The Australian Reptile Park and Wildlife Sanctuary
Meet Hugo the galapagos tortoise Pet a friendly, fluffy wombat Have a picnic with a family of star tortoises Meet a cuddly  koala - so cute you'll die! Oooo... It's a snake! Bilby Cute little Devils A tastey meal Play in the park

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What's New

Biggest male funnel-web ever handed to Australian Reptile Park sparks call out for much needed drop offs for venom program

27 Jan 2016

Australian Reptile Park has received its biggest male funnel-web spider ever handed into the park to participate in the much needed venom program, saving up to 300 lives per year.

Australia’s crankiest crocodile Elvis celebrated his 50th b’day with 1/2 of a cow carcass to death-roll

8 Jan 2016

Known as Australia’s crankiest crocodile and famous for attacking a keeper’s lawnmower in 2011, Elvis the resident saltwater crocodile at The Australian Reptile Park turned 50 on 8th January 2015!

Another successful year of breeding for ARP's alligators

29 Dec 2015

51 eggs raided from one female American Alligator “Betsy” at Australian Retail Park annual nest raid today!

Dinosaurs Alive takes centre stage at Australian Reptile Park in Dec-Jan School Holidays

16 Dec 2015

The mighty roar of Tyrannosaurus Rex, to the snapping jaws of crocodilians will be the entertainment line up centre stage at The Australian Reptile Park on the Central Coast in the Dec-Jan school holidays for Dinosaurs Alive, an eight week choreographed event series showcasing the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods of geologic time millions of years ago.

Tim Faulkner is hand raising “Orphaned Eddie” a baby short-beaked Echidna (Puggle)

15 Dec 2015

In a rare and extraordinary life saving attempt, Tim Faulkner and the team The Australian Reptile Park on the Central Coast of NSW at Somersby is hand raising an orphaned short-beaked baby Echidna, known as a puggle.

Sign the petition!

9 Nov 2015

Help Tim Faulkner, Devil Ark & The Australian Reptile Park convince Matthew Groom (Minister for the Environment, Tasmania) to discuss the trial release of a group of Tasmanian Devils in to suitable habitat on the Australian mainland. For the good of the devil, Australian mammals, and ecosystem resilience.

Australian Geographic Society name Tim Faulkner Conservationist Of The Year 2015

29 Oct 2015

Australian Reptile Park General Manager and television personality, Tim Faulkner has been awarded with the honour of Australian Geographic Society - Conservationist Of The Year 2015, at a prestigious ceremony held at Dolton House last night, attended by the founder of the Australian Geographic journal and patron of the Australian Geographic Society, Dick Smith.

Successful year for The Australian Reptile Park!

28 Oct 2015

The Australian Reptile Park has been shortlisted for the 2015 NSW Tourism Awards!

Urgent call for public to assist in funnel web spider antivenom program!

12 Oct 2015

The number of funnel webs caught to produce vital anti-venom has been declining over the past few years, prompting specialists to remind everyday Australians to lend a hand.

World Animal Day - 4th October

4 Oct 2015

Sunday 4 October was World Animal Day, a day of significance to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare around the world.

Hugo's 65th birthday party!

22 Sep 2015

On the 22nd September 2015, Hugo the Galapagos tortoise celebrated his 65th birthday!!!!

Australian Reptile Park presents spring baby and animal shows in September school holidays

19 Sep 2015

The Australian Reptile Park is celebrating spring baby animals during the September school holidays with interpretive shows, roving keeper programs, alligator feeding, animal walks, Kids 2 Keeper workshops and VIP animal encounters featured daily!!!

New Great Koala National Park planned to save Koala from extinction in NSW

16 Sep 2015

The Australian Reptile Park is joining forces with National Parks Association of NSW to raise awareness and funds for the establishment of Great Koala National Park.

