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experience australia through our wildlife at featherdale

Featherdale is a treasure of Australian Native serenity nestled in THE HEART OF western sydney

As soon as you cross the timber bridge over our bubbling brook, you’ll be totally immersed in a relaxing and uniquely Australian wildlife experience. Surrounded by bird songs and a throng of marsupials attentively investigating you on your stroll, you’ll feel a sense of calm wash over you, as you get closer to nature and our wonderful wildlife.

Even when the park is busy, you’ll have no problems getting close to our iconic Koalas, with around 50 of these amazing creatures spread across 6 habitat areas, on our spacious 7 acres, you’ll never have to push to get a peek.

We’re wheelchair accessible and have several easily accessed toilet blocks, and parents’ rooms. You can enjoy a packed lunch at our undercover picnic areas or why not make your day even more hassle free and have a delectable bite at the Tree house café.

Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park is open 7 days a week from 8am till 5 pm.

Spend time at Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park and you’ll get closer to more Australian native animals than anywhere else in the world! Hand feed wallabies & kangaroos in three walk-through habitats, pat a koala, walk through our Lorikeet Aviary, and feed farmyard friends.

Come meet the Featherdale Family!

WHAT'S ON AT Featherdale

During opening hours, February 1, 2024

30% off Encounters for Two

❤ This February, love is a wild adventure at Featherdale Wildlife Park! book online for an Encounter in February and save 30%
During Opening Hours, February 1, 2024

Feb Family Weekends

Make lasting memories with your family by visiting Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, and take advantage of our online-only offer that will save you up to 30% on all family tickets purchased in February.
Time, February 1, 2024

Fantastic February

OUR POPULAR SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITY NOW ENDS FEBRUARY 29! SAVE WITH SUMMER ADVENTURES AT FEATHERDALE SYDNEY WILDLIFE PARK

GETTING HERE

Situated at 217 Kildare Road Doonside, Featherdale is conveniently located within minutes of Blacktown Station and the Great Western Highway, right between Sydney and the Blue Mountains.


WE’VE ALSO GOT FREE PARKING AVAILABLE right outside our park entrance AND AN OVERFLOW CARPARK adjacent.

From Sydney, Hornsby or Northern NSW on the M2

  • The M2 becomes the M7.
  • Take the Richmond Road exit and turn left onto Richmond Road. Continue towards Blacktown for 5.1km.
  • Turn right onto Lyton Street and travel for 900m. Continue onto Lancaster St for 400m and then turn right onto Kildare Road and continue for 850m until you reach Featherdale on the right-hand side.

TRAVELLING ON THE M4 MOTORWAY

  • Follow the M4 to Wallgrove Rd in Eastern Creek.
  • Take the Wallgrove Rd exit from Western Motorway/M4. 
  • Use any lane to turn right onto Wallgrove Rd 1.1 km. 
  • Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto Great Western Hwy/A44 1.6 km. 
  • Turn left onto Doonside Rd 2.7 km. 
  • Turn right to stay on Doonside Rd 500 m. 
  • Turn right onto Kildare Rd (go through 2 roundabouts) continue for 1.4 km until you reach Featherdale on the left-hand side.

Public Transport from Sydney

  • From the City, take the North Shore and Western line to Blacktown Station.
  • Bus stand E is located just outside the station.
  • Take the number 729 bus for a 10-minute ride which will drop you right outside Featherdale’s gates.
  • For train and bus timetables, please click here.


the TREEHOUSE CAFE 

Once you've finished discovering the 2000 Aussie animals that we care for at Featherdale, take a moment to satisfy your own growling tummies - yours and the little ones! Our scrumptious menu caters to all ages at the Featherdale Treehouse Cafe.

Savor the moment nestled in bushland with native Australian birdsong lifting your spirits! Enjoy our selection of barista-crafted coffees and teas, complemented by delightful sweet treats, light snacks, and heartier options like burgers and bacon and egg rolls. Our café provides the perfect sanctuary to pause, reflect, and relish the unforgettable moments spent with our remarkable animals.

park SCHEDULE

8.00am Park Opens – Hand feed wallabies & kangaroos ($4 a cup, as stocks allow)

8:30am Koala Sanctuary & Photo Spot Opens Pre-Purchase or Buy on the Day

8:30am Featherdale Cafe Opens

9:00am Lorikeet Walk-In Opens  

10:00am Penguin Encounter

10:15am Wombat Encounter   

10:30am Koala Kindy Encounter  

10:30am Echidna Keeper Talk

11:00am Koala Kindy Encounter   

11:00am Pelican Keeper Talk

11:30am Quokka Selfie Encounter   

12:00pm Quokka Selfie Encounter   

12-1pm Koala Sanctuary & Photo Spot (Closed for a Koala Nap)

