Gorge Wildlife Park Cudlee Creek
Where is it at?
Gorge Wildlife Park
Tel: 8 8389 2206
Where are we going today?
Throughout 14 acres of land, paths meander among one of the most comprehensive collections of privately owned animals and birds in the country. See all your favourite Australian animals such as Wombats, Dingos, Echidnas and Fruit Bats. Cuddle a Koala and walk amongst the Kangaroos and Wallabies!
A variety of exotic animals on display such as American Alligators, Meerkats, Otters, playful Monkeys and more. There are also many rare albino species to be seen and they house a vast range of birds from Fairy Wrens to Ostriches and everything in between, some in enclosures but many free flying including a free range colony of rainbow lorikeets.
The cuddly koalas come out for holding and photos every day at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm. On the last Sunday of each month a group of keepers roam the park between 12.30pm and 3.30pm with a variety of animals, birds and reptiles, giving visitors a chance to get up close and personal with a few extra of their residents. If the last Sunday of the month falls on a weekend with a public holiday Monday, Unleashed sessions will be held on the Monday.
How much does it cost?
- Free Under: 2 years.
When can we go?
Open every day (except Christmas Day) from 9am to 5pm.
Their experienced wildlife handlers will present a 30 minute structured keeper session to your class which will include a hands on experience with a variety of different animals, birds or reptiles. These sessions take place in their new education room which also includes various displays and a touch table with interesting objects..
The kiosk sells a comprehensive range of fresh take-away food (pies, pasties, hot-dogs, sandwiches etc.) as well as hot and cold drinks, ice-creams and confectionery. .
The BBQ facility with gas barbeques (no additional charge) is undercover and can seat in excess of 60 people. There is also gazebo type seating and lawn areas for picnics. Feel free to bring your own food and refreshments..
Any Top Tips?
At the kiosk you can purchase bags of pellets and grain to feed many of the parks residents. This will give you the pleasure of getting up close and personal with their very friendly animals..
Can I get one of those?
Their souvenirs range is extensive and includes cheap novelty items, cards, t-shirts and soft toys along with some upmarket items. There is something to suit everyone from local to international visitors..
What people are saying?
by Julie Irwin
The animals all look happy and well fed and the keepers are happy to stop and talk. We loved the koalas and had a great cuddle.
by bibin francis
Great place to visit with kids...
by R Barclay
Brilliant place! We take all our visitors here, especially the ones from overseas and they love it! Other parks charge to hold a koala and have a photo, but Gorge Wildlife don't and are really awesome! Great place for kids too.
by Tatiana Ivanova
My favourite place to go! I even have membership with the park, because I go there with my husband all the time, and it was cheaper to get membership than to pay every time! Love, love, love this park!!!!
by Mark Stanner
Make sure you grab a bag of peanuts to feed all the animals! Thats half the fun!