David Fleay Wildlife Park Gold Coast

4.4stars, rated out of 5

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Google reviews for David Fleay Wildlife Park

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  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Brendon Knight
    a month 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.

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 King Chris
    4 months ago

    If you're a local with k8ds under 12, buy an annual pass (~$130 for 2adults + 2kids) , pop in for an hour or so & enjoy the relative peace & quiet. Take in a show and even better lets the kids actually talk to the experts, whom will attentively listen and answer their random questions. Apparently crocodiles haven't mated with birds, but yes it would be terrifying if they did and yes they would swoop down & eat dad because he's rolling his eyes. It's not a big place (you'll see it all in an hour or so), but it is quiet, you do get up close.. there's often koala's a few meters away snoozing in a tree.. it'll be better in Feb/Mar when the works are finished, so the crocodiles can come back, and the cafe is open again. Again if you're a local, buy a pass and use it as an escape from the house, meet up with some friends, take a picnic

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 David Milne
    a week ago

    A koala, specially bred as part of a UQ led conservation project, could turn around the fate of endangered koala colonies along Australia’s east coast. Two-year-old Jagger, the first koala bred in the Living Koala Genome Bank pilot project, has been released into a colony at Elanora Conservation Park, on the southern Gold Coast. “Jagger is fully vaccinated against chlamydia, is disease-free and – thanks to his diverse genetics – will help protect koalas in this population against the risks of inbreeding,” Dr Johnston said. “He’s just one member of our recently completed pilot project, called the Living Koala Genome Bank, where we propagate koalas with high genetic merit to be released into the wild, improving genetic variation. Readers should note this special koala project is located at a close location to the David Fleay Wildlife Park.

  • 4stars, rated out of 5 Mika Tsuruta
    5 months ago

    They were offering free admission because some animals were not available to see due to renovations. It was nice little wildlife park. Kids enjoyed watching native animals there.

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Peter H Bloecker
    11 months ago

    Always good and book online before you go there, huge car park & enough space for your motor home or caravan. Walk beyond the Wildlife Park along the creek, an iconic Gold Coast walk, even through to Burleigh Heads. There will be a new cafe soon.

  • 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.

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

Be inspired: 8 family-friendly walks around the Gold Coast

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 $25.50
    Child (up to 17 years inclusive) $11.55
    Concession (tertiary students, seniors/pensioners, other concession card holders) * $16.80
    Family (2 adults and up to 2 children) $65.25

    * 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.