Open daily, Featherdale has a large selection of Aussie wildlife that you can see and encounter.

Featherdale Wildlife Park is perfect for the whole family, with over 260 Australian species to see. Located in Sydney, you’ll want to spend about two hours at Featherdale to see all the wildlife. You could stay longer if you plan to spend more time seeing the wildlife or even joining an encounter.

The Different Encounters

Featherdale Wildlife Park offers a selection of encounters with their wildlife. From feeding the animals to getting a photo with them, here’s exactly what you can do at the park.

  • Hang Out With The Koalas


Spend some time in the koala kindy encounter! Here, you’ll enter the koala enclosure to help the keepers place the eucalyptus leaves into the feeding pots. You will also have the chance to sit while watching the koalas eat the leaves you’ve just given them.

There is also an option to get a photo with one of these adorable creatures.

  • Feed The Kangaroos, Wallabies, and Pademelons

Featherdale has three different areas you can walk through to feed the kangaroos, wallabies, and pademelons. You can buy some cups of food before entering the areas to look for new furry friends to feed and pat.

  • Meet The Farm Animals

The farm animal enclosure has a range of farm animals and babies that you can get close to. Perfect for kids, you can pat and feed the ducks and goats in the farmyard.

  • Get a Selfie With a Quokka

Nothing is really cuter than the little quokkas with their charming smiles. These quirky animals are best known to be found in Western Australia on Rottnest Island.

Snap a selfie with a quokka and give them a little treat during your time with them.

  • Feed A Penguin

Get up and close and feed the adorbale little penguins, which are the smallest penguin species! A keeper will lead you into the penguin encounter, tell you how to feed them, and teach you fun facts about the penguins!

  • Be A Keeper For A Day

Kids between 8 and 11 years old can join a qualified zookeeper for the day! They will get to experience a range of different activities while learning about the animals at the wildlife park.

To get to Featherdale from Sydney, you can drive or catch public transport. The drive is 40 minutes and public transport is about an hour. You will want to get the Blue Mountains line to Blacktown Station or Doonside Station. From Blacktown, there is a bus towards Featherdale or from Doonside there is a 20 minute walk.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward began with a passion for travel and turned it into a thriving tourism business. He co-founded Sightseeing Tours Australia after starting out as a tour guide in Melbourne. Cameron delights in helping visitors get the most from their trip to Australia. Whether he's leading tours or writing about his favourite places, Cameron loves sharing his local insight with fellow travellers.

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