Featherdale Wildlife Park, Blacktown

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Located on 3 hectares (7 acres) of what was once a poultry farm, Featherdale Wildlife Park offers visitors a rare hands-on wildlife experience just 45 minutes from Sydney. At this park, situated en route to the Blue Mountains National Park, you can encounter koalas, hand-feed a variety of kangaroos and wallabies, and learn about Australia's variety of bird species, reptiles, dingoes, wombats, and crocs. Walk along the zoo's gravel pathways. Bring your own snacks or grab a quick bite at the park's cafe, which also provides free parking. The popular souvenir center sells a wide range of inexpensive Aussie mementos. Before you head to Blacktown, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Blacktown trip planner , to make sure you see all that Blacktown has to offer, including Featherdale Wildlife Park.
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  • An easy walk through the grounds will give you a good review of Australia's unique and usual wildlife.  more »
  • The best place in Australia to take pictures with Koalas, this beautiful and unique animal of Australia. You can touch them, fine, but it's worth it. There are other exotic animals like Tasmanian Devil, as kangaroos.
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  • Quite a small park. Animals seems to be really happy and undisturbed by visitors. However to take a close up photo with the koala you will need to pay for $25 or $35 which you usually do not need at o...  more »
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  • A bit too pricey but good overall. I have visited quite a few times over the past 7 years and I have noticed they used to allow more animals to walk around and interact with people which I really loved about it. Now there is none of that. And the only way to cuddle a Koala is paying an extra $$ (30+) to get a photo. If you really want to interact with Kangaroos I would recommend that you go to the Koala Park instead.
  • Lovely small zoo with well maintained enclosures. Plenty of Australian animals, with a particularly wide variety of bird species. Despite the midday heat, it was pleasant walking around due to ample shade. However many of the animals were resting under shelter further back in their enclosures to avoid the sun, so i would suggest coming earlier in the day. The kids enjoyed feeding the kangaroos, wallabies and wallaroos but I would suggest just getting one cup of feed. The animals are well fed by a constant stream of visitors and though our girls tried hard we couldn't exhaust the supply. We bought 3 cups for $5 and ended up giving most of it to a family that were coming in when we left.
  • I was last at Featherdale two years ago and quite enjoyed it. Times have changed - its been turned into a amusement park designed to cheat you out of your money. Me and my two small children waited for roughly 20 minutes to pet a koala but were turned away by the staff saying we had to pay $25 for a "photo moment". Their were no signs mentioning we had to pay just to pet a koala, which had always been free before and they still wouldn't budge even when my four year old daughter begged them (and waiting in line without any notice). After this disappointment we later found out we couldn't feed any wallabies or farm animals without paying a fee!! Again this had been free before. To top off the terrible experience the cafe lost my order for two kids meals and we ended up waiting a total of 45 minutes just for that. Terrible place, will not go back again. Their used to be wallabies jumping around the place now their all caged, and all the cages look worn and the animals look dirty. Save your money - you get more enjoyment and bang for your buck at Taronga.
  • Good place, near to city. Lots of Australian animals and birds. Easy access. Good cafe, picnic area to have your own food. But need to carry your water or but there.
  • Best animal experience in Sydney area! I used to be in love with Taronga Zoo. That all changed 5 minutes after entering Featherdale. This place was absolutely wonderful and terrifically fun!! Whether you’re 4 or 94, this park is perfect!!! Couldn’t recommend it enough. Worth every penny.

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