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 include our brand new Private Animal Encounters, a Personal Encounter with a Koala and our Daily Zookeeper Walkabout. Check out the below or phone (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 a must-do!

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

Reptiles (1:30 p.m session time): Shingle-back, Small Snake, Large Snake, Bearded Dragon

Mammals (9:30 a.m, 10.00 a.m, 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. session times): Wallaby, Kangaroo, Quokka, Ringtail Possum, Sugar Gliders, Wombat


30 Minute


$119.00 for the bird/reptiles sessions.

$149.00 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 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 (minimum 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 is a must-do experience during your 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 $25.00* (excludes admission)


The opportunity to meet & pet 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 in 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.



Starting at 8:15 am* each day, Featherdale's brand-new Breakfast with a Koala option is truly a bucket-list moment! Enjoy a delicious continental breakfast served in our recently launched Drovers Hut Function Centre, accompanied by a fluffy Koala and knowledgeable Zookeeper.


45 Minutes


$35 (excludes admission)


Continental Breakfast, including assorted seasonal fruit, fresh pastries with ham & cheese, vegemite sample, tea/coffee/water.

Plus the chance to dine alongside one of Featherdale's Koalas.

Click HERE for more information and bookings!


  • 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.
  • Full payment is required at time of booking
  • Experiences are non-refundable if cancelled within 72 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 environment for the animals and trainers. 
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