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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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Long Beach, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This small wildlife sanctuary exceeded our expectations. There was lots to see and every animal was easy to see and engage with as appropriate. We thought all the animals were well taken care of. Great collection of birds. The staff were very nice and approachable. We stayed longer than we originally intended and enjoyed every minute of it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Visited this park hoping for a more "up-close" experience with Australian animals, but were immensely disappointed by conditions of the animals here. Bird aviaries (cages) and enclosures housed far too many birds for the size of aviary, which resulted in constant conflict between birds, which were stressed out and very aggressive to each other and towards visitors. Wallabies and Kangaroos... More

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Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

when you are in sydney australia, you have to visit this wildlife park , you will learn a lot about kangaroos from small to big. they have a lot also different species of animals like wobcats,koalas, birds big and small with wonderful colors and manu others.

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

Dear limcontravel, Thank you for visiting Featherdale Wildlife Park and for sharing your experience. We house one of Australia's largest collections of Australian native animals and aim to make our experience as interactive and memorable for visitors as possible. Its great to see that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back to Featherdale again. Kind regards,... More

Innisfail, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We visitied this park as part of a bus day-tour. Featherdale is a great spot to see Australian fur and feathered animals, where you can get up close and even pat some of them. The Park is clean, and the cages are open and spacious. Unfortunately, because the cages are open and spacious, they contain very little of the animal's... More

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

Dear Grace N, Thank you for visiting Featherdale Wildlife Park and for taking the time to share your experience. We are very passionate about the animals in our care and the Park is home to over 280 different species including over 30 species of rare and endangered Australian animals. Every zoo and wildlife park in NSW must conform to strict... More

parisf
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138 reviews 138 reviews
89 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Featherdale Wildlife Park is conveniently reached via the City Rail train to Doonside. You may walk up from the station ~20-25 min. walk. You may get a 20% admission discount offer available in the Sydney Visitor Guide. It is a great park to get photos of the koalas and even alongside them all daylong. There is no charge for the... More

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

Dear ChillyWilly2, Thank you for visiting Featherdale Wildlife Park and for sharing such an indepth, informative review. Its great to see that you enjoyed meeting our Aussie animals up close and we hope to welcome you back to Featherdale again. Kind regards, Kellie More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My young kids loved feeding the animals and being close to the Koalas. Lots of animals and a nice day trip from Sydney on public transport. Only complaint was the onsite food was not that appealing.

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

Dear NZ88, Thank you for visiting Featherdale Wildlife Park and for sharing your experience. We really appreciate your feedback with regards to food options and are always looking at ways to make the visitor experience more enjoyable. Its great to see you enjoyed meeting our Australian native animals up close and we hope to welcome you back to Featherdale again.... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Featherdale wildlife park is a place where you can see some special animals and birds which are only available in Australia like Kangaroo, kola bear, Coca bora, Duck bill Platipus and many rare animals.

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

Dear Kausar W, Thank you for visiting our wonderful Australian animals at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Its great to see that you enjoyed your experience and we hope to welcome you back again. Kind regards, Kellie More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Only Australian animals. You can feed the kangaroos, food cost 1$. You can touch a Koala and take pictures, no extra $. I would suggest going there when the zoo opens, the koala line can be very long.

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

Hi Tor-André H, Thank you for sharing your recent experience at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Its great to see that you enjoyed getting up close and meeting a great range of Australian animals. There are many tour groups first thing in the morning, so we do recommend visiting after the morning rush if you don't want to experience queues at the... More

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This wildlife park is a treat. The variety of Australian animals in particular. All of it's very accessible and the fact that children can feed some of the animals ( inexpensive appropriate food provided for a small fee) is a real bonus. At first we thought the croc was plastic; then he moved. What a shock. He's the biggest I... More

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

Dear margery H, Thank you for visiting Featherdale Wildlife Park and for sharing your experience. Feedback is great to hear and we are always looking at ways to make our experience more enjoyable including healthy food options. Its nice to see you enjoyed hand feeding our Kangaroos and Wallabies and Ngukurr, our 4.5 metre Saltwater Crocodile is very real! In... More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

- lots of very differed birds, bats, koalas and kangaroos - you can make photo with koala for free - dingo family has 6 little cute ones (visited august 2014) - 1 crocodile, about 10 sneaks and couple more reptiles, tasmanian devils, wombat, echidnas, penguins - no spiders - food is ok - the park looks old but in good... More

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

Dear cunik, Thank you for visiting Featherdale Wildlife Park and for taking the time to share your experience. It's great to see that you enjoyed getting up close to many of our Australian native animals. Our all day, free Koala encounters are definitely a must for any International visitor. Once again, thank you for visiting Featherdale. Regards, Kellie More

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