David Fleay Wildlife Park Gold Coast

4.5

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  • 5 Lisa Bindra
    in the last week

    Lovely wildlife park. Nice natural setting. Animals all appeared well looked after and happy. Very pleasant couple hours walking around. Staff seemed to love their jobs. Will certainly visit again.

  • 5 David Tuffley
    a week ago

    An Australian icon that has been going for generations. I remember going there on family holidays in the 1960's and enjoying it immensely. And it is still doing a great job of bringing people face to face with Aussie animals in a safe environment.

  • 5 Trish
    2 weeks ago

    This is out third visit and loved it again. It's a park that is easy to walk around with prams or wheelchair, it's very shaded and the outdoor bird show is great. The main attraction for us is the platypus ! Tip is, if you don't catch a glimpse at first the park is small enough to slip back a couple of times and no doubt you'll see him if you're patient.

  • 5 Marcus Foth
    a month ago

    Absolutely loved this place. Very natural setting. The animals are so well looked after by their wildlife carers and rangers. Beautiful setting, without the usual Gold Coast theme park and commerce vibe. Highly recommended if you love animals and nature.

  • 5 Joseph
    2 months ago

    Great place to spend a few hours. Nice range of birds. Shows are late morning/lunchtime so don’t arrive to late or you will miss them. The staff member putting the eagle away was very friendly and went out of his way to give us a detailed show explaining everything about the eagle.

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Go wild these spring school holidays!

The Park Rangers at David Fleay Wildlife Park and Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre present their activities program for the spring school holidays. Photo credit: Photo: TomekZGenek

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.

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

Photo credit: Photo: TomekZGenek

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.

    Due to COVID restrictions, our daily show schedule is not running; however, you have more opportunities to catch up with our dedicated Rangers as they care for our wildlife, and are happy to share their stories. 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.

    On arrival, ask our friendly customer service team for details on feed and Ranger chat times scheduled for the day.

    Admission fees

    Ticket typePrice
    Adult $25.10
    Child (4 to 17 years inclusive) $11.40
    Child (under 4 years) Free
    Concession (tertiary students, seniors/pensioners, other concession card holders) * $16.55
    Family (2 adults and up to 2 children) $64.20

    *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
    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

    • 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.