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David Fleay Wildlife Park


To safeguard the health and wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff, David Fleay Wildlife Park is closed until further notice. 

We will continue to monitor and receive guidance in relation to COVID-19 health and safety information, and visitors should also continue to follow Queensland Health advice.

To ensure all our wildlife are well cared for throughout this closure period, a team of dedicated rangers will continue to operate on site.  

We look forward to welcoming you back when we re-open. 

Keep checking Park Alerts for the latest information on park closures.

Facilities and activities


Jingeri Jingeri Walla wallul jimbalangs na Kombummeri jagan. Yanbay ngamaweh baya Kombuermmi jagan. Greetings greetings great many friends to Kombumerri country. Please walk gently within Kombummeri country.


Corner of West Burleigh Road and Loman Lane in West Burleigh on the Gold Coast—just 15mins from Gold Coast airport, 25mins from Surfers Paradise and 90km south of Brisbane.

What's special

Nestled in the heart of Burleigh Heads, David Fleay’s is a wildlife park with a difference! Stroll through the tranquil surroundings to experience some of Queensland’s most iconic natural habitats and meet the resident wildlife—all in just one day. 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 (PDF, 4.4M) for ‘Creatures of the Night’ or ‘Fleay’s In Flight’ shows, ranger talks and wildlife encounters or phone (07) 5669 2051.

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Location of David Fleay Wildlife Park within Queensland

Visitor reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars on Google Maps

5 out of 5 stars2 weeks ago

Just loved this place when we went in December 2019. Such a personal experience because there was hardly anyone there. We had an almost private turtle and info feeding session, emu feeding, a possum and owl show, and so much more. Go here rather than the other bigger centers as this will not disappoint. It is small and can be covered in a few hours so is ideal for a short trip or a family with little kids with a short attention or anyone that wants to avoid crowds. There is a little cafe with limited food options, the only GF item I could find was a chocolate cake slice.

—nicky o'ryan

5 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Fantastic day out! Great native animals, well looked after and very natural habitats. Worth checking out.

—Luke Hauck

5 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Great small wildlife park with well looked after animals. Talks are great and staff friendly and helpful. Food isn't great but plenty of benches for a picnic. Best to see the platypus with as few people there as you can manage. He doesn't do the 10.30 event!

—Ben Portman

5 out of 5 stars5 months ago

So peaceful. A lovely gentle walk with gradual ups and downs. Enjoyed the small furry creatures in the nocturnal house, lost a kid there who was fascinated by the jumping mice and I loved the squirrel gliders. Good value for a small wildlife park. Not overly commercialised. Don't expect to feed the animals. A much more natural environment.

—Family George

5 out of 5 stars5 months ago

Just such a lovely place to go where u are not walking all day to see stuff. The animals are very healthy and just beautiful. The shows are fun and informative. Would go there now if it was open

—Mark Rowbotham

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Last updated
27 March 2020