Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park- Entry
Hours: 9am-5pm Daily
This is not a zoo, it is so much more, it’s a working Wildlife Sanctuary. Many of Walkabout Park’s animals are wildlife rescues, either orphaned or injured, who are now healthy but, for various reasons, need ongoing special care... so wouldn’t survive back in the wild. Others are part of “breed for release’ endangered animal recovery programs. Situated in 80 acres of natural Aussie bush land which is protected by a special fox, dog and cat-proof fence it’s native animals are kept safe from the threat of introduced predators.
A very special experience. Walk amongst friendly free-roaming wildlife, visit ancient Aboriginal sites, and join in the regular ranger-led talks and tours.
This is not a zoo. Walkabout Park is a natural bush sanctuary for native wildlife. The Walkabout Park team will introduce you to the animals, teach you about bush tucker and bush medicine, and even show you how to throw a boomerang.
For an even more magical experience, stay overnight and enjoy the wonder of an after dark ranger-led spotlighting adventure.
For the overnight “Wild Night with the Wildlife” adventure, you can choose your accommodation, from comfortable camping under canvas, to all the luxuries of home in a fully self-contained eco cabin with veranda overlooking the bush and the animals that live there!
Meet Australia's iconic animals. Kangaroos, all kinds of wallabies, emus and cockatoos hang out with the people around the visitor centre, koalas, dingoes, bilbies, echidnas, flying foxes, wombats, quolls and their other furry, spiky, feathery and scaly friends, are cared for in large natural camps, while many more creatures make their home in the bush. You never know what you might see as you wander along the tracks!
Only an hour from the Sydney Harbour Bridge or from Newcastle South. DON'T take the Somersby Peats Ridge or Gosford exits. DO take the Calga Interchange off the F3. Be aware that your GPS may direct you to the wrong exit - make sure it is telling you to take the Calga exit.