Looking for somewhere different to take your kids during the school holidays? Northern Beaches Mums Mel took her daughter to the Featherdale Wildlife Park and highly recommends it…
Along way from its poultry farm roots, the Feather Sydney Wildlife Park has become a major Greater Western Sydney Attraction. Originally opened by Bruce and Margaret Kubbere in 1972 as nursery in conjunction with a small wildlife park. Now owned by Elanor Investors Group they have created a real hands-on wildlife experience, educating visitors about Australian Native Flora and Fauna.
Taking my 3 and a half year old to the park was an incredible experience, and only an hour from Mona Vale. Unlike most Zoo?s where she only has an opportunity to see the animals behind glass or a fence, we were able to get up close and personal. We explored the park, seeing an abundance in Australian wildlife and we even got close enough to feed the kangaroos. Entry into the cute/cuddly encounter was my daughter?s highlight, and I will be honest it was mine too. There are a few other encounter options including the koala encounter, the reptile encounter and owl encounter, and definitely worth the extra investment. It was just the two of us with the staff and animals, we were able to pat and cuddle small animals, whilst the staff told us all about each of them. There was also a photographer present in the encounter captured the experience – now we are able to treasure this memory forever!
With a caf? that had a variety of food options, we were able to make a day out of it. Even if you live further than Mona Vale the experience is worth it, my daughter had a fantastic time. The park is open every day except Christmas, so whether it is for the school holidays or a treat for your children, it is a great day out. Not only is it fun, it is educational as well, with animal feedings and explanations of conservation, I highly recommend making a trip to Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park your next family day out.
Phone: 9622 1644