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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Camping with the Wild Things
A Wild Sleep Out

For those of you who want a kids' experience, whether you've got children with you or you're just a big kid yourself, this is the most amazing way to meet Australia's weird and wonderful wildlife.

This Wild Night Out is for all ages. (However, if you want a grown-ups only night out without kids, we do have some dates reserved just for adults with cottage accommodation.)

Do you love the idea of a night in the Australian bush, camping sounds cool, but you do want hot water and plumbing and a comfortable mattress? Walkabout Park's family sized safari tents, pitched in the bush alive with friendly wildlife, give you the chance to experience camping in comfort.

The Australian bush puts on an entrancing display of wild nature after dark. This program is jam packed with animal action, from meeting Walkabout Park friendly furry and scaly and spiky residents, to playing tug of war with the devils and spotlighting for wildlife in the trees and undergrowth.

Share a tent with your friends, pitched in a clearing in the gum trees around a huge campfire pit, and just a short walk from the showers and toilets. 4WD mattresses, sleeping bags, pillows and towels are all supplied, all you have to bring is your toothbrush.

When you wake with the kookaburras in the morning, don’t be surprised if there is a kangaroo outside your tent and an emu strolling past.

April
to September
Autumn-Winter
Program Times
October
to March
Spring-Summer
Program Times
Wild Sleep 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, there are two important differences between the Wild Sleep Out (tents) and the Family Wild Night Out (cottages). Guests staying at the campsite have dinner and breakfast included in their program, and (weather permitting) finish off the evening with Dreamtime stories and toasting marshmallows around the campfire.

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

Meet your ranger on the veranda at the visitor centre. Your ranger will take you back to the carpark to collect your gear, then to your tent where you can settle in, familiarise yourself with the layout of the campsite, look over the maps and guidelines for interacting safely with the animals, and say “Hi” to the friendly critters feeding in the late afternoon.

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

4:30pm
6:30pm
Spkes, Scales, Feathers & Fur

Meet at the visitor centre from where your ranger will take you out on a walkabout adventure to meet some amazing spiky, scaly, feathery and furry creatures.

5:30pm
7:30pm
Refreshments

Head back to the visitor centre for some healthy snacks to keep everyone's energy levels up as dinner will be late. Help yourself to local fruit juice, crackers, trail mix and energy bars.

6:00pm
8:00pm
Spotlighting tour

As the sun goes down and the stars come out, head out with your ranger to play tug of war with the Tasmanian devils, then spy on the nocturnal wildlife. From frogs to flying foxes and bettongs to bandicoots, the bush is full of surprises. You never know what you will find.

7:00pm
9:00pm
Dinner and campfire (weather permitting)

After your ranger-led walkabout, head back to the campsite where a Big Aussie Sausage Sizzle feast with lamingtons and softdrinks will be waiting for you. Your ranger will light your campfire and demonstrate the traditional art of marshmallow toasting.

8:00pm
10:00pm
Free time to enjoy the bush at night

If you're not ready for bed you may want to take another walk around the animal loop, keeping the kids close, to see what other animals might be out and about in the trees and the bushes. We do put the campfire out so that it doesn't pose a risk to the bush, the animals, or  people.

7:45am
7:45am
Early breakfast

There's just enough time for a quick Aussie bush breakfast of toast, cereal, yoghurt and fruit at the visitor centre before your behind-the-scenes ranger-led morning adventure begins.

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 the campsite to pack up your things so they are safe in your car, collect your activities schedule from reception, and join in the daily ranger-led activities and animal encounters that run throughout the day from 9:30am until 4pm.

Bookings are essential as spaces are limited

Autumn-Winter Program:  

Season opens first Sunday in April when we
turn the clocks back as the days get shorter.

The program starts and finishes earlier to make
best use of the wonderful long wintery nights.

Most Saturday nights. Some Wild Nights Out
are reserved for adults only.

In school holidays, program also runs on
most Monday nights.

Please call 43751100 to ask about availability.

Spring-Summer Program:

Season opens first Sunday in October when we
turn the clocks forward for daylight saving time.

A late start and late finish means we can
maximise the after dark experience.

Most Saturday nights. Some Wild Nights Out
are reserved for adults only.

In school holidays, program also runs on
most Monday nights.

Please call 43751100 to ask about availability.

Prices: 

1 person $400

extra children add $50 per child

extra adults add $100 per adult

 

*Note the 'opt out' option (below).
If you decide to bring your own dinner,
breakfast and sleeping gear,
you will get $30 credit for each person.

 

Bookings for this program may be 
made for nights other than on a
Saturday night (or in school holidays, 
a Monday night) subject to availability,
but an additional fee of $200 per tent 
will be payable.

Includes:

4 Hours of ranger-led adventure

Animal encounters

Tug-of-war with the Tasmanian devils

Guided wildlife spotlighting

Morning behind-the-scenes

Evening refreshments

Big sausage sizzle dinner*

Aussie bush breakfast*

Campfire (weather permitting) and marshmallows

Comfort Kit "just in case"
(rain poncho, insect repellant, water bottle)

A safari tent for you and your friends

4WD mattresses

Sleeping bag, pillow and towel*

10am campsite check-out

On day 2, all day at Walkabout Park until 5pm

Optional extras

Early check-in: $50 per tent (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)

Optional 'opt out' shop credit

The optional opt out only applies if everyone in your group opts out. You do need to give us at least a weeks' notice before check-in to save us shopping, setting up and laundering. If you will be supplying dinner, breakfast and/or sleeping gear for everyone in your group, you will receive a voucher to use as credit at the Walkabout Park shop or cafe during your stay. Please note that, if you are doing your own catering, you do need to consider that the shop and cafe are not open at night, and there is no fridge or cooking facilities for campers.

Bring your own dinner: $10 voucher per person

Bring your own breakfast: $10 voucher per person

Bring your own sleeping bag or duvet, pillow and towel: $10 voucher per person

Preparing for your Wild Night Out

We do not have shops close by, so please bring what you need.

Minimum age

Every tent must have at least one responsible person over the age of 18. We do not have a minimum age for guests, but adults must supervise the children in their care at all times and ensure children behave considerately towards people and animals, follow the directions of the rangers, and comply with all Walkabout Park rules.

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 table, 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
  • Camera and spare batteries.
  • Torch and spare batteries.
  • 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 tent
  • Each tent is 3m x 3m
  • Your tent will be fitted out with 4WD mattresses.
  • Unless you advise us that you are bringing your own sleeping gear (see above), then in your tent you will also have a sleeping bag, pillow and towel for each person.
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

09:30
10:00

10:30
11:00
11:30
12:00
12:30
1:00
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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