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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Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park

Address: 1 Darkinjung Road, cnr Peats Ridge Road, Calga NSW Australia 2250

Phone: (02) 43751100, or from outside Australia call: +61 2 43751100

Fax: (02) 43751257

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For administration enquiries, the office is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm

zoom in Use Google Maps to find us

Note Walkabout Park is NOT the same place as the Reptile Park in Somersby, although they appear to be quite close on the map. Walkabout Park is 12km south of the Reptile Park, 15 minutes closer to Sydney, just off the M1 (F3) at Calga.

 Tips for using Google Maps

Click here to use Google Maps to find Walkabout Park

  • Walkabout Park is labelled "B" on the map.
  • Type in your address at "A" and click on "Get Directions" for detailed driving instructions including distances and times.
  • On the left hand side of the map, click on the plus (+) sign to zoom in and the minus (-) sign to zoom out. Or just double click with your left mouse button to zoom in, and double click with your right mouse button to zoom out.
  • Click on the map and, while holding down your right mouse key, drag the map around so that you can see all the surrounding areas.

zoom in By car - quick directions

Always go left

Walkabout Park is just a few hundred meters off the M1 (F3) Pacific Motorway.

The Calga Interchange is SOUTH of the Gosford exit (closer to Sydney) - this exit is between the Gosford and Mount White exits.

Exit LEFT off the M1 (F3) Pacific Motorway at the "Calga Interchange".

Go LEFT whenever the road forks or bends.

As soon as the road straightens out, look for our sign on your LEFT.

zoom in By car - tips to not get lost

The old "F3" Sydney-Newcastle Motorway has been renamed the M1 Pacific Motorway.

Sometimes people confuse the Pacific Motorway and the Pacific Highway. The Pacific Motorway is the fast intercity route. The Pacific Highway, on the otherhand, is the slow but beautiful scenic touring route. The directions we give here are for the M1 Motorway (NOT Highway).

Do NOT trust your GPS as it may take you on a long detour - some GPS systems will direct you via the Somersby exit which is NOT the best route.

There are TWO Peats Ridge Road exits off the M1 (F3) Pacific Motorway. The better known one is north of Gosford called the "Somersby Interchange". There is another lesser known exit south of Gosford (between Gosford and Mt White) called the "Calga Interchange". The quickest way to get to Walkabout Park is to use the Calga Interchange. If you use the Somersby Interchange you will find yourself on an approximately 30km long tourist drive which is very pleasant, but long and winding and sometimes confusing.

Do NOT follow the Reptile Park signs or the yellow dinosaur or go to Old Sydney Town. Walkabout Park is a different place.

DO take the Calga Interchange exit of the M1 (F3) Pacific Motorway.

If you are driving north along the M1 (F3), the Calga Interchange is very straightforward. We are only about 200 meters off the Motorway so don't miss our sign. If you get to the Rocla sand quarry or to Glenworth Valley you have gone too far.

If you are driving south along the M1 (F3) (ie driving towards Sydney) the interchange can be confusing. It winds round and round and then straightens out with signs saying to Sydney and Newcastle and a 'ramp speed 40' sign at which point it feels like you are getting back onto the Motorway. Don't worry. You're not. Keep driving and the road will straighten out onto Peats Ridge Road ... our sign is only about 150 meters further on on your left.

zoom in By car - simplified driving map

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zoom in By car - from Gosford (15 min), Somersby (10 min) or Newcastle (1 hour)

walkabout park is situated south of gosford

When coming from Gosford up Kariong Hill, do NOT follow the Reptile Park signs, do NOT turn north towards Somersby, DO follow the Sydney signs and get onto the M1 Motorway (F3) travelling SOUTH.

When coming from futher north than Gosford and driving towards Sydney, do NOT take the Somersby Peats Ridge exit, and do NOT exit the Motorway when you see the Reptile Signs.

Stay on the M1 (F3) and drive right past (don't take) the Gosford and Australian Reptile Park turn-off.

Keep travelling south towards Sydney until you get to the Calga Interchange.

Get onto the M1 (F3) Pacific Motorway

  • Drive south towards Sydney
  • Cross the Mooney River Bridge
  • Then watch for the big brown tourist sign saying Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
  • Take the next exit, the Calga Interchange also sign-posted "Peats Ridge"
  • Wind your way around the interchange for about ½ km following the signs saying Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
  • As you pass a "Sydney/ Newcastle F3" and a "ramp speed 40" sign, it will feel like you're going back onto the M1. Don't worry, you're not! You are still on the correct route
  • The interchange eventually straightens out into the very southernmost end of Peats Ridge Road
  • 200m on the left on Peats Ridge Road is a sign saying Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
  • Turn left into Darkinjung Road
  • Turn left into our drive and drive in through the gate with the animals painted on it

zoom in By car - from Hornsby (30 min) or Sydney Harbour Bridge (55 min)

On the northern outskirts of Sydney

Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park is 'less than an hour's drive from almost anywhere', in the middle of the triangle between the Sydney CBD in the South, Newcastle in the North and the Blue Mountains in the West.

Walkabout Park is just off the M1 (F3) Pacific Motorway between Hornsby and Gosford, on Peats Ridge Road.

VERY IMPORTANT:

  • There are two Peats Ridge Road exits off the M1 (F3) Pacific Motorway
  • Do NOT take the northern Peats Ridge exit called the "Somersby Interchange"

Walkabout Park is at the southernmost end of Peats Ridge Rd, at the Calga Interchange which is the third exit from the M1 (F3) after you cross the Hawkesbury River when travelling north.

Follow the Newcastle signs along the Pacific Highway and onto the M1 (F3) Pacific Motorway at Wahroonga

  • Drive north towards Newcastle
  • Cross the Hawkesbury River
  • Don't take first exit to Mooney Mooney on the Hawkesbury River
  • WATCH OUT FOR THE SPEED CAMERAS
  • Don't take second exit to Mt White
  • Drive past the heavy vehicle checking station
  • Then watch for the brown Aust Walkabout Wildlife Park sign
  • DO take the third exit, the Calga Interchange and Tourist Route
  • Keep left as the interchange straightens out into Peats Ridge Road
  • 200m on the left on Peats Ridge Road is a sign saying Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
  • Turn left into Darkinjung Road
  • Turn left into our drive and drive in through the gate with the animals painted on it

zoom in Using public transport

Train + Taxi

There are no buses to Walkabout Park.

Take the train to Gosford Station. The time from Central Station to Gosford Station is approximately 2 hours as the train meanders through the mountains and across the Hawkesbury River.

Catch a taxi from Gosford Station to Walkabout Park. Give the driver the "driving directions" and "tips to not get lost" (see "Getting to Walkabout Park by car" above).

Be aware the taxi might charge for a return trip because they may have to drive back to Gosford without a passenger. This makes the taxi trip quite expensive - around $45 each way.

If you are a bigger group travelling together, with most taxi companies you can pre-order a "Maxi Taxi".

zoom in By helicopter

Wildlife Heli-Safari

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Experience the essence of Australia as you fly over the harbour bridge and then track north past Manly Beach and along the coast.

You then will see Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park from the air - so come on down for morning tea followed by a private guided walkabout wildlife safari.

You can pat the friendly kangaroos and enjoy our unique wildlife up close as you walk along the bush tracks learning about bush tucker and bush medicine along the way.

After the wildlife tour the helicopter flight departs with a scenic fly-over of the Hawksbury River and Berowra.

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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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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