David Fleay Wildlife Park Gold Coast

4.5

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  • 4 Maria Velasquez
    in the last week

    It is a great place to take your kids to learn about wildlife animals and enjoy the rainforest. Staff was very friendly and the park is easy to go around. Not so big, not so small.

  • 5 Toshi Yoshino
    a month ago

    Nice leafy boardwalk surrounded in native animals. All revenues go back into protecting the animals. Friendly staff and reasonable refreshments. Definitely worth a check. Always quiet!

  • 5 Nel
    2 months ago

    Great, knowledgeable staff. We loved the walk around the wildlife park. Wheelchair accessible and great gentle stroll. We were able to see the bird show and the crocodile feeding, as well as had a chance to talk to the keepers around the park as they were interacting with the animals. Learned for the first time that Saltwater crocodiles live everywhere and not just in salt water, and about the endangered species that were living in the park. The birds and some of the wallabies are free to wander in and out of the park and the nature reserve (including the mangrove walk) so it is definitely worth taking a walk along the walking trails in and around the park

  • 5 Ava Liam
    2 months ago

    An educational experience, if you take the time. Thank you to Bindy, from customer service, for showing me the animals I missed initially: cassowary, rare wallaby, turtle, emu, eel and dingo. Bring your camera - and a long lens if possible. Informative talks scheduled regularly. Well worth a visit - and try walking there from Burleigh central.

  • 5 Philipp Fortin
    4 months ago

    Had an incredible experience at David Fleay Wildlife Park. All the staff were friendly and eager to share their knowledge about the parks different creatures. Did you know that crocodiles can l go 12 months without eating? Yeah, I didn’t either. The park had a good host of different species, like cassowaries, dingoes, emus, crocodiles, and flying kangaroos. I really like how the park seems to focus on conservation and rehabilitation of the animals. It’s definitely suitable for all ages and is worth visiting!

  • 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.

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: Tomek.Z.Genek © 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 $25.10
    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.