Featherdale Wildlife Park - Sydney Australia

Sydney’s Hands-On Wildlife Experience

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Home to the largest collection of Australian native animals in the world, Featherdale Wildlife Park is proud to offer a range of unique wildlife experiences for your next visit! These inlucde our brand new Private Animal Encounters, a Personal Encounter with a Koala and our Daily Zookeeper Walkabout. Check out more information below or call (02) 9622-1644 for more information!

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We're proud to introduce Sydney's most immersive wildlife experience, right here at Featherdale Wildlife Park! Our new Private Animal Encounter packages will add a unique and personal touch to your next visit to the park. With limited sessions each day, this exclusive experience is not to be missed!

Choose an encounter with one of the following groups of animals: (Please note that the animal selection will be any 3 within the group)

Birds (9:30 a.m. session time): Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo, Major Mitchell, Bushstone Curlew

Reptiles (10:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. session times): Shingle-back, Small Snake, Large Snake, Bearded Dragon

Mammals (1:30p.m. and 2:00 p.m. session times): Wallaby, Kangaroo, Quokka, Ringtail Possum, Sugar Gliders, Wombat


30 Minute


$149.00 for the bird/reptiles sessions.

$199.00 for the mammal sessions.

(Session can include a maximum of two adults and up to four children)


Get up close and personal with a Group of Reptiles OR Mammals OR Birds

Enjoy an exclusive informative session with one of our animal trainers

Take home a Souvenir Photo Pack

Featherdale Souvenir Gift Bag with Bottled Water & Bookmark


Phone (02) 9622 - 1644 (minumum 24 hours notice required for pre-bookings)

Walk-in, subject to availability. No guarantee of availability without pre-booking. 



Australia's most prized fluffy icon, an encounter with a Koala should be on very visitors bucket-list during their Aussie stay! Starting from $20.00, you can have an up-close encounter with one of Featherdale's adorable Koalas! Touch around the lower body and have your photo taken by our expert photographers so you can take home a photography package, as the ultimate souvenir of your visit to Featherdale!


Packages start at $20.00* (excludes admission)


The opportunity to meet & pat a fluffy Koala

Talk to our Koala keepers

Take home a souvenir photo pack


No bookings required! Simply visit the Koala Sanctuary and follow the signs. Packages can be purchased at the Featherdale Entry with your tickets or at the Digital Photography hub. 

Please note, Koala Encounters may be cancelled at any time due to the health and welfare needs of the animals, in extreme weather conditions or at the discretion of Featherdale's animal care and photography staff.

*A portion of these funds will go towards Featherdale’s Koala PlantationFund, to assist in providing a sustainable source of food for our Koalas.



Kicking off each day at 11:00am, our Daily Zookeeper Walkabout is a 45 minute fun-filled educational tour of Featherdale Wildlife Park! We'll give you the insider knowledge about Featherdale's rich history of caring for Australia's largest collection of native animals. This is your opportunity to pick the brains of an expert Zookeeper, whilst enjoying the sights and sounds of our furry, scaly and feathery friends!


45 Minutes


$25 Adult/Concession, $15 Child  (excludes admission)


45 Minute Educational tour of Featherdale (Group size MAX 18)

Featherdale Souvenir Gift Bag with Bottled Water & Bookmark


Phone (02) 9622-1644

Walk-in, subject to availability


  • As the needs and welfare of our animals are our most significant priority, Featherdale reserves the right to postpone or cancel Additional Featherdale Experiences at any given time. This can include extreme weather conditions such as high temperatures and animal behaviour.
  • All animal encounters are subject to availability of the chosen animal. Featherdale reserves the right to substitute the experience. We will endeavour to provide a similar experience in this unlikely circumstance.
  • Experiences are non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours of booking.
  • Experiences proceed regardless of weather conditions
  • Private Animal Encounters (Mammals, Birds & Reptiles) are not recommended for guests with Nut allergies, as this is a bird-favourite!
  • Please advise child age upon booking. It is essential that children are calm and quiet during Private Animal Encounters, to ensure that we can provide a stress-free and relaxed enviroment for the animals and trainers. 
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