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    OPEN every day
    We are NEVER closed
    Open from 9:30am to 5pm

    You can buy tickets when you arrive. But if you want to fast track entry in case there is a queue, PRE-PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS ONLINE. If there is a queue and you have pre-purchased tickets, please walk to the front of the queue for direct entry. This does NOT apply if anyone in your group has to buy a ticket.

    And keep following our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/walkaboutwildlife.

    Thanks for helping us to keep doing what we do for the animals and the environment. Keep keeping safe everyone!


    Bushfires, storms, Covid and lockdowns

    2020-2022 BUSHFIRES, STORMS, then COVID: Closed for 5 weeks to evacuate our animals to safety and to defend the sanctuary against spot fires; Closed for 2 weeks to repair storm damage; Closed for 2 months while we all worked to flatten the covid curve. Closed for another 4 months while Australia stayed home again to contain covid. 70% down on revenue even when we were "open". What hurt us the most was border closures, as we had to learn to cope not only without income, but also without our wonderful international volunteer army who help us do all the things we have to do to protect our animals.

    In 2022 we started to see international volunteers arriving again. Numbers are small, but interest is high, so we're praying for lots of help in 2023.

    All the way through, our wonderful team of rangers and Aussie volunteers has refused to give up, finding ways to do what has to be done. We've got a lot of catchup to do on "non-essential" maintenance and our place does sometimes look a bit tired, but the animals are healthy and happy, so what matters is getting done. We love our team THIS much!

    Thank you for visiting us. Without you purchasing your entry tickets and buying snacks and gifts in our shop, we would not be able to carry on. 100% of what you spend is used to continue our wildlife work!

    Yes, we have a covid plan, and yes, we do use it.

    We have added to our procedures to keep everyone safe. To help us and each other, please...

    1: Although we prefer it if you buy your tickets online before you get here to avoid crowding, you can buy your tickets when you arrive.

    2: Phone us on (02) 43751100 if you want us to help you with your ticket purchase.

    3: Keep MORE THAN 1 emu length apart. We've got 80 acres so there's lots of space for you to spread out.

    4: If you have a cold or you're not well, please postpone your visit. We'll change your ticket date to when you are feeling better.

    5: You do not have to wear a mask - indoors or outdoors - but we do ask that, if you are in a situation when you are close to others e.g. if you are gathering close together for an animal encounter, that you do wear a mask in those situations.

    6: If you're concerned about anything when you are here, please tell us so that we can deal with it.

    Our animals need you

    Save Our Wildlife Park


    Visit a real working wildlife sanctuary.

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    Walkabout Park was established to protect animals that come into care, breed endangered animals for release back into the wild and to provide an experiential learning space for students. This is a place where visitors can immerse themselves in the animals' world and understand why and how to save their homes, food and wildlife corridors. Walkabout Park is on Darkinjung and Guringai land in a rich Aboriginal landscape. Ancient knowledge teaches how to care for country. Animals can look after themselves, as long as their habitat is healthy. Sadly, it is the actions of people that pose the most risk to wild habitat.


    Fun for people and safe for animals!

    koala cartoonA fun and fascinating place to visit for all ages and abilities. Few things beat a day (or, even better, overnight) in the Australian bush with friendly animals. A zoo license allows the team to give permanent care to the animals so that they can live out their lives in the sanctuary if they cannot go back into the wild. That is where the similarities with conventional zoos end. Step into the animals' world and go walkabout with the friendliest wild wildlife in Australia. Our animals' welfare is our absolute priority. Walkabout is an accredited member of the Zoo and Aquarium Association of Australasia. As a professional ZAA member, our animals' welfare is our highest priority. After human and animal safety, we put our animals' happiness ahead of humans'. Please understand that we give our animals choice, and some of them may not choose to hang out with humans today.

    • Choose TAB "Daytime Visits" or "Night Visits" or "Kids' Activities" or "Videos"

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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.

      Daily Activities


      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.

      Speed Date or Personal 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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      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.

