Although the Australian Reptile Park maintains and displays a wide range of Australian mammals and birds, reptiles reign supreme. The Park holds one of the largest collections of reptiles in the country, both native and non-native, many of which are exhibited in the award-winning Lost World of Reptiles. Many additional specimens are maintained behind-the-scenes, and are important in research and breeding activities. Additionally, several hundred specimens of dangerously venomous snakes are maintained in the venom production unit - housed in a separate building., which are used to extract venom for the production of the life-saving antivenom. Some 300 lives are saved each year by this product. A small proportion of the species at the Park are covered in the pages listed below:
We stopped off here on the spur of the moment on our way to Hunter Valley. I saw the sign on the Pacific Highway and thought we would call in and see what it was like. I really didn't know what to expect, I was imaging a few sheds and it possibly being a bit grim but I couldn't have been more wrong. It was a great experience. So many animals, all in well kept spacious environments. The Kangaroos are so tame as well and are happy to pose with you for photos. We ended up spending 2-3 hours here and were so glad we stopped!