David Fleay Wildlife Park Gold Coast

4.4stars, rated out of 5

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4.4stars, rated out of 5 Write a review

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Clark Kent (Tank)
    5 months ago

    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.

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 J B
    5 months ago

    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

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Catherine Little
    8 months ago

    Visited this beautiful little park today and was very pleasantly surprised. The grounds were beautiful, the park very well maintained and all the staff that we interacted with (rangers, ground staff and cafe workers) were super friendly and helpful. We particularly enjoyed the croc talk and cassowary talks presented by one of the lovely rangers (Kayla I think her name was), it was obvious that all the staff really were passionate about the animals in their care. Additionally, many of the animals seemed to be exhibiting lots of natural behaviours, but maybe we were just lucky with this! We also enjoyed walking through the mangroves adjacent to the park. We spend about 3.5 hours here.

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Brendon Knight
    11 months ago

    Awesome day out with the kids. Park is looking great, visited 11am-2pm not many people there, not sure why as the kids absolutely loved this place, new cafe recently opened, limited menu so far but was told will be expanding soon. Park is not too big so kids don't get tired walking around all day, but plenty to see.

  • 4stars, rated out of 5 Sabrina Lizzi
    7 months ago

    Took me and my partner one hour to explore the whole place with no talks or shows, stopped at each enclosure at a leisurely pace. We entered at 2.30pm, finished at 3.30 and did another half lap. A lot of work needs to be done due to flooding but still a great outing and saw more animals on the way back because of the timing I reckon and how quiet it was. A worthwhile relaxing experience for people who have busy lifestyles. Animals are very cute especially the Bilby and hopping mice in my opinion! 😆 Dingoes were howling waiting to be walked so that was awesome. happy to have supported at a difficult time 💚

  • More info and reviews

Park open 9am to 4pm, seven days a week

Our wildlife and Park Rangers look forward to welcoming you to the park. As part of our COVID-safe plan, we have implemented some changes—please ensure you review all information before you visit.

Virtual tour—MyRanger app

Discover the beauty and diversity of David Fleay Wildlife Park through the virtual ranger guided tours. Get up close and personal with some of the park’s unique animals through the Augmented Reality experiences. It’s like having a personal ranger in the palm of your hand.

Be inspired: 5 things you didn’t know you could do at David Fleay Wildlife Park

Tucked away in the heart of Burleigh Heads is David Fleay Wildlife Park—a park unlike any other. Cute and quirky critters—tick! Wildlife shows—tick! But what makes Fleay’s different? Here are our top 5 things you didn’t know you could do at Fleay’s. Photo credit: Steve Browne © Queensland Government

Be inspired: 8 family-friendly walks around the Gold Coast

Calling nature enthusiasts of all ages! If you’re looking for nature therapy the whole family can enjoy, there’s no better place than Queensland’s biggest playground—Queensland National Parks! Photo credit: Anna Osetroff © Queensland Government

Join the Park Rangers at David Fleay Wildlife Park to learn more about Queensland’s unique wildlife! Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

About David Fleay Wildlife Park

    Park features

    David Fleay Wildlife Park offers something for everyone! The park’s focus is on Queensland native species, particularly those that are threatened or rare to see in the wild, along with Australia’s iconic animals such as koalas, kangaroos, emus and platypus.

    Our daily show schedule is forever changing to ensure visitors hear more of our wildlife ambassador stories – ensure you ask for details when checking in at the Admissions Counter on arrival. Alternatively, explore the park on your own following the network of wide boardwalks that bring you close to our beautiful creatures – remember Fleays is the only place to see the shy bridled nailtail wallaby thought to be extinct for over 30 years!. Use our park map guide (PDF, 5.7MB) to navigate around the park.

    Admission fees

    Ticket typePrice
    Adult $26.15
    Child (up to 17 years inclusive) $11.85
    Concession (tertiary students, seniors/pensioners, other concession card holders) * $17.20
    Family (2 adults and up to 2 children) $66.90

    * Concession ticket requires a valid Australian concession card to be presented at entry.

    Holders of a valid Companion Card receive free entry (one companion only), when accompanying a valid Concession Card holder who has purchased an admission ticket.

    Prices include GST, updated on the first of July every year and subject to change without notice.

    Please read our conditions of entry (PDF, 921.7KB) to the park before your visit.

    • Bring your family and learn all about the diverse Australian wildlife at David Fleay Wildlife Park, nestled in the secluded heart of Burleigh Heads, just 90km south of Brisbane!

      Bring your family and learn all about the diverse Australian wildlife at David Fleay Wildlife Park, nestled in the secluded heart of Burleigh Heads, just 90km south of Brisbane!

    Looking after the park

    You can help protect the park by observing these guidelines.

    • Please leave all plants and animals undisturbed.
    • Take your rubbish out of the park.
    • Keep to constructed tracks—shortcutting causes erosion.
    • Do not feed native animals—it may cause poor health and sometimes death.
    • Please do not chase or scare the wildlife.

    See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.

    Park management

    David Fleay Wildlife Park is a regional park dedicated to the memory of naturalist Dr David Fleay, specialising in Queensland native and Australian iconic species. A valuable asset to Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, David Fleay Wildlife Park combines community education, ecotourism and wildlife conservation.

    Tourism information links

    Surfers Paradise Visitor Information Centre
    Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise
    PO Box 7091, Surfers Paradise Qld 4217
    ph 1300 309 440

    Destination Gold Coast: Burleigh Heads

    For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.

    Further information

    • Our wildlife and Park Rangers look forward to welcoming you to the park. As part of our COVID-safe plan, we have implemented some changes—please ensure you review all information before you visit.

    • The natural, cultural and historical significance of David Fleay Wildlife Park

    • A mobile app for Springbrook National Parks and David Fleay Wildlife Park to enhance your on-park experience by providing comprehensive park and wildlife information, interactive maps and guided tours featuring augmented reality animals.

    • The David Fleay Wildlife Park is now home to a young male platypus called Wally. In January 2014, a member of the public found Wally injured and underweight. Now in his new home he is growing stronger everyday.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.