David Fleay Wildlife Park Gold Coast

4.4stars, rated out of 5

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  • 4stars, rated out of 5 Sharon Steward
    2 weeks ago

    Was lovely and quiet, a few exhibits closed for upgrade but still quite a few different animals to see. The bird show was great and our son loved the nocturnal animals. We didn't pay to go in, due to the work they are doing, however they do ask for a $5 donation. We were very happy to give it! Definitely recommend a visit 😊

  • 3stars, rated out of 5 Kerryn Moore
    in the last week

    A group of us went to the wildlife park. Upon arrival I needed to change a wheelchair client. Unfortunately there disabled toilet near the Cafe was not big enough to fit a large wheel chair in there, they did have another but it was located up a huge hill. I wasn't capable of pushing her up there. The park on its own is lovely and you do see a few animals.

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Juan Mendoza
    a month ago

    Great place for small kids, is being updated in some areas but still is pretty good. Short strolls and great Australian fauna; not the usual animals; are on display. Recommended!!

  • 1stars, rated out of 5 Telese Rhoze
    a month ago

    If you like being depressed this is the place for you. The animal enclosures are disturbingly small and some even appeared to be adorned with plastic plants. You’re better off going to your local park and looking at the ibis there instead.

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Nick Hills
    2 months ago

    Very nice zoo, great value ($60 for family of 4), ideal for family's with small kids as it's not huge but big enough to get around in a few hours + shows. Nocturnal enclosure a real highlight. Definitely worth a visit.

  • 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.

    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 $25.50
    Child (4 to 17 years inclusive) $11.55
    Child (under 4 years) Free
    Concession (tertiary students, seniors/pensioners, other concession card holders) * $16.80
    Family (2 adults and up to 2 children) $65.25

    *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.