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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  • Our traveling companions(2) and my wife and I made this our first stop in our rental vehicle enroute from Sydney to the Blue Mountains. Having arrived on a cruise ship earlier that morning from Honolu...  more »
  • Always a pleasure to go to this family orientated park.So much to see and has been going for years. I took my boys here 30 years ago and to see it is still going strong is a credit to them  more »
  • After reading a few bad reviews about featherdale we were not sure if we would visit..... But in the end it was our last day in Sydney so off we went....and it was a great day. It was a old cloudy day...  more »
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  • I didn't expect much. My daughter wanted to feel a koala, so I had to get her over to this place to put her hands on it. I was impressed. They had more birds than any zoo I've been to, and very nice and beautiful birds. They had all of the animals native to Australia, and you can actually feed and pet the kangaroos. We were limited with our time but spent two exciting hours there. It was a better experience than a zoo because you can have encounters with the animals. The prices weren't that bad considering that the park had so much to offer. Probably about 30 koalas in different parts of the zoo, and I would guess at least 75 kangaroos. Very nice experience, in the middle of a not so nice neighborhood.
  • One of my favorite places to go to see native wildlife. The grounds are well maintained and clean. The animals are well cared for, many are free roaming, and the enclosures are kept in a state similar to the animals' native environment. You can feed and pet the kangaroos, take a picture with a koala, and learn about native species and conservation from their presentations throughout the day. My favourite part is the variety and amount of bird species. Great place to take kids and for tourists (I always take my family visiting from the US).
  • A must see zoo where kangaroos roam almost free, you can feed them (get kangaroo food as you enter for $2 a cup), pet them, take pictures with them and enjoy them for hours. Koalas are super cute and you have to really watch for when they are awake as they make really good subjects for your photos. Overall a very pleasant half-day activity for the entire family. Getting here by train is very easy and directions are straightforward.
  • It's a wonderful wildlife park and with it's specialization to the Australian wildlife always worth a visit. There are several enclosures so that you have a very good chance to see one of the animals in action like koalas, kangaroos or wallabies. The photoshoot with a koala is to discuss and I don't like to see that they are flashed all the time. On the other hand, the park does a lot of breeding and has a good care program. The staff is extreme friendly and always there for a chat.
  • Amazing local wildlife park and zoo. It is a small zoo but you can spend a lot of time in it, especially getting up close and personal with a selection of animals. The staff are extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the all the animals. There is a cafe that has a decent variety of food and drink that you can order from. My favourite experience was being able to pet the kangaroos and feed them. If you plan on coming more than once, buying a season's pass may be worth your while.

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