Oakvale Wildlife Park prides itself on the product they provide customers and how they have modified offerings to suit guests with many levels of accessibility requirements.
Throughout the entire park*, there are no steps or sloped pathways. Pathways are kept well maintained, clear and without trip hazards to facilitate ease of motion with all mobility devices.
Tractor-trailer ride performs a vital role in facilitating the elderly and mobility impaired, enabling them to travel the distance around the park with ease and comfort. It’s at a level to allow ease of carers lifting guests in who have limited mobility to two small steps (31.5cm & 26cm)
All gate’s meet the accessibility standards and the average height of the animal viewing panels are 80cm from the ground allowing all our enclosures easy viewing access.
Complimentary wheelchair available (see below)
Accessible amenities are: café, gift shop, shows and presentations are accessible.
*excluding lemur island
Hiring a wheelchair
We do have 1 (one) standard wheelchair and 1 (one) water wheelchair available for guests to hire at no cost – this is subject to availability and requires advanced booking. ID is required to hire the wheelchair along with a $50 cash refundable deposit.
Please note the water wheelchair can only be used in the Splash Bay area.
Accessible toilets are in our Splash Bay Water Park & next to Reptile Ravine.
An accessible shower is located at Splash Bay Water Park.
Baby Change Table is located in both toilet blocks.
Carers and Companions
Clients that present their Companion Cards will allow their accompanying carer into Oakvale Wildlife Park for FREE.
Guide dogs may be permitted with prior arrangement, due to quarantine area’s there will be some areas that are off-limits. A request must be made to management a minimum of 7 days prior to visiting and we will require a copy of your current certification of the service animal along with up to date inoculations certificate. Animals presenting signs upon arrival of sickness or dangerous behaviours may be refused.
There are 3 designated accessible parking bays at the entry of Oakvale Wildlife Park.
Complimentary microwave is available for use in the tea room along with ample highchairs available.
A variety of affordable food options are available in the cafe from child-friendly, soft foods to dietary requirements. Our dining tables are at a suitable height to allow most mobility devices to be wheeled under. Complimentary BBQ’s provided for those who wish to bring their food.
An installation of a full-body JennSwing has been installed one of our playground areas.
Charging points are located in the tea room for guests to charge things such as scooters or medical devices.
Further information about accessibility in Port Stephens can be found at https://www.portstephens.nsw.g...