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Featherdale Wildlife Park, Sydney

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Entrance

Featherdale Wildlife Park in Sydney was there I had my first koala and kangaroo encounter. These furry animals were made accessible to the public so I had my fair share of petting them. The wildlife park is about an hour away from Sydney CBD and you can get there via train and bus, or take a tour.

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Managed a decent picture with the grumpy koala

Unlike the zoos I’ve visited before, the place is more open – kangaroos and wallabies are free to roam around selected areas of the park. You can buy kangaroo food ($1) from the vending machine nearby and feed them. I enjoyed that bit!

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Kangaroo, up close!

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And a very greedy kangaroo who grabbed the food I was trying to feed it!

The zoo was clean and animals were healthy and happy to be the centre of attention. I like how passionate the trainers were in talking about the animals and their way of life. Makes the experience an educational and enjoyable one.

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“Hi there!”
“What do you want? Piss off!” 😯

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Penguins

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Scarlet Chested Parrot

We were there in July so the weather was chilly – a little too chilly for me to be honest. I’m not sure if the experience will be the same during summer when it’s hot and humid though.

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Greater Bilby

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Monitor lizards. Not a fan of reptiles so I didn’t stay long in that section…

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Featherdale Wildlife Park

Find out more about Featherdale Wildlife Park here. This was part of the attractions under the iVenture card. Pretty good package, I reckon.

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Featherdale Wildlife Park
217 Kildare Rd,
Doonside NSW 2767,
Australia


One Responses

  1. tc

    are you sure that’s a greater bilby? Looks more like a wallaby…

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