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, owls, flying foxes, echidnas, wombats, bilbies, Tasmanian devils, quolls, echidnas, pythons, cockatoos and more.
Animals needing most attention, at the Visitor Centre. Meet dragons, lizards, skinks, geckoes and pythons. Some animals need special care e.g. if they are not feeding properly, or if very small.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Primary & High School Excursions
When you book a school excursion with us, you have the option of a free visit prior to the excursion so that you can experience the park and talk to our education officer and rangers about your requirements.
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.
New Year Special: Click to request a quote today and we will help you to raise funds for your excursion. When you confirm your booking we will send you 2 Family Passes which you can use as an incentive or prize.
A daytime double-module Walkabout Workshop with Aboriginal content and animal encounters is $16.50 per student for 30 or more students.
The Bed in the Bush overnight program is $77 per student for 15 or more students, with optional afternoon and second night extensions.
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Chinese New Year 4713 begins on 19 February 2015!
We wish all of our Chinese friends and supporters happiness, prosperity and good health! As we say goodbye to the year of the horse, and look forward to the year of the sheep, the team at Walkabout Park is thinking about all of our wonderful friends, both people AND animals.
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Annual Passes Saving Animals
An annual pass is a great way to contribute to saving endangered species. While you visit and get to know the animals at Walkabout Park, your membership fee helps to fund the Walkabout Park team's ongoing "conservation through education" work.
New Year Special: Click to request a quote today and save $20. We will waive the administration fee!
For around the price of 3 visits, you can buy an Annual Pass giving you all day access to visit Walkabout Park as many times as you like during the year, plus Wild Child membership with special offers and discounts. You also get 10% discount on park entry and other experiences for friends and family visiting with you.
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