David Fleay Wildlife Park Gold Coast

4.4stars, rated out of 5

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  • 4stars, rated out of 5 Glenn Wright
    a week ago

    What a great facility!! Barely anyone else here, kids loved it, 12, 4 and 2 loved every minute of it. Cafe food was delicious also. Would be a 5 star review, if the park was full of animals. Can't wait to come back to see the upgrades that are underway.

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 King Chris
    in the last week

    If you're a local with kids under 12, buy an annual pass (~$130 for 2adults + 2kids) , pop in for an hour or so & enjoy the relative peace & quiet. Take in a show and even better let the kids actually talk to the keepers, whom will attentively listen and happily answer their random questions. Apparently crocodiles haven't mated with birds, but yes it would be terrifying if they did and yes they would swoop down & eat dad because he's rolling his eyes. It's not a big place (you'll see it all in an hour or so), but it is quiet, you do get up close with the animals.. There's often koala's a few meters away snoozing in a tree, Which are always a favourite. The crocs are back (but not the Kangaroos) and the cafe is open again. Again if you're a local, buy a pass and use it as an escape from the house, meet up with some friends, take a picnic

  • 4stars, rated out of 5 Ryan Stannage
    a week ago

    We enjoyed our time here. It’s about half the price of Currumbin Sanctuary up the road and that’s probably a fair indicator for what you’re in for. Loved seeing the tree kangaroos, koalas, reptiles, and birds of prey. The park is on the smaller side — we spent about an hour here. Definitely due for a good tidy up, new signage etc.

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Brendon Knight
    2 months ago

    Awesome day out with the kids. Park is looking great, visited 11am-2pm not many people there, not sure why as the kids absolutely loved this place, new cafe recently opened, limited menu so far but was told will be expanding soon. Park is not too big so kids don't get tired walking around all day, but plenty to see.

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 David Milne
    a month ago

    A koala, specially bred as part of a UQ led conservation project, could turn around the fate of endangered koala colonies along Australia’s east coast. Two-year-old Jagger, the first koala bred in the Living Koala Genome Bank pilot project, has been released into a colony at Elanora Conservation Park, on the southern Gold Coast. “Jagger is fully vaccinated against chlamydia, is disease-free and – thanks to his diverse genetics – will help protect koalas in this population against the risks of inbreeding,” Dr Johnston said. “He’s just one member of our recently completed pilot project, called the Living Koala Genome Bank, where we propagate koalas with high genetic merit to be released into the wild, improving genetic variation. Readers should note this special koala project is located at a close location to the David Fleay Wildlife Park.

  • 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.

    Our daily show schedule is forever changing to ensure visitors hear more of our wildlife ambassador stories – ensure you ask for details when checking in at the Admissions Counter on arrival. 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.

    Admission fees

    Ticket typePrice
    Adult $25.50
    Child (up to 17 years inclusive) $11.55
    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
    Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise
    PO Box 7091, Surfers Paradise Qld 4217
    ph 1300 309 440

    Destination Gold Coast: Burleigh Heads

    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.