Take things a step up from a visit to the zoo with a fully-immersive wildlife experience at the Australian Walkabout Wildlife Park.
Take things a step up from a visit to the zoo with a fully-immersive wildlife experience at the Australian Walkabout Wildlife Park. In this huge sanctuary there are over 180 species of mammals, birds, reptiles and frogs roaming free, and you can get in there and roam about with them.
Australia is famous for its wildlife, but it can be tricky to pin down animal interactions out in the wild. If you’re seeking the excitement of wildlife encounters, a visit to the Australian Walkabout Wildlife Park delivers the goods. This is Australia’s largest working wildlife sanctuary and was named one of the top ten best family-friendly animal adventures in the world by Lonely Planet, so round up the family or the gang and get ready for a big day out.
The 80-acre sanctuary is conveniently located less than an hour drive north of Sydney, on sacred Darkinjung and Guringai land. Once you enter the park gates you’ll find yourself in the middle of the hustle bustle of iconic Australian animals doing their thing. Look out for Big Eastern Grey kangaroos who like to investigate newcomers, emus, wallabies, koalas, Tasmanian devils, dingoes, echidnas, pythons, pygmy possums and plenty more. Some of the species are even on the verge of extinction, but inside the protected sanctuary the entire ecosystem is thriving.
There are lots of opportunities to get close and touch the animals, as well as take part in activities that show an appreciation for Aboriginal culture and sites. It’s an exciting day out that is like nothing else you’ll ever experience, so what are you waiting for?
Central Coast (Calga)