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 VisitFee: Yes
Currently ClosedHours 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 ParkMap of nearby accommodations:
|Train Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|T1 Western Line or Intercity Blue Mountains Line||Central Station to Blacktown or Doonside||20 minutes from Doonside or transfer to bus #725 at Blacktown|
|T1 North Shore & Northern Line||Townhall or Wynyard Station to Blacktown or Doonside Station||20 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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Ratedout of 5
Best option within the city limits, to see the whole range of Australian animals, birds, reptiles. Well maintained, fully trees cover and shaded, animals are well kept and cared. Can finish a visit in about 2 hrs. Children will love the encounter with kangaroos and koalas. You can actually touch them and have photos with them. Wide range of Australian fauna on display.
Anil Walimbe - 3 days ago
Featherdale Wildlife Park is small and well maintained, with a wide variety of animals, reptiles and birds. The whole area can be covered within an hour and half. You can see Kangaroos jumping around freely. You can feed the Kangaroos and also take photos with the Koalas 🐨 The feed is also available in the vending machine next to the ticket counter for $3 Food and beverages are available in the premises. Lots of parking available outside. There is an open parking area too.
Anand Chandrasekar - 17 days ago
This place is a MUST! If you don't want to go all the way into the city to the zoo, check out this place. It's an oasis of animals of every description right in the suburbs. It really is a great day out for the family. There's always coaches arriving every hour, so parking can be a bit hard to find, but besides that, it's a real treat. See all the animals and have a picnic whilst you're there.
John Denver - 26 days ago
Featherdale is the best place to see a wide variety of Australian animals up close with lots of photo opportunities. The Wallabies have free roaming areas so you can have a post and feed them from a good cup for $2. There are two areas so if one is crowded the other is usually fine. I've been to lots of Wildlife parks and this one is my favourite for showing all Australia has to offer.
Shanna Rose - 1 month ago