      Be a Ranger for a Day

    • Choose TAB "Daytime Visits" or "Night Visits" or "Kids' Activities" or "Videos"

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      Wild Night Out
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      An evening with the animals. Go spotlighting for wildlife with your ranger. Play tug-of-war with the devils. Toast marshmallows on the campfire (weather permitting). Bring a picnic, good walking shoes, and a flashlight!

      Wild Night Out


      Wild Sleep Out
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      So much more special than a night in a zoo. Sleep safe in the real Aussie bush. "Do your own thing", or join a ranger-led tour. Go wildlife spotlighting. Visit Aboriginal sites and taste wild-growing bush tucker.

      Wild Sleep Out - Campsite


      Wild Sleep Out

      If you like your wildlife with a little luxury. Hire an eco-cabin for the night with linen, towels, kitchen and ensuite. Create your own adventure. Add ranger-led animal encounters or Aboriginal sites walkabout workshops.

      Wild Sleep Out - Cabin

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      Group Eco-education

      Get close to Country. Work with the rangers. Meet friendly wildlife. Sleep under the Milky Way. Learn Aboriginal lore about how to live in harmony with the world, ancient teachings still relevant today. 

      Eco-Ed - Share House

    • Choose TAB "Daytime Visits" or "Night Visits" or "Kids' Activities" or "Videos"

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      Birthdays 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.

      Childrens 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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      Scouts & Guides

      Day visits or "Bed-in-the-Bush". Lessons from the bush. A safe bush adventure. Bush walks, Aboriginal sites, Dreamtime stories, friendly wildlife. Do badge work, jamborees and scout camps.

      Excursions & Badgework

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      Schools & Camps

      Excursions. Incursions. Bed-in-the-Bush. Syllabus-based workshops. Animals, Aboriginal and conservation modules. Tell us what you're doing in the classroom. (Click "Schools" above for options)

      Primary Schools

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      Who We Are

      Situated less than an hours drive north of Sydney

      Once you enter the park gates, it’s easy to see why Lonely Planet named Walkabout Park as one of the top ten best family friendly animal adventures in the world.

      Over 180 species of mammals, birds, reptiles and frogs call Walkabout Park home.
      Many of these animals are species on the verge of extinction, but here within the park walls, protected from introduced dangers, they are thriving!

      You never know who you will meet

      Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park is Australia’s largest working wildlife sanctuary.

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      Don't worry - it's not real!

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      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.


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      Wild Sleep Out 

      An overnight bush adventure for everyone, with friendly animals, optional animal encounters and Aboriginal cultural tours, and all day access to the sanctuary.

      Share-house for groups

      Eco-education in the wild. Work with the animals in the bush with the rangers. Learn about Aboriginal culture.

      Comfortable camping

      Your tent is set up ready for you, hot showers are close by, and the wildlife wanders through the campsite. 

      Cottages with a little luxury

      Choose a cottage with en suite, and everything supplied. Relax on your veranda with the kangaroos.

      More info and how to book

      Click on "Night Visits" above to plan your adventure, or go straight to "Book Online" if you know what you want.

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      Need more cute in your day?

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      Check out our Instagram @walkaboutpark

      Check out our Instagram for more adorable posts - like this photo of Ranger Ray and beautiful Kambala the koala!


      You never know who you will meet


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      Life's Too Short to Stay at Home

      You never know who you will meet

      Walkabout Park protects the natural bush home of a mob of free-ranging friendly but wild kangaroos and their ground-dwelling and tree-living mammal friends, over 100 types of birds come and go such as the Superb Lyrebird, Laughing Kookaburra and Glossy Black Cockatoo, and more than 40 types of reptiles and frogs live in the rocks and ponds from the Diamond Python to the Eastern Froglet.

      Plus most of Australia's iconic animal species, from Koalas to Tasmanian Devils and Wombats - many rescued orphaned or injured, or part of 'breed-for-release' programs - are cared for by the rangers in various natural camps.


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