Excursion to Wings

Self-Guided Visits  |  Guided Tour  |  International Schools  |  Booking Costs  |  Planning Your Excursion  |  Volunteer

Let Wings Wildlife Park become an outdoor classroom for students of all ages.

We have two options available. You can either wander at your own leisure or if your group would prefer an educational guided tour, we can accommodate that too.

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Self-Guided Visits

Bring your students and explore the Park at your own pace. With over 150 different species to see and six keeper talks a day. 

Wings Wildlife Park offers schools and teachers fun and interactive learning opportunities that enable students of all ages to engage with wildlife, develop a deeper knowledge of conservation and the natural world and become a wildlife ambassador.

Arrive at any time and wander at your own leisure.

Devil feeding and wombat interaction at set times along with the general public.

Participants: Minimum 25 students

Supervision: One adult per ten students is required for students kinder to Y1o.

 

Book a Self-Guided Excursion

 
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Guided Tour

Your students will explore an interactive talk and hands-on experience with wildlife, under supervision, with a guide. Includes your own devil-feeding, hand feed the kangaroos, all feed is provided along the way. See juvenile wildlife that we may be rearing at the time. This more informative tour gives a closer look at Tasmanian wildlife.

Highlights:

  • Your own devil feeding
  • Hand feed kangaroos
  • All feed is provided along the way
  • See juvenile wildlife that we may be rearing at the time

Participants: Minimum 25 students.

Supervision: One adult per ten students is required for students kinder to Y10.

 

Book a Guided Excursion

 
 
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International Schools

Wings Wildlife Park is one of the best options for a school excursion within Tasmania. Home to the largest collection of Tasmanian wildlife in Australia, it is set amongst the lush green valley of Gunns Plains by the Leven River. Located in Tasmania's North West, the park is less than 90 minutes from iconic Cradle Mountain.

We are also the only wildlife park in Tasmania offering accommodation, whether it be our backpacker units, powered sites or unpowered camp sites. Visit our accommodation page for more information on options.

Wings Wildlife Park offers a wonderful day out for international student visitors.

Join our staff on a specially designed program for overseas students with customisable activities and schedules.

Options include:

  • Full day or half day tours

  • Animal encounters

  • Farm walk

  • Souvenir photo opportunities

  • Souvenir feed bag or souvenir keepsake

  • Catered lunch and morning tea

Participants: Minimum 25 students

Cost: Contact us for a personalised quote

 
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Booking Costs

Excursion Booking Costs

The table below lists group pricing per student based on 25 students.  Minimum fee (equivalent to 25 students) will apply to smaller groups.

Excursion Type Cost Per Student
Students (K-10) – Entry Only $10.00
Students (K-10) – Entry and Tour $12.00
Students (11-12) – Entry Only $21.00
Students (11-12) – Entry and Tour, Contact us for pricing options
International Schools - Contact us for pricing options
Supervising Adults
1 adult per 10 students
Additional adults

FREE
$21.00
Add-ons
Animal Feed and Fish Food

$1.00/unit

Park entry includes Picnic Grounds & Farm Walk.

Smaller Groups: Minimum fee equivalent to 25 students will apply for all tours, or you may prefer to pay the standard entry fee if visiting as a self-guided group.

Supervising adult ratios apply - one adult per ten students is required.

Book School Excursions

For more information please contact us.

 

Opening Hours

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wings Wildlife Park is open daily except Christmas day.

You should allow approximately two hours for your visit to Wings Wildlife Park. Cafe serving light meals and snacks.

Planning Your Excursion

Whether you choose a self-guided excursion, guided tour or special event you are guaranteed to provide your students with an educational experience to last a lifetime.

Utilise the below information to help plan a hassle-free fun-filled day!

  • Decide on the purpose of your excursion

  • Fill your bus by combining with other faculties/subjects

  • Use parent helpers

  • Organise your students into small groups prior to arrival

  • Plan your trail around the Park grounds before you begin

  • Give the students time to stop and observe the animals and enclosures

  • Incorporate keeper presentations into your excursion - they are informative and fun

  • Provide a map for all supervising adults and students. Download from the website.

  • Ensure your booking has been confirmed prior to your arrival at the Park

  • Have your children/group assemble a "park kit" e.g. notebook, pencils, clipboard, art paper, crayons, Park map, camera and resource (if required)

  • Prepare for unexpected issues, for example, rain, lost students, accidents and travel problems

  • Have fun! The Park is a fun and magical place. Enjoy the adventure with your students

Should the weather be unsuitable on the day for an outdoor excursion, you can cancel/postpone to another day.

There is a cafe on site for those who wish to purchase their lunch, otherwise students are welcome to bring their own packed lunch. We will reserve the undercover area for you to have lunch on the day.

Please also consider viewing our general planning information.

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Volunteer

What You Will Gain

You will gain hands on experience within the captive wildlife area (Australian wildlife and exotic animals). Assist with food preparation, animal husbandry, animal care and furnishing enclosures to create a natural environment etc. for our wildlife. Listen and be present at interpretive talks, animal encounters, personalised guided tours and school group educational tours. We have over 150 different species here at Wings Wildlife Park and the largest collection of Tasmanian wildlife in the world.

Time Frame

Our volunteer program normally runs for 6 weeks. Starting and finishing times are from 8:00am to 4:30pm with a half hour lunch. Volunteers can nominate 5 days per week for volunteering (Monday to Sunday) allowing 2 days for recreational activities.

If volunteering is part of study placement and you require a block period, we can also accommodate those requests and are open to negotiations. International students can select a block period with a minimum of 1 week. Previous international volunteers volunteered Monday to Friday and have had Saturday and Sunday off to explore the region and what it has to offer.

Accommodation

Onsite discounted accommodation is available for interstate and international students, as well as local volunteers that do not reside within a reasonable travelling distance to the wildlife park. Transport to and from the airport needs to be arranged by the volunteers themselves, however we can pass on some suggested transport options. Rates can be discussed once applications have been assessed.

For more information please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

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