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Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park

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1 Darkinjung Road | Corner of Peats Ridge Road, Calga, New South Wales 2250, Australia
+61 2 4375 1100
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If you love animals but you don't like to see them in zoos, this working wildlife sanctuary is a wonderful place to visit. Only an hour north of Sydney city, you can meet kangaroos, emus and wallabies living free in 80 acres of Australian bush. Natural camps house koalas, wombats, Tasmanian devils, dingoes, flying foxes, echidnas, pythons, cockatoos and all their feathered, furry, scaly and spiky friends. Follow the walking tracks to visit ancient Aboriginal sites. Open every day from 9am to 5pm, or book an overnight ranger-led Wild Night Out. Fun and safe for children and adults alike. This is not an intense commercial experience with concrete paths and play areas. This is the real Australian bush.
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1 Darkinjung Road | Corner of Peats Ridge Road, Calga, New South Wales 2250, Australia
+61 2 4375 1100
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Reviewed May 20, 2017

My 14 year old daughter and I have just had a fabulous 24 hour experience at AWWP. Staying overnight and having private tours with a ranger in the evening and the following morning whilst the park is 'officially' closed. Thank you to Pru (night) and...More

Thank Hugh G
Reviewed May 1, 2017

This is a fantastic place to see and hang out with native Australian animals in a safe environment for them, I absolutely loved this place!!! When you go in there are loads of kangaroos out in the open that you can touch, they are used...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

Set in natural bushland, this was a chance to get away from suburbia and get close to some wildlife for my 98 year old mother who was able to get about most of the park quite well. She enjoyed walking among and patting kangaroos and...More

Thank Casual_holidays
Reviewed April 22, 2017

This is an amazing place with great animals and really friendly knowledgable Park Rangers ! My daughter was over from England for a visit and I booked the Wild Night Out stay for us both to celebrate her 21st bday. We were warmly welcomed as...More

Thank Helen W
Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

Heading south along the M1 on the way to the Sydney Zoo we saw the sign for the park. On a whim, we quickly changed direction and next thing we were at the park with a complete change of plan for the day. On entering...More

Thank neilf8538
Reviewed April 21, 2017

We stayed overnight in a cottage and booked the night tour. It was an amazing experience. We got to see lots of Australian animals, access their enclosure and even pet them! The cottage is fully equipped with everything you might need for your stay. Nice,...More

Thank karijoni
Reviewed April 17, 2017

As we were walking in, we already saw 3 wallabies!! Such a beautiful start! It was my boyfriend's birthday this Easter and he hasn't seen a koala or kangaroo yet, so i was looking for a place where we could see them. This was the...More

Thank Sabila1
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Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Lovely time. Much quieter than the reptile park. Good animal information session and interaction with the animals. The aboriginal paintings was a great bonus. The bush tucker and medicine talk was very informative.

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Reviewed April 11, 2017

Too far to drive for the minimal animals and the activities. If you want an encounter with a Koala, you must book it way ahead of time. You can not get close at all. Very low key area and experienceMore

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Walkab0utPark, General Manager at Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2017

We're sorry you didn't enjoy your visit. We are a natural bush sanctuary so we are more low key than a zoo. When you step into the Walkabout Park sanctuary, you step into the animals' world, and things do slow down. Our main purpose is...More

Reviewed March 17, 2017

We went by the park on our way from Newcastle to Sydney and WHAT a great time! They have incredible animals strutting, hopping and preening about the grounds, anxious for a cuddle or a photo. The guides were knowledgeable, kind, and funny. Absolutely great for...More

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Kadd L
HI, Yes, is there a restaurant or café? Is there a picnic area where we can bring our own lunch? Thank you. Kadd
September 20, 2016|
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Response from engamum | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a café. Yes there is a picnic area to eat.
Lisa V
How much are the overnight experiences? Do I need my own tent?
June 26, 2016|
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Response from Jennifer G | Reviewed this property |
Please contact the Centre they will be able to answer your questions
Annabelle l
I see on your website that I can register for a pre-paid personal encounter, but there is not an option for a koala encounter. Will there be an option to pet a koala and how to I pre-register ?
June 20, 2016|
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Response from Judie J | Reviewed this property |
They have the Koala Encounter once a day. You get to pat them (I got to pat two) they are really sweet and one of them actually has a little joey in her pouch. I think the encounter with the Koalas is either 11am or... More