Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park ~ Phone: (02) 43751100
Our Address ~ 1 Darkinjung Road, cnr Peats Ridge Road, Calga NSW, Australia 2250 ~
info @walkaboutpark.com.au

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Bush Survival

For those who really want to learn bush survival techniques and are happy to rough it.

"Go Walkabout" Overnight Bush Survival Workshop

Minimum booking is for 2 people - aged 16 or older

Your experienced guide will ensure you learn practical bush skills. This course is a great for team building! It's interactive and hands-on.

This workshop covers bush tucker and medicine, finding water, temporary shelter building, signalling for rescue, tracking skills, improvisation in a crisis and much much more. This workshop is designed to promote a higher understanding of how to draw on the world around us to find the resources needed to survive. Participants learn how local Aboriginal people understood and worked with the Land prior to European settlement and influences. The Bush Survival Course is for 'over 18's' and does require a reasonable level of fitness. Closed sensible footwear is a must (hiking boots even better) as well as long comfortable pants. We highly recommend long sleeve shirts too, as well as sunscreen, insect repellant and a hat.

What you don't get: There are no showers and no blow-up mattresses, and you will be cooking (and eating) your own food.

What you do get: You will see stars you'll never see in the city, and you'll experience the night world of the animals in a uniquely special way that most people never get to do.

Enjoying the world around us while being safe in the bush

This workshop is not a substitute for first-aid courses and will not equip you with all the tools needed to survive in the bush. However, it will introduce you to the bush in a responsible way. The team at Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park maintains strict safety standards to minimise risk, but please remember this is the Australian bush and there are inherent risks in the environment. You do take part on this program at your own risk.

You will be scrambling over sandstone outcrops to visit ancient Aboriginal shelters wind-carved out of the ledges at Walkabout Park. You do need to wear good closed shoes or boots and clothing suitable for scrambling along rock ledges. When you visit these shallow caves, newly re-discovered, you will see the signs of ancient Aboriginal habitation including beautiful art work and stone structures.  Learn about bush tucker, bush medicine, bush tools and bush tracking. 

private groups

If you would like an exclusive experience, without other members of the public joining your group, please discuss this with us to see whether it would be possible for the date of your preference and what the charge would be.

Alcohol policy

No alcohol is allowed on this program.

WHAT TO BRING

Camera and spare batteries
Torch and spare batteries
Refillable water bottle
Closed comfortable walking shoes or boots
Insect repellent
Sunscreen
Warm jacket
Wet weather gear - this is an all-weather adventure
Sleeping bag (or this item is available for hire)

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE VISITOR CENTRE

Basic toiletries
Snacks and drinks
Fresh-ground coffee
Pain tablets
Sunscreen
Insect repellant
Bottled water
Rain ponchos

Go Walkabout Overnight ~ Pricing

2 People (minimum booking) $490
Extra person (sharing tent) $245
Optional hire - Sleeping bag $10
Meal alternative - Vegetarian No charge
Meal alternative - Gluten free $20
(Prices may change prior to booking, please check with Walkabout Park)

Booking and payment policy

Bookings are essential, and may be made by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or telephone (02) 4375 1100. Full payment must be made at the time of booking.

Cancellation policy & TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Base rate covers two people.  100% Cancellation fee applies on all bookings. For late arrivals or last minute bookings please contact (02) 4375 1100. Amendments or changes to numbers of people or ranger-led activities are permitted provided you give 48 hours’ notice.  A current credit card plus photo ID must be produced on check in.

Cancellation by Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park

This is an all-weather program. However, we may cancel dates due to severe unsafe weather conditions or other circumstances beyond our control. Whenever possible, you will be contacted in advance and given the option of either rescheduling to another date, or receiving a full refund. In the event of bad weather, please call (02) 4375 1100 after 12 noon on the day of your booking to find out whether the program is going ahead. Note, cancellation due to weather is extremely unlikely as this is an all-weather event - bring your rain gear.

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Ph: (02) 4375 1100
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Opening times

Open every day except Christmas Day.

Day time visitors do not need to book

Open at 9am - Every day

Close at 5pm - Every day

Evening and overnight experiences 
must be pre-booked

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.

Standard Tickets
$25.00
$15.00
Adult
Child - aged 3 to 15 years
   
Family Discounts
$70.00
$10.00
Family - 2 adults + 2 children
Extra child - with $70 Family Pass
   
Free Entry - eligibility conditions apply
No charge
No charge
Child - aged 0 to 2 years
Carer with Companion Card - accompanying disabled client
   
$20 Discount Tickets - must show ID Card
Teacher
Student
Senior
Pensioner
20% off Standard Adult Rate
20% off Standard Adult Rate
20% off Standard Adult Rate
20% off Standard Adult Rate

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Ranger-led activities

Admission price includes daily ranger-led activities.

Please check with us as program may change.

 

Time What's on

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3:45
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Meet Waffles the Pig
Meet the mob: Kangaroos & Emus
Southern Hairy Nosed Wombat

Boomerang throwing
Dingo encounter
Koala encounter
Pat a Python
Echidna encounter
Night Hunters - Predator Birds

Tasmanian Devil encounter
Koala feed-time
Bare-Nosed Wombat encounter
Bush Tucker & Bush Medicine
Aboriginal Sites visit (only on
weekends & holidays)

Meet the mob: Kangaroos & Emus
Flying Fox introduction

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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