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Caversham Wildlife Park Tours & Activities

About Caversham Wildlife Park

Caversham Wildlife Park is an animal lover’s paradise. Fostering some of Australia’s exotic animals this place is a touristy delight. As for the story of Caversham Wildlife goes, David and Pat bought the park back in 1988 while it was located in the locality of Caversham.

The couple worked towards the development and expansion of the animal park. The wildlife park soon doubled in size, improving the lives of the fosters, also increasing the number of species in the park. Eventually, with a big number of 200 species and 2000 head count of animals they decided to move to the Whiteman park.

The wide variety of exotic animals and its accessibility to visitors makes Caversham Wildlife one of the most visited wildlife parks in Australia. The park currently houses Wombats, Koala's, Llama’s, Penguins, Kangaroos reptiles and many more.

Some fun facts to know while you add the wildlife to your itinerary are, Koala is cute and cuddly species, their behavior is amusing. Also, the very fact that they are on the edge of meeting an extension is an important reason to pay a visit. You might be one of the lucky few to witness them.

After spending some candid time with the Koalas and the small soldier wombats head to meet the fairy penguins of Australia. Well, they aren’t like the ones you see in the movies, these fairy penguins are small with their appearance and have a different style of living. Know about their habitat and explore the wild side of Australia in the most fun and amicable manner along with your family.

The park has something in store for all ages, the kids enjoy a run with ponies, the adults learn to shear a sheep and the seniors adore the maternal love of the Kangaroos. Visiting Australia is indeed incomplete without adding these experiences to your album. 

How to Reach Caversham Wildlife Park



The distance from Perth airport to Caversham Wildlife Park is about 15.7 Kms. There are multiple modes of transport  to reach the park from Perth airport. But the most convenient mode of transport to reach the park from the airport will be a taxi or to self drive to the park.

- Via Taxi/Car:
It would take around 18-20 mins to reach your destination. 

- Via Bus:
It takes around 130 mins to reach your destination due to multiple transfers. You can board the bus combination of 380, 950 and 955

- Via Train:
From Bassendean station board the 955 bus to reach the park 

Best Time to Visit Caversham Wildlife Park



Caversham park is open from 9 am to 5.30 pm everyday. Visitors are allowed inside the park till 4.30 pm.

However, it is suggested to spend a minimum of 2 to 3hrs at the park to spend quality time with the animals and to make the most of all the activities and shows that are lined up at the park.

If you are planning to make a visit to Australia, September to November and March to May is the best suited time to do so because of the pleasant climate.

What Not to Miss at Caversham Wildlife Park



Visitors to the Caversham Wildlife Park might be animal lovers or mere explorers who are ticking off experiences of their itinerary, whosoever, it is, they take with themselves experiences and a bag of knowledge about the wild side. Some of the attractions people look forward to at the park are:

1. Farm show:   At the farm show, activities such as shearing a sheep, milking a cow, bottle feeding a lamb, stockman on horseback and more are conducted to engage the audience. A call for volunteers is usually made, make sure you grab the opportunity. 

Four shows are lined up per day at 10 am, 12 am, 1 pm and 3 pm respectively. 

2. Molly’s Farm: A little farm with friendly animals to spend some quality time with. They are great at posing too! You wouldn’t want to miss a pony picture. Meet the innocent and gentle deer and ponies to make your day.

Molly’s farm is open everyday from 9.30 am to 4:30 pm. 

3. Wombat and friends: Wombats usually spend most of their lifetime in a burrow. At Caversham park you can meet and greet the wombats. These furry friends have a pouch on the back so they can nurture their little one even while they dug a burrow. You get to hold, interact and click pictures with them.

There are four sessions lined up everyday at 9.30am, 11:00am, 2:00 pm and 3:45 pm.  
 
4. The Kangaroos: At the Kangaroo enclosure you will feel as if you were in a park that belonged to humans and the Kangaroo diversity. You can feed them with Kangaroo food that is provided, make friends with them and also click as many pictures you wish to. 

5. Koalas: We’ve all heard it! Koalas are the best cuddlers, experience it yourself at the park. Visitors are allowed at multiple time slots and are allowed to carry and click pictures with the koalas.

The time slots are as follows: 9 - 9:30 am, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, 2:30 - 3:00 pm, 4:00 - 4:30 pm.

6. Feed The Penguins: Watch the little Australian penguins at their feeding sessions which happens at regular intervals from 12 pm to 4 pm.  

Places to Visit Near Caversham Wildlife



1. Whiteman Park:
The wildlife park is in the vicinity of Whiteman park, it is easier to commute to the other parts of the park and explore. The Whiteman park has many recreational activities for families and are worth a visit. 

2. Motor Museum of Western Australia: If you are a fan of classic motorbikes and cars visiting this venue will be fascinating. The antique motors of the region are displayed here. 

3. Bennett Brook Railway station: With the train ride at this railway station you can time travel to one of those magical books you might have read as a kid. The steam flushing out with the bells alarming the people, indeed a dreamy little train with the view of the wild. 

4. The Sacred India Gallery: You could add this interesting place to your itinerary along with the park. This little space holds an Indian cultural exhibition that you could look forward to.    

5. Tasting rooms:  A couple of wineries are around the vicinity of the park. Wine tasting of authentic Australian wines is one experience you can add to your list. Strolling around the wine farm, knowing about them and tasting the finest wine of Australia might change your personal favourite or might introduce you to a few more interesting flavours. 

Other Essential Information About Caversham Wildlife Park



Location:
233B Drumpellier Dr, Whiteman WA 6068, Australia

Timing: 9 am to 5:30 pm; last entry: 4:30 pm

Entry fee: Adults - 30$ 
                  Children - 14$
The fees include access to the farm show and meeting with the wombats. 

Distance from Perth Airport: 15.7 kms

Animals at The Caversham Wildlife Park in Perth

The park fosters a wide variety of exotic species from across the world. Many birds, mammals, reptiles and marsupials are fosters here.

Apart from strolling around the park you get to witness an Aussie farm at the ‘Animal Farm’ show where you learn about sheep shearing, milk a cow, bottle feed a lamb and have many more interactive activities to get closer to these animals. 

1. Birds: Some of the alluring birds at the park are the blue winged kookaburra, tawny frogmouth, bush thick-knee, wedge tailed eagle, southern cassowary, black swan, Australian bustard and many more.

2. Mammals: The mammals to look forward to at the park are the European red fox, water buffalo, dingo, the short beaked echidna, and you sure can’t miss out the adorable llamas. 

3. Marsupials: If the mammals don’t aww you enough, the marsupials will urge you to want to cuddle them. Who can resist the koalas, the quokkas or the kangaroos? Besides you will also see kinds of wallabies, sugar gliders and more.

4. Penguins: Learn about the Australian penguins while they are fed, Knowing facts about the adaptabilities of these flightless birds might amaze you.  

5. Reptiles: Caversham park is also a great place to bond with reptiles. Snakes like olive python, black-headed python, fresh-water crocodiles, lizards and more are a part of the wildlife park and are used to educate the people about their species.

Facilities at Caversham Wildlife Park


- Information and maps: Volunteers are present throughout the park and a free map is provided at the entrance to guide you through the park.

- ATM:
ATM’s are present at the entry gate, souvenir shop and the kiosk.  

- Wifi
: Caversham wildlife park provides free wifi. So, feel free to browse for additional details while you hover in the park. Update your profiles on spot or even go live from the venue as you explore.  

- For the disabled and the baby prams:
The park is wheelchair and pram friendly. The routes are made to be able to take prams and wheelchairs at ease. However, they do not provide wheelchairs or prams at the venue. 

- Parking facility:
Parking slot 8 belongs to Caversham visitors. There is ample parking space for the comfort of the visitors.

- Taxi facilities:
Taxi facilities are available on visitors request. You can enquire at the souvenir store to confirm a booking or to help with one.

- Picture assistance:
The volunteers are always available to guide and help you with pictures.

- Food and souvenirs:
Food is available at the kiosks and the park also has a souvenir store to carry a little something back home. 

- First Aid:
Basic first aid to help you in an emergency situation at the park is available at the souvenir shop. If you aren’t around the souvenir shop  and need immediate attention you can call on  9248 1984 for assistance. 


Reasons to Visit Caversham Wildlife

-  A visit to Australia isn’t ever complete without a Kangaroo picture. Caversham wildlife gives you the opportunity to spend time with the Kangaroos, feed them as well as capture memories worth a lifetime. 

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If you are an animal lover, you might as well pass without finding a reason to visit as it is an animal lover’s paradise. 

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You also get to meet Koalas, wombats and Penguins.

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Make new species of furry friends.

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Feed the animals you might not get to see in your own country.

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Caversham houses more than 2000 member species.  

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The park is children and senior citizen-friendly.

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Unlike many other sanctuaries or wildlife parks, Caversham wildlife park is affordable.

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You get to educate yourself about animal conservation, healthy living and a natural lifestyle. 

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Expose yourself to the countryside and explore farm activities. 

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You could volunteer to help save animals from extinction. 

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Capture pictures to savour memories and get some amazing posts for your social media.

Tips to take before Visiting Caversham Wildlife Park

1. Commute: Plan your commute according to the amount of time you would like to spend at the park. If you opt to drive yourself to the park check for parking number 8.  

2. Urge to Explore:
You can enjoy the whole experience only if you have the urge to explore the wild and know more about these rare animals. 

3. Living the Experience:
Spending a minimum of 3 hrs at the park is suggested to enjoy the whole experience. Hence, don’t rush through the park or keep a packed schedule, you don’t want to miss the fun! 

4. Photographs:
Caversham Wildlife Park has friendly animals and trained volunteers to make your visit fruitful. So, wear up a wild suited attire or a camouflage to get the perfect picture for your social media. You can also seek the help of volunteers if you are scared or need a hand with the angel. 

5. A step forward in supporting the wild:
The park has an important role to play in supporting the prevention of extinction of animals. Your visit helps them strengthen their facilities as well as it helps educating you about the dire need of human contribution to save lives. So, in a way you have helped a social cause the park stands together for.  
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People Also Ask About Caversham Wildlife Park

  1. How much is Caversham wildlife park?

    The entry to Caversham park is about 30$ for adults and 14$ for children. The charges include access to the shows that are a part of the wildlife park program.
  2. How far is Caversham wildlife park from Perth?

    The distance between the park and Perth is about 15 - 18.2 kms which would take about 20 - 22 mins to commute.
  3. Are there wild Koalas in Perth?

    Koalas at Caversham park are captive, you can experience the koalas in the wild at Yanchep National park.
  4. How big is Caversham Wildlife?

    The park holds about 5 acres of space.