David Fleay Wildlife Park
Photos: Robert Ashdown, Queensland Government; Queensland Government.
- National Threatened Species Week
Come and visit us in Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall from 9am – 2pm on Friday 4 September to celebrate National Threatened Species Week (7 – 13 September).
There will be animal shows throughout the day, including koalas, green tree frogs, bilbies, dunnarts, turtles and pythons, as well as special guests, Sumatran tiger cubs – making their debut appearance on the main stage from 12pm – 1pm.
National Threatened Species Week is about drawing attention to Australia’s plants, animals and ecosystems that are under threat, and encourages the community to actively make choices that help conserve and protect our natural heritage.
- National Threatened Species Day—7 September
On the night of 7 September 1936, the last Tasmanian tiger died in Hobart Zoo. With the death of this animal the thylacine species became extinct.
In 1996, on the sixtieth anniversary of the last Tasmanian tiger’s death, 7 September was declared ‘National Threatened Species Day’ — a time to reflect on what happened to the thylacine and how similar fates could await other native plants and animals unless appropriate action is taken.
National Threatened Species Day highlights the past and how we can protect Queensland’s threatened plants and animals into the future, while also celebrating species success stories and ongoing threatened species recovery work.
- David Fleay Wildlife Park Amphitheatre Construction
Discover your wild side in our new 100 seat amphitheatre, coming soon! By the end of October our visitors will be able to experience new and inspirational wildlife presentations.
We apologise for the inconvenience our construction may be causing—the creation of our new Amphitheatre is part of a staged approach to provide better experiences for our visitors.
Come back and experience a new interactive show or event in our amphitheatre in October but in the meantime we’ve introduced some extra special experiences for you, so come and check out our awesome construction and have fun at Fleay’s!
Facilities and activities
On West Burleigh Road in West Burleigh, on the Gold Coast, 90km south of Brisbane, 80km north of Byron Bay and 10mins north of Gold Coast Airport
Visit a wildlife park with a difference! Take a stroll through wetland, rainforest and open eucalypt forest and see some of Australia’s iconic wildlife in naturalistic enclosures. You’ll meet crocodiles, koalas, emus, brolgas, dingoes, dunnarts, bilbies, kangaroos and lots of other fascinating creatures—not to mention our resident platypus, Wally. Explore the park on your own or join the rangers in one of their daily wildlife shows.
David Fleay Wildlife Park video
- Things to do at David Fleay Wildlife Park
- Find out about Dr David Fleay
- David Fleay Wildlife Park Connect with Nature school program
- Spotlight on Wally, our resident platypus
- Species lists
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