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Australian Walkabout Wildlife Park

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Published February 26th 2016
The perfect day escape from the city
If you love animals, outdoors, nature, walks and history then you are going to absolutely fall in love with the Australian Walkabout Wildlife Park. This spectacular Park has it all and it is safe to say "a one of a kind" Wildlife Park.

Nestled away off the M1 Motorway at Calga, which is approximately one hour drive from Sydney CBD, in the picturesque Central Coast of New South Wales lies this wonder.

Where shall we go?

The Australian Walkabout Wildlife Park is set in the luscious natural bushland that provides visitor's the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the cute and cuddly Australian wildlife that roam the Park freely.

Throughout the day there are informative talks by rangers, activities and encounters. There is also overnight stays that include experiencing the park as a ranger and more. See the website for more information on talks, activities, overnight stays and wildlife encounters.

Some of the cute and cuddly animals at the Walkabout Wildlife Park

The free ranging native animals include kangaroos, pademelons, emus, more than forty types of reptiles and frogs, bandicoots and bettongs. As you wander throughout the Park these cute creatures walk, hop or fly straight past you, making the experience even more exciting (especially for the little ones).

Keeping an eye out for something interesting at the Sand Pit

If you are bringing kids along, be sure that they follow the instructions given by the rangers when around free-roaming animals as they are wild animals, however, patting is possible with the more friendly kangaroos.

We found something!!!

There are also a range of native and domestic animals in their enclosures that are spread around the Park including Tasmanian devils, dingos, koalas, native birds, echidna's and more. Be sure to check out the Llama's and animal farm, where you can get a 'hands on' experience with rabbits, chickens, sheep, goats and plenty more cute animals to cuddle!

Some of the amazing Aboriginal rock carvings and cave paintings

The bird enclosures sure do get loud, with the cockatoos loving our attention and they love to show off and talk back at you!

Be sure to try and tackle all the wonderful walks, which include fascinating history, Aboriginal sites that include carvings and rock paintings that are thousands of years old!

Some of the walking paths and lookouts at the Wildlife Park

The walks offer spectacular breathtaking lookouts and views of surrounding bushland, fascinating caves with some having Aboriginal paint art. Most of the walks are pram/ stroller and wheelchair safe- be sure to check with rangers first, as some of the walks can be rocky and uneven.

Look who we spotted on one of the scenic walks

What makes this Park wonderful is that they allow some of the animals that do not like being caged to roam free in their natural habitat within a controlled environment and visitors have the opportunity to see and pat native wildlife, as well as experiencing plenty of natural walks and historical sites that can be enjoyed here.

Be sure to visit this Wildlife Park as there is plenty to see, do and experience. You can even pack a picnic and make a whole day out of it with the BBQ and picnic facilities available on site.

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Why? Experience history, Australian wildlife and the great outdoors...
When: All year round- 9am - 5pm (Closed Christmas Day)
Where: 1 Darkinjung Road, cnr Peats Ridge Road, Calga
Cost: Adults: $25pp, Children (3-15yrs): $15pp, Family of four: $70
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