This award winning, accessible animal park has a diverse range of Australian and exotic wildlife that encourages visitors to get hands on with animals of all kinds. The Australian Reptile Park is in Somersby, just one hour north of Sydney and actively encourages visitors to get hands on with animals of all kinds, from koala bears to wombats, you can also hand feed kangaroo's.
The Park boasts more than 36 species of snakes, including 11 of the continent’s most venomous varieties. Visitors can hold a Burmese python, drop in on a Snake Safety Awareness Seminar, or watch snakes get milked for their venom as part of the facility’s world-renowned anti-venom project. If your fears are more of the eight-legged variety, there’s also Spider World, that has more than 500 species of spiders from all over the world. Visit Tarantulaville to observe tarantulas and scorpions or you can head to the spider laboratory and watch feedings and venom milking of the world’s deadliest arachnid - the Funnel-web spider.