Eastern long-necked turtles dumped in council pick up

7 Sep 2015

The Australian Reptile Park is sending out a strong message that a pet is for life not a momentary interest, after three young Eastern long-necked turtles were handed into The Park by a local Central Coast resident, who found them locked inside a toolbox draw on a roadside council pick up.

King Cobra’s to be paired first time in ten years at Australian zoo

1 Sep 2015

In an incredibly dangerous procedure, The Australian Reptile Park keepers will be pairing two King Cobras, the longest venomous snakes in Australia (measuring up to 4 metres in length) on Tuesday 1 September at 10.30am on site, in support of conservation efforts and their endangered species status globally.

Funnel web spider drop off zones contribute to life saving anti-venom

5 Aug 2015

The Australian Reptile Park is sending out a message of reminder about funnel web spider drop off zones around NSW, where people can deliver the spiders to contribute to the park’s anti-venom program saving over 300 lives per year.

Conservation Workshops are BACK!!!

18 Jun 2015

We’ve got some exciting news for 8-12 year olds! Our Conservation Workshops are BACK!!!

Five endangered dingo puppies born at Australian Reptile Park

16 Jun 2015

The NSW’s Central Coast hands-on zoo, Australian Reptile Park, are thrilled to announce the arrival of five dingo puppies bred in captivity over the autumn months, born to resident dingoes Adina (12 months) and Fred (24 months).

Australian Reptile Park introduces BRAND NEW Animal Encounters

15 Jun 2015

The Australian Reptile Park’s BRAND NEW 'Animal Encounters' gives visitors the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the stars of the Australian Reptile Park!

Teacher's Day at The Australian Reptile Park

5 Jun 2015

On 21st June teachers get FREE entry to The Australian Reptile Park!

Australian Reptile Park celebrates WORLD TURTLE DAY

22 May 2015

Saturday May 23rd is World Turtle Day, and the Reptile Park is having a Turtle and Tortoise BONANZA to celebrate!

Celebrate International Day of Biological Diversity at The Australian Reptile Park

21 May 2015

Friday May 22nd is International Day of Biological Diversity, and the Reptile Park is highlighting the importance of biodiversity for animals and people alike around the world!

Celebrate Mother's Day at The Australian Reptile Park!

8 May 2015

Mums entry is FREE on Mother's Day!

Easter Holidays at The Australian Reptile Park

26 Mar 2015

Deadly, dangerous, weird and wonderful at the Reptile Park these holidays

Australian Reptile Park celebrates WORLD WATER DAY

20 Mar 2015

Sunday March 22nd is World Water Day, and the Reptile Park is highlighting the importance of water conservation for animals and people alike around the world!

Celebrate Seniors Week at the Park!

12 Mar 2015

To celebrate Seniors Week, the Australian Reptile Park is offering half price entry to any senior whom mentions this post upon entry to the Park between Saturday 14th March - Sunday 22nd March. That's a fantastic saving of $10!
* Presentation of a seniors card or similar is required to validate offer.

A fine fundraising idea for 2015

28 Feb 2015

Did you know it costs $2 per day to feed a Tasmanian Devil at Devil Ark? The Tasmanian devil breeding facility in the NSW Barrington Tops is home to almost 200 devils which means they have a lot of hungry mouths to feed!

The Wild Life of Tim Faulkner is returning soon

28 Feb 2015

Tim is out on the road filming exciting new adventures for the next season of The Wild Life of Tim Faulkner which will be returning to Channel 9 soon!

It's Koala and Tasmanian devil breeding season

28 Feb 2015

It's Koala and Tasmanian devil breeding season and following on from the success of previous years we are looking forward to hearing the pitter patter of little feet in the coming months!

Funnel web spider breeding season

12 Feb 2015

Peak breeding season for funnel web spiders has begun. The start of February marks the beginning of funnel web spider breeding season which runs from now until the end of April. It’s the time that the public are most likely to see them and the Australian Reptile Park says it’s a timely reminder that we need donations of funnel web spiders for our milking program.

