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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A Wild Night Out just for Grown Ups - Cabins

Do you love the idea of a night in the Australian bush, but you don’t really want to sleep rough? Do you really want a “no kids” experience for a change? How about a cottage with all the comforts of home nestled in the bush alive with friendly wildlife, and all guests aged 16 and over?

The Australian bush puts on an entrancing display of wild nature after dark. Head out with your ranger on a red-beam spotlighting adventure to spy on the animals in the trees and undergrowth.

Share a cottage with your friends, your own private haven with everything you need. Open plan, fully equipped kitchen, en suite bathroom, fluffy bath towels, comfortable bed, hotel quality linen, ceiling fan and oil fin heater, dining suite, sofa and even a TV.

When you wake with the kookaburras in the morning, don’t be surprised if there is a kangaroo on your veranda and an emu at the window.

Apr-Sep
Autumn-
Winter
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Times
Oct-Mar
Spring-
Summer
Program
Times
Adults' Wild Night Out
The Winter and Summer programs are the same, just the timings are different. This is so that you can enjoy the sunset and be at the right place at the right time to see the wildlife when it is at its most active just after dusk.

Although similar, the Adults' Wild Night Out is NOT the same as the Family Wild Night Out. Two important differences are the adults' sunset tour and the opportunity for adults to do their own spotlighting after the ranger-led program ends.

3pm-4pm
5pm-6pm
Check-in

On arrival, you will be taken to your cabin where you can settle in, familiarise yourself with the maps and guidelines for interacting safely with the animals, and say “Hi” to the friendly critters feeding around the cottages in the late afternoon.

For late check-in, call (02) 43751100 to arrange entry.

4:30pm
6:30pm
Sunset tour

Your ranger will collect you from your cottage and take you out on a sunset walk to visit the Aboriginal sites and meet some of Walkabout Park’s weird and wonderful animal residents. Bring your back pack and water bottle along.

6:00pm
8:00pm
Refreshments

Enjoy a packed picnic of local fruit juice, trail mix and energy bars.

6:30pm
8:30pm
Spotlighting tour

As the sun goes down and the stars come out, head out with your ranger to spy on the nocturnal wildlife, using a special red-beam spotlight so as not to disturb the animals. Your ranger will show you how to spot the animals, and how to be safe in the bush after dark.

7:30pm
9:30pm
Dinner then free time to do your own spotlighting

After your ranger-led walkabout, return to your cabin for dinner. Relax and enjoy the sounds of the animals in the bush, or take one of the red-beam torches and go on a self-guided walk to see what other animals are out and about in the trees and the understory, using the tips and tricks you learned earlier in the evening.

8:15am
8:15am
Morning behind the scenes

Go behind-the-scenes with your ranger for a very personal animal encounter before the park opens to the general public.

9:15am
9:15am
Breakfast, then explore the sanctuary or join in the public program of ranger-led activities

Return to your cabin to have breakfast at your leisure. Check out time is 10am, or you might arrange for a 2:30pm late check-out so that you can enjoy the privacy of your cottage during the day.

Collect your activities schedule from reception so you can join in the daily ranger-led activities and animal encounters that run throughout the day from 9:30am until 4pm.

The dates below are reserved for Wild Nights Out for adults only

Bookings are essential as spaces are limited

2016 Autumn-Winter Program:  
  • Saturday 30 April
  • Saturday 14 May
  • Saturday 28 May
  • Saturday 11 June
  • Saturday 23 July
  • Saturday 6 August
  • Saturday 20 August
  • Saturday 3 September
  • Saturday 17 September
2016 Spring-Summer Program:
  • Saturday 15 October
  • Saturday 29 October
  • Saturday 12 November
  • Saturday 26 November
  • Saturday 10 December
Prices: 
  • 1 person   $400
  • 2 people   $500
  • 3 people   $600
  • 4 people   $700

Bookings for this program may  
be made for un-reserved nights
subject to availability, but an
additional fee of $200 per cabin
will be payable.

