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    Wild Night Out
    for grown-ups

    Explore the bush. Meet the wildlife. Relax in eco-cabin luxury. Ranger-led tour, sunset bush walk, Aboriginal sites visit, red-beam wildlife spotlighting, nights reserved for over 16's.

    Wild Night Out for Grown-ups
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    Wild Night Out
    for families

    Ranger-led animal encounters plus eco-cabin luxury. Go to sleep and wake up with the animals. Nocturnal and morning ranger-led tours. Hands-on up-close-and-personal wildlife experience.

    Wild Night Out for Families
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    Wild Sleep Out
    for everyone

    Ranger-led tour plus comfortable camping. All ages. For those who want the adventure of camping but not the hassle. Ranger-led activities, campfire, sausage sizzle, breakfast, large tent, showers included. 

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    Bush Survival
    for the rough & rugged

    True blue overnight Aussie bush experience. This is not a comfortable camp-out and no, there are no showers. Learn bush survival skills. Find bush tucker, harvest bush medicine and make bush tools.

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    Open Every Day

    Lots of animals roaming free, visit ancient Aboriginal sites. No booking needed. 9am to 5pm every day (except Christmas Day). Ranger-led activities from 10am to 4pm included in Entry Fee.

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    Personal Ranger

    A wonderful experience, hire your own ranger. With your own ranger you can go behind the scenes and off the tracks. Enjoy some special animal one-on-one time, or private bush lessons.

    Hire Your Own Ranger
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    Private Groups

    A ranger-led adventure with your choice of activities. Tailored to your interests, energy level and budget. Coffee with the animals, an easy bush walk, or something more strenous. Short visits, or stay all day.

    Tailored Group Tours
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    Day Ranger

    Team up with a ranger and be a "Ranger for a Day". This is not a soft option, this is the real thing. Arrive ready for a real day's work. Bring your camera and water bottle. For adults and teenagers only.

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    Birthday Parties

    Celebrate with a ranger-led animal adventure in the bush. Great for all ages. Choose a "Fuzzy Friends", "Reptile Rampage" or "Wild Walkabout" adventure with your own personal ranger.

    Children's Birthday Parties

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    Vacation Care

    School holiday fun for groups of 15 or more. Ranger-led walkabout workshops "Spikes, Scales, Feathers and Fur" and "Aboriginal Bush Skills". Choose one or both modules. Designed for ages 4 to 14.

    School Holiday Workshops

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    Schools, Scouts

    Walkabout workshops and lessons from the bush. A safe bush adventure. Bush walks, Aboriginal sites, Dreamtime stories, friendly wildlife. Optional syllabus-based and badge workshops.

    Excursions & Badgework

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    Bed in the Bush

    Kids' overnight camp with ranger-led nocturnal tour. The tents are pitched and the campsite is set up ready for you. Dinner and breakfast included. Combination of animal and bush activities.

    Overnight Kids' Camps

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    Animal Adoptions

    Sponsor a species. When you adopt an animal you help us to care for the animals at Walkabout Park AND you contribute to our education and conservation work to protect all threatened species.

    Adopt a Wild Child

    Wild Child Hall of Fame

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    Make a Donation

    100% of your donation goes to the sanctuary. To the upkeep of the animals, the bush and the Aboriginal sites we care for. Our owners have never taken a salary.

    Help fund our work

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    Recyle & Reuse

    If you've got good stuff at home you don't need, there's a good chance that we might need it here. Glass panels, blenders, aviaries, shelving, hoses.

    Donate anything

    Donate equipment

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    Corporate Sponsors

    We have so many projects you might want to align with. We love our sponsors, and we tell the world about them with signage, on our website, and during our animal encounters.

    More about Partners

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    TAFE & Uni

    Conservation, Bio Science, Captive Animals, Vet Nursing. Work experience and practical training with Australian native wildlife as well as 'petting zoo' animals.

    Uni Internships

    TAFE workplacements

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    Corporate

    Australian workplaces that want to make a difference. Help us to help the animals and save the environment. There is always more work to be done than we can handle on our own.