World's Largest Eastern Brown Snake?

3 Feb 2015

The average Eastern brown snake is 1.5metres long. A snake around 2metres was recently donated to the Australian Reptile Park after being caught in a suburban backyard. Keepers have named him “Gigantor” and he’s now part of the life-saving anti-venom program.

Love is in the air at The Australian Reptile Park

1 Feb 2015

With Valentines Day fast approaching love is certainly in the air at The Australia Reptile Park, with many of our animals successfully paired and spotted getting cosy.

It's Koala and Tasmanian devil mating season and following on from the success of previous years we are looking forward to hearing the pitter patter of little feet in the coming months!


17 Jan 2015

Following the successful nest raids on the American alligators at the Australian Reptile Park, a young rogue male will need to be removed.

Thinner, healthier, but still a whopper!

6 Jan 2015

The Australian Reptile Park’s largest snake, the reticulated python Atomic Betty had her annual weigh in today and has lost 11kg, coming in at 129kg.

Yes, we're open Australia Day!

5 Jan 2015

The Australian Reptile Park will be open 9am-5pm on Australia Day and everyday of the long weekend! Relax in our bushland setting and enjoy the picnic areas and free gas BBQ's while the kids explore the children's adventure playground. Celebrate Australia Day hand feeding our friendly Kangaroos and encounter a range of native and exotic creatures great and small. The Australian Reptile Park offers the best Australia Day experience!

Dinosaurs alive!

4 Jan 2015

Dinosaurs have been extinct for millions of years, but they’re alive at the Australian Reptile Park these summer holidays! Come and meet the mighty T-Rex and Spinosaurus, appearing twice daily for a limited time only during the school holidays commencing Boxing Day!

Happy 49th Birthday Elvis

2 Jan 2015

Elvis celebrated his 49th birthday on Friday 2nd January with a tasty treat in front of a crowd of eager onlookers.


1 Jan 2015

If you’re Komodo dragon crazy, this competition’s for you! We’re giving away a behind the scenes encounter (for two people) with our Komodo dragons Kraken and Daenerys.

Alligator nest raiding!

29 Dec 2014

We're raiding nests at 10am Tue 30/12.

Closed Christmas Day

22 Dec 2014

We're open 9am - 5pm every day of the holidays, excluding Christmas Day.

Australian Reptile Park Gift Cards

26 Nov 2014

Are you looking for the perfect Christmas present?

Funnel web spider stock desperately low

17 Nov 2014

The Reptile Park receives donations of funnel webs from the public and is desperately low on spiders to milk now that funnel web season has started. The Reptile Park is the sole supplier of funnel web spider venom and supply BioCSL in Melbourne who produce the anti-venom.

No Kangaroos on Friday 12th December

11 Nov 2014

If you're visiting the Park on Friday 12th December unfortunately our kangaroos will be off display due to Park maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience, they'll be back on Saturday!

Ploddy goes orange for SES 'WOW' day!

5 Nov 2014

A big thank you to the wonderful NSW SES Sydney Northern Region volunteers who visited the Park to help paint Ploddy for 'Wear Orange Wednesday' on the 12th of November.

Movember at the Park

1 Nov 2014

It's Movember at the Australian Reptile Park and our male team members have committed to changing the face of men's health by growing moustaches to spark conversation and raise funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.

Colour in and WIN!

3 Oct 2014

We have our very own Ninja Turtle - Leonardo, at the Australian Reptile Park. Leonardo is an alligator snapping turtle and he was rescued from a Botany drain 10 years ago. Be sure to come and say 'cowabunga' to our very own hero in a half shell!

Snake Bite Bandage

1 Oct 2014

The snake bite bandage is a must for every first aid kit. Using the bandage correctly for pressure immobilisation can assist in slowing the envenomation process until medical treatment can be administered.

And baby makes three!

30 Sep 2014

Keepers in the koala enclosure were greeted with a surprise this morning - 3 joeys on 1 mum!

