David Fleay Wildlife Park Gold Coast

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  • 5 David Tuffley
    in the last week

    An Australian icon that has been going for generations. I remember going there on family holidays in the 1960's and enjoying it immensely. And it is still doing a great job of bringing people face to face with Aussie animals in a safe environment.

  • 5 Trish
    2 weeks ago

    This is out third visit and loved it again. It's a park that is easy to walk around with prams or wheelchair, it's very shaded and the outdoor bird show is great. The main attraction for us is the platypus ! Tip is, if you don't catch a glimpse at first the park is small enough to slip back a couple of times and no doubt you'll see him if you're patient.

  • 5 Marcus Foth
    a month ago

    Absolutely loved this place. Very natural setting. The animals are so well looked after by their wildlife carers and rangers. Beautiful setting, without the usual Gold Coast theme park and commerce vibe. Highly recommended if you love animals and nature.

  • 5 Bec Richardson
    a month ago

    I loved ranger Clinton's show, the animals were crazy but he had it all under control. They say you should never work with children or animals, but where's the fun in that. The park is awesome and it's so great to know these animals are getting a second chance at life. Loved it there

  • 5 Joseph
    a month ago

    Great place to spend a few hours. Nice range of birds. Shows are late morning/lunchtime so don’t arrive to late or you will miss them. The staff member putting the eagle away was very friendly and went out of his way to give us a detailed show explaining everything about the eagle.

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Tallebudgera Creek walking track passes through one of the last large tracts of mangroves on the Gold Coast. Photo credit: Chris Whitelaw © Queensland Government

Go wild these spring school holidays!

The Park Rangers at David Fleay Wildlife Park and Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre present their activities program for the spring school holidays. Photo credit: Photo: TomekZGenek

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: Photo: TomekZGenek

Tallebudgera Creek walking track

Take a leisurely stroll along scenic Tallebudgera Creek, with its fringing mangrove forests, abundant birdlife and rich Indigenous cultural values.

Journey type
Walk
Distance
900m one way A path where the start point is different to the finish point
Time suggested
Allow 30mins walking time.
Grade
Unrated
Where
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Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Lookout (constructed)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Walking

Venture along raised boardwalks through one of the Gold Coast's remaining large mangrove tracts. Discover the area's cultural significance for the Kombumerri people from signs dotted along the way.

Capture spectacular views of Tallebudgera Creek through the twisted mangrove tree trunks—be sure to have your camera or binoculars on hand. Keep your eyes peeled for azure kingfishers and rainbow bee-eaters darting through the leaves. Look for crabs crawling among the roots pushing up through the mud.

Feel as though you've been whisked away to a remote destination, listening to screaming sulphur-crested cockatoos overhead and gazing across glassy blue water. For a longer walk, continue on through the Gold Coast City Council green space to the rocky foreshores of Burleigh Head National Park.

Getting there and getting around

Tallebudgera Creek walking track is located at David Fleay Wildlife Park in West Burleigh on the Gold Coast—just 15mins from Gold Coast airport, 25mins from Surfers Paradise and 90km south of Brisbane.

  • Access to the walking track is from the boardwalk near the lower car park.
  • Travel to the corner of Loman Lane and West Burleigh Road in West Burleigh and drive into the David Fleay Wildlife Park car park.
  • The park is 2mins drive from the Tallebudgera Creek Road turn-off on the Pacific Motorway (exit 89).
  • If you're travelling by bus, the Surfside Route 756 stops near the intersection of West Burleigh Road and Loman Road. From here, walk 330m along West Burleigh Road to the entrance of the park.
  • Trains also operate regularly from Brisbane to the Gold Coast (Varsity Lakes) where connecting bus services can be accessed.
    For timetables and bus stops, visit TransLink.
  • Tallebudgera Creek walking track map (PDF, 176.8KB)

Wheelchair access

You can take wheelchairs on the first 400m of the track from the David Fleay Wildlife Park car park. At this point there is a lookout with room to turn wheelchairs around.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Tallebudgera Creek walking track is open 24 hours a day.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting David Fleay Wildlife Park safely and Walk with care.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.