David Fleay Wildlife Park Gold Coast

4.4stars, rated out of 5

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4.4stars, rated out of 5 Write a review

  • 4stars, rated out of 5 Leanne Ross
    a month ago

    Loved our stroll around the park very relaxing. This is a nice place to take the kids for a look at some of our beautiful wildlife. Just hope that when it comes time to be checking the check-in app to see who is vaccinated, that you have more then just one person on the front desk, as I certainly wouldn't like to be the only staff member if they come up against some aggressive customers who want to be allowed in but refused, the staff definitely need someone else there or very nearby, as no doubt there will be times when there will be some not so nice irrate customers to deal with.

  • 4stars, rated out of 5 Sharon Steward
    2 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 😊

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 King Chris
    a week 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 Olga Biriukova
    a week ago

    Absolutely amazing experience. We enjoyed it very much and kids were super happy. Lovely place, highly recommend 🙂.

  • 3stars, rated out of 5 Kerryn Moore
    a month ago

    A group of us went to the wildlife park. Upon arrival I needed to change a wheelchair client. Unfortunately there disabled toilet near the Cafe was not big enough to fit a large wheel chair in there, they did have another but it was located up a huge hill. I wasn't capable of pushing her up there. The park on its own is lovely and you do see a few animals.

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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.

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

Please note: Our visitor centre café is currently closed for refurbishment. Only a small selection of cold drinks and snacks will be available for purchase from the Admissions Counter during this period.

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.

Location

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.

Welcome

Jingeri Jingeri Walla wallul jimbalangs na Kombumerri jagan. Yanbay ngamaweh baya Kombumerri jagan. Greetings greetings great many friends to Kombumerri country. Please walk gently within Kombumerri country.

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Park facilities

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

Highlights and announcements

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    Image creditAnna Osetroff © Queensland Government

    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!