Territory Wildlife Park
Territory Wildlife Park
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Territory Wildlife Park is a 45-minute drive south of Darwin city. It occupies 625 hectares of native bush adjacent to the Berry Springs Nature Park. The Wildlife Park showcases animals and plants of the Top End in both natural settings and exhibits for ease of viewing, as well as the diversity of natural habitats of the Top End. The Park is spread out around a 4km loop road with free shuttle trains and natural walking paths linking the attractions. The Main Station Cafe, Nocturnal House and Aquarium are air conditioned.
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Carol Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains, Australia343 contributions
Jan 2023
We went in the Wet season when you have to drive there as no tours operating to get there. It is a full day, so arrive at opening time. Too hot and large to walk around too much though there are intersecting paths that are well signposted. The park train is brilliant at getting you from place to place with useful commentary. The Aviary was the highlight for us, with so many colourful and tuneful species to see at close quarters. There are several shows on during the day and the train is timed to get you from one to the other. The onsite cafe has reasonably priced and varied options and the AC was very welcome.
Written January 27, 2023
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Ben
Perth, Australia13 contributions
Jul 2022
Updated review 3 years after my original. The best experience in the NT. In 2 visits, we haven't done the same thing twice.

I can highly recommend the personal encounters, they provide the best way to get up close and personal with the animals and really learn from the fantastic team who care passionately about what they do.

I would love it if there were private tours, I would happily pay 2-3 times the price for the privilege of spending a day with the tour staff.

If you are in the NT, I cannot recommend this gem enough. It's better and completely different to any zoo you'll find anywhere in Australia. Just make sure you bring your own food as the cafe left a bit to be desired. This didn't detract from the experience.
Written July 21, 2022
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Dean T
3 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
This is an all-day effort! We arrived at 9:30 and caught the last "train" out. The bird show was as good as Taronga. The nocturnal house and aquarium were more extensive than those at Melbourne zoo. The walk through aviary was enormous and the bird enclosures along the monsoon walk felt more natural and better kept than Melbourne. And we loved the surprise at the entry to the monsoon walk. The oolloo sandbar talk and rays were great, and I was very happy to see dingoes. We ran out of time to see the western side with the buffalo, probably because we were always last chatting to the keepers as they stayed on and answered questions about the territory and their work. Darwin, you have every right to be very proud of your park. Tip: bring a picnic for the lovely grounds and even consider bikes or scooters to get exercise as you go. Also, government owner, please restore the animal encounters and if you can't cover staff costs, then maybe raise the encounter prices! We all wanted to feed a whip ray!

