Quick Overview of David Fleay Wildlife Park:
David Fleay Wildlife Park is a large wildlife park located on the Gold Coast where you can meet many native animals in their natural habitats
What Is It?
David Fleay Wildlife Park is a beautiful, heritage listed wildlife park located at Tallebudgera on the Gold Coast, where you can stroll through natural animal habitats visiting a wide range of native Australian animals.
You can explore the park on your own or join the rangers in one of their daily wildlife shows. You’ll meet many animals including crocodiles, koalas, emus, brolgas, dingoes, kangaroos, dunnarts, bilbies, platypus and more.
Upon entering the park you will be greeted by a beautiful mangrove boardwalk that leads up to the front office and cafe which serves drinks, snacks, sandwiches and hot food.
One of our favourite parts is the large emu enclosure where you can get up close and personal with emus, wallabies and more.
The park hosts a range of daily shows including crocodile feeding, nocturnal animal show and our personal favorite the Fleay’s In Flight show where you’ll meet native birds as they fly above the crowd!
What Else Should I Know?
At the time of writing this post, entry to the park costs $21.50 per adult and $9.85 per child (Children under 4 are free). There are also yearly passes, family passes and concession discounts. For the latest price information visit the QLD Government website here
What Should I Bring?
We recommend bringing a hat, long sleeve clothing, sunglasses, insect repellent and sunscreen. As always we also recommend bringing along your camera to capture some photos of the animals in their native habitats!
How Do I Get There?
David Fleay Wildlife Park is located at Loman Lane, Burleigh Heads. For more information check out the detailed map below:
By bus: The Surfside Route 756 stops near the intersection of West Burleigh Road and Loman Road. From here it is approximately a 330m walk to the entrance of the Park.
By train: Trains operate regularly from Brisbane to the Gold Coast (Varsity Lakes) where connecting bus services can be accessed. For timetables and bus stops, visit TransLink or phone 13 12 30.
What Other Cool Things Should I Check Out In The Area?
We recommend checking out Burleigh Heads National Park: a stunning headland rainforest with two winding nature walks that twist up and around the rocky foreshore and over the hill, allowing breathtaking views of the beach, Tallebudgera Creek and the Gold Coast.
We also recommend checking out Burleigh Heads Beach: a sprawling golden beach that boasts a large park with a playground, plenty of picnic areas, takeaway food shops within walking distance, and winding forest nature walks right next door which lead into the Burleigh Heads National Park.
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