12:30pm Pop-Up Encounter: Young Croc (WEEKENDS ONLY)

1:00pm Tree Kangaroo Keeper Talk

3:00pm Featherdale Cafe – Light Snacks & Coffee Only

3:00pm Echidna Keeper Talk

3:30pm Penguin Encounter

3:45pm Lorikeet Walk-In Closes for the Night"

4:00pm Last Ticket Sales

4:00pm Koala Photo Spot, Koala Sanctuary Boardwalk, Reptile House, Kangaroo Island, Café and all walk through enclosures close for the Night

5:00pm Park Closes

Accessibility

Our wildlife park stretches across 7 acres of flat terrain, with a few bridges that pass over waterways

ACCESSIBLE PARKING BAYS are located in our main carpark. If all spaces are allocated and you require assistance, speak to our friendly team.

ACCESSIBLE TOILETS

Wheelchair accessible toilets are located at our entrance

CARERS & COMPANIONS CARD PROGRAM

We offer free entry for carers upon presentation of a valid companion card (National)

Companion card holders will require a general admission ticket or annual pass.

Ample seating is available to provide a more leisurely pace, with opportunities to rest and fully immerse in the natural atmosphere.

We have a wheelchairs available for hire - free of charge. Due to limited availability, it is recommended to book in advance by contacting our friendly team on 0296221644

FEATHERDALE IS the PERFECT VENUE FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT

If you’d like to ensure the best experience, we have venue booking packages available. Check these out in our Event Section or book your Birthday Party with us.

With over 50 years of event planning expertise, dive into our catering packages or reach out for inquiries. Our Events Team is ready to assist you in crafting your perfect Featherdale outing. Whether it's a kids' birthday party packages or the exclusive hire of Featherdale for business events, we have something special for everyone.

We have 3 picnic areas each seating around 50 people. These are not able to be booked, but are welcome to be used by all park guests.

If you’d like to bring a tour group to Featherdale, you’ll find everything you need here.

Gift Shop

the Featherdale gift shop is the perfect place to pick up a memento of your visit to featherdale - educational animal books, keepsakes and a range of Australian Made soft toys.

We’ve even got some puzzles, toys, jewelery and a handful of snacks. If you want iconic Aussie keepsakes that will fit in your suitcase, grab a few sachets of vegemite near the counter – you can’t beat that for authentically Aussie!

Remember your Featherdale experience with a memento from our gift shop. Explore educational animal books, keepsakes, and a selection of Australian-made soft toys—perfect souvenirs to cherish your visit.

FLEXIBLE TICKET OPTIONS

Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park offers a range of ticket options for an immersive experience. Choose from general admission tickets, koala encounter combos and explorer annual passes providing unlimited access to one, two or all three australian wildlife parks locations.

Save 10% when you book online - make your encounter with Australia's unique wildlife and unforgettable moments even easier!

Additionally, children under three enjoy free admission, fostering a family-friendly environment. Online booking is not only convenient but often accompanied by special promotions and discounts, enhancing the overall value of the wildlife experience.

Featherdale's commitment to inclusive pricing aims to make the wonders of Australian wildlife accessible to everyone.

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GENERAL ADMISSION

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Super Explorer

Unlimited entry for 12 months to 2 Wildlife Parks

15% off all in-park purchases

Free Giraffe Feeds

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Ultimate Explorer

Unlimited entry to 3 Wildlife Parks

20% off in-park purchases

Over $330 in member bonuses including a private animal encounter

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Classic Explorer

Unlimited entry for 12 months to Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park

10% off all in park purchases


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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW MUCH ARE FEATHERDALE SYDNEY WILDLIFE PARK TICKETS?

Entry tickets to Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park are $42.00 for adults, $28.00 for children aged 3-15 years and children 2 and under free. We have special discounts for seniors, concession card holders, and combo deals for entry & encounters. Check out our online ticket store for more information.

DO I NEED TO BOOK ONLINE OR CAN WE JUST BUY TICKETS AT THE ENTRY

Booking online is a quick and easy way to prepare for your visit! Just follow the steps HERE and print the email confirmation you receive. If you don’t have access to a printer, bring along your smartphone with a screenshot of your confirmation email, including the confirmation number. Tickets can also be purchased at the gate upon arrival.

