Book Now - Speed Date

General Admission includes ranger-led animal encounters. However, if you would like something much more personal, you can hire a Personal Ranger for a private “Speed Date”.

You and your friends can spend 10 very special minutes with your favourite animal. Choose who you are going to meet on your Speed Date. Options (for all ages): koala, echidna, python, bandicoot, wallaby, bilby, wombat. Options (must be 12 or older): dingo, cockatoo.

One ticket is valid for up to 5 friends. Your Speed Date ticket does NOT include General Admission. You will also need to purchase a General Admission or Wild Sleep Out ticket for each guest.

Average Duration: 10 minutes



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

The conditions listed on your General Admission ticket (purchased separately) apply.

Even friendly animals have 'sharp bits' (teeth, claws, spikes, beaks). We strongly advise LONG PANTS, LONG SLEEVES and CLOSED SHOES for your Speed Date. For cockatoo encounters, a HAT or CAP is also recommended.

Spectator Information

Children aged 15 or under must be accompanied by at least 1 responsible adult.

All adults, even if only attending to supervise children, are counted as friends on your "Speed Date for up to 5 friends" ticket.

Infants aged 0 to 2 years ARE counted as friends on your "Speed Date for up to 5 friends" ticket.

Weather Information

The conditions listed on your General Admission ticket (purchased separately) apply.

Other Information

The conditions listed on your General Admission ticket (purchased separately) apply.

CHOOSING YOUR ANIMAL

Please email info@walkaboutpark.com.au with the subject line BOOKING FOR SPEED DATE, after you have made your booking, to tell us which animal you have selected.

Please note that close encounters with dingoes and cockatoos are only suitable for guests aged 12 and over.

Guests of all ages are welcome to meet a koala, echidna, python, bandicoot, bilby, wombat or wallaby.

GENTLE AND QUIET

It is very important that you and all of your friends follow your ranger's instructions closely, and that everyone is gentle and quiet around the animals.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Yes, you can take photos to keep as personal memories and to show to your friends.

If you wish to use images for commercial benefit, you must first obtain permission from Walkabout Park as we reserve all rights to use images of our animals, park and team members.

SESSION START TIME CHANGES

Depending on what is going on at Walkabout Park on the day (we are a working wildlife sanctuary so our days can be a little unpredictable), we may need to change your Speed Date start time. This is unlikely to happen but, if it does, we will agree a revised start time with you when you arrive at Walkabout Park.

If you arrive earlier than your scheduled time and want to start earlier, ask at reception. If your ranger is available, we can usually bring your start time forward.

ANIMAL WELFARE

Our animals' well-being is our number one priority. Very occasionally, there may be an animal welfare reason why you can't meet your chosen animal. If this happens, you will be offered an alternative animal or a refund of your Speed Date ticket.

IF YOU USE A WHEELCHAIR OR HAVE OTHER MOBILITY DIFFICULTIES

Please email info@walkaboutpark.com.au with the subject line BOOKING FOR SPEED DATE, after you have made your booking. Please tell us your circumstances so we can ensure access to your animal when you visit.


Availability

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Tue, 29 May 2018

Morning Start
10:15am Session 11:15am Session
Afternoon Start
12:15pm Session 1:15pm Session 2:15pm Session 4:15pm Session

Wed, 30 May 2018

Morning Start
10:15am Session 11:15am Session
Afternoon Start
12:15pm Session 1:15pm Session 2:15pm Session 4:15pm Session

Thu, 31 May 2018

Morning Start
10:15am Session 11:15am Session
Afternoon Start
12:15pm Session 1:15pm Session 2:15pm Session 4:15pm Session
 

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