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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Natural camps for animals needing more care. Meet koalas, dingoes, owls, flying foxes, echidnas, wombats, bilbies, Tasmanian devils, quolls, echidnas, pythons, cockatoos and more.
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".
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.Walkabout Park's Farm Animals
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
This living fossil has been around since the dinosaurs. Less than 20 survive in the wild in a secret protected location. Wollemi Pines, once natural in Calga, are being reintroduced at Walkabout Park.Walkabout Park's Wollemis
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
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.The Didgeridoo
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.Darkinjung History
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
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park Reviewed
Central Coast Weekender ~ Life's Too Short to Stay at Home
"The staff at the Australian Walkabout Wildlife Park are friendly and knowledgable"
Jen and Allie, two Central Coast sisters profile the highlights and hidden secrets of the NSW Central Coast.
"The highlight of our visit was to walk amongst the wildlife. Such delight to be had in seeing our native Australian animals up close. For international visitors – this would be an even more outstanding experience. We even spotted two wild turtles swimming in the water of the rock pools. Our Central Coast Weekender pre-schoolers enjoyed this aspect of visiting the Park the most."
Australia’s wildlife is too good to only be seen during the daytime.
So Calga’s Walkabout Wildlife Park is letting you in after hours for their Wild Sleep Out.
Camp out in the Australian bush and you can spy on all the animals going about their nightly activities.
You arrive for your adventure early evening so you’ll be settling into your safari tent just as the hordes are leaving for the day, leaving the park lovely and empty for all the animals to come out and play. As you get comfy, kangaroos will be hopping about, wallabies a-wandering and kookaburras singing in the old gum trees. Don’t forget to zip your tent back up. You wouldn’t want a wild creature, even a friendly one, creeping in to snuggle with you in the middle of the night.
As darkness falls you will be led around the park by a ranger to spy on all the activities that usually go on undetected undercover of darkness. There are flying foxes, frogs, turtles, possums and more snuffling around the undergrowth. You even get to play a tug of war with a Tasmanian devil. And this is definitely a free range experience. There are no cages or barriers in the bush so the animals will be wandering right up to your tent or maybe onto the veranda of your cabin.
Stopping for a dinner break you're in for a treat with a “Big Auzzie Sausage Sizzle” and toasting marshmallows around the campfire. And bedtime is for you, not for the animals, so you will fall asleep to the rustling sounds of pottoroos and bandicoots.
Stand Against the Calga Quarry
More than 300 people gathered at Walkabout Park in 2013 to say "enough is enough" and to do something about it!
On 17 November 2015, 2 years later to the day, we finally received the unbelievable and exciting news that the NSW Government's approval of the Rocla sand quarry has been overturned by the Land and Environment Court.
What an amazing result for this small Calga community on the Central Coast. Thanks to everyone who supported Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park in our David and Goliath battle!
Hippo the southern hairy-nosed wombat makes his debut at Walkabout Wildlife Park
Central Coast Gosford Express Advocate
Watch out when you go Walkabout this summer - there’s a Hippo on the loose
But this cute newcomer to the Coast is not a mud-wallowing monolith.
He’s actually a southern hairy-nosed wombat and is the newest addition to the menagerie at the Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park attraction in Calga. Five-year-old Hippo, who arrived last month from Hamilton Island, has been hand-raised since he was rescued as a joey after his mum died. “He’s very unusual because, unlike other southern hairy-nosed wombats, he isn’t nocturnal. He actually prefers to hang out in the day time because he likes the company of people,” Walkabout Wildlife Park General Manager Tassin Barnard said.
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School Holiday Get-away with a difference.
Why not visit us these September school holidays for A Wild Sleep Out Adventure.
Join our rangers for an early evening Aboriginal Sites walk followed by dinner at the campsite and a nocturnal adventure to see the weird and wonderful Australian Animals by night. Sit by the roaring campfire and listen to our rangers tell Aboriginal dream-time stories whilst enjoying toasted marshmallows, the old fashioned way.
Snuggle down into your canvas tent to sleep surrounded by the park wildlife and then after breakfast at the Visitor Centre, head out with our rangers, before the park is open, to get up close to our daytime animals.
And the best bit.....you only need to bring your toothbrush!!
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Primary & High School Excursions
Fun & Engaging School Workshops
Our school workshops deliver NSW Department of Education prescribed learning outcomes. Choose from our range of standard modules which cover wildlife and animal encounters, Aboriginal sites, Aboriginal tools, shelters, bush tucker & bush medicine and bush skills. Or we can tailor a syllabus-based or subject-specific workshop for you.
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Come and meet Billy Bilby
Come in and say hello to Billy. You can meet all kinds of creatures at Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park.
Our Rangers love the wildlife and are alway ready to teach visitors about them.
Check out our daily schedule of ranger-led talks and activities so you can plan your day around the wonderful creatures you can meet. You won't just see Billy - there are all kinds of creatures waiting to greet you. We have amazing pythons, inquisitive kangaroos, regal emus, and cuddly koalas. Our staff are on hand to answer your questions and, with the non-bitey animals, to give you a chance to feel their fur, touch their prickles and slide your fingers along their scales.