With over 45 years’ experience caring for animals, Featherdale Wildlife Park proudly maintains the world’s largest collection of Australian fauna, and New South Wales’ most extensive collection of koalas. With over 50 koalas in residence, each consuming over 10% of its body weight, or approximately 1kg of eucalyptus leaves a day – that’s almost 20 tonnes of leaves a year!
Featherdale Wildlife Park is fortunate to house each sub-species of koala, and our team of koala keepers meticulously map the species of eucalyptus required for each koala’s diet. Now to ensure we have the right leaves for the right koala, we have developed relationships with a number of properties in New South Wales to host eucalyptus plantations that Featherdale can use to better manage the eucalyptus species available to all our koalas.
Koalas are fussy eaters, choosing most of ...
21st March 2017
Did you know that Featherdale provides a home for a collection of NINE Tiger Quolls?
Well noted as the largest remaining carnivorous marsupial in mainland Australia, these incredible mammals are often found in forest habitats ranging from rainforests to open woodland.
Generally, Tiger Quolls build a home inside rock crevices, hollow trees and logs - a perfect cosy spot to raise their pups each year. Much to the surprise of many, a newborn Tiger Quoll pup, is the size of a single grain of rice and they grow to approximate
The Tiger Quoll's follow a balanced diet, which consists of small mammals, such as possums, birds, insects and lizards, as well as seeds and fruits!
You can see Tiger Quolls with your own eyes here at Featherdale Wildlife Park. A patient eye is needed, as they're nocturnal and often ...
6th February 2017
A purpose built walk- through koala sanctuary is just one of the exciting new experiences to launch at Featherdale Wildlife Park this month giving visitors the opportunity to interact more closely with the Park’s furry, feathery and scaly inhabitants.
“Koalas remain the number one reason people come to Featherdale” said Chad Staples, Head of Life Sciences for the Park. “So we felt it was important to provide our guests with even more opportunities to interact with both our northern and southern population which runs at around 40 koalas year round.”
With the new sanctuary, guests can now get up close and personal with the koalas as they walk along the pathway between the eucalypts. Access to this new enclosure is included in the cost of admission and is truly a unique wildlife experience. ...
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 ...