Best way to get from Sydney to Featherdale Wildlife Park

Best way to get from Sydney to Featherdale Wildlife Park

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 07/26/2023

Reading time: 3 mins

Featherdale Wildlife Park in Sydney is a great place to get up close with some Australian animals.

Featherdale Wildlife Park is one of the more popular wildlife parks in New South Wales. With some of Australia’s favourite wildlife to see and the chance to interact with these animals, it is a great place to visit for a few hours.

There are a couple of different ways you can get to Featherdale Wildlife Park from Sydney, whether it’s by car, on a tour, or by public transport. We’ll go into the details, and you can decide which option is best for you.

Let’s go by car

If you have a car in Sydney, you can drive yourself to Featherdale which can take around 45 minutes. You can either take the M2 which becomes the M7, or you can go down the M4 to reach Featherdale.

Woman feeding kangaroo

We want to go on a tour

So, you want to book a tour and see Featherdale Wildlife Park that way? This is a great option when you’re not from Sydney and want to get a little more out of your trip!

This one-day tour will pick you up from Sydney and take you directly to Featherdale in the morning. After you cuddle with some koalas, feed kangaroos, and see other Aussie wildlife, you’ll move on to the Blue Mountains.

In the Blue Mountains, you will go to Echo Point to get incredible views of Jamison Valley and the famous Three Sisters. You will move onto Scenic World and have the chance to go on three of the rides there, one being the steepest railway in the world!

At the end of your day, you head to the ferry, enjoy the views, and avoid the traffic back into Sydney.

Let’s take public transport

If you are comfortable using public transport, here is the best route to get to Featherdale. From Central Station, take the North Shore and Western Line train (T1) to Blacktown Station.

From Blacktown Station, walk down to bus stand E and take the 729 bus. There is a stop you can get off right outside Featherdale’s gates. You can use your phone map to know which stop to get off at or ask the bus driver.

Ensure when travelling on public transport you touch on to have a valid ticket. You can do this with any contactless payments (your phone card wallet or your physical card) or an Opal card. Remember to touch off as well!

Whether you drive yourself, book a tour, or take public transport to Featherdale, you will undoubtedly enjoy your time seeing all the native wildlife.

Will you be getting some photos with the koalas or feeding the kangaroos? Or will you just admire all the wildlife from afar?

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.