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Holiday Activities – Gateway Visitor Centres

Photo: Lyle Radford © Queensland GovernmentPhoto: Lyle Radford © Queensland Government

The Gateway Visitor Centres of David Fleay Wildlife Park and Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre operate a seasonal holiday activities program during Queensland school holidays—four times a year (Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring).

Spring 2019 School Holiday Program

Everyone can have an adventure of the natural kind these school holidays. The Park Rangers at David Fleay Wildlife Park and Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre present their activities program for the Spring school holidays. From Junior Ranger activities, Fossil Finders, Twilight Experience, and Wildlife Discovery Shows—there are activities for all ages!

Check out the schedule of activities below and book to reserve your spot as places are limited.

Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre – Enoggera Reservoir, Brisbane



Junior Ranger Fossil Finders

Do you love dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures? Join a Park Ranger and come face-to-face with a living dinosaur! Find out what’s hiding under the sand as you dig for fossils and finish the morning by making your own fossil to take home.

Ages 5 – 7

$25 per child

Tuesday 24 September

Strictly Ages 5 – 7

9:30am – 11:00am (1.5 hrs)


Wildlife Discovery Show

You can always smile at OUR crocodile! Get up close with animals (some scaly, some soft!) from the Wildlife Centre and learn how our Park Rangers care for our animals and Queensland’s national parks.

All Ages

From $10 per person

Twice Daily

Saturday 21 September – Monday 7 October

  • 11:00am – 11:45am
  • 1:30pm – 2:15pm (45 mins)


Wildlife at Night

Join our Park Rangers in some nocturnal wildlife monitoring and explore the park by night, taking in the sights and sounds of the bush after dark. What wildlife will you discover by torchlight?

Finish the night with star gazing.

Ages 6+

$15 per person

$50 per family (2 adults, 2 children)

Friday 4 October

6:30pm – 9:00pm


David Fleay Wildlife Park – Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast



Junior Ranger Wildlife Keeper

Want to be a friend to the animals? Join us for a sneak peek behind the scenes, have an up close and personal experience with one of our animal friends and enjoy a fun craft activity.

Ages 5 – 7

$35 per child

Monday 23 September

Wednesday 25 September

Tuesday 1 October

Thursday 3 October


9:30am – 12:30pm (3 hrs)


Junior Ranger for a Day

Step into the boots of a Wildlife Ranger and learn about caring for native animals. Find out what they eat and give our Park Rangers a hand to feed them. Go behind the scenes and come face-to-face with one of your favourite animals.

Ages 8 – 12

$55 per child

Thursday 26 September

Monday 30 September

Wednesday 2 October


9:30am – 2:30pm (5 hrs)


Junior Ranger Mangrove Explorers

Join us for a Junior Ranger wildlife experience with a difference. We’ll be exploring the mangroves, pumping yabbies, discovering crabs, fish, sea cucumbers, worms and all sorts of crawlies. We’ll be spotting koalas, lizards, birds, dolphins and stingrays in their natural habitat. It’s wet, it’s muddy, and it’s so much fun!

Ages 8 – 12

$55 per child

Tuesday 24 September

9:30am – 2:30pm (5 hrs)


Twilight Experience

Discover one of the oldest living cultures in the world—The Yugambeh Aboriginal people—as they take you on a journey of storytelling, song and dance. Explore the magic of the wildlife park after dark and be wowed by our wildlife show and Park Rangers. Immerse in the hive of activity in the Nocturnal House with platypus, gliders and bilbies. Wander along the boardwalk and look for the red eyes of the crocodiles and see koalas feeding.

$39 per adult

$25 per child

$99 per family (2 adults, 2 children)

Friday 27 September

Saturday 28 September



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Last updated
11 September 2019