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David Fleay Wildlife Park

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New Twilight Experience
Photo: Jellurgal Cultural Centre.

Experience David Fleay Wildlife Park after dark for a limited time. Join the Yugambeh Aboriginal people as they take you on a mesmerising journey of storytelling, song and dance. You can also explore the wildlife park and find out what our Australian wildlife get up to at night.
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Winter school holiday activities
Photo: Tomek Z Genek, Queensland Government.

Everyone can have an adventure of the natural kind these school holidays! The Park Rangers at Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre and David Fleay Wildlife Park present their new program for the Winter school holidays. From Junior Rangers, Wildlife at Night, Twilight Experience and our Fossil Finders special event—there are activities for all ages.

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Buy tickets online
Photo: Maxime Coquard, Queensland Government.

Great news! You can now pre-purchase your general admission tickets to David Fleay Wildlife Park online.
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Facilities and activities

Welcome

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.

Location

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, 4.6M) 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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Visitor reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars on Google Maps

5 out of 5 starsa week ago

What a beautiful place! Such a great experience and excellent way to spend a few hours. Plenty of parking, easy access for peaks and wheelchairs, the shows are informative and entertaining. Staff are very friendly and very approachable, so all questions are easily answered. We bought a packed lunch and there are plenty of tables and benches all throughout the park to sit and picnic. We had a range of ages from 60 to 3 years old and everyone loved it! Highly recommend a visit.

—Kimberley Harrison

5 out of 5 stars2 weeks ago

Fantastic little park for a couple of hours at reasonable cost for a family. My 11 and 13 year olds really enjoyed it.

—CB

5 out of 5 starsa month ago

The kangaroo field is large and many kangaroos can interact. It seems that we have not experienced many varieties of birds and animals. The old train is very interesting, the education of children. Bring fun to the family. The last part will be the Australian parrot feeding. However, the number of birds has decreased in recent years.

—Joanne Peel

5 out of 5 stars2 months ago

What a great intimate wildlife park! The kids loved it! The Rangers were awesome, with a special shout out to Zach, who was so friendly and approachable! Would recommend this place!

—jeffrey milnes

5 out of 5 stars3 months ago

Rate this place. Small, but intimate. Saw a show (creatures of the night) and we (myself, husband, and two daughters) loved it. Lovely boardwalk to see the animals, which looked happy and well-looked after. More of a natural habitat than exhibits like other zoos. Not too crowded. Very ethereal place to visit, actually. Cafe is quite basic, with just fish and chips, nuggets and chips, or display case sandwiches on offer. Nice coffee. We were happy with that as a family as it cost us $23 for lunch. If that's not your thing, I think you can bring a picnic lunch. It was such a shame it started to rain and we had no ponchos, we would have liked to go around again and see another show. Would definitely recommend a visit.

—Nicola Hourigan

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Last updated
1 July 2019