we finished up in about 2 hours.

I would recommend people to bring their own food as there isn't any here to buy.
Written 11 October 2020
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