Sydney Central Coast Australian Reptile Park Entry Ticket

  • Central Coast
  • English
  • Flexible. Up to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirm

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Single entry into the park
  • 2. Photo opportunity with a koala including opportunity to pat the koalas
  • 3. Kangaroo feed (1 bag per 3 paying guests)
  • 4. Complimentary parking
From AUD
$37.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. Single entry into the park
  • 2. Photo opportunity with a koala including opportunity to pat the koalas
  • 3. Kangaroo feed (1 bag per 3 paying guests)
  • 4. Complimentary parking

Not included

  • 1. Transport from/to hotel
  • 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 3. Souvenirs
  • 4. Travel Insurance
  • 5. Professional koala photo (additional cost at own expense)
Destination Central Coast
Address Pacific Highway, Somersby NSW 2250
How to get there By Train -
Gosford Train Station is the closest rail link to Australian Reptile Park.  For train timetables visit Sydney Trains. There are no bus services from Gosford train station to Australian Reptile Park.  Uber or a local taxi company can transfer you to the park from Gosford Station.  Pre-book Uber or a taxi at your leisure.

By Car -
Enter Australian Reptile Park into Google Maps app for an easy driving route to the park.  We’re only 60 minutes north of outer Sydney and south of Newcastle.   Take the Gosford exit off the M1 Freeway and follow the signs our our location at Somersby on the Pacific Highway.
Operating hours
Daily* 09:00 - 17:00 Last entry at 16:00 (please note that the Platypus House, Nocturnal House and Kangaroos close at 16:00)
Christmas Day (25 December) Closed

2 Overview

Australian Reptile Park is a hands-on zoo located in a natural bush setting on the Central Coast of NSW, home to exotic reptiles from around the world and a wide variety of Australian native animals.  Enjoy live entertaining shows, themed exhibits and behind the scenes tours. Learn about conservation work undertaken by keepers including the Tasmanian devil breeding program at Devil Ark, and the lifesaving snake and spider venom collection work. Only 60 minutes from Sydney or Newcastle, Australian Reptile Park is a centrepiece attraction of the greater Central Coast, Hunter Valley and Port Stephens regions.

Australian Reptile Park

The Australian Reptile Park and Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1948 – by the late and great Eric Worrell, Australia's first naturalist - and is now regarded as one of the country's premier attractions. The Sanctuary is the only zoo in Australia committed to saving lives with a Venom-Milking Program in place for the past 50+ years, saving over 300 lives each year being the sole supplier of a variety of venoms, which is used for all snake and funnel-web anti-venom in Australia.

 

Animals
  • Amphibians
  • Birds
  • Reptiles
  • Mammals
  • Spiders

 

Exhibits
  • Lost World of Reptiles

    Entry to The Lost World of Reptiles can only be gained through the gaping jaws of a 30-metre-long model crocodile. Just inside the croc-mouth, an animated Egyptian mummy urges visitors through to the exhibits. The Lost World of Reptiles is home to some of the park's reptile collection including Australia's most venomous snakes, the King cobra, a 6 metre long Reticulated Python, Leonardo the Alligator Snapping Turtle as well as various snake, lizards, crocodilians, turtles and tortoises.

     

  • Spider World

    One of the most exciting Australian zoo developments in a very long time is Spider World. Visitors to the Australian Reptile Park have the opportunity to find out everything they ever wanted to know about spiders - including a sneak peek into the life-saving spider milking venom room. Spider World puts the 'fun' back into 'funny' with lots of interaction for the kids, while at the same time providing visitors with a greatly improved understanding and education of the eight-legged world.

     

  • Eric's Nature Walk

    Eric's Nature Walk is set in a beautiful bushland setting and features Nocturnal House, an aviary filled with gorgeous native birds as well as an interactive display of a typical frog pond. The walk is named after the beloved saltwater crocodile, Eric, who was the Park's main attraction between 1989 and 2007, a memorial is located within Eric's Nature Walk. It also features some beautiful native plants, including the spectacular local species of waratah.

     

  • Elvis' Croc Exhibit

    Elvis the crocodile arrived at the park in September 2007, and has been dubbed Australia's crankiest crocodile. Elvis was originally from Darwin in the Northern Territory, he was removed from the wild as he was attacking fishing boats in Darwin Harbour. In December 2011, Elvis lost two teeth during an attack on park staff and their lawnmowers. He is always wowing visitors to the Park at feeding time (Weekends and Holidays only) when he shows off his aggression towards the keepers and his food.

