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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).



    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.



    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.

    Reptilia Amphibians


    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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    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


    Natural Camps

    Natural camps for animals needing more care. Meet koalas, dingoes, small birds of prey, flying foxes, echidnas, wombats, bilbies, Tasmanian devils, quolls, potoroos and other reptiles and birds.


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    Special Care

    Animals needing most attention, at the Visitor Centre. Meet Crunch the baby croc, dragons, lizards, skinks, geckoes and pythons. Or stay overnight to see tiny feather-tail gliders and pygmy possums.


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    Mini Farmyard

    Micro-Petting Zoo for farm and pet animals. Visit the alpacas, rabbits, chickens and ducks. Learn about responsible pet ownership. Buy feed for the petting zoo - funds raised help pay for the animals' care.

    Walkabout Park's Farm Animals


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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.

    Visitor Information
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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.

    Be a Ranger for a Day


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    Nocturnal Tours

    The Australian bush comes alive after dark. Arrive after the park closes for the night. Watch the sun set over Mt White. Go walkabout with your ranger to meet the gentle night creatures. Picnic under the gum trees.

    Dusk & After Dark Tours
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    Self-contained eco-cabins with a little luxury. Go to sleep and wake up with the animals. Nocturnal and morning ranger-led tours. Hands-on up-close-and-personal wildlife experience.

    Cabin & Nocturnal Encounters
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    Comfortable camping under canvas. For those who want the adventure but not the hassle. Ranger-led activities, large tent, showers, campfire and breakfast included. Picnic dinner optional.

    Ranger-led Wild Sleep Out
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    Bush Survival

    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.

    Learn to Live off the Land


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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 10 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

    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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    Aussie Bush

    Walk through nine different vegetation communities. The plants of Australia, like the animals, have evolved amazing adaptations to survive on this harsh continent. Go walkabout to experience the bush.

    Different Habitat Areas

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    Bush Fire

    Walkabout Park is at lower risk of bushfire. Situated right on the main Tourist Drive and just off the M1 (F3), these wide roads not only protect us, but also provide direct access and exit routes.

    Cost-Benefits of Bushfire

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    Land Clearing

    The greatest cause of extinction of plants and animals. Animals need their natural habitat to survive in any meaningful way. To save animals to live in zoos would be tragically pointless.

    Rocla Sand Quarry Threat
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    Wollemi Pines

    This living fossil has been around since the dinosaurs. With less than 20 surviving in the wild in a secret protected location, Wollemi Pines, once natural to this area, are being reintroduced at Walkabout Park.

    Walkabout Park's Wollemis


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    Bush Tucker

    and Bush Medicine walkabout. Ancient indigenous culture teaches us how to live with the land - sustainably. The Australian bush contains everything we need - food, medicine, tools and shelter.

    Bush Tucker
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    Dance & Didge

    "The Ganang Spirit Dancers". Walkabout Park is home ground for this gifted group of child dancers and didgeridoo players, where they study the animals to perfect their dance movements.

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    bullroarer and traditional tools. Check the daily activities schedule - on most days you can hear the bullroarer and throw a boomerang. Or, to learn more, you might prefer to hire a personal ranger.

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    Aboriginal Place

    Calga is an ancient Aboriginal Learning Place. Take a self-guided walk across the cultural landscape to visit some of the sites, or hire a ranger to take you on an interpretive walkaboutabout.

    Aboriginal Sites


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    Sydney Photographic Workshops

    Nature & Wildlife Photography Workshop

    If you want to take professional, memorable photos of wild animals, pets, plants or landscapes then come and spend the day with one of Australia's acclaimed Master Photographers at the fabulous Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park! 1 day workshop held on various Saturday's throughout the year from 10:00am-5:00pm

    Check back later for Sydney Photographic Workshop Dates coming soon to Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park

    Check back later for Sydney Photographic Workshop Dates coming soon to Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park.

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    Meet Hazel Rose

    Life is sweet at Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park

    Check out what Head Ranger Karen has in her pouch these days - meet Hazel Rose, an Eastern Grey Joey that was recently handed in by a member of the public unable to care for her. Hazel Rose is now receiving round the clock care and is already putting on weight and doing well!

 What's On & Latest News

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    Walkabout Park Animal News
    Spring has arrived at the Park

    Our daddy emu “Happy Feet” has just hatched out 8 stripy emu chicks

    Daddy emus can be a bit over-protective of their chicks, so rather than have a grumpy emu around, the Walkabout Park rangers have taken over parenting duties. The daddy emu, Happy Feet the friendliest emu in Australia, relieved of the responsibility of looking after 8 babies, can be seen most days happily hanging out around the visitor centre or strolling along the tracks.

    The emu chicks spend the cold nights snug under the warm glow of their heat lights, while the rangers take it in turns during the day to teach them how to feed.  

    Every day at 1:30pm visitors get the very special opportunity to meet these amazing little birds.

Opening times

Open every day except Christmas Day.

Open at 9am - Every day

Close at 4pm - Monday to Friday in School Term

Close at 5pm - Saturdays, Sundays

Close at 5pm - Public Holidays

Close at 5pm - Monday to Friday in School Holidays

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.

Price Ticket
No charge
Disability with card
Student with card

Child aged 3 to 15 years
Infant aged 2 and under
Family of 2 adults + 2 children
Extra child (only with full-priced Family Pass)
Discount Eligibility

No charge

Teacher with ID - off full adult rate
Senior's Card - off full adult rate
Carer with Companion Card - accompanying disabled client

Ranger-led activities

Admission price includes daily ranger-led activities.

Please check with us as program may change.

Time What's on





Alpaca walkabout
Wild emu & kangaroo feed-time

Dingo encounter
Boomerang throwing
Walk-in avairy Bird encounter
Koala encounter
Pat a python
Piglet walkabout
Emu chicks
Tiger Quoll feed-time
Tasmanian Devils

Koala feed-time
Bush tucker & bush medicine
Aboriginal sites visit (weekends only)

Wild emu & kangaroo feed-time
Flying fox feed-time
or Miniature goats walkabout
Wombat feed time

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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