Ever dream of feeding a Wallaby, holding a koala or petting a dingo puppy? Well all those dreams can come true!
One of the day trips I did while in Sydney, Australia was to Featherdale Wildlife Park. Featherdale Wildlife Park gives you a hands on experience with the animals and offers a mammal, reptile, bird and personal koala encounter. The park is packed with native animals to Australia such as wombats, wallabies, kangaroos, dingos, emus, cassowaries and the list goes on. The park guides you through each of its exhibits, making your park experience very easy. When you enter the wallaby and kangaroo section of the park you'll be amazed to find the little wallabies and kangaroos hopping all around you. This was one of my favorite sections of the park because we were able to get up-close and personal with the animals. They even had cups of food that visitors could take to feed them and when they got close enough you were able to pet them! (If you're not familiar with what a wallaby is then imagine a miniature kangaroo and tah-dah you have a wallaby!).
During my day trip to the park we were also lucky enough to have been there the weekend after a litter of Dingo puppies were born. Since the puppies had just been born they were doing Dingo puppy encounters so I got the opportunity to hold the cutest little Dingo puppy. He was so small and had the softest puppy fur. He was exhausted from the long day of taking pictures with visitors so by the time my friend and I got the chance to hold him he just slumped down into our arms and looked like he wanted to fall right to sleep. It was one of the most blissful moments of my life to be holding this little exotic ball of fur in my arms!
The Featherdale Wildlife Park was definitely an experience worth having while visiting Australia! Where else are you going to be able to see SOOO many Aussie animals in one place?!