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 ParkFee: Yes
Many indoor and even some outdoor tourist attractions are temporarily closed due to the Global COVID-19 pandemic. If the hours of operation are shown below, they may not reflect these closures. Please verify hours with any attraction before visiting.
We believe the measures being taken are absolutely neccessary to preserve lives and we pray for everyone and their families as the world works together to get through this crisis.
- 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
217-229 Kildare Rd
Doonside New South Wales 2767
Phone: +61 2 9622 1644
Shayla W. Nov-01-2019
When in Sydney, you must go to at least one zoo. My friend highly recommended us to check out Featherdale so we decided to check it out. I bought the... Read More
Ashley P. Dec-27-2019
I have somewhat mixed feelings about zoos and animals in captivity, but I was bent set on seeing koalas, and Featherdale was recommended by our hotel's... Read More
Skittle C. Nov-25-2019
This is one of the best examples of how not to treat animals in captivity. All of the animals look miserable and dirty, the enclosures are absolutely tiny... Read More
Accommodations near Featherdale Wildlife Park:
|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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