David Fleay Wildlife Park, West Burleigh

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See native Australian wildlife in faithful reproductions of their habitats at David Fleay Wildlife Park. Follow paths around the grounds to view endangered animals such as southern cassowaries, platypuses, crocodiles, tree kangaroos, and gliders and iconic wildlife such as koalas, emus, Brogan cranes and dingoes. Enter the nocturnal house to observe during the day animals normally active only at night. Check the schedule for daily wildlife presentations; you can learn about the park's special species and even feed some of the inhabitants. The park also offers picnic tables if you want to bring lunch or a cafe serving prepared food. Make David Fleay Wildlife Park part of your personalized Gold Coast itinerary using our Gold Coast trip itinerary builder .
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  • This park is not widely advertised as a tourist attraction as we saw nothing about it in any of our tourist books or internet searches. However I remembered seeing the sign on the highway while passin...  more »
  • We had a lovely few hours here. It has plenty to see and was very quiet when we visited on a hot Saturday in March. The only negatives we felt were that the enclosures could be bigger and one of the d...  more »
  • We went to the wildlife park today as a family and it was truly terrible. Upon arrival we waited 10 mins at the front counter in order to pay our admission with no staff in sight and a volunteer who d...  more »
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  • It's a wildlife park founded by the naturalist David Fleay, and ceded to the Queensland Government. You can see Australian native wildlife, (including some species on the endangered list, in breeding programmes.) They hold wildlife shows daily. There's a cafe with a personal touch, and they will soon open a larger reception venue.
  • Awesome wildlife park, not as much as some of the other parks nearby, but a good set of extra animals that were not in the other parks, I would most likely go back again, good for children under 12. Or anyone who has an interest in wildlife, and seeing them close up, The staff were very helpful and welcoming
  • Very informative. Lots of animal's and birds. Family friendly. Not as flashy as some wildlife places but I would go again... And again, etc
  • Great little wildlife park in the middle of everything. The wildlife shows were very informative and they kept it interesting for the kids. Cost was fair for the family pass. Amenities were clean and well maintained. Great for all ages and backgrounds.
  • Simple and small exhibits that can be easily explored in a day. Great variety of animals on display.

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