Includes:
  • 4 Hours of ranger-led adventure
  • Sunset bush walking
  • Refreshments on the trail
  • Aboriginal sites visit
  • Animal encounters
  • Guided wildlife spotlighting
  • Morning behind-the-scenes
  • Comfort Kit "just in case" (rain poncho, insect repellant, water bottle)
  • Use of red-beam torch to do your own nocturnal wildlife spotting
  • A private eco-cabin for you and your friends
  • 10am cottage check-out
  • On day 2, all day at Walkabout Park until 5pm
Optional extras:
  • Pantry stocked for breakfast with muesli, light milk, fruit yoghurt, fruit cup, bread for toasting, eggs, orange juice: $22 per person
  • Pantry stocked for dinner with vegetable lasagne, cheese dip & crackers, apple pie & custard, organic soft drink, sparkling water: $38 per person
  • Late check-out 2:30pm (or later depending on availability on the day): $50 per cottage
  • Early check-in (we don’t recommend early check-in as arriving in the evening and getting a personal introduction to the animals by your ranger is part of the magic of the experience): $50 per cottage
Cottage bed configurations
Golden Wattle Cottage, up to 4 people
  • Queen sized bed
  • Pull-out double sofa-bed
  • Wheelchair accessible with accessible shower and kitchen facilities
  • Kitchen/bedroom area is slightly smaller as more space has been allocated to the ensuite bathroom, but includes all the same facilities as the other cottages
Tea Tree Cottage, up to 4 people
  • Queen sized bed
  • Pull-out double sofa-bed
Heath Banksia Cottage, up to 4 people
  • Queen sized bed
  • Pull-out double sofa-bed
Sydney Peppermint Cottage, up to 4 people
  • Queen sized bed
  • Two single beds
Scribbly Gum Cottage, up to 4 people
  • Queen sized bed
  • Pull-out double sofa-bed
Preparing for your Wild Night Out
Behaviour and respect

All guests must behave considerately towards people and animals, follow the directions of the rangers, and comply with all Walkabout Park rules.

Room service
  • We do not provide room service, so please bring what you need.
Alcohol policy
  • You are welcome to bring along a bottle of wine or a couple of beers to enjoy responsibly with your meal, on condition that this does not interfere in any way with other guests, the rangers or the animals. Please enjoy your beverages discretely at your cottage, and do not walk about with them. Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park reserves the right to limit or prohibit the consumption of alcohol at any time, solely at the ranger on duty's discretion, and visitors engaging in dangerous or inconsiderate behaviour will be required to leave in which case there will be no refund!
What to bring with you
  • Dinner and breakfast (we recommend something easy to prepare at your cottage, or you might prefer to bring a picnic).
  • Camera and spare batteries.
  • Torch and spare batteries.
  • Mobile phone charger.
  • Closed comfortable walking shoes or boots.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Toiletries.
  • Warm jacket.
  • Wet weather rain jacket (this is an all-weather adventure, and it can rain at any time of the year).
What you will find in your cabin
  • Hotel quality linen
  • Towels, soap and shampoo
  • Oil fin heater and ceiling fan
  • Television
  • Dining table and chairs
  • Veranda with patio furniture
  • Kitchenette with microwave, oven, stove, toaster, kettle, fridge, crockery, cutlery, pots
  • Salt, pepper, spray-n-cook
  • Tea, Nescafe coffee, sugar, lite milk for coffee
  • Dishwashing liquid, washing and drying cloths, broom
What you can buy at the gift shop

If you need anything from the shop at the visitor centre, tell your ranger who can assist you.

  • Fresh-ground coffee with fresh frothed milk from our wonderful barista machine
  • Chocolates, chips, ice-creams and cold drinks
  • Bottled water
  • Pain tablets
  • Sunscreen, Insect repellent, Rain ponchos
  • Toys, games and souvenirs
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.

Terms & Conditions

100% cancellation fee applies on all bookings. Numbers of people booked may be reduced subject to 72 hours notice and payment of a $50 administration fee. Optional extras may be added up to 72 hours prior to check-in. A current credit card plus photo ID must be produced on check-in. You will need to preauthorise a security deposit on your credit card to cover damages, breakages or losses.

Cancellation by Walkabout Park

This is an all-weather event so we usually go ahead in the rain. However, if Walkabout Park believes the weather or other conditions may be unsafe for people or animals, we will cancel a booking. Whenever possible, you will be contacted in advance so it is important that you give us contact details that we can use to reach you right up until the time of your arrival. If we cancel your booking you will be given the option of either rescheduling to another date, or receiving a full refund. In the event of bad weather and if you have not heard from us, please call (02) 4375 1100 at 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, so bring your rain gear as the rain just adds another dimension of fun to the experience.

For more information:
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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10:30
11:00
11:30
12:00
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1:30
2:00

2:30
3:00
3:15
3:15

3:45
4:00

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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