    Community Volunteering

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    Conservation

    Travel to Australia to work for wildlife. You can help us to sustain Walkabout Park's bush, animals and cultural sites.

    Volunteer Tourism

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    Roaming Free

    Fox-proofed sanctuary for friendly wildlife. This 80 acres of bush habitat is the perfect home for kangaroos, wallabies, emus, possums, gliders, pythons, turtles, lizards, goannas, cockatoos, frogs and more.

    Wildlife at Walkabout Park

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    Natural Camps

    Natural camps for animals needing more care. Meet koalas, dingoes, owls, flying foxes, echidnas, wombats, bilbies, Tasmanian devils, quolls, echidnas, pythons, cockatoos and more.

    Habitat Matters

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    Night Animals

    The Australian bush comes alive after sunset. Click on QR Codes along the tracks to read about the animals sleeping in the trees and underground during the day. Meet them on the "Wild Sleep Out".

    Nocturnal Animals

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    Mini Farmyard

    Micro-Petting Zoo for farm and pet animals. Visit the alpacas, goats, rabbits, chickens, guinnea pigs and Waffles the Pig. Buy feed for the petting zoo - funds raised help pay for the animals' care.

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    Mammal Varieties

    Australia has very strange mammals. Aside from placental mammals (baby develops in uterus) found all over the word, Australia also has marsupials (joeys develop in pouch) and monotremes (egg laying).

    Mammalia

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    Australia's Birds

    Our birds are just as unusual as our other animals. Colourful cockatoos talk, lyre birds mimic any noise including a chainsaw, and giant flightless emus and cassowaries stand as tall as an adult human.

    Aves

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    Reptiles & Frogs

    Snakes, lizards, crocodiles, turtles, frogs and friends. These animals have developed amazing adaptations to thrive in extreme conditions, from deserts to rainforests, oceans and waterways.

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    Insects & Spiders

    Bugs are also wildlife. Insects, spiders and worms are so tiny we often don't notice their complex social structures as these fascinating creatures play critical roles in keeping the planet healthy.

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  • How not to make friends.

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    Don't worry  - it's not real!

    You never know who you will meet

    Sometimes you just need to poke a croc!

    The fun thing about a pretend crocodile is you can poke it with a stick and it doesn't get mad and eat you.  Life's Too Short to Stay at Home.

     

  • Some new additions!

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    You never know who you will meet

    We have so many new additions here at Australia Walkabout Park

    Come and meet our other free-ranging Mob at the daily feedings at 10am and 3.30pm each day.

    Walkabout Park protects over 100 types of bird, such the Superb Lyrebird, the Laughing Kookaburra and the uncommon Rock Warbler. There are 40 types of reptiles and frogs, from the Diamond Python to the Eastern Froglet. It is hard for us to know exactly how many animals inhabit the sanctuary as many, especially birds, reptiles and some frogs, can come and go as they please.

     

  • Some new additions!

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     Life's Too Short to Stay at Home

    You never know who you will meet

    We have so many new additions here at Australia Walkabout Park

    Come and meet our other free-ranging Mob at the daily feedings at 10am and 3.30pm each day.

    Walkabout Park protects over 100 types of bird, such the Superb Lyrebird, the Laughing Kookaburra and the uncommon Rock Warbler. There are 40 types of reptiles and frogs, from the Diamond Python to the Eastern Froglet. It is hard for us to know exactly how many animals inhabit the sanctuary as many, especially birds, reptiles and some frogs, can come and go as they please.

     

 What's On & Latest News

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    Aboriginal Corroboree & Cultural Festival

    Celebrating Living Culture

    February 18, 2017

    Hundreds braved harsh weather conditions at the Walkabout Wildlife Park, Calga, to participate in the inaugural Central Coast Aboriginal Corroboree and Cultural Festival on Saturday, February 18.