National Day of Action for Dingoes

20 Sep 2014

The dingo needs your help!

Holidays are here!

20 Sep 2014

It's all about Birthdays and Babies theses holidays at the Park

September is save the koala month!

16 Sep 2014

You can help here

Wake up with TODAY!!!!!

14 Sep 2014

Join Stevie and the weather crew at the Park tomorrow (24/09) from 6am - 9am.

The Wild Life of Tim Faulkner - Series 2!

12 Sep 2014

Series 2 of The Wild Life of Tim Faulkner starts Saturday 13th September on Channel 9 (check your local guide for times). Get set for adventures with a Yellow foot rock wallaby, scrub python and a trip to Tasmania!

Holidays are almost here!

10 Sep 2014

Happy birthday Hugo - he's nearly 64!

Name our dingoes

8 Sep 2014

Our dingo puppies have finally arrived!

Threatened Species Day Sunday 7th September

2 Sep 2014

It’s Threatened Species Day on Sunday and it’s a great time to think about our wonderful world of animals.

Ploddy raising awareness!

19 Aug 2014

It's Daffodil Day this Friday and we're helping our friends at Cancer Council NSW Hunter & Central Coast spread the word!

Beautiful babies revealed!

8 Jul 2014

Three month old Tasmanian devil joeys had their first health at the Australian Reptile Park this morning.

Best Family FUN Day OUT!

1 Jul 2014

Bring a picnic and relax!

How is antivenom produced?

25 Apr 2014

Ever wanted to learn how this life saving product is made?

ANZAC Day - 25th April

23 Apr 2014

FREE entry for Veterans ANZAC Day ONLY

The Dragon is out!

29 Mar 2014

LAST CHANCE to see our dragon walking in the Park!

Seniors Monday Madness!

22 Jan 2014

We have introduced a brand new experience just for seniors!

Betty's a WHOPPER!

10 Jan 2014

The Australian Reptile Park’s largest snake, the reticulated python Atomic Betty had her annual weigh in today and has put on 1kg to tip the scales at 140kg.

TODAY SHOW weather will be here-6th Jan!

6 Jan 2014

Be watching from 6am, channel 9!

Seniors Week!!

5 Jan 2014

Half price entry for Seniors only!

Elvis' Birthday!

31 Dec 2013

Have you seen a crocodile death roll?

FREE Giant Water Slide!!!

12 Dec 2013

These school holidays, have a splash on our giant water slide!

Funnel Web season!

4 Nov 2013

This instructional video shows you how to safely catch a funnel web spider.

New TV Show!

25 Oct 2013

Sundays on Channel 9 watch Tim Faulkner in action!

We're a Finalist!

9 Oct 2013

The NSW State Tourism Award results are in and we are a finalist!

Turf Laying

9 Oct 2013

It's that time of year when we need to take care of our lawns!

Great party - thanks Ploddy!

8 Oct 2013

It was certainly a party to remember! Ploddy's 50th was a tremendous success and the cake was spectacular!

Devil Ark documentary airing!

23 Sep 2013

Sat 5th October at 1pm on Nine networks nationally.

Ploddy's birthday is here!

20 Sep 2013

It's finally Ploddy's 50th and that means P-A-R-T-Y!


17 Aug 2013

Two reptiles returned to us!


16 Aug 2013

For the return, conviction or arrest relating to the theft on Sunday night!

Ploddys Birthday!

16 Aug 2013

Do you know what 1963 stands for?

Playground OPEN!

23 Jul 2013

This fantastic play area is now open for everyone to enjoy - even the grown ups!

Dingo pups! July only!

4 Jul 2013

Our gorgeous dingo puppies have arrived! Only here for the month of July, school holidays is a great time to come and meet them.

Help us find them!

3 Jul 2013

Brazen thieves have stolen over 20 reptiles from our Park.

Ploddy's a koala?

