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David Fleay Wildlife Park Gold Coast

4.3stars, rated out of 5

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4.3stars, rated out of 5 Write a review

  • 3stars, rated out of 5 Thushini Goonewardene
    4 months ago

    It was quite inspiring to learn about the life and work of Dr. David Fleay. The park itself is a lovely place. However, it is not that well maintained, perhaps due to lack of funding. I watched 2 shows, the birds show and the crocodile show. They were well conducted, and the volunteers were quite knowledgeable on their respective subjects. It is a nice place to go for a walk. However, there isn't much to see. There is a cafe close to the entrance, but with rather limited vegetarian/ vegan options. Tickets can be purchased at the entrance. There is a free car park which is wheelchair accessible.

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Jo Almadi
    3 months ago

    My family visited January 11,2023. We love seeing animals and this wild life park cares about the animals. It is small but very interactive. The staff are willing to answer any questions and provide back stories about the animals. It was a very enjoyable visit.

  • 3stars, rated out of 5 Angus Webb
    4 months ago

    This felt like a work in progress. It is a lovely setting among the bush, and within the park it feels pretty "natural". But, not many animals to see, and large parts were "coming soon" or "under construction". It has great potential though.

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Kerri Hendry
    a week ago

    We held our daughter's 18th birthday party in the lawn garden. It was a perfect spot with views of some animals and shade in the afternoon. The staff went above and beyond to make sure this was a special day. They even ran back and forth with the ice cream cake trying to keep it all in one piece. All our guests loved the food and a wonderful day was had by all. I would thoroughly recommend David Fleay Wildlife Park for any event.

  • 3stars, rated out of 5 Julia Lee
    a month ago

    3 stars means it's stars are for the Cafe staff which are excellent, the Cafe food which was delicious and the platypus..I was quite disappointed with the actual park..Lots of empty spaces and not enough animals..There was only 1 of most animals like the 1 poor dingo that paced back and forth,the 1 alligator, and the 1 emu..Couldn't even see the tree kangaroo..Supposedly there were 2 koalas but I didn't see them.The reptile hut was closed..I'm just happy I saw the platypus and bilby or I would of been really disappointed..It's just not good enough..A few wallaby's but where were the kangaroos..There is a free zoo in Ipswich and that's got more animals..Very disappointed ..

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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.

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

Join the Park Rangers at David Fleay Wildlife Park to learn more about Queensland’s unique wildlife! Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

Located on the beautiful Gold Coast and open 9am–4pm daily!
As part of our COVID-safe plan all entry must be pre-booked online to guarantee admission on the day.

Nestled in the heart of Burleigh Heads, David Fleay’s is a small wildlife park with a difference! Stroll through the tranquil surroundings to experience some of Queensland’s natural habitats—rainforest to bushland—and meet some of the State’s unique and threatened species—Fleay’s is the only wildlife park visitors can see the shy bridled nailtail wallaby, thought to be extinct for over 30 years! A key highlight is meeting and chatting with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service Rangers who care for the park’s unique and beautiful wildlife. Another is the Fleays in Flight show, where the large birds of prey wow visitors with their spectacular wing spans and speed.


Corner of West Burleigh Road and Loman Lane in West Burleigh on the Gold Coast—just 15mins from Gold Coast airport, 25mins from Surfers Paradise and 90km south of Brisbane.

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Park facilities

  • Information centre
  • Parking area
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Wifi
  • Walking

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