Featherdale Wildlife Park is a member of several Tourism organisations which work towards promoting Sydney and New South Wales as a World Class destination for Domestic and International visitors.
Featherdale Wildlife Park provides the perfect midway stop to the Heritage Listed Blue Mountains National Park. Located just over an hour from the Three Sisters, Featherdale works with BMLOT, local tourism organisations such as the Blue Mountains Attractions Group and industry operators on growing sustainable tourism experiences and promoting the Blue Mountains region as a World Class Destination for visitors to Sydney and regional New South Wales.
Located just 25 minutes from the beautiful Hawkesbury region, Featherdale works with HHART and its members in promoting the region to visitors travelling to Sydney and regional New South Wales. The region encompasses Mt Tomah in the west to St Albans and Brooklyn in the north to western Sydney in the south and is a perfect destination for short breaks, family getaways and events.
The ASZK is a society based on improving the welfare of wild animals in captivity by allowing members to communicate achievements and advances in the areas of primarily animal husbandry.
Business Events Sydney (BESydney) is the organisation responsible for promoting Sydney as a business events destination, identifying new event opportunities and bringing these events to Sydney. BESydney is a not-for-profit partnership between the New South Wales Government and the private sector, including more than 200 leading tourism attractions, venues, event suppliers and conference organisers.
The Zoo and Aquarium Association is the peak body representing the zoo and aquarium community throughout Australasia. The Association has 99 member organisations; 94 of these are zoos, aquariums and museums with the remainder consisting of universities, TAFEs and government departments.
The Association manages the coordination of breeding programs and sets the level of professional standards and practice for its members. It also provides general support and advice where required to its members and governments on a range of issues such as biosecurity, wildlife disease and species knowledge.
The association’s members engage over 17 million visitors and provide education to over 600,000 students each year. They run a plethora of conservation projects at home and overseas. In addition they provide an essential service through their wildlife hospitals. Most importantly, they look after their animal collections which include over 1,200 vertebrate species. The Association aims to enhance these activities by enabling and facilitating collaboration across the membership.
The Blacktown region is home to one in 70 Australians and offers a wide variety of cultural, sporting and other experiences including Featherdale Wildlife Park, nature reserves, shopping, the new retro Skyline Drive-in and Wet n Wild Sydney. Catering to elite teams such as the Western Sydney Wanderers FC and Blue Sox Australian Baseball League Team, the Blacktown International Sports Park Sydney welcomes over half a million visitors each year. Eastern Creek International Karting Raceway is just minutes away. Featherdale works with the Blacktown Tourism Network and its members on promotion the Blacktown region to visitors to Sydney and regional New South Wales.
Featherdale WIldlife Park works in partnership with:
Featherdale Wildlife Park is home to over 40 beautiful Koalas and works with the Australian Koala Foundation in raising awareness and funds for this endangered species. Each year the Park breeds up to 6 joeys as part of a managed captive breeding program and you can often see young joeys climbing around on mum’s back during your visit to Featherdale’s mums and bubs Koala nursery. Featherdale is endorsed by the Australian Koala Foundation to run Tree Planting ceremonies for groups. Featherdale also provides Koalas to the Australian Koala Foundation for its popular Adopt a Koala Programme. Each September is Save the Koala Month. Visit the Australian Koala Foundation website to learn more about how you can assist the Australian Koala Foundation in its vital conservation work.
Learn more about Featherdale’s Koala colony here
To sponsor a Featherdale Koala, please click here
Save the Bilby Fund was co-founded by conservationists Frank Manthey and Peter McRae to raise money to help stop the steady decline of the wild bilby population. Featherdale Wildlife Park is home to two of these shy, nocturnal marsupials. You can visit them at the Nocturnal exhibit which is also houses a colony of Ghost Bats. The second Sunday in September is National Bilby Day. The Day is aimed towards raising awareness and much need funds for the conservation of the Bilby.
Learn more about Featherdale’s Bilbies here