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

Official Website: Featherdale Wildlife Park

Fee: Yes

Open Now

Regular Hours:
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website.

  • 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

Category: Parks

Address: 217-229 Kildare Rd
Doonside New South Wales 2767

Phone: +61 2 9622 1644


Yelp Rating:
4.5 out of 5 4.5 Star Rating
Based on 122 Reviews.

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5 Star Rating Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park is Sydney's ultimate hands-on wildlife experience. This is the only place in Sydney to pet a Koala; and we did! There are... Read More

Andrea U. Dec-05-2022

5 Star Rating One word: Quokka. The happiest, best animal ever created. So worth it, fly the miles, spend the money, bask in the glory of Gods greatest gift to the universe. Read More

GP R. Jan-04-2023

4 Star Rating Great place to feed and interact with koalas and kangaroos but the park has wombats, dingoes, crocodiles and more. The only downside was you can take a... Read More

Emi J. Nov-22-2022

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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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Enjoy the cute critters in this promotional video for the Featherdale Wildlife Park

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