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.
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, small birds of prey, flying foxes, echidnas, wombats, bilbies, Tasmanian devils, quolls, potoroos and other reptiles and birds.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. 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
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
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
Click on the image to go to Sydney Photographic Workshops' website to learn more about the amazing photographic workshops that they offer.
Quarry threatens Walkabout Park
On 24 December 2013 the NSW Planning Dept approved Rocla NZ's sand quarry next door to Walkabout Park. Walkabout Park is appealing the decision to the Land & Environment Court. Imagine the noise and dust from the 30 meters deep crater, in full view of Walkabout Park's visitors, with massive rock crushing equipment from 6am to 10pm, even on Saturdays. PLUS they will crush up the sandstone aquifer 'sponge' that holds the water store, remove critically endangered eco-systems and threatened species' habitat, and destroy Calga's ancient Aboriginal cultural landscape.
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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.
We're not really grumpy, we just sound that way! The best time to see these animals is at feeding time in the afternoon or, better still, join a Wild Night Out when these nocturnal creatures are at their most active. Feeding time is pretty noisy. Resident Tasmanian devils Amaroo and his riends love to let out some truly ear-wrenching grunts and screeches and snarls. With their ferocious vocalisations and their white fangs and red ears glowing in the fire-light, it is not surprising that early European settlers called these adorable Tasmanian critters "devils". But even though Amaroo sounds and looks incredibly fierce - all he really wants is his dinner. Just don't get between him and his food!
Join the Volunteer Team
A Wild Night with the Wildlife
Book in for a ranger-led night-time experience with the animals. If you want to stay overnight, choose between comfortable camping under canvas or, if you want a little luxury, reserve your own self-contained eco-cottage nestled in the bush. Whichever you choose, you get to wake up with the wildlife.
School Excursions and Camps
Day-time Walkabout Workshops and overnight Bed-in-the-Bush. Knowledgable rangers, friendly wildlife, fascinating Aboriginal sites and safe bushwalks. Choose a fun "edu-tainment" workshop or a "syllabus-based" workshop (also fun, but with targeted learning outcomes). Primary school and Secondary school. From Kindergarten to HSC. We also offer programs tailored for pre-schoolers and students with special needs.
Feed Monty and Milo the miniature goats, meet Waffles the piglet, and say "Ola" to Macha and Picchu the alpacas. "We brought our 4 year old son to Walkabout Park and the petting zoo was the best bit - we could have our picnic lunch while watching him run around with the chickens and feeding the beautiful baby goats." - visitor feedback
Visit us on Facebook
If you're a visitor, a volunteer, on the Walkabout Park staff, or a friend who just loves the Aussie bush and wildife,our facebook page is the perfect place to keep in touch.
Post photographs, share memories, or just check in to see what's going on.
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