David Fleay Wildlife Park Gold Coast

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  • 5 RebeccA BANKS Banks
    2 weeks ago

    So great to have Fleay's open again! Lovely morning to stroll about at a comfortable pace with 3yo. Lots of interesting animals to see, and we got to listen to the waterbirds talk today which was very interesting and we'll presented

  • 5 Carole Taylor
    3 weeks ago

    Absolutely wonderful place. Fantastic staff soooo much knowledge and very patient

  • 5 nicky o'ryan
    a month 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.

  • 5 Luke Hauck
    3 months ago

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

  • 5 Ben Portman
    6 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!

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Park is open with some changes

Our wildlife and Park Rangers have been missing you and we’re excited to welcome you back. Changes have been implemented in line with COVID-safe guidelines—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 a Park Ranger at David Fleay Wildlife Park for one of the amazing daily wildlife shows, talks or encounters! Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

School excursions

Photo: Jenn Bartlett © Queensland Government

Photo: Jenn Bartlett © Queensland Government

A great place for schools

Nestled in the heart of Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast, David Fleay is a wildlife park with a difference! As one of only two Queensland Government owned and operated wildlife parks, our focus is not only on our wildlife, but the conservation of their habitats and the education of all those who visit.

Our school excursions feature environmental education activities linked with the Australian Curriculum, including topics such as habitats, animal adaptations and life cycles. Your students will experience Queensland’s natural environment through educational talks, wildlife presentations, interactive experiences with native animals, and self-guided walks. We have programs for preschool to year five, and activities can be tailored to suit your educational needs.

Our activities include:

  • Education talk with a Park Ranger
  • Wildlife Presentation
  • Self-guided walk around the Park
Education activities
Year level Activity name Australian curriculum Themes
Foundation Basic Needs Living things have basic needs, including food and water (ACSSU002) Recognising the needs of living things in a range of situations such as pets at home, plants in the garden or plants and animals in bushland
Year 1 Fur Feathers Scales Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017) Describing the use of animal body parts for particular purposes such as moving and feeding
Year 1 Habitats Living things live in different places where their needs are met (ACSSU211) Exploring what happens when habitats change and some living things can no longer have their needs met
Year 2 Animal Offspring Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (ACSSU030) Exploring different characteristics of life stages in animals such as egg, caterpillar and butterfly
Year 2 David Fleay The History of a significant person or part of the natural environment (ACHASSK044) Investigating the history of a chosen person, building, site or landmark in the local community using sources and relating a story which these reveal about the past
Year 3 Living and Nonliving Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (ACSSU044) Recognising characteristics of living things such as growing, moving, sensitivity and reproducing
Year 4 Life Cycles Living things have life cycles (ACSSU072) Describing the stages of life cycles of different living things such as insects, birds, frogs and flowering plants
Year 5 Adaptations Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043) describing and listing adaptations of living things suited for particular Australian environments

Information pack

Our downloadable information pack (PDF, 614.0KB) includes an excursion guide, education activities and risk management guidelines.

Bookings

Please submit your booking request by completing our booking enquiry form.

Costs

Prices for education bookings
Type of visitor Price
Students (primary, secondary) $10.10
Teacher/Adults (beyond supervision ratios) $16.30
Carers Free
Free of charge (FOC) ratio for teachers/supervisors
Year level Free of charge ratio
Foundation–Year 3 1 FOC to 5 students
Years 4–6 1 FOC to 10 students
Years 7–12 1 FOC to 15 Students

Above group rate available to school groups with 10 or more students. All prices are inclusive of GST and available only to Australian primary and secondary education institutions. Prices updated on the first of July every year and are subject to change without notice. Entry to the park is subject to the park's Condition of Entry (PDF, 921.7KB) . If you have an enquiry about these prices or eligibility please email the Education Ranger at fleays@des.qld.gov.au for further details.