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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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Surabaya, Indonesia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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Lihue, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Featherdale was part of our tour and am I glad. Got to feed the kangaroos and wallabys as well as have a photo with koalas that were feeding. Didn't even know there was such an animal as an ECHIDNA and got to see that one too with a presentation from the keepers. We didn't get as much time as I... More

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Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This is a small private animal park in the suburbs. It is not a major city zoo or a wildlife national park. I review it under these circumstances. We live 10 minutes from the "other animal park". We drove 30 minutes further to go to Featherdale based on the TA reviews of both parks. I have been to the "other... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We were recommended to visit the wildlife park by a staff member in the hotel we stayed in in Sydney. We were driving to the Blue Mountains and did a small detour to find it. It was very disappointing, very small, tiny cages for most of the animals, and some were displaying signs of distress,like walking in circles. There was... More

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

Dear Sarah W, 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... More

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

Convenient to visit while driving from Sydney to the Blue Mountains (day trip) this park offers first time visitors to Australia a place to get up close and personal with Australian wildlife. If you are spending a couple of days in Sydney and plan to visit the Blue Mountains this park is a worthwhile detour. The best part is there... More

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

Dear SKP009, It's always great to hear from Sydney locals who have visited Featherdale. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and we hope to welcome you back to the Park again soon. Kind regards, Kellie More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Well i always do a research before i make a decision to go a certain places (especially Zoo). Initially i have two options to choose. Taroonga Zoo and Featherdale Wildlife Park. I ended up pick Featherdale because: 1. I only wanna see Australian animals 2. We plan to go to Katoomba so Featherdale is like an enroute. 3. You can... More

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

Dear craigansibin, Thank you for visiting Featherdale Wildlife Park and for taking the time to share your experience. It is great to see you enjoyed getting up close and meeting our Australian animals. Featherdale's all day, free Koala encounters are definitely one of the most popular activities at the Park and hand feeding the Wallabies and Kangaroos is also a... More

New Bedford, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This was a smaller park, but a good chance to get close to Australian wildlife. Wallabies were hopping around freely, you could pet and feed a kangaroo and wallabies, and you could have your picture taken with a koala (but not hold it). All the things a typical-non Australian probably wants to do when they have a chance to get... More

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

Dear CZtraveler89, Thank you for visiting Featherdale Wildlife Park and for taking the time to share your experience. We hope to welcome you back for a longer visit next time you visit Australia. Kind regards, Kellie More

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Went to Featherdale in September and throughly enjoyed the experience. Being able to touch the animals and see them in a natural environment is great. Can spend 3-4 hours seeing the animals and eating in the cafe. They have snakes, kangaroos, penguins, koalas, wallabies, echidna, crocodile and many more.

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

Dear A L, Thank you for visiting Featherdale Wildlife Park and its always great to hear from Sydney locals who have enjoyed meeting our beautiful Aussie animals. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Kellie More

Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Featherdale Wildlife Park is a great place to take visitors to Australia. Although it doesn't have the beautiful harbour views that Taronga Zoo has, it is much more interactive. You can pat kangaroos, koalas, cows, goats, and many other animals as well as have your photos taken with them for free. Take a picnic lunch and eat at the park... More

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

Dear MDN333, Thank you for visiting Featherdale Wildlife Park and for taking the time to share your experience. It's great to see you enjoyed meeting our range of Aussie animals and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Kellie More

Bourne
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9 reviews 9 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

i've just been reading the very negative comments on here and find it hard to believe it's the same place I've been to before and will be taking guests to tomorrow. I love how many animals are free to wander and if they do feel distressed (not that I saw any) they are then free to wander back behind the... More

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

Dear Gumsan, Thank you for visiting Featherdale and for taking the time to share your experience of our Wildlife Park. Whilst we aim to bring animals and visitors together, we always consider the needs of the animals first and, as you have rightly mentioned, we have several animal 'refuge areas' located throughout the Park. We hope you and your guests... More

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