PS ignore poor scoring reviews. Not sure what other zoos these guys have visited. This is a massive park and will easily take a whole day to do properly.
Written July 13, 2021
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P W
Sydney, Australia9 contributions
Dec 2020
Our experience at the Wildlife Park was truly unique. On arrival the staff were were very welcoming and accommodating. This was consistent throughout the experience. They were well trained and extremely affable.
Our experience with "Flight Deck" was the apex of our experience with Tristan, the presenter, accomplishing a truly remarkable feat with the aerial fauna.
We would return to this venue especially with friends to share this outstaounding experience with them. Thank you team!
Written December 11, 2020
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Hi P W, thank you so much for this amazing and detailed 5-star review! It truly sounds like you had a great day. I am pleased you enjoyed the Flight Deck and I will pass your feedback onto Tristan, he will be chuffed! We are so pleased you enjoyed your day and took the time to tell other travellers about your time at the Park. We hope to see you again soon, thanks Simon
Written February 26, 2021
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ChevyRyder
Adelaide, Australia2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
This place sure knows how to ruin some well made plans. Cruised past on our way to visit Litchfield National park for the day. Kids wanted to stop in for a look. Me, not so much, have seen and done the animal thing. The price tag seemed steep too at $100 for a family. But the wife was as keen as the kids so we paid up. I have to say, I was impressed from the moment we walked in the door, fantastic staff and an excellent facility. Awesome little ‘train’ that carts punters around to the various ‘stations’. Did the nocturnal house and then off to the flight deck for the bird show. Now this is where the mind was officially blown, you have to see it to believe it. Whole family was absolutely captivated for 30 mins. Matt knew his stuff and turned on a first class show. Decided to have an early lunch at the cafe and wait for the fish feeding show. Here I am thinking fish feeding, how exciting can that be? But after having my mind blown at the flight deck, we were going to hang around and check it out. Wasn’t disappointed, the archer fish were incredible, and those big whip rays looked like they just wanted a big cuddle. Caught the train to a few other exhibits, aquarium was on point as well as the dingos. But by now, our day was done, but still had so much left in the park that we had not yet explored. If only the ticket allowed us to come back the next day to visit the missed destinations.
The day planned for Litchfield was a distant memory.
Well worth the entry fee, this place is amazing. Plan to spend a whole day here, it’s certainly not an in and out in an hour destination.
Written September 26, 2021
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Andrew R
14 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
We really enjoyed this combination of a wildlife park and series of nature walks. If you take the bus around you will really miss out on some of the best things this place has to offer,as the walks between the wildlife areas really do highlight the different habitats present in the top end.
As many others have noted, the Flight Deck bird show is amazing.
We were here 6 hours, so the entrance fee is immensely good value on an entertainment cost/hr basis.
Written April 17, 2022
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Michelle M
Sydney, Australia176 contributions
Jun 2021
The park is divided up into sections with train stops out the front of each. It is possible and easy enough to walk from one to the other but if you time it right you can catch the train as it goes past and then get dropped off at the next exhibit. We probably walked most of the way and caught the train twice, The first time when we first got there to get our bearings and see what was on offer. After that we mostly walked from one section to the next. You can walk via the road or there are paths closer in towards the exhibits which provide a bit more shade than the road. Plenty of animals and exhibits are set amongst the bushland so they blend in. We paid $15 each to feed the whiprays and give them a pat, which was a great experience. Plenty of fish to feed them which was good, as having done many experiences elsewhere, you tend to get very minimal feed and chance to interact with the animals. There was water and soap to clean up afterwards. Memorial to Giant Clams is inside the Wildlife Park. Staff driving the trains were very informative and funny. Lots of parking spots. A great day and would definitely recommend.
Written June 29, 2021
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BundyBoomers
Bundaberg Region, Australia12 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
Four day weekend with granddaughter and this park was always on our radar. Arrived just in time for the bird show with commentary by a lady who genuinely loved what she was doing and knew her stuff. Spoke at a level for all age groups to appreciate. The next two and a half hours had us walking through well thought out habitats for so much of Australia’s wildlife. A brilliant cross section of all Oz has to offer + more. Great for all ages. We didn’t make it to all the shows but I’ve no doubt they would have been presented by knowledgeable staff. We almost forgot we were exercising in the heat it was so good. Take water (although waters bubblers are positioned around the park), wide brimmed hat and wear walking shoes. We enjoyed that ice block at the end though!
Written October 1, 2021
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Judy W
3 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
Totally awesome day out. Best wildlife park ever.
I found the train a great way to cool off a little as the day was very hot. However the monsoon board walk and aviaries were beautifully done and very shady. The bird flight show was an absolute must see. Sooo good. There are water bubblers everywhere. Also the aquarium and nocturnal house are air conditioned so space them out in your day. If you can. go behind the scenes and for $50 extra to the entry fee book in to feed the savannah gliders. Cover your arms as their claws are sharp. They even cling onto your fingers.
Written October 28, 2022
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Hi Coastal522580, thank you so much for this lovely 5-star review!! We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed the day and made the most of the keeper talks and presentations. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and tips with other travellers. Thank you again for this review and we hope to see you again, Rita.
Written November 7, 2022
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amtraveller_50
Sydney, Australia57 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Lovely park and beautiful natural surroundings.
Highlights include the fight show = a must see, the bird aviaries, the various walks, the aquarium.
If you do all the shows you’ll be there for a day.
Staff super friendly and helpful.
There is a big crocodile on display that you can have a good look at but this not the park for swimming with one or with many crocodiles to see if that’s what you’re looking for ( need a commercial park for that).
Highly recommend if you are into nature.
Written August 23, 2022
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