David Fleay Wildlife Park

David Fleay Wildlife Park Tours


Hours: 9.00am to 4.00pm every day except Christmas Day and Anzac Day morning.

David Fleay Wildlife Park is Queensland's most natural wildlife park, featuring an amazing collection of Queensland's threatened animals. It is the only wildlife park on the Gold Coast which is home to Australia's native platypus.

Visit a wildlife park with a difference! Nestled in secluded bushland in the heart of Queensland's Gold Coast, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service's (QPWS) David Fleay Wildlife Park is home to many native animals. Here, animals are displayed in surroundings similar to their natural habitats. Enjoy local native animals as well as threatened species seldom seen in the wild.

This wildlife park has a long tradition of breeding and displaying Queensland's native animals. The QPWS manages David Fleay Wildlife Park as an environmental education facility, to stimulate community awareness, appreciation and understanding of native wildlife and to inspire people to share in their conservation.

The program of daily wildlife presentations is an ideal way to learn about Queensland's unique native mammals, birds and reptiles.

See some of our states most fascinating creatures including:

- the endangered southern cassowary from the rainforests of North Queensland
- the playful platypus
- freshwater and estuarine (saltwater) crocodiles
- the near threatened Lumholtz's tree- kangaroo
- yellow-bellied gliders and endangered mahogany gliders
- koalas
- dingos (wongari) native to K’gari (Fraser Island)
- the wedge-tailed eagle
- a variety of snakes ... to name but a few.

In the nocturnal house, you can see some of our most unusual and elusive native animals, from the endangered greater bilby of the inland deserts, to the secretive Julia Creek dunnart, which is also endangered. This is where the platypus is on display feeding on his diet of crayfish and worms.

Explore the park on your own or join one of the special activities for visitors. Guided walks are a highlight with knowledgeable rangers and volunteers on hand to provide interesting facts and stories about the native plants and animals on display.

David Fleay Wildlife Park has special ranger-guided environmental education and cultural awareness programs tailored for school groups. Curriculum-based programs are available for students from pre-school to Year 12. Special programs are available for tertiary students and English as a second language (ESL) students.

The main focus points of the education programs are threatened species, habitats and animal adaptations, life cycles and food webs. Programs for secondary and tertiary students can also focus on classification, biodiversity conservation and the adjacent mangroves along Tallebudgera Creek. Bookings are essential and fees apply. The booking includes a QPWS ranger as the tour guide.

Aboriginal cultural education programs may be available upon request.

Map & Directions

Kabool Road, West Burleigh


David Fleay Wildlife Park is just 1 km from the Tallebudgera Valley/Burleigh Heads exit on the Pacific Highway (exit 89) or 3 km along West Burleigh Road from the Gold Coast Highway at Burleigh Heads.

Surfside bus route 4 from Burleigh Heads also goes past the park. For more info call us on (07) 5576 2411 or contact TRANSLINK on 13 12 30.

Cancellation Policy

BOOKING CONDITIONS Your ticket is valid for the day selected—9:00am - 4:00pm. No cancellations or refunds are available however transfers to another date are available on request. No need to print your ticket as your online booking will be on our visitor list. All children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 4 years are free of charge. Admission is subject to the Conditions of Entry.