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 parkâ€™s scaly and furry animals during Snappy Hour 11am-2pm daily, including a walk with Hugo the giant Galapagos tortoise. Elvis, NSW's crankiest crocodile, is fed at 1:30pm on weekends and school holidays. See our spectacular alligator feeding from the banks of our massive â€™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 weâ€™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 childrenâ€™s adventure playground, cafe and picnic area, free BBQs and hand feed friendly kangaroos. Ask about our Behind the Scenes tours and Kids to Keepers programs!