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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Nocturnal Wildlife at Walkabout Park

This information about Nocturnal Animals of Interest living at Walkabout Park was produced by Mr François Boudot as part of his Masters Thesis "Inventory and valorization for the ecotourism of the night-wildlife frequenting the Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park". 

François Boudot, final year Agricultural Engineering student of the Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais, has completed three residential internships at Walkabout Park since 2012.

This, his final project, has focussed on 6 months of on-the-ground nightly observation and analysis of the type and behaviour of the wildlife active after dark at Walkabout Park.

The observation area spanned the 80 acres of natural bushland inside Walkabout Park's fox-proof fence. Observation tools included personal observation and photography plus motion sensor camera traps. The period of research was from February through July 2015, incorporating the full range of seasonal weather conditions.

As at 15 July 2015, Mr Boudot's full thesis is under review by the university. Once finalised, it will be available (subject to permissions) here on the Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park website.

The Australian bush comes alive with wildlife at night. These creatures feed in the trees and under the bushes after dark.

Some are carnivorous like the Spot-tail quoll looking for meat and eggs. Some are insectivorous like the long nosed bandicoot digging for bugs and worms. The flying foxes busily pollinate the night flowering gums while the Tawny frogmouths catch moths and the sugar gliders chew on the bark to reach the nourishing resin.

Click on your nocturnal "Animal of Interest" to read all kinds of fascinating facts about it.

Walkabout Park's bilbies and Tasmanian devils are not actually living wild, but they are important to mention as they are such iconic Australian species. Wild Sleep Out visitors can play tug-of-war with the Tasmanian devils, and see the bilbies hopping around in the moonlight in the "Bilby Camp" looking for bugs and worms.

Southern Boobook
Brushtail Possum
Common Wombat
Eastern Bettong
Echidna
Greater Bilby
Pygmy Possum
Red-necked Pademelon
Ringtail Possum
Spot-tail Quoll
Sugar Glider
Swamp Wallaby
Tammar Wallaby
Tasmanian Devil
Tawny Frogmouth

 

 

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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2:30
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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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