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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sydney-funnel-web

Sydney Funnel-Web - Atrax Robustus

These spiders are found not only in Sydney, as their name suggests, but have been found across New South Wales from the coast of Newcastle to Nowra and in the west, as far as Lithgow. Sydney Funnel-Web Spiders are usually blue-black in colour, but this depends on what part of their shed they are in because spiders do shed their skins to grow, just like reptiles do.

Interesting facts - The female is approx. 35mm long, towering over the male of only 25mm.

These Funnel-Webs have teeth! They can be identified by a row of teeth that run across the fang groove and a row on its paired claws.

The male spider has venom that is around 6 times more toxic than that of the female spider.

The venom is similar to that of the Blue-Ringed Octopus. They both contain neurotoxins which prevent the brain from transferring information to the rest of the body. Some victims have experienced uncontrollable muscular spasms.

These spiders can be milked for their venom so anti-venom can be made in case a person does get bitten.

THESE SPIDERS ARE CONSIDERED DANGEROUS AND VENOMOUS SO IF YOU SEE ONE DO NOT APPROACH IT!

Also these critters are most active after rain, so DON’T leave clothes or shoes outside overnight, because they love damp conditions.

Opening times

Open every day except Christmas Day.eee

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.

 

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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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