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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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Small Group
$590*
and up
Blue Mountains Deluxe Overnight Eco Experience...
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Blacktown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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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.
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Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Having visited Gold Coast's Paradise Country Aussie Farm before, this place dulls in comparison. Most of the animals are encaged and there was nothing "wild" as boasted in the park's name. Visitors will not get much interaction with the animals except for the cliche tourist photos with the Koalas. However, the toilets are clean. If that's any consolation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was one of many things I did while I was in Sydney, Of all the zoos and petting farms across the world this is far above the rest. Very clean and animals well taken care of. A place I would go back to when I visit Sydney again, Being able to touch and see these animals in there natural... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Amazing place. We must have gone at least 5 times. And every time it gets better. Very well managed. My wife captured a few pictures have a look at - http://www.shwetawale.com/#!Featherdale-/ck8r.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My friend have took me to this park and it was one of the best Australian experience so far! A lot of animals, kangaroos everywhere:) You even can touch a real kola!:) Will recommend.

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balga west aust
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The park was part of a tour we did up to Katoomba. Was a little surprised at the location of the park as it is in the middle of a residential area was not expecting this sort of location. However the layout is good but perhaps a little on the cramped size. It was interesting to be able to walk... More

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

Dear irvine33, Thank you for taking the time to visit Featherdale Widlife Park during your recent stay in Sydney and its great to see you enjoyed your visit. Featherdale is located in a suburban area but believe it or not, when we first opened 42 years ago, the Park was surrounded by Farmland. Over the years, homes have replaced farms... More

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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

You cant get more close to kangaroos n koala bears than this. Not only can u pat them you can feed them the park provided food. Its abt one hour drive from Sydney located in Blacktown amidst a residential area. One would assume all wildlife protection laws are being complied with. This park is no Theory only practical. Highly recommended.... More

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

Hi Vishal B, Thank you for visiting Featherdale Wildlife Park and for taking the time to share your experience. It's great to see you enjoyed getting up close and meeting our Australian animals and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Kellie More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Visiting this place made me feel sad and uncomfortable. I had a friend visiting from Europe, so I thought it would be nice to show her some Australian animals, and that's why we went. I don't like zoos, so I thought that going to a 'wildlife park' would be a different experience, with more space for the animals and some... More

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

Dear Marta2026, We are disappointed to hear that your experience was not what you had hoped for. I would like to assure you that the care of the animals here at Featherdale is of the highest standards. All exhibits meet or exceed the regulatory standards we are required to follow. We ensure this by implementing policies and procedures that foster... More

Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

It may not be a big place but it is a great place for you to get to see with the animals - koalas, kangeroos, wombats, penguins, (hyperactive) Tasmanian devil, etc and the place for you to get really close up with some of them. Don't miss the chance to take photos with koalas and for a nominal fee of... More

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

Dear JesszeeD, Thank you for visiting Featherdale Wildlife Park and for taking the time to share your experience. Its great to see you enjoyed getting up close to and, interacting with a variety of our Aussie animals and, with plenty of keeper talks throughout the day, there is always something to see and do. We hope to welcome you back... More

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The animals were all well looked after and the enclosures all looked suitable. You can interact with the wallabies and pet the koalas (though you can't hold the koalas, just pet them: it's a New South Wales law). Food was $1-$2 and it such fun to feed the wallabies out of your hand!

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

Dear Anna R, Thank you for visiting Featherdale Wildlife Park during your recent visit to Sydney. Whilst you're unable to hold Koalas in NSW, we do provide great opportunities for encounters at no extra fee. Our Wallabies and Kangaroos love their food and you can hand feed them for just $1.00. Once again, thank you for visiting Featherdale and we... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

What an amazing time! loved this place and the animals we're very well looked after and staff are very knowledgeable

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

Hi marcandrews87, Thank you for visiting Featherdale and for sharing your enjoyable experience. We hope to welcome you back should you visit Australia again. Kind regards, Kellie More

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