Australian Reptile Park

Australian Reptile Park, Gosford: Hours, Address, Australian Reptile Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Australian Reptile Park
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Australian Reptile Park is the best family FUN day out! Exciting wildlife shows, loads of animal interaction and great customer service is what we are famous for! •Meet Elvis, the crankiest crocodile in Australia •Walk with Hugo, the giant 165kg Galapagos tortoise •See reptiles up-close and meet loads of cuddly Aussie animals •Professional photos with furry and scaly new friends •Venomous snake and funnel web spider milkings •Children's reptilian adventure playground •Animal Encounters - get up close and personal with our animals •Kids 2 Keeper junior zoo keeping workshops for kids 3-18yrs •Behind the Scenes tours •Hand feed friendly free-range kangaroos •Great value! •FREE parking, on-site café, picnic areas, free gas BBQ's Open : 9am - 5pm 364 days a year (closed Christmas day) Find us : 2 minutes off M1Freeway (Gosford exit), follow the signs
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More than 3 hours
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8 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
WOW! We always drive past this place on the way to a vacation spot.. this time we decided to stop off on the way home! We are so glad we did - Snakes, lizards, crocodiles , roaming friendly kanagroos and so much more ! The staff are so pleasant, helpful and happy! We loved this place and the animals, reptiles and other creatures were so fascinating to watch and learn about. Our fave is the wombat Joey - Poppy, so cuddly and cute! The playground is a great feature while you take a rest to eat. A canteen tuck shop is available to purchase food, there are also electric BBQ's available to cook your own food while you picnic not he grounds.
A special Thanks to staff member Amanda who took the time to have a chat and answer our boy's multiple questions! We will definitely be telling everyone to make a stop at this wonderful place. Thank you to the team at Australian Reptile Park.
Written 16 January 2022
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Azza_n_Kel
Wollongong, Australia250 contributions
May 2021
I was asking to make some changes to my review from tripadvisor so here is my second review and it hasn't changed much

I would normally have at least one good thing to say about a place but on this occasion only good thing I could think of was leaving it. Tickets for 2 adults and a 3 year old was over $110 . This place is poorly maintained and the animals barely moving like they were tranquilised or something so very disgusting and disappointing we will never come and waste our money on this animal prison again
Written 26 August 2021
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Hi aaronsW7035QN, thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit. All our admission prices go towards caring for our animals, education and conservations and are carefully measured against other zoos to ensure appropriate market pricing. We are not a government owned zoo and thus rely on our valued customers and guests as we do not receive government subsidies. In regard to your comments about the Reptile Park being poorly maintained and the animals barely moving thus suggesting we tranquillise our animals, please understand this is extremely hurtful for our staff who pour their hearts and souls into caring for the 3,000 animals that call our Park home. The wellbeing of the animals in our care is our paramount priority at the Australian Reptile Park. As a member of the Zoo & Aquarium Association (ZAA) we have received a score of 100% on animal welfare reflecting the hard work and dedication of our team who go above and beyond to meet the emotional and physical needs of the animals. Further to this, as a ZAA member, we must adhere by their guidelines for our enclosures, and areas where animals inhabit the park. If you would like to leave us any further feedback, please email admin@reptilepark.com.au
Written 2 September 2021
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Sam
Charmhaven, Australia2 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Was lovely seeing all the animals. Food and merchandise was ridiculously overpriced as these places are, but still well worth the trip to see the animals!
Written 20 June 2021
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Hi there Sammstein249, thank you for taking time to give us a review. Our team greatly values your feedback and we are so pleased that you thought our animals were lovely! We hope to see you again at the Australian Reptile Park!
Written 25 August 2021
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Moetaz A
Warners Bay, Australia26 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
A lovely day out with a fantastic collection of Australian native birds and animals. Great to see the park is in great condition for so many years.
Written 1 May 2021
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Hi there moetaza2017, thank you for the fantastic score! We are so pleased that you had a lovely day out and thought our collection was fantastic! We hope to see you again at the Australian Reptile Park!
