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Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park

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Address: 1 Darkinjung Road | Corner of Peats Ridge Road, Calga, New South Wales 2250 , Australia
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If you love animals but you don't like to see them in zoos, this working...

If you love animals but you don't like to see them in zoos, this working wildlife sanctuary is a wonderful place to visit. Only an hour north of Sydney city, you can meet kangaroos, emus and wallabies living free in 80 acres of Australian bush. Natural camps house koalas, wombats, Tasmanian devils, dingoes, flying foxes, echidnas, pythons, cockatoos and all their feathered, furry, scaly and spiky friends. Follow the walking tracks to visit ancient Aboriginal sites. Open every day from 9am to 5pm, or book an overnight ranger-led Wild Night Out. Fun and safe for children and adults alike. This is not an intense commercial experience with concrete paths and play areas. This is the real Australian bush.

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A MUST-SEE IF YOU'RE IN THE SYDNEY AREA!

We went by the park on our way from Newcastle to Sydney and WHAT a great time! They have incredible animals strutting, hopping and preening about the grounds, anxious for a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Nectar, AL
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Nectar, AL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went by the park on our way from Newcastle to Sydney and WHAT a great time! They have incredible animals strutting, hopping and preening about the grounds, anxious for a cuddle or a photo. The guides were knowledgeable, kind, and funny. Absolutely great for all ages, but if you have little ones, please don't miss coming to see the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a group of 8 come through. Our guide gave us an up close pet of several animals. We even got to pet a kangaroo, wallabe, echidna, koala, and python. The animals all seem happy and content to let you come and go. Their pure, real dingos are gorgeous too. Definitely a must for anyone with kids or for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with our daughter & one year old granddaughter so selected the pushchair loop over the rocks and around the enclosures. Our granddaughter loved to watch the wallabies & kangaroos wandering freely. We spotted turtles in the pools. We watched one of the staff handle a python, but didn't take up the offer to hold it- others did. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Australian Walkabout Wildlife Park is an amazing place with incredible animals and phenomenal and extremely knowledgable Park Rangers! We were extremely impressed with how kind, helpful and knowledgable the staff was about the animals. You can actually pet the kangaroos at this park as they are roaming freely about the property. The park was an incredible value (especially compared to... More 

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Walkab0utPark, Front Office Manager at Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your fabulous review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your time here at the park. Hopefully you will get to come back again in the future and do the bush walks on the property. Thanks for sharing your holiday with us and thank you again for the review. Happy travels The Walkabout Team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my two grandchildren ages 22 and 20 for a once in a lifetime trip to Australia. I was hoping for an authentic experience in the bush so I booked the overnight camping experience. It had rained all week. They called me up and offered to change nights if we wanted to have a bit drier experience, but we... More 

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Walkab0utPark, General Manager at Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, responded to this review

We loved the fact that your family didn't let the rain stop your holiday. You proved the addage that "there is no such thing as bad weather as long as you wear the right clothes". We had just as much fun as you did! And your visiting us is crucial to our being able to keep doing what we do.... More 

Three Hills, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

This park was a huge disappointment to our group. All you basically see is a few Australian animals behind cages with a few walking around the property. There are other wildlife parks in the Sydney area where you'll see a greater variety. This one didn't even have a crocodile! I would have given this place a 1 star rating, except... More 

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Walkab0utPark, General Manager at Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi Swazimac, we're sorry you didn't enjoy your experience. Walkabout Park is not a zoo, it is a working wildlife sanctuary for native Australian animals. We understand that some people prefer a zoo experience. One of the main differences at Walkabout Park is that we manage the animals' environment to be optimal for the animal and not to create a... More 

Avignon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Booked in for a wild sleep out with family of four. We opted for the tent option since my daughter loves a sleep out and wanted a campfire. tents were comfortable but hot and crowded on a summer night. We got there early from a hot day of hiking and they let us checking an hour early so we could... More 

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Walkab0utPark, General Manager at Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Thank you. We remember how you arrived hot and tired after you'd already had a big day hiking. We loved how you opted to tent-it and turned down the offer of a cottage because you wanted the camping adventure and to only have canvas between you and the wildlife. It was especially good seeing your son go from 'not sure... More 

Willunga, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Went for a lovely walk through the acres of bushland. The rangers are very devoted and knowledgable. The animals are clearly loved and well looked after. Highlight was to handle a diamond python during the python session at 12.30 pm in tge Sandpit. Thanks to all the staff for the great job they do.

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Walkab0utPark, General Manager at Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Thanks Mark. We love the way true blue Australians like you immerse themselves in the bush with the animals here at Walkabout Park. Some people may think you have to be an international tourist to appreciate our weird and wonderful wildlife. Gosh we are lucky to have these amazing creatures sharing the continent with us! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We had a brilliant day at this place which we stopped at to break up our drive from Sydney to Hunter Valley. We had kids age 5-10. On arrival, we were a bit unsure as at first glance the place looks a bit tired and we didn't see the animals straight away. Then it was time for the Koala feeding,... More 

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Walkab0utPark, General Manager at Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Than you! We love that you loved that we are the natural bush with happy animals doing what animals do. Just like you, most people don't know what they're in for when they walk in the door. We're not a zoo with shiny wire and manicured grass which is what most people have experienced before when they have gone out... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the Sydney Pepperment cabin, and it was amazing. Meet and great every creature the park had to offer, behind the scene VIP treatment ( big thumbs up to our ranger Kianna) my kids had an awesome adventure. Totally different to your day trip, YOU must stay overnight. Some hints: stay in a cabin if you have small... More 

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Walkab0utPark, General Manager at Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us. Just yesterday the rangers and I had an unusual lull during the day and we got talking about how much fun we had with your family that night, and how different the animal experience is after the sun goes down. So I opened up TripAdvisor and we read your review again. We love what we... More 

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