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Walkabout Park has 80 acres of fox-proofed bush with all the animals that live wild in this natural habitat. Walkabout Park also does lots of rescue and conservation work so some of the animals have to be in camps, either for their own protection or to ensure they don't eat the other animals. Visitors can join in the ranger-led animal encounters (meet Australia's weird and wonderful wildlife) and get involved with various bush skills workshops (like 11am boomerang throwing), or wander around to visit the animals at their own pace.

Average Duration: Gates open at 9am and close at 5pm. Most visitors stay for between 1 and 4 hours. Many stay all day.

About Walkabout Wildlife Park

1 hour north of Sydney and south of Newcastle.
Take the Calga exit off the M1 Pacific Motorway.

1 Darkinjung Road,
cnr Peats Ridge Road
Calga, NSW 2250

Dress Code

All visitors must remain on the tracks at all times, unless on a guided ‘off the tracks’ walk with a Ranger.

Shoes must be worn at all times. We recommend closed flat shoes. If you spend all your time on the Animal Loop you will be on structured paths so sandals are ok. If you want to walk the bush tracks, we recommend more secure footwear.

Do not smoke anywhere except at the designated Smoking Area alongside the Visitor Centre. Cigarette butts must be put in the bins so that the emus are not tempted to eat them.

Although shorts and skirts are acceptable dress, you may feel more comfortable in long pants as this is the Australian bush and there are sticks and insects that might scratch or bite. Shirts must be worn at all times.

Prams are ok on the Animal Loop although please note that the ground is compressed natural earth so it will be a bit of a bumpy ride in places. You cannot get a pram around the bush tracks so, if you would like to take an infant on the tracks beyond the Animal Loop, we recommend bringing a baby backpack.

Do not spit or litter as this is a health hazard for our animals.

Do not use selfie sticks to photograph inside animal enclosures. Do not extend any part of your body or any property over the fence of any enclosure.

Do not feed any animals (except those in the petting zoo). Do not walk around with food as this is a temptation to the animals. Only eat inside the fenced picnic area.

Concession Information

We do offer concession rates to pensioners, students and teachers. You will need to show identification along with your ticket when you arrive at the park. If you do not have identification, you will be asked to pay the difference between the concession rate and the full adult rate.

Anyone with a disability pays the concession rate. If you have an official "Companion Card", you may be accompanied by one companion-carer who will receive free entry.

Weather Information

This is an all-weather event. When it comes to the Australian bush, there is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes.

If it is hot, bring a hat, sunscreen and sun glasses.

If it is wet, we don’t recommend umbrellas as they get caught on overhanging branches. Bring a raincoat or purchase a lightweight rain poncho in our shop, put on your gum boots, and get ready to stomp in some puddles. Walkabout Park is on top of the ridgeline so any rain usually drains away quickly leaving the ground mud-free. Don’t stay home. Dress for the weather and come and see what the animals get up to in the wet.

Other Information

Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park was named by Lonely Planet as one of the Top 10 best animal adventures for families in the world, alongside Yellowstone National Park and the Galapagos Islands.

Walkabout Park’s 170 acres is unique. This is the only place in the world where you can visit a fox-proof natural bush sanctuary with an abundance of wild but friendly kangaroos and emus hopping happily through the bush, large natural camps for those animals that need to be in enclosures, knowledgeable rangers on duty every day, a comfortable Visitor’s Centre where you can relax amongst the animals with a great cup of coffee, the option for the more energetic to explore kilometers of bush tracks, ancient Aboriginal sites dated at more than 4,000 years old, cultural dance and didgeridoo displays on certain dates, and the opportunity to stay overnight in a luxuriously appointed bush cabin if you can’t bear to leave.

1 Darkinjung Road, cnr Peats Ridge Road
Calga, NSW 2250
District of Gosford on the NSW Central Coast

Open from 9am to 5pm every day except Christmas Day.

No entry fee for children aged 0 to 2.

Contact us on +61-2-43751100 to enquire about tailored activities and group bookings.

Check our website for upcoming events such as Aboriginal dance workshops and archaeology tours.


Adult Ticket are valid for 365 days after purchase

Carer (Comp.Card) Ticket are valid for 365 days after purchase

Child (age 0-2) Ticket are valid for 365 days after purchase

Child (age 3-15) Ticket are valid for 365 days after purchase

Concession Ticket are valid for 365 days after purchase

Family 2 kids Ticket are valid for 365 days after purchase

Family 3 kids Ticket are valid for 365 days after purchase

Family 4 kids Ticket are valid for 365 days after purchase

Family 5 kids Ticket are valid for 365 days after purchase

Family 6 kids Ticket are valid for 365 days after purchase

Opening Hours
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Public Holidays
09:00 - 17:00