ARE YOU OPEN ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS?

YES! We are open 9:00 am – 4:00 pm every day. We are open from 8am - 1pm on Christmas Day (Last entry 12pm)

DO YOU HAVE WIFI AT THE PARK?

YES! We have FREE WIFI for you to enjoy during your visit. Simply sign up at the entry and have access to all of your favourite apps, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

IS SMOKING PERMITTED IN THE WILDLIFE PARK?

NO. Smoking is not permitted within the Featherdale grounds. There is a designated smoking area located near the exit of the carpark. Please retain your admission PASSPORT for re-entry if you choose to exit to smoke during your visit.

DO YOU HAVE ANNUAL PASSES AVAILABLE?

We certainly do offer Annual Passes, these are our explorer and ultimate explorer passes. For information on these, please click here

CAN I HOLD A KOALA AT FEATHERDALE WILDLIFE PARK?

Guests cannot hold a Koala. It is against the law in the State of New South Wales to hold a Koala without the appropriate accreditation. Our Personal Koala

HOW LONG SHOULD I PLAN TO SPEND AT FEATHERDALE WILDLIFE PARK?

We recommend around TWO hours to see our enormous collection of Australian animals. However, you are most welcome to spend the day amongst the Kangaroos, Koalas and all of our other incredible furry, scaly and feathered friends. 

HOW IS OUR WILDLIFE PARK DIFFERENT FROM A ZOO?

The idea behind our wildlife park is to educate and inspire people and to create a haven for our native wildlife. We aim to bring you into an animals world, in an environment where the animals choose their level of interaction.

DO YOU ACCEPT EFTPOS AND CREDIT CARDS?

YES! We accept EFTPOS and all major credit cards (including American Express and UnionPay) in our Admission Office, Kitchen & Cafe and Souvenir Store. You will only need cash if you wish to purchase Animal Food while within the park.

DO YOU RESCUE INJURED ANIMALS?

NO. We cannot come and collect injured animals from any location. For injured animal enquiries or collection, please contact WIRES on 1300 094 737. There are many species of animal that we can accept as a donation. However, you must first phone our office on (02) 9622-1644 to enquire. If we can accept this species, you will need to safely transport the animal to Featherdale and seek assistance at the Kiosk. Donations are accepted between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, seven days a week.

CAN YOU REMOVE A SNAKE FROM MY HOUSE OR YARD?

NO. We cannot provide assistance with catching snakes. However, there are several services available for you. For reptile removals, please contact Sydney Snake Catcher 1300 559 938. http://sydneysnakecatcher.com.au/

IS FEATHERDALE SUITABLE FOR WHEEL CHAIRS OR PRAMS?

YES! The park is set on a very flat 7-acre block with smooth paved pathways and plenty of shady places to rest along the way. Most enclosures have a double-gated entry for easy access, and we have plenty of staff around the park that are happy to offer assistance if required. There are disabled access bathrooms at the entry of the park and baby change tables in each bathroom located throughout the park. We also have ONE wheelchair available for guest use – it is subject to availability and requires advanced booking. Please phone (02) 9622-1644 to enquire.

IS THERE FOOD AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE?

YES! The Tree Tops Café is located at the top of the park and provides plenty of hot food options, as well as fresh sandwiches, ice creams, tea/coffee and cold beverages.

CAN I BRING A PICNIC LUNCH?

YES! We have two shady picnic areas for yourself, your family and friends to enjoy. You are most welcome to bring a picnic lunch. However, we cannot provide storage, utensils or condiments. Picnic table reservations are NOT essential as we offer this on a first-come basis. Please note, the consumption of alcohol and smoking of cigarettes is NOT permitted within the park grounds.

CAN I HOLD AN EVENT AT FEATHERDALE?

YES! Please contact our Events team by emailing hello@austwp.com.au with details of your event, including your desired date, the number of guests, and whether you would like to see our catering options for consideration. For more information, please click here.

HOW CAN I GET A JOB AT FEATHERDALE?

Please keep an eye out on the Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park Facebook page for current job opportunities.

WHAT COURSE SHOULD I STUDY TO WORK AT A WILDLIFE PARK OR ZOO?

TAFE and University both offer courses in animal related fields. TAFE offers a Certificate II course in Animal Attending. You can also do Certificate III and IV in Captive Animal Management. Visit TAFE NSW for further information or to apply for a course.

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