    An hour before the festival started, Calga was hit with torrential rain and hail. This didn’t stop volunteer dancers from all over the State coming together to celebrate Aboriginal culture and brotherhood. As the dancers from Newcastle, Dubbo, Wollongong and locally gathered to start painting their bodies, the clouds cleared, and they were left with clear skies.

    The idea for the festival was born about 12 months ago, when local man, Tim Selwyn, heard that the park had saved an Indigenous women’s sacred site from destruction by the Rocla sand quarry. Mr Selwyn decided to introduce himself and thank Ms Tassin Barnard, the park’s owner, for all the work they had done. “I wanted to meet these amazing people because they spent a lot of time and money to save this important site,” Mr Selwyn said.

    “We decided to work hand in hand to promote tourism and aboriginal culture in the area.” 

    Mr Selwyn said it would be impossible to hold an event of this quality in Gosford, but the Walkabout Park was an ideal location. “Going through Council applying for DAs, we would have to have traffic controllers, police and it would cost too much in insurances,” he said.

    “This event was all about sharing Aboriginal culture. We don’t want to make it a commercial event, we don’t want to sell stuff, this is all about sharing our culture.”

    Organisers are planning to make this an annual event with proceeds to be donated to local aboriginal charities.

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  • Have you got your annual pass yet?

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    If you're planning to visit Walkabout Park 3 (or more) times in the next 12 months, an annual pass is the way to go!

    Access Walkabout Park as many times as you like!

    You not only get day access to visit Walkabout Park as many times as you like during the year, when your friends accompany you they get 10% off the usual full price of park entry and other experiences at Park. PLUS you get Wild Child membership with special offers and discounts.

    Click "continue reading" to see prices and apply.

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Opening times

Open every day except Christmas Day.

Day time visitors do not need to book

Open at 9am - Every day

Close at 5pm - Every day

Evening and overnight experiences 
must be pre-booked

Contact us

Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park

1 Darkinjung Road, cnr Peats Ridge Road, Calga, NSW Australia 2250 • Phone (02) 43751100 • Outside Aus +61 2 43751100 • Fax (02) 43751257

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Park Entry Prices

For group programs or for a private ranger-led tour, contact us for a quote.

Standard Tickets
$25.00
$15.00
Adult
Child - aged 3 to 15 years
   
Family Discounts
$70.00
$10.00
Family - 2 adults + 2 children
Extra child - with $70 Family Pass
   
Free Entry - eligibility conditions apply
No charge
No charge
Child - aged 0 to 2 years
Carer with Companion Card - accompanying disabled client
   
$20 Discount Tickets - must show ID Card
Teacher
Student
Senior
Pensioner
20% off Standard Adult Rate
20% off Standard Adult Rate
20% off Standard Adult Rate
20% off Standard Adult Rate

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Ranger-led activities

Admission price includes daily ranger-led activities.

Please check with us as program may change.

 

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Meet Waffles the Pig
Meet the mob: Kangaroos & Emus
Southern Hairy Nosed Wombat

Boomerang throwing
Dingo encounter
Koala encounter
Pat a Python
Echidna encounter
Night Hunters - Predator Birds

Tasmanian Devil encounter
Koala feed-time
Bare-Nosed Wombat encounter
Bush Tucker & Bush Medicine
Aboriginal Sites visit (only on
weekends & holidays)

Meet the mob: Kangaroos & Emus
Flying Fox introduction

0:00 Wild Emu and Kangaroo Feeding
10:30 Meet Billy Bilby
11:00 Koala Talk
11:30 Meet a Dingo
12:00 Boomerang Throwing
12:30 Pat a Python
1:00 Bush Tucker & Bush Medicine (weekends & holidays only)
1.00 Bush-Ochre Face Painting and Bunny Fun in the Farmyard
1:45 Lizards, Turtles and Dragons
2:15 Tazzie Devil Feeding 
2.30 Quoll Feeding
2:45 Koala Feeding
3:15 Flying Fox Feeding
3:30 Wombat Feeding
4:00 Wild Emu and Kangaroo Feeding
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