David Fleay Wildlife Park, West Burleigh

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See native Australian wildlife in faithful reproductions of their habitats at David Fleay Wildlife Park. Follow paths around the grounds to view endangered animals such as southern cassowaries, platypuses, crocodiles, tree kangaroos, and gliders and iconic wildlife such as koalas, emus, Brogan cranes and dingoes. Enter the nocturnal house to observe during the day animals normally active only at night. Check the schedule for daily wildlife presentations; you can learn about the park's special species and even feed some of the inhabitants. The park also offers picnic tables if you want to bring lunch or a cafe serving prepared food. Make David Fleay Wildlife Park part of your personalized Gold Coast itinerary using our Gold Coast trip itinerary builder .
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  • Pleasantly surprised at how beautiful this little park is. I took my granddaughter to David Fleay today and I loved every part of it. The Rangers were so friendly and informative and certainly knew th...  more »
  • We should have allowed more time to explore, relax and wander this site. Also next visit to the area we will walk the paths from the carpark. We arrived just after lunch, trying to avoid the hottest p...  more »
  • Was taken by relatives whilst visiting them near Brisbane. Was within feet of both freshwater and salt water crocodiles (perfectly safely). watched excellent bird display, met some Koala bears face to...  more »
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  • Wonderful day out for old & young. Lovely natural bush setting with well laid out paths. Platypus exhibit very well done. Wild bird show exciting. Animals obviously loved & cared for. Large pleasant cafe with outdoor deck with shade. Staff & volunteers courteous & friendly.
  • Really excellent little park - not too much walking, not all tourist-ey. Ranger Clinton's bird show was incredible! Large birds almost skimming your hairdo! Got annual passes on the way out - very reasonable too. Recommend to anyone.
  • Great wildlife park, friendly staff, and a good cafe. A great day out to spend strolling around looking at native animals. Wheelchair friendly, great for kids and adults. Highly recommend for an awesome day out. They also have crocodile feeding shows (not in winter) and a bird flight show, plus a few other shows throughout the day.
  • One would be rightly disappointed to see so few animals in such a small park after paying for the entrance fee. This place is less commercial and animal welfare appears to be more important than providing entertainment to guests. What would greatly enhance your experience is by following the schedule of the animal talks. The talks make the place alive.
  • We decided to spend a couple hours here and were not disappointed. We went around 4 and were able to see a lot of the nocturnal animals, including the platypus. There is an area where you can walk freely with kangaroos, wallabys and emus which is fun.

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