Featherdale Wildlife Park

Featherdale Wildlife Park is educational and fun for the whole family

A Koala Bear checking out the view from a tree at Featherdale Wildlife Park
A Koala Bear checking out the view from a tree at Featherdale Wildlife Park cc licensed photo by Big Blue Ocean

From humble beginnings as a poultry farm, Featherdale Wildlife Park opened in 1972 and has since become one of the premier private zoos in Australia. In 1998 the park was upgraded with a new entrance and displays that better represent the natural habitats of the resident wildlife.

Visitors to the park will love the opportunity to interact with Australia's famed Koalas and Kangaroos. See and learn about a variety of reptiles including snakes in the Reptile Pavilion. The park is also home to a wide range of very colourful birds.

Featherdale Wildlife Park places a strong emphasis on education and conservation. They are a world leader in captive breeding programs and they operate an educational program for school students from the surrounding area.

More than just animals, there are a wide variety of native plants that beautify the walkways and animal habitats throughout the park.

Amenities in the park include two picnic areas, a restaurant and a gift shop. Be sure to bring your camera.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Open Now

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Address: 217 Kildare Rd, Doonside NSW 2767, Australia

Phone: (02) 9622 1644

Official Website: Featherdale Wildlife Park

Directions

Train Line Nearest Station Walking Time
T1 Western Line or Intercity Blue Mountains LineCentral Station to Blacktown or Doonside20 minutes from Doonside or transfer to bus #725 at Blacktown
T1 North Shore & Northern LineTownhall or Wynyard Station to Blacktown or Doonside Station20 minutes from Doonside or transfer to bus #725 at Blacktown

How to get to Featherdale Wildlife Park by Train

By Train and Bus: From Central Station take the T1 Western Line or Intercity Blue Mountains Line to Blacktown Station. From Townhall Station take a T1 North Shore & Northern Line to Blacktown Station. Look for bus stand #9 in the bus loop immediately north of the station and board the next #725 bus for the 10 minute ride to the gate of the Featherdale Wildlife Centre. The #725 bus service ranges from every 15 minutes to once an hour depending on the time of day. Most of the day you can count on a bus at least every half hour.

By Train and Walking: From Central Station take the T1 Western line to Doonside Station. From Townhall Station take the T1 North Shore & Northern Line to Doonside Station. Not all trains stop at Doonside so be sure yours does, otherwise get off at Blacktown and proceed according to the train and bus directions above. Exit the station to the southside. Walk south (away from the tracks on Doonside Road then go left on Kildare Road to the gate of the Featherdale Wildlife Centre (about 1 mile or 20 minutes walking time).

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Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5Featherdale Wildlife Park Star Rating

5 Star Rating You got to check this place out if you haven't, especially if you love kangaroos and wallabies and want to hold them, feed them, play with them and, of course, take photos. I have been there 3 times and enjoyed every time I went there. There are also a variety of birds, "name itself suggests featherdale", and other animal species too. They also have a game to find animals and stamp out their pictures in a custom made passport size booklet. I would recommend taking your own food as the shop there has limited options. Highly recommend for kids.

Prabhat Dash - 16 days ago

4 Star Rating A really great experience for the entire family! We came here for a birthday party and they had a guide who brought the kids around. They also had a private area for us to eat and have the birthday cake, and even brought out a few animals for the kids to pat. We ended the day with the kids feeding the kangaroos, which is always a treat.

Suan Yeo - 16 days ago

5 Star Rating Such a great variety of Australian animals. I've never seen snow echidna crawling. The great variety of national e owls and koalas sleeping and feeding. Very informative talks. Take your time and enjoy.

Ian White - 24 days ago

5 Star Rating Such a wonderful place to get up front and personal with so many of Australia’s unique and charismatic animals. While here we got to see a joey with its mother and a baby koala being cared for by its mother. What a wonderful experience! All of the animals appeared to be well cared for and had good living conditions. The staff was friendly and helpful and shared many insights into their experiences while working with the animals. It really was a great experience!

Gary Seybold - 1 month ago

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