Aussie Fest at Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park

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Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Photograph: Supplied/Featherdale Wildlife Park

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Four days of fun at special prices surrounded by Australia’s unique native animals

If there’s one thing Australians can unanimously agree on, it's the cuteness of our native critters. From sleepy koalas to smiling quokkas to dainty, lesser-known breeds of 'roo, the land down under can claim some of the world’s most endearing animals to fame (albeit, along with some of the most poisonous). Located in Doonside in Sydney’s sprawling west, Featherdale is home to one of Australia's largest private collections of native animals and birds, ideal for a family day out. 

Over four days, the Wildlife Park is bumping up the dinky-di vibes with Aussie themed activities, giveaways, food and prizes. It all kicks off on Saturday, January 23, and culminates in the annual Wake Up With The Wildlife event on the public holiday on Tuesday, January 26, hosted in conjunction with Blacktown City Council. In line with current restrictions, there will be five two-hour sessions open for bookings on Tuesday starting from 7.30am, each capped at 700 guests.

During Aussie Fest, adult tickets will be available at children’s prices ($22), all kids will receive a free Aussie animal plush at entry, and there’ll be face painting for the whole family.

There will also be a barbecue held across the celebration, with pre-sale options for classic true blue hunger busters like bacon and egg rolls, meat pies and sausage sangers all for $5, including a free bottle of water. On Saturday, NRL fans have the opportunity to meet players from the Parramatta Eels for a special meet and greet, photos and a giveaway between 11am and noon. 

Pre-book your tickets for Aussie Fest and Wake Up With The Wildlife here.

Looking for more things to do on January 26? Check out our event round up.

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