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
May differ on holidays
- 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
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Loved coming here. The kangaroos and wallabies aren’t caged so you can pet and feed them up close. There’s a bunch of koalas around the park for you to encounter and many birds and owls are around too. There’s much more to see as well. A cafe is present and facilities are located around the park for ease. It’s best to visit around 11am when most of the animals start to come out. Fantastic experience!
George K. - 13 days ago
One of my favorite places to visit whenever I’m in Sydney with my family, especially when there are children around. You can take a picture with Koalas, and you can also roam inside the kangaroo habitats. Plenty of friendly animals to pet and feed. The zoo is also accessible by bus (the bus stop is right in front of the zoo), and has plenty of parking for people who drive.
Lorraine Frederica - 11 days ago
Here you will see lots of animals native to Australia. It was a great experience for us, being able to get up close and hand feed many of them. We went as part of an organised trip and feel as such, didn't get as much time there as we would have liked. It's worth a visit as a half day trip by itself.
jacqui prest - 5 days ago
I really like this place! Great variety of birds and Australian animals. Perfect for overseas visitors wanting to experience Australian animals. Avoid weekends and school holidays of you can they get busy. Today I went at 11am on a Wednesday and there wasn't many people there at all. Staff are friendly and welcoming.
E G - 1 month ago
Loved our visit! Staff were all nice and we enjoyed learning about the animals. Got to pat the koalas 🐨, feed kangaroos 🦘, and hold a baby croc 🐊! If you want to get close and learn about Australian native wildlife I highly recommend. Would recommend if you want the encounters to buy tickets in advance. Also, this is great stop on the way to blue mountains if you’re heading that direction to check off tourist attractions.
Falana Kelly - 2 months ago
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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