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Featherdale Wildlife Park

217 - 229 Kildare Rd | Doonside, Blacktown, New South Wales 2767, Australia
612 9622 1644
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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Blacktown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: All day FREE Koala encounters.Located just 45 minutes from Sydney and enroute to the heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park, Featherdale... more » Owner description: All day FREE Koala encounters.Located just 45 minutes from Sydney and enroute to the heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park, Featherdale Wildlife Park offers the ultimate hands-on wildlife experience. Cuddle up to a Koala at any time of the day at no additional charge. Hand feed a variety of Kangaroos and Wallabies. Meet reptiles, Dingoes, Wombats, a giant Saltwater Croc, Tasmanian Devils and a variety of bird species that would astound the keenest bird enthusiast. Bring a BBQ lunch and spend the day or, if you're on a tight itinerary, grab a quick bite at the newly renovated cafe.Featherdale provides free coach and car parking. Disabled parking and amenities are available. The Park is wheelchair friendly with level gravel pathways throughout. A souvenir centre offers a range of Aussie souvenirs. « less
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Brisbane, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had a great couple of hours here. Lots to see and lots of interactions with wildlife. The enclosures are really clean. Some of the wombats were sad to see as they had developed that relentless pacing back and forth that happens sometimes to caged animals who have become bored. Lots of school trips while we were there but the... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We stopped at Featherdale as part of a group tour of the Blue Mountains. I probably wouldn't go all the way out there just for this but it was a nice add-on to the day. For those also planning a visit to the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, this Koala Experience is way better. There's no extra cost, you get to... More

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Kellie A, Manager at Featherdale Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi SusanElizabeth1006, Thank you for visiting Featherdale as part of your Blue Mountains Day Tour. Its great to see that you were able to get up close and interact with our Koalas and Kangaroos. Our beautiful Dingoes are currently raising a litter of 7 pups which were born at the end of June. They're both amazing parents and 7 pups... More

Chennai
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The zoo is small and the $29 admission fee is bit steep, but it offers up close and personal interactions with the animals - mostly Australian natives. Will need around 2-3 hours to get around the zoo. There are demonstrations at specific timings and it would be better to check those earlier and align the plans accordingly. You can take... More

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Kellie A, Manager at Featherdale Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi Anand K, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your recent visit to Featherdale. Its great to see you enjoyed meeting our Australian wildlife and it is definitely a good idea to plan your visit according to our range of animal presentation times which can be found in the 'Plan your visit' section of our... More

Newark, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The zoo is small but worth the $29 admission fee because of the up close and personal interactions with the animals. We got there a bit late, but we still had about 3 hours to see everything. It took us about 2 hours to go through it, but we didn't see any demonstrations. It was a Wednesday afternoon in April,... More

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Kellie A, Manager at Featherdale Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi raraavis17, Thank you for visiting Featherdale and for taking the time to share your experience. Its great to see that you were able to meet and interact with a variety of Australian animals. We hold several wildlife presentations throughout the day so please make sure you visit us again so that you are able to watch them. Kind regards,... More

Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Featherdale was described to me as a big petting zoo and it was definitely something like that. There were wallabies and kangaroos jumping about and you could feed the kangaroos if you paid $1 for food. It was worth it to be able to rub on them while they ate! There are koalas in that are perched for you to... More

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Kellie A, Manager at Featherdale Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi jamirdale, Thank you for sharing your recent visit to Featherdale. We aim to provide an unforgettable, interactive wildlife experience and its great to see that you were able to get up close to a variety of Aussie animals. We hope to welcome you back to Featherdale again. Kind regards, Kellie More

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We have been to Featherdale numerous times both as a family and with international guests. We have some teenage American exchange students staying with us during the week and would love to have taken them to experience the kangaroos and koalas etc up close. Because the students will be at school during the day, the earliest we could get to... More

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Kellie A, Manager at Featherdale Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi Redborg, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Whilst there is no discount based on length of visit, I would recommend our Annual passes which cost less than 3 visits. If you are bringing guests with you, they will receive a further discount on entry when accompanied with an annual pass holder. If you would like... More

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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We were in Sydney for 5 days on business. We wanted to see kangaroos and other wildlife of the Outback while in Australia. Options included a taxi for several hundred dollars. We took a train to Blacktown, roundtrip for less than ten dollars. It was easy with a 10 minute taxi ride to Featherdale Wildlife Park from the Blacktown Train... More

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Kellie A, Manager at Featherdale Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi ssjtrider, Thank you for visiting Featherdale and for sharing your experience. Public transport is definitely a better option than a taxi ($80-$100). It is easy to catch a train to Blacktown and then bus or taxi for the 10 minute ride to Featherdale. We hope to welcome you back again when you're next in Sydney. Kind regards, Kellie More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It was great to have such a close-up encounter with all the animals. We found a cute wombat who really enjoyed a good scratch and the koalas were adorable as well - so nice to pat one. Btw -there are plenty of outdoor sinks with hand cleanser after patting them. Staff very friendly and happily take photos of you with... More

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Kellie A, Manager at Featherdale Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi Nyl0rac, Thank you for visiting Featherdale and for sharing your experience. Its great to see that you enjoyed your time getting right up close and meeting our Aussie animals. Public transport is quite easy from the City and as you have mentioned, it is a good idea to mention to the bus driver that you want to visit Featherdale.... More

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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Was there last year. A good place for kids to see most of the Aussie land animals besides the zoo. Also, kids will enjoy feeding the kangaroo or wallabies, hugging the koala etc. which they can't do it in the zoo.

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Kellie A, Manager at Featherdale Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi LilBabySun, Thank you for visiting Featherdale and for taking the time to share your experience. Its great to see you enjoyed interacting with our Australian animals and we hope to welcome you back to Featherdale again. Kind regards, Kellie More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I took 4 kids with me during the holidays and the ONLY good thing about Featherdale was feeding the kangaroo's we spent 90% of our time here - we were in the park for just over and hour and it cost me close to $100 just for entry for the 5 of us - couldnt get a deal as i... More

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Kellie A, Manager at Featherdale Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi Jenlee282, Thank you for sharing your recent experience at Featherdale and I'm sorry that you and your family did not fully enjoy your visit. We aim to make our Wildlife Park as interactive for visitors as possible and in addition to our Kangaroo walk-through enclosure, we have a great variety of keeper presentations and animal interactive opportunities throughout the... More

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