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
Lonely Planet names Walkabout Wildlife Park as Best Animal Adventure in Australia!
The Walkabout Park team can’t contain their excitement. The news is hot off the press, coming through in the early hours of this morning.
General Manager Tassin Barnard says “We are ecstatic! The only way to get into Lonely Planet is to give visitors such an amazing experience that they all write to Lonely Planet and tell them to put you in the book! This is the best endorsement any tourist destination anywhere in the world could dream of.”
This is what Lonely Planet has to say about Walkabout Park. “You can visit this park by day to see native Australian animals roaming free, but we recommend the Wild Night Out where you can camp in the park overnight.” The Wild Sleep Out is an awesome after dark adventure. Not just a ‘bed in the bush’, the rangers take you on a wild walkabout to meet the most amazing creatures foraging in the bushes and trees along the tracks before you retire to the campfire and then to bed, comfortably under canvas or in your own private fully equipped cottage.
Open every day (except Christmas Day), the day time experience is just as much fun. With friendly kangaroos and emus hopping happily through 80 acres of natural Aussie bush, you can walk the bush tracks accompanied by weird and wonderful wildlife as you visit ancient Aboriginal sites, or take a leisurely stroll around the Animal Loop visiting wombats, Tasmanian devils, koalas, flying foxes, cockatoos and all of their other spiky, scaly, feathery and furry friends, including a little petting zoos where you can feed the alpacas and bunnies.
When you visit Walkabout Park, you know that you are making a direct contribution to conservation. This amazing wildlife sanctuary, open to the public every day, is also doing a huge amount of conservation work ‘behind the scenes’, working with universities and other institutions across Australia and around the world. With no government funding, 100% of visitor gate fees fund the conservation work of Walkabout Park’s dedicated team of rangers and volunteers.
This magnificent and absolutely authentic nature adventure destination is right on Sydney’s doorstep, only 10 minutes from Gosford, right here on the NSW Central Coast. Their website walkaboutpark.com.au describes the experiences you might have there.
Come and see our Ringtail Possums.
To see these amazing creatures, why not book one of our nocturnal, after dark tours?
What could be cuter than this addition to the Walkabout family ~ a beautiful baby ringtail possum.
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Wild Sleep Out Special Offers
We are running some amazing Wild Sleep Out specials in July-August 2015.
Winter Special: Up to 35% off!
e.g. a ranger-led after dark and early morning adventure for a family of 4...
- Camping includes dinner and breakfast and all your camping gear. Discount 35% for your overnight ranger-led adventure.
- Eco-cottage and choose to bring your own meals or purchase dinner and breakfast baskets. Discount 25% for your overnight ranger-led adventure.
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to plan your Wild Sleep Out:
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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!!
For details and prices, please click here and book your holiday adventure today.
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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.
Summer Special: When you book an excursion in February we will help you to raise funds for your excursion by donating 2 Family Passes which you can use as a fundraising incentive or prize.
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If you're planning to visit Walkabout Park 3 (or more) times in the next 12 months, an annual pass is the way to go!
Access Walkabout Park as many times as you like!
You not only get day access to visit Walkabout Park as many times as you like during the year, when your friends accompany you they get 10% off the usual full price of park entry and other experiences at Park. PLUS you get Wild Child membership with special offers and discounts.
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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.