David Fleay Wildlife Park Gold Coast

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  • 5 pam denman
    in the last week

    Lovely intimate zoo. I'd never seen a Brolga up so close before. Very good keeper talks.

  • 5 AP10 drone pics
    a month ago

    Small wildlife park , if your holidaying with older family , grandparents etc. Nice easy walk all flat. Also if you call they will tell you were the handicap parking is. Made it much easier for my grandfather

  • 5 kas kas
    a month ago

    A small wildlife park. Great for the little ones. Was quiet but enjoyed wandering around at our own pace. Good bird show. Got to see an eagle so that was good.

  • 3 Steffy S
    a month ago

    Very quiet park, we were probably 10 visitors in the whole park the day I visited, good if you don't like crowd. I found myself bored quite quickly. Happy with the animals I saw but wouldn't go back. Props to the staff though, absolutely lovely and very informative.

  • 5 Nel
    5 months ago

    Great, knowledgeable staff. We loved the walk around the wildlife park. Wheelchair accessible and great gentle stroll. We were able to see the bird show and the crocodile feeding, as well as had a chance to talk to the keepers around the park as they were interacting with the animals. Learned for the first time that Saltwater crocodiles live everywhere and not just in salt water, and about the endangered species that were living in the park. The birds and some of the wallabies are free to wander in and out of the park and the nature reserve (including the mangrove walk) so it is definitely worth taking a walk along the walking trails in and around the park

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School holiday activities at the Gateway Visitor Centres

Join our Park Rangers at Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre and David Fleay Wildlife Park to ‘go wild’ and connect with nature these school holidays. With loads of fun activities on offer, there’s something for everyone!

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

School excursions

Park ranger holding a reptile next to a child

Photo credit: 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 curriculumThemes
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 Non-living 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 visitorPrice
Students (primary, secondary) $11.40
Teacher/adults (beyond supervision ratios) $16.55
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.