David Fleay Wildlife Park Gold Coast

4.4stars, rated out of 5

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  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Catherine Little
    2 months ago

    Visited this beautiful little park today and was very pleasantly surprised. The grounds were beautiful, the park very well maintained and all the staff that we interacted with (rangers, ground staff and cafe workers) were super friendly and helpful. We particularly enjoyed the croc talk and cassowary talks presented by one of the lovely rangers (Kayla I think her name was), it was obvious that all the staff really were passionate about the animals in their care. Additionally, many of the animals seemed to be exhibiting lots of natural behaviours, but maybe we were just lucky with this! We also enjoyed walking through the mangroves adjacent to the park. We spend about 3.5 hours here.

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Brendon Knight
    5 months ago

    Awesome day out with the kids. Park is looking great, visited 11am-2pm not many people there, not sure why as the kids absolutely loved this place, new cafe recently opened, limited menu so far but was told will be expanding soon. Park is not too big so kids don't get tired walking around all day, but plenty to see.

  • 4stars, rated out of 5 Sabrina Lizzi
    2 months ago

    Took me and my partner one hour to explore the whole place with no talks or shows, stopped at each enclosure at a leisurely pace. We entered at 2.30pm, finished at 3.30 and did another half lap. A lot of work needs to be done due to flooding but still a great outing and saw more animals on the way back because of the timing I reckon and how quiet it was. A worthwhile relaxing experience for people who have busy lifestyles. Animals are very cute especially the Bilby and hopping mice in my opinion! 😆 Dingoes were howling waiting to be walked so that was awesome. happy to have supported at a difficult time 💚

  • 4stars, rated out of 5 Ryan Stannage
    3 months ago

    We enjoyed our time here. It’s about half the price of Currumbin Sanctuary up the road and that’s probably a fair indicator for what you’re in for. Loved seeing the tree kangaroos, koalas, reptiles, and birds of prey. The park is on the smaller side — we spent about an hour here. Definitely due for a good tidy up, new signage etc.

  • 4stars, rated out of 5 Sharon Steward
    10 months ago

    Was lovely and quiet, a few exhibits closed for upgrade but still quite a few different animals to see. The bird show was great and our son loved the nocturnal animals. We didn't pay to go in, due to the work they are doing, however they do ask for a $5 donation. We were very happy to give it! Definitely recommend a visit 😊

  • 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.

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Be inspired: 5 things you didn’t know you could do at David Fleay Wildlife Park

Tucked away in the heart of Burleigh Heads is David Fleay Wildlife Park—a park unlike any other. Cute and quirky critters—tick! Wildlife shows—tick! But what makes Fleay’s different? Here are our top 5 things you didn’t know you could do at Fleay’s. Photo credit: Steve Browne © Queensland Government

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Calling nature enthusiasts of all ages! If you’re looking for nature therapy the whole family can enjoy, there’s no better place than Queensland’s biggest playground—Queensland National Parks! Photo credit: Anna Osetroff © Queensland Government

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 $26.15
    Child (up to 17 years inclusive) $11.85
    Concession (tertiary students, seniors/pensioners, other concession card holders) * $17.20
    Family (2 adults and up to 2 children) $66.90

    * 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.