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Featherdale Wildlife Park in Sydney is the perfect destination for wildlife enthusiasts or anyone who wants to get up close and personal with some of Australia’s most unique animals. From koalas to kangaroos, you’ll find a variety of exotic species to explore and learn about on your visit. You’ll have the opportunity to observe animals in their natural habitats and get a more intimate view of some of Australia’s iconic animals. There are plenty of activities to do, like animal feedings, photo sessions with koalas, guided tours through the park, and education programs about conservation efforts.

Read our guide for more information on planning your adventure at Featherdale Wildlife Park in Sydney!

Visiting Featherdale Wildlife Park in Sydney

Visiting Featherdale Wildlife Park

Featherdale Wildlife Park is open daily from 8:00am – 5:00pm. We went early in the morning on a week day and basically had the entire Park to ourselves, it was amazing!

General Admission Ticket Prices:

Adult (ages 16+): $38 AUD
Child (3-15 years old): $25 AUD
Student: $35 AUD
Concession: $35 AUD
Senior: $35 AUD

We recommend booking your tickets in advance here!

After you purchase your General Admission ticket, you can purchase add-ons to have Australian Animal Encounters! From feeding koalas to taking a selfie with a Quokka. Keep reading to learn about these incredible opportunities!

How to Get to Featherdale Wildlife Park in Sydney

Featherdale Wildlife Park actually is located about 30 to 45 minutes drive outside of the heart of Sydney. It’s in an area called Blacktown, NSW. You can get there by driving a car or taking public transportation. We didn’t rent a car during our trip since public transportation is so accessible, affordable, and safe in Sydney! If you are renting a car, then it would be easier to drive to Featherdale. If not, public transportation works great!

We LOVED that you could just “tap on/off” the trains and buses so you didn’t even have to worry about getting a metro card. You can use your credit card [if it has the chip feature] or Apple Pay on your phone. Makes getting around in a foreign country so much easier!


Via the M4 – Follow the M4 to Wallgrove Rd in Eastern Creek. Take the Wallgrove Rd exit from Western Motorway/M4. Use any lane to turn right onto Wallgrove Rd 1.1 km. Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto Great Western Hwy/A44 1.6 km. Turn left onto Doonside Rd 2.7 km. Turn right to stay on Doonside Rd 500 m. Then turn right one final time onto Kildare Rd (go through 2 roundabouts) continue for 1.4 km until you reach Featherdale on the left-hand side.

Via the M2 & M7 – The M2 becomes the M7. Take the Richmond Road exit and turn left onto Richmond Road. Continue towards Blacktown for 5.1km. Turn right onto Lyton Street and travel for 900m. Continue onto Lancaster St for 400m and then turn right onto Kildare Road and continue for 850m until you reach Featherdale on the right-hand side.

Featherdale Wildlife Park does have a free parking lot [car park] on site!

Public Transportation

From the Sydney, take the T1 North Shore and Western train line to Blacktown Station.

After you arrive at Blacktown station, head to the bus station just outside. Wait at Bus stand E. Then take the number 729 bus for a 10-minute ride which will drop you right outside Featherdale’s gates.

For train and bus timetables, please click here or use City Mapper to navigate your route! Just be sure to change the “city” to Sydney. :)

Watch our experience at Featherdale Wildlife Park in Sydney! You can watch the entire video below or skip right to Featherdale at 00:08:28!

Australian Animal Encounters at Featherdale Wildlife Park

Featherdale offers 7 unique Australian Animal Encounters at their Wildlife Park – Quokka Encounter, Penguin Encounter, Koala Kindly Encounter [the one we did!], Meet a Koala Encounter, Rainbow Lorikeet Encounter, Kangaroo feeding [we also did this one!], and Featherdale Farmyard.

During these encounters, you get to feed the animals, touch them in a safe way, and/or take photos with them! It’s a great way to experience the animals up close and learn more about them.

Each encounter varies in pricing, availability and timing. To learn more about these encounters and book one today, check out their website!

As I mentioned above, we did the Koala Kindly Encounter and Kangaroo feeding. We HIGHLY recommend both encounters! During the Koala Kindly Encounter, we got to be in an enclosure with 3 – 5 koalas, feeding them eucalyptus, petting them, and seeing up close how adorably fuzzy they are!

You may be wondering “why isn’t cuddling with a koala an option?!”. That is because it’s illegal to hold a Koala in NSW. This is for the animals protection and your own!

The Kangaroo feeding was something we were happily surprised by upon our arrival! It’s only $3 AUD to get a cup/bag of food to feed the kangaroos. There are a few different enclosures you walk through around the Park that have Kangaroos.

All you have to do it bend down and open your hand – kangaroos come running! We only did a few handfuls at each enclosure to save up enough food for the last enclosure which has the larger kangaroos. Please be mindful that they are animals, they may jump on you, scratch you, or accidentally bite you. Don’t harass them or chase them down if they don’t want to be fed. Be kind. :)

Looking for more things in Sydney? Check out our blog about the Top 10 Things to do in Sydney, Australia!

We hope you enjoyed reading about Featherdale Wildlife Park in Sydney and add it to your Australia Bucket List! It truly was one of our favorite things we did on our 2 week trip across Australia. If you found it helpful, don’t forget to save this blog for later by pinning it on Pinterest with one of the graphics below!

Happy adventuring,

Sydney + Caleb

Comments +

  1. Lisa says:

    I love the concept of these Animal Encounters. It’s awesome that Australia is as concerned for the welfare of their animals as they are for the safety of their tourists. What a wonderful way to learn more about the animals we all find so fascinating :). Thanks for sharing!!!

    • Sydney Kuhne says:

      We loved the concept too! It was such a cool experience. So glad you found this article helpful. :)

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