David Fleay Wildlife Park Gold Coast

4.5

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  • 5 Peter Macqueen
    in the last week

    An educational experience, if you take the time. Thank you to Bindy, from customer service, for showing me the animals I missed initially: cassowary, rare wallaby, turtle, emu, eel and dingo. Bring your camera - and a long lens if possible. Informative talks scheduled regularly. Well worth a visit - and try walking there from Burleigh central.

  • 5 Lisa Bindra
    a month ago

    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 Trish
    a month 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 Philipp Fortin
    a month ago

    Had an incredible experience at David Fleay Wildlife Park. All the staff were friendly and eager to share their knowledge about the parks different creatures. Did you know that crocodiles can l go 12 months without eating? Yeah, I didn’t either. The park had a good host of different species, like cassowaries, dingoes, emus, crocodiles, and flying kangaroos. I really like how the park seems to focus on conservation and rehabilitation of the animals. It’s definitely suitable for all ages and is worth visiting!

  • 5 Marcus Foth
    2 months 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.

  • 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

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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.