From humble beginnings as a poultry farm, Featherdale Wildlife Park opened in 1972 and has since become one of the premier private zoos in Australia. In 1998 the park was upgraded with a new entrance and displays that better represent the natural habitats of the resident wildlife.
Visitors to the park will love the opportunity to interact with Australia's famed Koalas and Kangaroos. See and learn about a variety of reptiles including snakes in the Reptile Pavilion. The park is also home to a wide range of very colourful birds.
Featherdale Wildlife Park places a strong emphasis on education and conservation. They are a world leader in captive breeding programs and they operate an educational program for school students from the surrounding area.
More than just animals, there are a wide variety of native plants that beautify the walkways and animal habitats throughout the park.
Amenities in the park include two picnic areas, a restaurant and a gift shop. Be sure to bring your camera.
Cost: Admission charges apply. Please see website for up-to-date pricing.
Hours: Daily from 9am to 5pm; Closed Christmas Day
Website: Featherdale Wildlife Park
Address: 217-229 Kildare Road, Doonside NSW (A little under 1 hour by train plus a 10 minute bus ride from downtown Sydney)
|Getting There on Transit|
|Monorail / Train / Bus||Station||Walking Time||Train||Western Line to Blacktown or Doonside Station||20 minutes|
By Train and Bus: Take the Western line from Wynyard, Townhall, or Central Station in Sydney to Blacktown Station. Look for bus stand #9 in the bus loop immediately north of the station and board the next #725 bus for the 10 minute ride to the gate of the Featherdale Wildlife Centre. The #725 bus service ranges from every 15 minutes to once an hour depending on the time of day. Most of the day you can count on a bus at least every half hour.
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