David Fleay Wildlife Park Gold Coast

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  • 5 RebeccA BANKS Banks
    2 weeks ago

    So great to have Fleay's open again! Lovely morning to stroll about at a comfortable pace with 3yo. Lots of interesting animals to see, and we got to listen to the waterbirds talk today which was very interesting and we'll presented

  • 5 Carole Taylor
    3 weeks ago

    Absolutely wonderful place. Fantastic staff soooo much knowledge and very patient

  • 5 nicky o'ryan
    a month ago

    Just loved this place when we went in December 2019. Such a personal experience because there was hardly anyone there. We had an almost private turtle and info feeding session, emu feeding, a possum and owl show, and so much more. Go here rather than the other bigger centers as this will not disappoint. It is small and can be covered in a few hours so is ideal for a short trip or a family with little kids with a short attention or anyone that wants to avoid crowds. There is a little cafe with limited food options, the only GF item I could find was a chocolate cake slice.

  • 5 Luke Hauck
    3 months ago

    Fantastic day out! Great native animals, well looked after and very natural habitats. Worth checking out.

  • 5 Ben Portman
    6 months ago

    Great small wildlife park with well looked after animals. Talks are great and staff friendly and helpful. Food isn't great but plenty of benches for a picnic. Best to see the platypus with as few people there as you can manage. He doesn't do the 10.30 event!

  • More info and reviews

Park is open with some changes

Our wildlife and Park Rangers have been missing you and we’re excited to welcome you back. Changes have been implemented in line with COVID-safe guidelines—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.

Join a Park Ranger at David Fleay Wildlife Park for one of the amazing daily wildlife shows, talks or encounters! Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

About David Fleay Wildlife Park

    Park features

    Explore the park on your own or join our dedicated Park Rangers at the daily wildlife shows. Plan your day and check out start times in our park map and activities guide for ‘Creatures of the Night’ or ‘Fleay’s In Flight’ shows, ranger talks and wildlife encounters or phone (07) 5669 2051.

    David Fleay Wildlife Park video

    Video transcript

    Ranger 1: Hi. Welcome to David Fleay Wildlife Park. I’m Jacki Steel and I’m the Ranger-in-Charge here.

    Ranger 2: He’s a boy. Very much a boy.

    Ranger 1: David Fleay Wildlife Park is a fantastic place for parents to bring their children. It’s nice and quiet. We have educational programs throughout the day that ah, that kids can get up close and personal with and believe that it’s really important to let people know about these different species that you wouldn’t find out in the wild and in our national parks so I particularly enjoy letting people know what species they will find.

    Child: Um, my favourite animal here would be the crocodile because they’re really big and they eat a lot of things.

    Ranger 3: How’s that good? Yummy. I can see you’re shivering with excitement. She’s very food orientated. Um, her Mum’s up the enclosure, the next one up. She’s more people orientated than than what Pearl is. Yeh, good girl.

    Child: Yeh it was an awesome place. I love it here.

    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. A valuable asset to Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, David Fleay Wildlife Park combines community education, ecotourism and wildlife conservation.

    The park has an active volunteer program that focuses on guided tours for visitors.

    Tourism information links

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

    Gold Coast Burleigh Tourism
    www.burleightourism.com.au

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

    Further information

    • 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.