     

  • Alligator Lagoon

    The Australian Reptile Park has the largest population of American alligators in Australia. They are kept in the large naturalistic lagoon, with over 40 adult alligators living harmoniously together in a manner that isn't possible with their more aggressive relatives, Australian crocodiles. The Reptile Park is the only facility in Australia to breed alligators successfully, which is due to their lagoon that is very similar to their natural environment and the climate experienced here on the Central Coast which mirrors that of the everglades.

     

  • Nocturnal House

    The Nocturnal House is the newest addition to The Australian Reptile Park and within its walls showcase some of Australia's most unique and endangered nocturnal species. The first Noctarium in the Southern Hemisphere was actually built at the Wyoming Australian Reptile Park in the early 1970's by Eric Worrell. The new Nocturnal House is a fitting tribute to this great naturalist and the founder.

     

  • Frog Hollow

    Frog Hollow allows you to discover fascinating frogs, each adapted ingeniously for survival in a wide variety of locations. The displays include frog species native to Australia, as well as giving visitors the chance to see the infamous cane toad. Get ready to have a toadally ribbiting experience.

     

  • Platypus House

    Platypus house is home to the resident Platypus 'Pete', as well as an array of native birds and fish. Visitors enjoy an intimate encounter with the mysterious Platypus in its captivating nocturnal creek habitat complete with waterfall. A complicated set of burrowing tunnels connect Pete's nocturnal creek to an outdoor pond set up with nest boxes - ready for when Pete gets a girlfriend by mid 2016.

 

Shows and Talks*

*Reference Only. Time subject to change without notice

Weekday Schedule

Time  Shows and Talks
09:45 Funnel-web spider milking (Spider World)
10:45 Galapagos tortoise feeding (Galapagos tortoise exhibit)
11:00 Dingo walk (Nature Walk)
11:30 Reptile Show (Show Pit)
12:00 Alligator, python & koala photos^ (Show pit)
12:00 Tasmanian Devil Talk (Tasmanian devil enclosure)
12:00 - 12:30 Lorikeet feeding (Main park area) **
12:30 Galapagos tortoise walk (Park grounds – weather permitting)
13:00 Koala feeding (Koala enclosure)
13:45 Spider talk (Show pit)
14:30 Reptile show (Show pit)
15:00 Alligator, python & koala photos^ (Show pit)
15:00 - 15:30 Lorikeet feeding (Main park area) **
15:15 Dingo talk (Dingo enclosure)

 

Weekend Schedule

Time  Shows and Talks
09:45 Funnel-web spider milking (Spider World)
10:45 Galapagos tortoise feeding (Galapagos tortoise exhibit)
11:00 Dingo walk (Nature Walk)
11:00 Reptile Show (Show Pit)
11:30 Alligator, python & koala photos^ (Show pit)
12:00 Walk with a Galapagos tortoise (Park grounds – weather permitting)
12:00 Alligator feeding (Alligator lagoon – Summer months only)
12:00 - 12:30 Lorikeet feeding (Main park area) **  
12:30 Tasmanian Devil Talk (Tasmanian devil enclosure)
13:00 Venom Show (Show Pit)
13:30 Crocodile feeding (Elvis' enclosure)
13:45 Alligator photos^ (Undercover area)
14:00 Koala feeding (Koala enclosure)
14:15 Reptile show (Show pit)
14:45 Alligator, python & koala photos^ (Show pit)
15:00 - 15:30 Lorikeet feeding (Main park area) **
15:15 Dingo talk (Dingo enclosure)
15:30 Spider talk (Show pit)

** Lorikeet feeding – Terms & Conditions

The feed provided to feed birds or animals may contain traces of milk and nuts All birds and animals can carry diseases which may be transmitted to people, please ensure you wash your hands with soap and water after handling animals and before eating or drinking Some people are more at risk such as the young and elderly or people who are or have recently been sick Pregnant woman should not feed wild birds Adults must supervise children Where a hat and long sleeve shirt to prevent scratches when feeding birds

 

^ Photos with animals are all optional extras at own expense.

 

3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee If no show, no refund

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