Native Australian Animals Can See in Featherdale Wildlife Park & Encounters
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If you are wondering what to expect, here is a short write-up to help you.
So, you plan to go to Australia on your next trip? If so, then you must spare a day to plan to visit the Featherdale Wildlife Park on a Blue Mountains tour from Sydney.
Native Animals in Featherdale Park
The widest selection of Australian animals in the world can be found at Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park. Here, you can participate in a ‘hands-on’ wildlife encounter. The park remains open 9 am – 4 pm daily and 9 am to 1 pm on Christmas day.
That said, first, let’s look at some of the native animals that you can expect to see at the Featherdale Wildlife Park:
Koalas are a favourite on wildlife TV shows with big black noses, large furry ears, and cute, big bodies.
Often referred to as bears, these fall under the marsupial family. And that’s one thing you have to learn before going out to see the animal for real. Why do you book a Koala encounter here.
Coming to the Featherdale Wildlife Park in Sydney, you will meet Eastern Gray Kangaroos, known for their woolly grey coat of fur that only gets thicker at the tail.
Tall and muscular, these are herbivorous animals found in mobs and usually feed on grass.
Next, you will come across the pademelon, smaller than the Eastern Gray, with a short and stubby tail, soft fur, and dark stripes along the cheek.
Their harmless and curious nature makes them a favourite among bystanders who can easily approach them for a picture.
Next on your list is the quokka. A nocturnal animal that you are most likely to find sleeping through the day, and if awake, are often found bounding, hopping, and climbing up trees, which makes them known for being the happiest animals on the planet. Rottnest Island in Western Australia is a native land for these cute mammals.
And if you are into reptiles, the saltwater crocodiles are something you can come to the Featherdale Wildlife Park to check.
Weighing 1000 kilos and reaching 7 meters in length, these are carnivorous and are capable of holding their breath for hours, hiding underwater to attack their prey. The 50 years young ‘Ngukurr’ encounters are a must-see if you visit Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park. One of the new additions is ‘Max’ the saltie and encounter cost $100 per person.
Australia has a variety of penguins. Find the little penguin, the smallest in the world, and the king penguin, the second largest.
With this in mind, if you love penguins, a visit to Sydney is what you need.
Finally, don’t forget to get a look at Australia’s heaviest bird, which goes up to a height of 1.8 meters with its unusual feathers, strong legs, and jet-black plumage.
And again, if you are into wolves and foxes, the dingo is an animal you would want to come to Sydney to see. Lean with golden yellow bodies; these carnivorous creatures are opportunistic hunters that prefer large prey.
While mammals are known to give birth, the Echidna is the only mammal known to lay eggs. So, wouldn’t you want to come to Featherdale and view this unique animal?
Animal encounters at Featherdale wildlife park
If you want to get a closer look at the inhabitants of Featherdale wildlife park, we suggest you engage in animal encounters.
Not only can you meet over 2000 animals, but you can also interact with a wide range of wildlife such as wallabies, emus, and a wide variety of birds and reptiles.
Go up to them for a picture, pet them any way you can and feed them with your hand. The place is open until 4:00 pm, so go whenever you are comfortable.
Time: 9 am – 4 pm daily while food stock lasts
Ever felt you wanted to interact with a koala?
You can do a lot here, from feeding them to taking pictures, videos and talking to them.
But then, they won’t talk to you back, of course.
Time: Mon – Fri: 10:00am – 12:00pm; 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Sat & Sun: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Ticket: Free with the park admission
Love quokkas? Then, don’t forget to encounter them, where you get more than a picture of them. The place is open for half an hour. So, sit with them, feed them and take selfies with them.
Do all you can to have fun and enjoy the time of your life with these cuddly creatures.
Time: 11:00am; 11:30am daily
Ticket: $150 per person
Sugar glider encounters
Now, who doesn’t love encountering these soft and furry nocturnal animals with tiny bodies and large eyes?
Come to Featherdale to have one of these super glider encounters.
Finally, at noon, you can head to the deck for a good view of the crocodile. Feed them and maybe take home a few videos too.
And if you do want to cuddle one, we arrange for a juvenile one for you.
Time: Saturday& Sunday: 12:00 pm
Ticket: $100 per person