David Fleay Wildlife Park Gold Coast

4.5

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  • 5 Bec Richardson
    in the last week

    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 Maggie Tonkin
    2 weeks ago

    I love this place. So special. You can feel the love of the animal caretakers in the park

  • 5 Joseph
    2 weeks 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.

  • 4 Claire Gawne
    3 weeks ago

    This place was AMAZING!! The prices were reasonable and the lay out is fantastic. It's not too big and overwhelming like some of the other Wildlife parks. Only downfall, the kitchen lady was very flustered and run off her feet. She was coming across as a little aggressive with customers unnecessarily. No one was upset with her. We all could see that she was the only one in the kitchen, everyone was being patient but she was still getting annoyed. I even took up a couple of dishes for her and she took it the wrong way. Like I was suggesting that she wasn't cleaning quickly when all I wanted to do was help.

  • 5 nicky o'ryan
    3 months 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.

  • More info and reviews

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

Visiting David Fleay Wildlife Park safely

    Getting there and getting around

    David Fleay Wildlife Park is located on the corner of Loman Road and West Burleigh Road, West Burleigh in Queensland.

    The park is located next to Tallebudgera Creek on West Burleigh Road on Queensland's Gold Coast. It is 2min from the Tallebudgera Creek Road turn-off on the Pacific Motorway (exit 89) and 10min from the Gold Coast Airport.

    Public transport

    • By bus:
      The Surfside Route 756 stops near the intersection of West Burleigh Road and Loman Road. From here it is approximately a 330m walk to the entrance of the Park.
    • By train:
      Trains operate regularly from Brisbane to the Gold Coast (Varsity Lakes) where connecting bus services can be accessed. For timetables and bus stops, visit TransLink or phone 13 12 30.

    Please see the Google map for directions.

    Accessibility

    Most of David Fleay Wildlife Park is suitable for wheelchairs, prams and for those who find walking difficult. Pathways are a combination of concrete, bitumen and elevated timber boardwalks. Wheelchair accessible toilets are located in the cafe. There are accessible parking spaces available in the car park.

    Fuel and supplies

    Fuel and supplies are available at Burleigh Heads and at other centres on the Gold Coast.

    Walking in the local area

    The Tallebudgera Creek Regional Park walking track is 1.4km and links David Fleay Wildlife Park to Burleigh Head National Park through the Gold Coast City Council green space.

    Read more about the Tallebudgera Creek Regional Park walking track.

    Staying safe

    • Bring a hat, shirt, sunglasses, insect repellent and sunscreen.
    • Stay on the boardwalk and tracks provided.
    • Take care of your property and personal safety. Do not leave valuables in parked cars.

    For more information, please read the guidelines on safety in parks and forests.

    Before you visit

    Opening hours

    The park opens from 9.00am to 4.00pm seven days a week, every day of the year except Christmas Day and Anzac Day morning.

    Admission fees

    Ticket typePrice
    Adult $25.10
    Child (4 to 17 years inclusive) $11.40
    Child (under 4 years) Free
    Concession (tertiary students, seniors/pensioners, other concession card holders) * $16.55
    Family (2 adults and up to 2 children) $64.20

    *Concession ticket requires a valid Australian concession card to be presented at entry.

    Holders of a valid Companion Card receive free entry (one companion only), when accompanying a valid Concession Card holder who has purchased an admission ticket.

    Prices include GST, updated on the first of July every year and subject to change without notice.

    Please read our conditions of entry (PDF, 921.7KB) to the park before your visit.

    Group bookings

    We offer special admission prices for group bookings made a minimum of seven (7) days in advance with a minimum group size of 10. All group bookings are a self-guided visit. Add-on packages including Ranger experiences, animal encounters and/or catering options are available.

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

    Pets

    Domestic animals are not permitted in David Fleay Wildlife Park.

    Climate and weather

    The Gold Coast has a mild, subtropical climate. Daily temperatures range from 20 to 28°C in summer and from 11 to 21°C in winter.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.