The Australian Reptile Park and Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1948 - by the late and great ERIC WORRELL, Australia's first naturalist - and is now regarded as one of the countries premier attractions. The Sanctuary is The only zoo in Australia committed to saving lives with a Venom-Milking Program in place for the past 50+ years, saving over 300 lives each year being the sole supplier of a variety of venoms, which is used for all snake and funnel-web anti-venom in Australia.
The Australian Reptile Park is the hands-on zoo and boasts loads of animal interaction and exciting wildlife shows. Have a close encounter with some of the park’s scaly and furry animals during Snappy Hour 11am-2pm daily, including a walk with Hugo the giant Galapagos tortoise. Elvis, NSW's biggest crocodile, is fed at 1:30pm on weekends and school holidays. See our spectacular alligator feeding from the banks of our massive ’gator lagoon. See native and exotic reptiles and spiders in our unique exhibits The Lost World of Reptiles and Spider World, featuring Tarantula-ville. Discover how we’re helping save the iconic Tasmanian devil with our exciting conservation project, Devil Ark. Witness venomous snake and funnel web spider milking every day. Have a photo with a snugly python, wombat or cuddly koala. Enjoy the children’s adventure playground, cafe and picnic area, free BBQs and hand feed friendly kangaroos. Ask about our Behind the Scenes tours, Devilish Encounter, Kids to Keepers program, Fear Factor and Hugo’s Birthday Party Pack!
Hugo the tortoise was my favourite thing and seeing all the animals in good condition and looking happy.