Australian Reptile Park

Lot 69 Pacific Hwy
Somersby, NSW - 2250

Type: Zoo
(02) 4340 1022
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The Australian Reptile Park, located in Somersby, New South Wales, is a premier wildlife sanctuary dedicated to the conservation and education of Australia’s reptilian and amphibian species. Established in 1948, this renowned park spans 25 acres of natural bushland and offers visitors a fascinating glimpse into the world of reptiles, from iconic snakes and crocodiles to endangered species like the Tasmanian devil. With interactive exhibits, daily shows, and hands-on experiences, the Australian Reptile Park provides an engaging and educational adventure for visitors of all ages.

Why Visit Australian Reptile Park

  • Up-Close Encounters: Interact with a wide variety of reptiles, including pythons, lizards, and turtles, during guided tours and handling sessions.
  • Biggest Crocodile: Meet Elvis, the park’s resident saltwater crocodile and one of the largest in captivity, during thrilling feeding demonstrations.
  • Conservation Initiatives: Learn about the park’s efforts to preserve endangered species through breeding programs and habitat conservation.
  • Koala Sanctuary: Visit the on-site koala sanctuary, home to cuddly koalas and opportunities for close-up encounters and informative talks.
  • Educational Programs: Engage with informative displays and daily shows featuring expert handlers, providing insights into reptile behavior and conservation challenges.

Best Time to Visit

Plan your visit to the Australian Reptile Park during weekdays or early mornings to avoid peak crowds, particularly during school holidays and weekends. Arriving early allows ample time to enjoy shows, feeding sessions, and interactive exhibits without long waits.

How to Get There

  • By Car: Drive to the Australian Reptile Park, located off the Pacific Highway (M1), with free parking available on-site.
  • By Train and Shuttle: Take a train to Gosford Station and transfer to a shuttle bus service to the park, offering convenient transport options.
  • By Tour: Join organized tours departing from Sydney’s central business district, often including transportation and entry to the Australian Reptile Park.

Tips for Visitors

  • Purchase Tickets Online: Save time by purchasing tickets in advance online or at the park’s entrance upon arrival.
  • Photography: Capture memorable moments with wildlife, respecting guidelines and regulations regarding photography and animal interactions.
  • Comfortable Attire: Wear comfortable footwear and clothing suitable for outdoor exploration and handling sessions.
  • Sun Protection: Bring sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses to protect against sun exposure while exploring the park’s outdoor exhibits.
  • Support Conservation: Learn about the Australian Reptile Park’s conservation efforts and consider contributing to wildlife preservation initiatives during your visit.

The Australian Reptile Park offers an immersive and educational experience with Australia’s diverse reptilian and amphibian species, making it an ideal destination for families, wildlife enthusiasts, and anyone eager to learn about and connect with native wildlife in a natural and engaging setting.

More Information

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Opening Hours Everyday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Fees Admission                               General Annual
Adult                                        $35      $110
Child (3-15 years)                     $19      $60 
Senior (65+ years)                    $25      $80   
Family Pass(2 adults, 2 children) $95     $290
Single (1 adult, 2 children)         –         $220
Extra child on Family Pass          $14      $42
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