2 Jul 2013

Ploddy is helping us celebrate Conservation Month, with a koala on his side!

NEW Conservation Show!

7 Jun 2013

For the month of July, we’re presenting a very special show on animal conservation!

We Won!!

31 May 2013

We are proud to have won a Heidi Hellingman Award for our venomous snake milking method!

NEW Nature Walk!

17 Apr 2013

We are excited to announce the opening of Erics Central Coast Nature Walk!

Say hello to Dennis!

2 Apr 2013

One of our juvenile Chameleons is now on display.

Bust-A-Phobia IS BACK!

19 Mar 2013

Fear is real and living with a phobia can have an enormous effect on your life. There are many people living with Phobia’s and many different types of phobias. It’s no joke, it’s no fun, and it’s not something you should be embarrassed by or afraid of dealing with.


6 Mar 2013

The Easter Bunny will be visiting us on Easter Sunday!


25 Jan 2013

Our little campaign to get Ellen DeGeneres to the Australian Repitle Park is gaining momentum!


17 Jan 2013

Ellen DeGeneres is coming to Australia and we think she should come and do work experience at the Australian Reptile Park!


10 Jan 2013

This tour for 3-6 year olds is so popular, we've added another date for school holidays 2013.


1 Jan 2013

BIG NEWS! From December 27 throughout the holidays you could feed Elvis our 5m half tone monster croc as part of Monster Month at the Australian Reptile Park.


28 Dec 2012

It's that time of year when our staff brave the dangerous Alligator lagoon for the annual 'nest raiding'. It's an amazing sight to watch them do this dangerous task with feisty 'gator mothers watching on! Set your clocks and be here on Friday 28th Dec at 10.30am!!


14 Dec 2012

It's beginning to feel alot like Christmas and we couldn't be more excited! Check out Sam, our baby koala, who's dreaming of a green Christmas - full of yummy ecalyptus leaves!


3 Dec 2012

Ploddy is helping spread the word; HIV is still here.


21 Nov 2012

Thinking about Christmas and what to buy your loved ones? Give them something unique this year with an Australian Reptile Park gift card!

SES we salute you!

19 Nov 2012

The SES is such an important organisation and we're celebrating them by painting Ploddy! Well done SES workers all over Australia - keep up the fantastic work.


22 Aug 2012

Its Spring and you know what that means!


9 Apr 2012

James Tobin did weather for Sunrise from the Australian Reptile Park this morning.


4 Apr 2012

Our farmyard animals have started arriving and are so cute! The Farmyard Nursery opens this Friday (06 April) and runs throughout school holidays until 22 April.


25 Jan 2012

Not only did we sell out all our Little Kids 2 Keeper sessions during the summer school holidays, we had to put extra sessions on - which sold out too!!!


12 Jan 2012

Our cranky crocodile Elvis, has made headlines all over the world thanks to his dislike of early morning mowing!


28 Dec 2011

What a morning! Our reptile keepers were mowing the lawn in Elvis the crocodile's enclosure when BAM!


16 Dec 2011

Yay! Another year of school or work is almost over and it's HOLIDAY TIME!


8 Dec 2011

Our friends at Australian Wildlife Secrets magazine have just published Vol 3 and it features Tasmanian devils on the cover and a massive multi-page feature!


4 Sep 2011

We’ve got some exciting news for 8-12year olds! We’re launching our Little Kids 2 Keeper program which is guaranteed to entertain and educate kids who are itching to get a behind the scenes look at a day in the life of a zoo keeper.


25 Jul 2011

It was smiles all 'round at the Australian Reptile Park this morning with eveyone delighted that Cadel Evans won the Tour de France in spectacular style. Our own style-king, Hugo the giant Galapagos tortoise rejoiced and celebrated by donning a yellow scarf in Cadel's honour.


12 Jul 2011

Help us name our new baby koala! He's a boy and his mum is Tinkerbell, therefore, we need to select a name starting with "T". Any ideas? Follow this link to our Facebook page to post a suggestion!


