Don’t miss the ultimate Sydney zoo experience at the Australian Reptile Park!

Looking for the best day trip from Sydney? Get ready to see iconic Australian wildlife here at the Australian Reptile Park including koalas, kangaroos, crocodiles, snakes, lizards, platypus, echidnas, Tasmanian devils and so much more!

Voted #1 NSW Tourist Attraction, don’t miss one of the best things to do in Sydney. Our wildlife park is located on the beautiful Central Coast, just 1 hour north of Sydney.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We are open 9am – 5pm every day except Christmas Day.
Public holidays run as per normal trading hours.

Address: Australian Reptile Park, Pacific Highway, Somersby NSW 2250

By Car
Enter ‘Australian Reptile Park’ into your Google Maps app for an easy driving route to the Park. We’re only 60 minutes north of Sydney and south of Newcastle. Take the Gosford exit off the M1 Freeway and follow the signs to our location at Somersby on the Pacific Highway. Free all-day parking is available on site.

By Train
Gosford Train Station is the closest rail link to Australian Reptile Park. For train timetables, please visit Transport NSW. There are no bus services from Gosford Station to Australian Reptile Park. Uber or a local taxi company can transfer you to the park from Gosford Station. Pre-book Uber or a taxi at your leisure. Upon presentation of Uber or taxi receipt, we offer discounted entry tickets (25% off).

By Coach
The Australian Reptile Park is on the touring route for many daytrips out of Sydney that also visit Port Stephens for whale watching or the Hunter Valley vineyards. Ask your local travel agent for a tour that suits you or call our reception desk and we can provide some recommendations.

Check out the Park before you visit! Click here to view our Park Map.

During your visit, make sure you check out our FREE animal shows and learn about the fascinating animals that reside at the Australian Reptile Park. Plus, opt for a photo experience ($29.99 each) and take home a memory that will last forever!

Our on-site kiosk, the Hard Croc Café, is open daily from 9am to 4pm. With a wide variety of dining options including hot food, salads and sandwiches, ice creams and cold drinks, there’s something the satisfy the whole family. Vegan and gluten-free options available. Please note that hot food purchases end at 2pm.

Alternatively, bring a picnic or utilise our free on-site BBQs and watch our free-range kangaroos roam in the Main Park Area or take a break in our Undercover Picnic Area and watch the kids on our animal-themed playground.

Picnic tables and BBQs can be reserved for a small fee by calling Reception on (02) 4340 1022.

Don’t forget to visit our Gift Shop on your way out! Explore our range of soft toys, educational books, homewares, souvenirs and apparel to remember your trip to the Australian Reptile Park!

The Australian Reptile Park aims to be accessible for people of all abilities. We have accessible parking spaces, ramps and bathrooms available.

Service dogs are permitted in certain areas of the Park. Please call Reception on (02) 4340 1022 to discuss before your visit.

The Park has been assessed by the Better Access Map project. To view their accessibility guide for the Australian Reptile Park, please click here.

For a complete guide about Accessibility at the Park, please click here.

Visit the Central Coast

From coast to country, there are hundreds of little adventures on the Central Coast with great eats, gorgeous stays and loads to do for a weekend getaway or relaxing holiday. We’re Sydney’s best day trip!



Here are just a few of the ICONIC Aussie animals you can see at the Australian Reptile Park

Watch as Reptile Park Director Tim Faulkner introduces you to the Australian Reptile Park!

We proudly Acknowledge the Darkinjung people, their Country, spirit and traditions as customary owners of the lands upon which our Park stands.

Visit the Australian Reptile Park – awarded #1 NSW Tourist Attraction in 2019