David Fleay Wildlife Park Gold Coast

4.3stars, rated out of 5

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  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Jillinda Jones
    2 months ago

    Escape into the world of Australian wildlife, with up-close encounters and captivating, interactive, educational presentations for both young and old alike. Undoubtedly the bird presentation was a big highlight, having large parrots and birds of prey swooping overhead and wild kookaburras, seamlessly joining the show, adding much excitement to the experience. The wallaby sanctuary was another standout feature, particularly loved by the kids. The chance to interact so closely with these gentle creatures was a truly memorable moment, and the joy on the children’s faces a clear testament to the impact of these encounters. While the park itself could benefit from some refurbishments, David Fleay's Wildlife Park delivers a rich and enjoyable wildlife experience. The engaging presentations, particularly the bird show, along with the opportunity to interact directly with animals, make it a worthwhile destination for families looking to explore Australia's unique fauna in a personal and intimate setting.

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 DK Chen
    2 months ago

    I had a really great time at the wildlife park. Lots of interesting animals, and the park is well built and maintained (quite accessibility friendly). And what's better the money is going to help conservation and preserve Fleay's legacy. Really lovely afternoon out, and looks like a great place for family and kids.

  • 2stars, rated out of 5 lucas !
    a month ago

    Horrible place how can some people pet the koalas and take pictures with them??! The koalas looks stressed and they have just some few trees to live in. The stuff looked on me ( at the koala point ) like they haven’t seen a human before. But rest of the stuff was very friendly and helpful. It was full of Chinese ( no hate ) tourists and children. It was hard to know where all animals are and when you finally find an animal it was far away. The capybaras was cute but hard to find. Overall worth a visit but NOT A PICTURE WITH KOALA :)

  • 3stars, rated out of 5 Thushini Goonewardene
    6 months ago

    It was quite inspiring to learn about the life and work of Dr. David Fleay. The park itself is a lovely place. However, it is not that well maintained, perhaps due to lack of funding. I watched 2 shows, the birds show and the crocodile show. They were well conducted, and the volunteers were quite knowledgeable on their respective subjects. It is a nice place to go for a walk. However, there isn't much to see. There is a cafe close to the entrance, but with rather limited vegetarian/ vegan options. Tickets can be purchased at the entrance. There is a free car park which is wheelchair accessible.

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Jo Almadi
    6 months ago

    My family visited January 11,2023. We love seeing animals and this wild life park cares about the animals. It is small but very interactive. The staff are willing to answer any questions and provide back stories about the animals. It was a very enjoyable visit.

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Park open 9am to 4pm, seven days a week

Our wildlife and Park Rangers look forward to welcoming you to the park. As part of our COVID-safe plan, we have implemented some changes—please ensure you review all information before you visit.

Be inspired: 5 things you didn’t know you could do at David Fleay Wildlife Park

Tucked away in the heart of Burleigh Heads is David Fleay Wildlife Park—a park unlike any other. Cute and quirky critters—tick! Wildlife shows—tick! But what makes Fleay’s different? Here are our top 5 things you didn’t know you could do at Fleay’s. Photo credit: Steve Browne © Queensland Government

Join the Park Rangers at David Fleay Wildlife Park to learn more about Queensland’s unique wildlife! Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

Located on the beautiful Gold Coast and open 9am–4pm daily!
As part of our COVID-safe plan all entry must be pre-booked online to guarantee admission on the day.

Nestled in the heart of Burleigh Heads, David Fleay’s is a small wildlife park with a difference! Stroll through the tranquil surroundings to experience some of Queensland’s natural habitats—rainforest to bushland—and meet some of the State’s unique and threatened species—Fleay’s is the only wildlife park visitors can see the shy bridled nailtail wallaby, thought to be extinct for over 30 years! A key highlight is meeting and chatting with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service Rangers who care for the park’s unique and beautiful wildlife. Another is the Fleays in Flight show, where the large birds of prey wow visitors with their spectacular wing spans and speed.


Corner of West Burleigh Road and Loman Lane in West Burleigh on the Gold Coast—just 15mins from Gold Coast airport, 25mins from Surfers Paradise and 90km south of Brisbane.

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Park facilities

  • Information centre
  • Parking area
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Wifi
  • Walking

Highlights and announcements

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