Caversham Wildlife Park
- Day out / half-day out
- Outdoors (shaded by trees and some indoor areas for the shows, eating area and kiosk)
- Suitable for all ages, including adults
- Suitable for push-chairs and disabled
- Baby changing facilities and toilets on-site
- Hot and Cold beverages for sale
- On-site parking – short walking distance
Child (3 - 14 years) $10.00
Aged Pension $17.00
Disabled Pension $17.00
Caversham Wildlife Park is set in the acres of Whiteman Park near to the water playground and main fenced playground. Caversham Wildlife Park is a good day trip out for the all the family to enjoy. Meander around the parks various different areas of species to look at, feed the Kangaroos and enjoy the numerous shows on throughout the day.
Map of Whiteman Park - http://www.whitemanpark.com.au/visitorinformation/parkmap.aspx
Shows to see throughout the day: (check show timings so you don’t miss out)
- Meet The Koalas
- Feed The Kangaroos
- Meet The Wombat & Friends Show
- Molly's Farm
- Farm Show
Our trip to Caversham Wildlife Park:
We took our nearly 2yr old (Lollie) and 4yr old (Blake) for a family day trip to Caversham Wildlife Park. After a 45minute drive the kids were ready to be let loose and had no idea what to expect!
From the car park there were foot prints on the path which we convinced Blake were Dinosaur foot prints. He was so excited!
Thankfully the toilets were near the entrance so that’s where our journey began, followed by a walk through the kiosk for refreshments (ICE LOLLIES!).
We meandered around the pathway looking at birds and Emu’s which
Lollie found hugely amusing to chase after them in every
direction. The pathways are all covered with trees so we
didn’t have to worry too much about sun cream.
About an hour into our excursion we headed to our first show “The
Farm Show”. Pushchairs were to be left outside in a
designated are and we were herded into a large barn with viewing
seats. The show started promptly and we sat back and
enjoyed a historical and informative talk by Mike the farmer
about farming in Australia.
We saw the Kelpie dogs herding sheep and doing tricks whilst Mike told us about the family of Kelpie’s they had reared at the Park. Lucky the horse provided some humor also herding the sheep with the Kelpie’s…called mustering! Spectators were taught how to crack a whip, make a Billy tea and shear a sheep!
Blake and Lollie were amazed by the show and sat for the full 45minutes glued to the displays they put on for us. When the sheep was being sheered Blake said: “wow mummy, that sheep is really brave”!
Straight after the show we went to Molly’s Farm, which was really
really smelly according to Blake and he started to gag so we
moved away from the pigs quite quickly. Lollie did manage
to get a cuddle with a rabbit and chased a few around their
We then went into the Kangaroo enclosure where you can grab some food for them and hand feed and stroke them whilst they laze in the sun. Lots of people were also having a picnic in this area, awesome to say you’ve had a picnic with a Kangaroo!
We looked around a few more enclosures, Dingo’s,Flying Foxes (shudder), Owls, Llamas etc.. then went to our final show “Meet the Wombat and Friends”.
The show is standing room only and you walk around the display of animals and birds. The handlers will help you to stroke/touch them and educate you on them and have your pictures taken with the wombat’s, owls and reptiles.
The kids were quite worn out after a few hours and it was getting hot so we headed to the playground on the way out for a last minute burst of energy and both kids fell asleep in the car on the way home.
Great half-day/day-out for kids of all ages and well worth the
money as the kids and you learn so much from the shows and the
handlers who walk around the park looking for someone to share
their knowledge with.