8 Jul 2011

Take a look at our beautiful Cape Barren Goose who's about to become a mum! Did you know that the male Goose builds the nest; that they are monogonomous birds that stay with their partners for life and that they share child (goose) raising equally!


17 Jun 2011

July means Conservation Month at the Australian Reptile Park and we're running Conservation Workshops for 8-12 year olds. They're proving to be very popular and it's no wonder with the fantastic activities on offer! You'll walk with wombats, plant native trees, build a possum box and meet Lily, our baby Ring tail, learn to build a frog pond and meet a cane toad up close and even take the dingo pups for a walk through the Park! At just $60, you won't find better value anywhere! Call 4340 1022 to book!


26 May 2011

This baby Bells Phase Laced Monitor arrived this week with four others. They will all go on display in the Lost World of Reptiles and when they're big enough, will eventually move to a new home outdoors. Lace Monitors are carnivores, so they'll enjoy a diet of mice and crickets. Scientists recently discovered the possibility of venom in their saliva! They can be found on the East Coast of Australia, so keep an eye out in the warmer months you might see one in a tree while camping or bush walking!


18 May 2011

The Tasmanian devil breeding facility Devil Ark has proven more successful than anticipated, with a successful breeding season reported. The devils that were released in January have settled in well and are happy in their new environment, even venturing out into the snow during last week’s cold snap.


11 May 2011

Mammal Keepers at the Australian Reptile Park were met with a major disaster on Monday; Banjo, a precious male Koala had been stolen overnight.


4 May 2011

We received some babies today and they're not ones you'd want to pick up and cuddle! Ten baby death adder snakes have come to be part of the Australian Reptile Park's anti-venom program.


3 May 2011

The delightful host of Sydney Weekender, Mike Whitney visited the Reptile Park today, shooting an episode that will go to air on Saturday, July 2nd. Mike and the crew shots stories including a Devilish Encounter, Fear Factor, Funnel web spider milking and even feeding Elvis, our giant crocodile.


18 Apr 2011

Join Liz and a bunch of farmyard friends on Weekend Today, this Sunday 24th April. We're there for the whole show and you'll see pigs, goats, chickens, wombat and of course bunnies - becuase it's Easter Sunday!


8 Apr 2011

Check this out! Everyone's favourite dinosaur, Ploddy, is celebrating the farmyard nursery! He looks more like a Friesian cow! It's certainly caused a stir on STAR FM this morning! Have a great school holidays!


22 Mar 2011

The Australian Reptile Park will soon be recipients of much needed funding it was announced this morning. Shadow Minister for the Environment, Catherine Cusak made the announcement, which promises $150,000 every year for four years, totalling $600,000.


17 Mar 2011

The crack of eggs can be heard at the Australian Reptile Park right now – and it has nothing to do with Easter! Baby alligators have started hatching, following their incubation in early January.


25 Jan 2011

The 31st January 2011, marks the 30 year anniversary of the day that the first funnel web spider bite victim was saved with the anti-venom that was supplied to the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories by the Australian Reptile Park. Gordon Wheatley, an engineer from Sydney, trod on a male funnel web spider in his living room whilst changing a light bulb late that night.


19 Jan 2011

Tuesday 18 January, 2011 marked an historic day in Australian wildlife conservation with the release of the first of a large number of ‘founder’ Tasmanian devils into the ‘Free-Range’ enclosures of Devil Ark. From an influx of more than 100 founders provided by the overarching program –Save the Tasmanian Devil Program (STDP) over the next few years the Devil Ark population will be expanded to 1,000 Tasmanian devils over the course of the anticipated 20 year life of the program.


15 Dec 2010

The taping of Oprah's show at the Opera House yesterday was massive - especially for our Olive python Olivia and Woma python Wendy. They appeared with Oprah's good friends the Irwins in the segment due to air in America next January. Well done girls, you did us proud!

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