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“A great experience with people who care”

Featherdale Wildlife Park
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$24.80*
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Featherdale Wildlife Park General Entry Ticket
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Blacktown
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Featherdale Wildlife Park is Sydney's ultimate hands-on wildlife experience! We're located just 45 minutes drive from Sydney and en-route to the world famous Blue Mountains. With over 1,700 mammals, birds and reptiles, our comprehensive collection of Australian species awaits your visit. You can meet a Koala, feed the Kangaroos and Wallabies, admire the size of our enormous Saltwater Crocodile "Ngukkur" and loads more! There's a Kitchen and Cafe on site with an abundance of great food and beverage choices for the whole family, and a HUGE retail store for you to find the ultimate keepsake from your trip to Featherdale! We also offer FREE WIFI to visitors throughout the main facilities in the park. There is FREE onsite vehicle parking and we're easily accessible by public transportation. Simply catch a train to Blacktown and board Bus #729 to Featherdale.
Bear, Delaware
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“A great experience with people who care”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

We are a couple in our 60s and yet we felt like kids in a candy store with the number of animals we could see and interact with. We only had an hour here as part of a Blue Mountains tour, but our group of 6 agreed we could have spent the entire day. Unlike other reviewers who judged the state of the park by what they perceived, we actually talked to many of the keepers to understand the care, background of the animals and the philosophy of the park. Many of the animals are part of an Australian breeding program or are rescues. All of the nocturnal animals we saw had places to retreat to, and many were taking advantage of those places when we visited so we knew that they were usable. They made sure the koalas were allowed to sleep undisturbed most of the time with only one or two brought out for petting for brief periods. The only animals who really needed more space were the birds, but it is hard to provide adequate space to replicate a fully free environment. Many of the kangaroos and a goodly number of birds were allowed to roam free. Overall the people who manage this park provide a great experience and they truly care about the animals there.

Visited October 2013
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Kellie A, Public Relations Manager at Featherdale Wildlife Park, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Thank you for sharing your recent visit to Featherdale. We love to hear feedback from visitors and its great that you were able to talk with some of our keepers during your visit. They're a passionate team who love the animals which call Featherdale home. Its unfortunate that you only had a limited time to spend during your visit so, we hope to welcome you back for a longer stay again some day.
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Perth, Australia
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“WONDERFUL PARK SO BEAUTIFUL”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Well where do we start the animals are so well looked after you just cant stop enough to look at them you can feed them and the park helpers are so lovely will stop and tell you about the animals and what they eat and how they got there in the park.. they keep this park clean and the animals seem so happy so nice to see thanks for taking me to the park eco Australian tours we loved the visit

Visited September 2013
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Kellie A, Public Relations Manager at Featherdale Wildlife Park, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Thank you for sharing your visit to Featherdale. We have a passionate team who take great care of our animals. We hope to welcome you back to the Park again one day.
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“Highlight of our vacation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

By the time we got to Sydney on our Australia vacation, we had already been to a few wildlife parks. We were debating on even going. We were so glad that we did. We took the train and then a bus to Blacktown. It was easy to do. We got there at around 10 am. I enjoyed petting wombat, feeding kangaroos and petting a koala. Some of the handlers were out with some type of snake and a bird. You could hold them and get a photo (no cost). I kept going back to feed the kangaroos and wallabies. Enjoyed the various birds that were out and about walking around. Loved the experience and would go back.

Visited September 2013
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Kellie A, Public Relations Manager at Featherdale Wildlife Park, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Thanks for visiting Featherdale and we appreciate you sharing your experience. It's very easy to reach the Park from the city using public transport and we're glad you made the trip out.
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“Experience of a lifetime”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

This widlife park is small but has a lot of collection of birds. Here you can feed kangaroos, emus, peacock and pat Koalas. Unfortuately, Koalas can not be cuddled in NSW. We have reached after 12 noon (all tourist buses already gone by that time) and finished by 3 pm. We have attended nearly all the feeding shows except for pelicans. It was really nice to see the feeding of Dingoes, Bats, Penguins and Tasmanina devil. This attraction is situated quite far from Sydney City but less costly (27 AUD).
For public transport, you have to catch a train to blacktown then a bus to reach. If you are not going in a tourist bus (covering blue mountain tour), try to reach before 11 and start with a pelican show. Withing 3 pm you can cover all the shows. They feed some of the birds in noon but they do not have show for that. Watch out for these also.
Food was average.

Visited March 2013
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“Don't bother...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

More like a zoo than wildlife park. It's a small place. Lots of caged birds and quite cramp for the animals. Expected more interaction with animals but only interaction was with the kangaroos in a small square. The collection of birds is good. However, the animals' handlers we met appeared not very friendly nor passionate about their work. The kangaroos flinched when we approached. We were at Adelaide's Cleveland wildlife a month ago and the experience was quite different - very pleasant.

Visited September 2013
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