13th October 2016
Kookaburra Kids go wild at Featherdale Wildlife Park!
The Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation supports kids living in families affected by mental illness. The program provides recreational, educational camps and other activities, giving kids a break, in a fun, positive and safe environment. Kids have the opportunity to meet other kids in similar families and develop new friendships. Featherdale's education officer, Louie Vassallo hosted a fun-filled educational visit for 30 children who don't often have the chance to "just be kids!"
With wonderful ANZ Volunteers and Kookaburra Kids staff in tow, the Kookaburra Kids had the opportunity to meet a huge variety of Aussie animals during a special lesson in Featherdale's amphitheatre. Some of these animals included a Shingle-back Lizard, Saltwater Crocodile, Tawny Frogmouth, Bilby and of course, a visit from our gorgeous Koala, Cleo.
Following the ...
30th August 2016
It's time to celebrate our dads! If you're still looking for a wild family activity this Sunday, Featherdale is FREE for Dads on Father's Day!
Bring Dad along to Featherdale this Father’s Day, 4th September 2016 and he’ll get FREE ticket to the park, valued at $31.
During your visit, head over to The Featherdale Kitchen and grab Dad a $2 burger. You will be given a $2 burger voucher at the admisison office, so don't forget to show it when you order your lunch.
Click HERE for more information and we'll see you on Sunday!
1st July 2016
THAT'S RIGHT! We're opening the park gates to kids of all sizes (aged 0-15 years inclusive) absolutely free of charge!* (See terms & conditions).
Hop along to Featherdale from 01/07/16 - 31/07/16 and celebrate the winter school holidays with us! Your family will have a WILD time getting to know our furry, scaly and feathery friends whilst interacting with one of Australia's largest collections of native Australian animals!
To redeem this offer, simply visit the park during July and mention the FREE FOR KIDS IN JULY promotion at the Admission Office! But before taking advantage of this fantastic offer, please READ the terms and conditions by clicking HERE!
We'll see you soon!
15th June 2016
During a special event on the 8th of June 2016, we paid tribute to the overwhelmingly popular Australian TV Series, Skippy the Bush Kangaroo which aired its pilot episode FIFTY years ago! Tony Bonner, best known as Flight Ranger Jerry King, paid a visit to Featherdale to tell us about his experiences on set and loads more!
We also commemorated the much-loved founders and previous owners of Featherdale, Bruce & Margaret Kubbere! Without the Kubbere's, we would simply not be the world class wildlife facility that we are today. We give special thanks to our special guests, Ray Williams MP, Elanor Investors GroupCEO Glenn Willis, the P&C Committee and the lovely young students from Glenhaven Primary School!
26th May 2016
FEATHERDALE WILDLIFE PARK is awarded the prestigious 2016 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence!
Without a doubt proving that Featherdale is Sydney's Ultimate Hands On Wildlife Experience, Featherdale is proud to announce that we have received this fantastic accolade. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.
The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travellers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify for this fantastic award, Featherdale has maintained an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, enjoyed a minimum number of reviews and must has been listed on TripAdvisor for ...
25th May 2016
HANGING OUT WITH KOALAS, TAKING TONS OF PICTURES AND BROWSING FACEBOOK... SOUNDS LIKE A DREAM, RIGHT?
It isn’t all Koala cuddles whilst working at Featherdale Wildlife Park! There are many different roles across various departments just like any other business. These include administration, marketing, hospitality, retail and maintenance (as well as animal care!). Social Media and online engagement has become a critical space for any business to be involved in and much to the delight of animal fans across the globe, Featherdale uses outlets such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn to share content with hundreds of thousands of people each year.
Bringing you this content along with the assistance of Featherdale’s fantastic Animal Care team, is Social Media & Sales Executive, Maxwell Love! You can usually see Max out and about in the park with a DSLR camera ...
6th May 2016
ZOO KEEPER CHAD AND COOPER THE KOALA MEET THE CAST OF GEORGY GIRL!
'Georgy Girl - The Seekers Musical' is currently playing at the State Theatre in Sydney and Featherdale's very own Zoo Keeper Chad (General Curator, Chad Staples) paid the cast a visit, along with a very special guest, Cooper the Koala! Georgy Girl is the story of the international 60's super group, 'The Seekers' and some of the cast were on stage to meet their special VIP guests!
Pippa Grandison (playing music legend Judith Durham), Phillip Lowe (playing Seekers member, Keith Potger) and Ian Stenlake (playing Seekers Manager John Ashby) were joined on stage by leading performers Zoe Gertz, Michelle Smitheram, Alex Gibson-Giorgio and Cameron MacDonald. As Phillip Lowe commented on the addition of Cooper to the stage, "two Australian icons ...
2nd May 2016
Spoil MUM this Mother's Day with a day out on US! We're giving FREE entry to Mum's this Sunday, 8th of May 2016.
Simply jump on our Facebook by clicking HERE!, give us a LIKE and show the pinned Mother's Day ad at the turnstile to redeem a free admission ticket for Mum!
We're also giving away a FAMILY ANNUAL PASS valued at $255.00 to one lucky family! Whilst you're here on Sunday, upload your photos with the hashtag #MumLovesFeatherdale and we'll pick our favourite shot and notify you via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!
Easy as that!
*Offer not valid for Online Bookings, Group Bookings or in conjuction with any other discount offer*
18th April 2016
Win a seven day Ultimate Blue Mountains Holiday Experience valued at over $4,400!
Whether you are seeking majestic scenery, adventure and excitement, art and culture or a shopping spree, the Blue Mountains offers you so much to see and do. An easy trip from Sydney, an incredible wealth of attractions, specialty retail shops and exciting activities await you on this special family package.
Included in this fantastic prize is a Private Tour at Featherdale valued at over $225 and we can’t wait to host the lucky winning family!
Check out the itinerary by clicking bluemts.com.au/BlueMountainsHoliday and enter whilst you're there! Don’t forget to LIKE the BMAG Facebook Page by clicking the link below. Make sure you read the terms and Conditions, located above the sign-in form.
If you have any questions about the competition, please reply to this email or ...
4th April 2016
Each month, Featherdale receives an abundance of employment and volunteer position applications from prospective zookeepers that are looking to take their passion for animals to the next level! Zookeeping isn't for everyone and caring for captive animals can be a very tough gig, however the rewards are ten-fold if you have a keen interest in caring for Australia's furriest, scaliest and feathery-est inhabitants!
Today, we asked a long-term Featherdale employee Louie Vassallo, the tough questions to find out what it's like to be a professional zoo keeper!
Name (or Nickname if you’ve got one!):
But I have had plenty of nicknames in my time. Louie the Fly, Vuitton (I like that one), Viper and Chicken Wings to name a few!
Your favourite animal at Featherdale: