Matty is completely wild about all these friendly reptiles ... he loves snakes, adores spiders and best of all, can't wait to feed a croc!
The Australian Reptile Park is a zoo with a difference- although it’s the rarest, biggest, deadliest, scariest and most poisonous creatures that reign supreme in this wildlife sanctuary, it is also home to the cute and cuddly, Eric the Crocodile and a Leonardo, the real life ‘ninja turtle’ that was found in a Sydney sewer.
Established in 1948 in Wyoming, Umina by the late Eric Worrell but moved to its current premises in 1996. His life was dedicated to the protection of native animals and reptiles and to the development of anti-venoms.Home to one of the most extensive collection of native reptiles and marsupials in Australia.
The only venue in Australia which provides the opportunity for people to hold non-venomous snakes, touch alligators and koalas and watch venom extraction from spiders and snakes. It houses Australia’s largest reptiles- massive American alligators, giant Galapagos tortoises and huge pythons. Although reptiles reign supreme in this park there is a wide range of birdlife ( owls, swans, emus, cockatoos, kookaburras, parrots, pigeons etc.); mammals ( koalas, Tasmanian devils, kangaroos, flying foxes, echidnas, dingoes, wallabies, platypus’ etc.) ; Australian and international spiders and scorpions; and amphibians (green and golden bell frog, red eyed tree frog and cane toads).
The only facility in the world to present a daily funnel-web spider milking show.
Central Coast of NSW
Adults $20.00, children $10.00, concession: $13.00, family $52.00
Please note prices are valid at time of filming.
Australian Reptile Park
Pacific Highway, Somersby NSW 2250
PO BOX 637, Gosford NSW 2250
Ph: 02 4340 1022
Fax: 02 4340 2990