Caversham Wildlife Park
Updated: Feb 1, 2020
Caversham Wildlife Park situated within Whiteman Park is popular with both tourists and locals. Although entry to Whiteman Park is free entry fees do apply to visit Caversham Wildlife Park. Caversham Wildlife Park is open from 9 am to 5.30pm every day except Christmas Day.
As well as being a tourist attraction the Wildlife Park has active research, conservation and breeding programs. The park has over 2000 animals, most of which are Australian native species including mammals, reptiles and birds. There are also many farm animals. You can interact with many of the animals making this a unique experience.
As you enter the park you will be given a map together with instructions on how to interact with the animals to keep both yourself and the animals safe. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the park so that you can clean your hands both before and after touching the animals.
To get the most our of your day plan to visit the timed penguin feeding, farm show and wombat and koala meet and greets.
Heading clockwise from the entrance you can walk through the North East Section before detouring into the Kangaroo Walkthrough where you can grab a handful of kangaroo food to hand feed the multitude of kangaroos.
Heading back out continue clockwise to view the South West Section to see the fairy penguins and turtles before crossing the bridge over the Kangaroos Walkabout.
From here you can head to the Reptile section and on to the Farm Show where you will see a demonstration of sheep dogs rounding up sheep, sheep shearing and stock whip cracking. The kids might get a chance to feed some lambs or baby goats and milk a cow.
Visit Molly's Farm where you can interact with the freely roaming goats or check out the chickens and smaller animals.
Make sure you look at the bats and birds before you head over to cuddle a wombat, hold a blue tongue lizard or python and check out the owls.
Check out The North section which has crocodiles, echidnas, dingos and emus before going to the Koala section where you can cuddle one of a very large collection of koalas!
Wildlife Park staff are on hand throughout to assist you with your interactions with the animals and will oblige by taking a photo for you. Some queuing is required for some of the experiences.
There are several large shelters with picnic benches scattered throughout the park along with several toilets. The entrance houses a kiosk for food and drink as well as a souvenir shop. If you wish to picnic outside at the Whiteman Park playgrounds you can ask for a pass out from Caversham Wildlife Park allowing you return entry the same day.
Caversham Wildlife Park is packed with animals yet the park is quite small so is easy to move around. There is parking available at the adjacent Whiteman Park car park which is a short walk away.