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David Fleay Wildlife Park, Gold Coast

4.2
#12 of 60 in Wildlife in Gold Coast
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 »
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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

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