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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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Warsaw, Poland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

Love! A must visit. Easy to get to from downtown Sydney. You can even go in a pen with kangaroos and feed them.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

We had anticipated visiting a freer, more natural habitat for these animals. We were hoping to see a few kangaroos really enjoying themselves in a ntaural looking space and actually spend some time up close and personal with them. There were very few animals around on the day we went. We did get to have our photo with a koala... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

My uncle took me to this place on impulse during my trip to Australia. The park had a huge enclosure which meant that not all the animals had to be kept in tight cages. You get the chance to get close up with many of them, the best being the koalas and the kangaroos. Sadly, the time that I went... More

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

Hi Mex-san, Thank you for visiting Featherdale Wildlife Park and for taking the time to share your experience. Our Koalas have such varied personalities and you can't help but love even the older, grumpier ones! We hope you get the chance to visit us again when you're next in Sydney. Kind regards, Kellie More

Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was something of a surprise. Having visited a number of wildlife parks this has to rate as high as any. Very good selection of native animals, and a surprisingly large collection of birds. In fact, I can't recall being anywhere that has a collection quite this size. Plenty of wallabies to hand feed, photo opportunity with a koala, and... More

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

Dear Rhys M, Thank you for visiting Featherdale Wildlife Park. It's always great to hear from Sydney locals who have visited with their families. We certainly have one of the largest private bird collections in the country and our Koalas and Wallaby encounters are a great opportunity to meet these Aussies up close. We hope to welcome you back to... More

Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

After researching Featherdale Zoo here I decided it was worth the trip getting there. As soon as you get in your walking around right nest to a lot of different animals. Kangaroo's everywhere to feed by hand, Koala's everywhere just a few feet away and photo ops with a Koala up close. They have a huge selection of different Animals... More

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

Dear Randy R, Thank you for visiting Featherdale Wildlife Park and for taking the time to share your experience. Meeting a Koala and Kangaroo is at the top of many bucket lists for people coming to Australia and we love providing visitors with that once in a life time, up close encounter. Once again, thank you for visiting our Aussie... More

Sydney, Australia
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

We took our three year old granddaughter here for some entertainment and education while she stayed with us for a few days. The park is extremely well designed with a considerable number of helpful attendants and good access to those animals that are comparable to children. There is not a lot of walking as the layout is condensed. Parking is... More

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

Dear jrnewson, Thank you for visiting our Aussie animals at Featherdale Wildlife Park. It's always great to hear from Sydney locals and we appreciate the time you've taken to share your experience. The layout is great for kids and the up close animal encounters will keep them entertained for hours. Our keeper talks also provide a great opportunity for kids... More

Young, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Nice park in an unexpected area, lots of koala's, birds etc. Park was nice shady, clean. Good food, excellent service. GreAt souvenir shop. Whole family enjoyed it.

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

Dear Regina M, Thank you for visiting our animals at Featherdale Wildlife Park. It's great to see you enjoyed your experience and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Kellie More

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Recently had an overseas visitor . What a top spot to get up close & personal with all the wildlife. Plenty of opportunity to take many happy snaps. Food & drinks prices are realistic. We went mid week easy access & parking. Strongly recommend a visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park either with a visitor or maybe just being a local... More

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

Dear Ontoursks, Thank you for visiting Featherdale Wildlife Park and for taking the time to share your experience. We love hearing from locals who have brought their international guests to meet our amazing and diverse Australian wildlife. It's great to see you all enjoyed your time at Featherdale and we hope to welcome you back again. Kind regards, Kellie More

Cheshire England
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125 reviews 125 reviews
36 attraction reviews
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I,m not sure if it was the heavy rain, but this park did not impress as much as others we saw in Australia. Several of the cages and compounds were empty and it was lacking in kangaroos with mainly wallabies. The refreshment area was poor with not the best drinks. Would not recommend.

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

Dear Cheshire174, Thank you for visiting Featherdale and for taking the time to share your feedback. I'm sorry that you did not fully enjoy your visit. Whilst our enclosures are not empty, our animals tend to seek shelter during rainy weather and so you may not have seen them roaming out and about in open areas. I do hope you... More

Surabaya, Indonesia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We;ve been coming back to this place year after year. Up close and personal contact with adorable wombats, koala, kangaroo & wallabies. Except for a bit out of the way location, everything is well done. Beautiful outdoor parkland setting, interesting passport stamp hunt activity for the children, decent souvenir shop. Fun farm animal mini zoo....keeps everyone smiling. Make sure you... More

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

Dear Natanielliem, Thank you for returning to Featherdale. It's great to see that you enjoyed your visit and we appreciate the time you've taken to share your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind regards, Kellie More

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