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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What Animals Will I See?

Australian Wildlife and Farm Animals

When you visit Walkabout Park, you get to go into the animals' world. We don't like to put animals in cages, and most animals don't like being caged. So, instead, we have secured a large section of Australian bush so as many of the animals as possible can live in their natural habitat.

When an animal must be in a controlled environment, as is the case with some of our reptiles in the High Care area at the Visitor Centre because they need special attention, we work with the animals to keep their worlds interesting and to encourage their natural behaviours. It is important that our animals are not just fed and kept free of disease, but just like people they must also be mentally stimulated. Even animals get depressed if they are in boring surroundings. Sometimes the animal's preferred conditions are not what we would expect as humans, though. For example, many animals are solitary and they don't like company. So when you see an animal on its own, it is not lonely. In fact, some animals become extremely stressed when forced to live with others of their own kind. If you are concerned about an animal, please talk to one of our team.

Animals in camps and enclosures

Animals you will see in the daytime:

Koalas, Dingoes, Flying Foxes, Wombats, Tasmanian Devils, Spot Tail Quolls (Tiger Quolls), Cockatoos, Kookaburras, Pythons, Lizards, Dragons

Animals you will usually see sleeping during the day, but very active during nocturnal tours:

Wombats, Tasmanian Devils, Boobook Owls, Tawny Frogmouths

Animals you will only see on nocturnal tours as they are in their dens during the day:

Bilbies, Potoroos, Bandicoots, Sugar Gliders, Pygmy Possums, Bettongs, Ring Tail Possums

Farm animals in the petting zoo from 10am to 4pm:

Waffles the Pig and his farmyard friends the Alpacas, Miniature Goats, Rabbits, Chickens, Ducks and Guinnea Pigs

Animals roaming free

The free-ranging animals at Walkabout Park are accustomed to people and many hang around the Visitor Centre with the visitors. You will see lots of animals, but you might not see all of them on any given day. They do have 80 acres to roam through and, just like people, sometimes they want some alone time.

Special free-ranging animal personalities you will meet

Emus

Happy Feet the emu and his friends are very friendly. Happy Feet was handraised and is a little confused. He thinks he's a person and loves to hang out with the kids. He is very gentle although he is big and can be a little awe inspiring. When you visit Walkabout Park we give you some tips on how to discourage an emu if it is being too friendly.

Eastern Grey Kangaroos

Hazel Rose the kangaroo was hand raised by Walkabout Park's Head Ranger and loves to hang out with visitors on the veranda at the Visitor Centre.

Wallaroos

Tegan the wallaroo is a little more shy, but you will usually see her at feeding times at 10am and 4pm.

Parma Wallabies

Parma wallabies are quite shy. Although they do make an appearance during the day, the best time to see them is at night on a nocturnal tour.

Agile Wallabies

The agile wallabies usually hang out around the water troughs next to the visitor centre.

Tammar Wallabies

The tammar wallabies are seen all along the Animal Loop tracks and down at the boomerang field.

Red-necked Pademelons

Red-necked pademelons are always busy in the underbrush close to the paths where they can easily be seen by visitors.

Free-ranging wild reptiles you may see, especially in warmer weather

Cunningham Skinks

When you walk the tracks of the "Aboriginal Sites" loop walk, you pass some rocky outcrops near the Hand Stencil Cave. Look at the crevices in the rock and on the ledges for Cunningham skinks, especially on warm days. You may want to look at the Cunningham skinks in the High Care section at the Visitor Centre before you go out so you know what to look for.

Long-necked Turtles

There are almost always long-necked turtles in the rock pools near the Visitor Centre. Occassionally they go walkabout but on any day there will usually be two or three in the ponds. Please don't pick them up - just enjoy watching them swimming peacefully and hunting for bugs.

Diamond Pythons

Diamond pythons are not dangerous to humans as they have no venom. They live in the trees and underbrush and around rocky areas at Walkabout Park. They are hard to see as they are so well camouflaged, but you can join in the ranger-led python encounter if you would like to meet one of Walkabout Park's very tame snakes.

Other Snakes

This is Australia so there is always the possibility of seeing a venomous snake, even in your back garden. Brown snakes, red-belly black snakes, death adders and tiger snakes do live in this area. There is no need to be afraid. Walkabout Park has been open since 1 April 2001 and there has never been an incident with a snake. We do occassionally see them - there are approximately 10 visitor sightings per year, although the rangers see them more often because we spend a lot of time in the bush. As long as you leave them alone and don't scare them, you are not at risk.

Free-ranging wild night creatures that are usually seen on the nocturnal tours

Possums and Gliders

Sugar gliders, brush tail possums, ring tail possums and pygmy possums live in the bush in fairly large numbers. They are not seen during the day, but you may see them on nocturnal walks.

Ground dwelling marsupials

Long nosed bandicoots come out to dig for bugs, bettongs hang out in the wombat enclosure with Ally the wombat, and lots of other small creatures can be seen along the paths and in the underbrush.

Flying creatures

Flying foxes, owls and tawny frogmouths hunt in the bush tonight. These animals can also be seen in camps at Walkabout Park where you can visit them at any time of the day. A number of different species of microbats roost and hunt at Walkabout Park in fairly large numers, but these creatures can be difficult to see. Walkabout Park is working with Tim "Batman" Pearson who is researching these animals' communications using sophisticted sound recording and analysis equipment.

 

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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3:45
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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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