Featherdale Wildlife Park

Nestled between Sydney and the Blue Mountains is a place where you can experience a piece of Australia’s unique wildlife. Featherdale Wildlife Park, located in Doonside, offers visitors the chance to get up close and personal with some of Australia’s coolest native animals.  Featherdale Wildlife Park is just 45 minutes from the centre of Sydney.

Featherdale – Beginnings

This magnificent park sits on 7 acres of land that was once used as a poultry farm before transitioning to a wildlife park, which opened in 1972. When the park’s existence was threatened in 1975, residents presented thousands of signed petitions on their behalf, and on behalf of the many school children who visit here each year, to save the park and all of its educational benefit and wonder. It worked.

Featherdale Wildlife Park Friends

Featherdale Wildlife Park

Have you ever wanted to have a face-to-face encounter with a Koala? How about letting kangaroos or wallabies feed right out of your hand? You can do both of these things at Featherdale Wildlife Park and so much more. Have you ever seen an echidna? They have sharp spines on their back and are so cute. There are more than 2,000 animals, and over 300 different species, waiting for you to come and see them. Travel along walkways and see Australia’s native tree and plant life as you enjoy your encounters with Australia’s native animals.

Bush Setting

The great thing about this park is that you get to see Australia’s wildlife in their natural setting. Dingoes, numerous reptiles, the biggest crocodiles you’ve ever seen, and so many more native animals can be seen in a natural bush setting, giving you a sense of what it’s really like to live in their world. Your comfort is also taken into consideration.

There are lots of shady spots all throughout the park where you can stop and enjoy a nice picnic lunch; you can even make it a barbeque if you want to as there are facilities available.


There’s a café you can purchase food and drinks at, and a shop where you can purchase a special souvenir to always remember the great time you had visiting this wonderful wildlife park. The park boasts a level landscape throughout, so it’s easily accessible for both young and old. There are baby changing stations also, and disabled facilities for visitors who require special needs. Free parking is available.

Drive to the park or take a memorable tour of the Blue Mountains first stop Featherdale Wildlife Park. Whatever you do, don’t pass this park by. You’ll miss out on a truly unique Aussie Experience.

For bookings and further information go toBlue Mountains Tours.

These amazing photos taken at Featherdale Wildlife Park are courtesy of Tourism Australia.

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  1. Next time I am going to Sydney, I am definitely going to visit Featherdale Wildlife Park at any cost. As a wildlife lover, it seems to be a awesome experience.
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  2. Hi Carl,
    If you are visiting Sydney and want to see Australian native animals, Feathderdale is one to put on your to do list.

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