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David Fleay Wildlife Park, Gold Coast

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Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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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  • The whole place was great, and here are some of the top attractions in only a rough order of merit. -The tree kangaroo with his big tail climbing up and down trees and also hopping for quite a... 
    The whole place was great, and here are some of the top attractions in only a rough order of merit. -The tree kangaroo with his big tail climbing up and down trees and also hopping for quite a...  more »
  • We had never been here before but had been to the Gold Coast a lot so thought would give it a go and are glad we did as it was amazing and most enjoyable. Staff friendly, good quality board walks and....  more
    We had never been here before but had been to the Gold Coast a lot so thought would give it a go and are glad we did as it was amazing and most enjoyable. Staff friendly, good quality board walks and....  more »
  • the park closes at 4pm not 5pm so plan accordingly. It was very quiet when we were there and we almost had the park entirely to ourselves which was lovely. There were animals out all over the place.....  more
    the park closes at 4pm not 5pm so plan accordingly. It was very quiet when we were there and we almost had the park entirely to ourselves which was lovely. There were animals out all over the place.....  more »
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  • Thoroughly enjoyable 2 hours, got lots of great photos. Cafe and toilet fit out is superb, park based around a number of water features. Parking is excellent, big parking sites. (large vehicle owner) mangrove walk is impressive structure. The walk around the outside of park along river is pleasant and private.
  • My husband and I had a great time looking around, we went in the afternoon and it was so nice and quiet! the bird and cassowary shows we were there for were great and we even got the chance to feed the male cassowary. The staff were lovely and were more than happy to tell us anything we wished to know about the animals. I specifically went to see Wally the platypus and was so happy that he seemed to enjoy putting on a show for everyone who came to see him. Unfortunately the kangaroo section was closed but hopefully we will be able to see them next time
  • Visited this beautiful little park today and was very pleasantly surprised. The grounds were beautiful, the park very well maintained and all the staff that we interacted with (rangers, ground staff and cafe workers) were super friendly and helpful. We particularly enjoyed the croc talk and cassowary talks presented by one of the lovely rangers (Kayla I think her name was), it was obvious that all the staff really were passionate about the animals in their care. Additionally, many of the animals seemed to be exhibiting lots of natural behaviours, but maybe we were just lucky with this! We also enjoyed walking through the mangroves adjacent to the park. We spend about 3.5 hours here.
  • Awesome day out with the kids. Park is looking great, visited 11am-2pm not many people there, not sure why as the kids absolutely loved this place, new cafe recently opened, limited menu so far but was told will be expanding soon. Park is not too big so kids don't get tired walking around all day, but plenty to see.
  • Took me and my partner one hour to explore the whole place with no talks or shows, stopped at each enclosure at a leisurely pace. We entered at 2.30pm, finished at 3.30 and did another half lap. A lot of work needs to be done due to flooding but still a great outing and saw more animals on the way back because of the timing I reckon and how quiet it was. A worthwhile relaxing experience for people who have busy lifestyles. Animals are very cute especially the Bilby and hopping mice in my opinion! 😆 Dingoes were howling waiting to be walked so that was awesome. happy to have supported at a difficult time 💚

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