Written 25 August 2021
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Stacy L
Newcastle, Australia214 contributions
Apr 2021
Our first visit to the park travelling north from Sydney - stopped in for a few hours. Our children are 15 and 17 and they still enjoyed it. (Just a hint - adult price tickets start at 16). We used our Discover vouchers which made the day more reasonable. The park itself was lovely - a nice walk around, seeing the animals and reptiles. If you are there specifically to feed the kangaroos - I recommend getting there earlier in the day when they are hungry - my kids tried to feed them in the afternoon - must have been full as they were not particularly interested.
We had lunch there as we were travelling - not organised to bring our own picnic. The food is basic (sandwiches, chips, hot dogs etc) - thank goodness there was a 'stunt show' on when we lined up for food otherwise we would have been there for a while. There are two exhibitions near the canteen - put one or two people in your group in the food line and swap in and out whilst waiting for your order. Elvis the big Croc is nearby there too. Overall a great afternoon - good way to kill a few hours.
Written 17 April 2021
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Hi there StacyL280, thank you for the score and what great tips you have given fellow travellers!! We are so pleased that you had a great afternoon! We hope to see you again at the Australian Reptile Park!
Written 25 August 2021
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Rebecca M
Bemboka, Australia2 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
We stumbled on "Ploddy the dinosaur " and knew we had to stop! The whole experience was fantastic and not only did my girls thoroughly enjoy, the adults did too
Written 3 March 2021
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Hi there rebeccamB7700GF, thank you for the great score! Ploddy is pretty hard to say no to! We are so pleased that you had a fantastic time! We are so happy you found it to be an Autism friendly experience, we have been working extremely hard over the last 12 months on accessibility and reviews like this truly makes us smile! We hope to see you again at the Australian Reptile Park!
Written 25 August 2021
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bronwynl906
Berkeley Vale, Australia143 contributions
Feb 2021 • Couples
We live locally and have been coming here for over 30 years. I was looking for something different for my husbands birthday and I bought him the Alligator Feeding Experience for us both.
Wow! What an amazing and exciting experience! To be able to actually be in the enclosure and feed them was incredible. Many thanks to Rangers Mick and Dan and all the team. We loved it!
Written 14 February 2021
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Hi there bronwynl906, thank you for the great score! We are so pleased that you enjoyed the Alligator Feeding Experience - our staff worked very hard to make this experience as fun (and safe) as possible! We hope to see you again soon at the Australian Reptile Park!
Written 25 August 2021
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Wendy F
Liverpool, Australia4 contributions
Feb 2021
There were so many. First, there was the baby joey who let me pat him & his mother, then there was the baby tasmanian devil who starting posing for me. The best one of all was when I was having lunch and all the rainbow parrikets came to join me. In the tree, on the table. It was lovely.
Written 10 February 2021
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Hi there Wendy F, thank you for the fantastic score! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and got to experience so many close encounters with our gorgeous animals! We hope to see you again at the Australian Reptile Park!
Written 25 August 2021
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lisa p
New South Wales, Australia60 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
Having not been to the Reptile Park for quite a few years since our son did the brilliant Keeper for a Day program our return was long overdue. We did the Alligator Encounter which is a new experience offered by the park. What a brilliant activity! The staff are extremely reassuring and its a real adrenaline rush to get up close to the alligators. You are given lots of information about the reptile and they take many photos for you during the experience. I highly recommend this encounter.
The park offers many opportunities to get close to and photograph various animals. The friendly staff roam the park with Koalas, snakes, a Galapagos tortoise & even a Komondo Dragon. Roos and baby emus roam free (trying to raid eskies etc)
Theres a canteen but i suggest a picnic in the grounds you can even BBQ. Its not a huge park but plenty to see and lots to learn- good value for a family day out.
Written 25 January 2021
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Hi there lisapQ7719QV, thank you for the fantastic score! WOW - sounds like you had the full Reptile Park experience during your visit! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit, tours and encounters! We hope to see you again at the Australian Reptile Park!
Written 25 August 2021
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Creed2827
Dubbo, Australia3 contributions
Jan 2021
We are repeat visitors, staff are friendly, animals are close, lots of different exhibits, food available
Written 24 January 2021
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Hi there Creed2827, thank you for the fantastic score! Thank you for your review and your kind words! We hope to see you again soon at the Australian Reptile Park!
Written 25 August 2021
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