The Featherdale Wildlife Park in Doonside, NSW

by Rosemarie John on August 21, 2012

For a personal experience with the indigenous animals of Australia, head over to the Featherdale Wildlife Park in New South Wales. An interactive animal park where you can feed, hold and get up close to a large variety of Australian fauna, the park caters to all ages and is spread across seven acres of land.

A 45mins drive from the heart of Sydney and set in a natural bush setting, the Featherdale Wildlife Park features one of country’s largest private collections of Australian native animals and bird life. Visitors can hand feed a kangaroo, wallaby or emu and even enjoy a face-to-face encounter with one of their friendly koalas.

Tip: Make sure to head over as early as possible to avoid the large crowds that gather around the main attractions. Time your visit just as the park opens to have the wallaby’s and koala’s all to yourself.

A baby kangaroo that was abandoned being rehabilitated at the park.

One of the many Koala’s that make the park their home

Visitors are able to hold the Tawny Frogmouth found across Australia

The Olive Python is the largest snake in Australia and grows up to 4meters

The Agile Wallaby inhabits the coastal plains of tropical Australia and southern Papua New Guinea.

Trying to photograph myself with the Koala. Tip: Get someone to take the photo for you!

Located at 217-229 Kildare Road, Doonside NSW 2767 (near Blacktown) Australia, the Featherdale Wildlife Park is open daily (except on Christmas Day) from 9am to 5pm. Tickets for adults cost $27 and $15 for children aged between 3-15 years.

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