Operation Staycation – Featherdale Wildlife Park

Hola lovelies! I’m back with another staycation location for you guys today, reminding ya’ll that you don’t need to leave your country or city to be a tourist and see new places. Today’s focus is on the popular, but possibly underrated, attraction that is Featherdale Wildlife Park. Located in the western suburbs of Sydney, 40 minutes from the CBD, this wildlife park provides visitors with a unique experience. Not only do you get to see a range of native Australian animals like wombats and echidnas but you’re also able to interact with the animals. Want to pet and feed kangaroos? Want to cuddle a koala? This is the place for you, my friends.

Featherdale has a huge variety of animals, everything from quokkas to crocodiles. They’ve got a huge range of bird life, housing everything from parrots, kookaburras, owls, pelicans and even flamingos. On top of everything, they’ve even got a reptile park and their own petting zoo, so you can pretty much bet that they’ve got it all covered. Out of all the sections of the park, my favourite, hands down, was the kangaroo/wallaby area. The wallabies roam around freely giving you a chance to pet them, feed them, and even get in a few selfies  After I went through the whole park, I couldn’t help but circle back around to the wallaby section again. Who can resist miniature kangaroos?!

As a tourist location, this place is great. But you don’t need to be a tourist to enjoy yourself there. Not gonna lie, I was pretty excited to get up close and personal with the animals myself. It had been such a long time since I’d seen any kangaroos or koalas and it was so cool to be able to feed and pet them! Sometimes even an underrated local hangout can be an awesome place to check out and explore.

Do you have a local wildlife park or zoo? When was the last time you went there? I dunno about you guys, but I’ve been to many zoos overseas and hadn’t visited any in Sydney since I was very very little. Sometimes something as simple as a trip to a local zoo or wildlife park can be exciting and new. Who says you need to go somewhere foreign to try new things? Not me  Keep exploring peeps!

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