David Fleay Wildlife Park Gold Coast

4.5

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  • 5 Lisa Bindra
    in the last week

    Lovely wildlife park. Nice natural setting. Animals all appeared well looked after and happy. Very pleasant couple hours walking around. Staff seemed to love their jobs. Will certainly visit again.

  • 5 David Tuffley
    a week ago

    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 Joseph
    2 months 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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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

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.

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