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About David Fleay Wildlife Park
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
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.
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.
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.
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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.
- Tallebudgera Creek Conservation Park closed for through walks 10 December 2019 to 31 July 2020