Australian Wildlife Projects
Australian Walkabout Wildlife Park
“Conservation through Education”
This animal sanctuary is one of the few places in Australia where you can meet and interact with wild kangaroos, wallaroos, emus, wombats, bettongs, echidna, koalas, dingoes, flying foxes, pythons and more.
Walkabout Park is an easy 50 minute drive north of Sydney and covers around 170 acres including a feral free area of about 80 acres of pristine bushland. Surrounded by a state-of-the-art fox- and cat-proof fence, the exclusion zone is home to around 180 species of Australian marsupials, monotremes, mammals, birds, reptiles and frogs. Many of these animals are species on the verge of extinction but here, protected from introduced dangers, they are thriving in their natural habitat.
The sanctuary also contains ancient Aboriginal sites including cave paintings and rock carvings. These sites are protected by the Walkabout Park rangers, who will take you on guided tours to see them.
The owners Gerald and Tassin Barnard and their team offer educational programs for schools and universities as well as international volunteering programs. Casual visitors are welcome on any day of the year. Walkabout Park gets no government funding and 100% of proceeds go towards the team’s conservation education work.
To learn more about Australian Walkabout Wildlife Park, click here.
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