Monday - Sunday
10am - 5pm
Oakvale Wildlife Park is open every day
Except for Christmas Day (25th December).
The last entry into the park is at 4.15pm.
Koala Country10.00am - 4.50pm
Reptile Ravine10.00am - 4.30pm
Splash Bay10.00am - 4.45pm
Farmyard Nursery10.00am - 3.30pm
Shop Trading Hours
Gift Shop10.00am - 4.45pm
Oakvale CafeServing food from 10.30am - 3.00pm
Oakvale Wildlife Park is located in the heart Port Stephens on the North Coast of New South Wales.
We are an easy 2-hour drive (181km) north of Sydney, 30-minute drive from Newcastle, 25-minute drive from Nelson Bay, 1-hour drive from the Hunter Valley and 10km from Newcastle Airport.
Heading North-bound on Nelson Bay Road, turn right onto Oakvale Drive at the Salt Ash round-about.
We have a large car park which can facilitate easy parking for coaches, caravans, boats and camper parking while you explore the park.
Parking is FREE
Further visitor information
Port Stephens: Port Stephens is an easy 2.5 hours drive from Sydney, with its beautiful beaches, stunning sand dunes, coastal walks, national parks, pristine waters, carefree laid back lifestyle and a great range of accommodation. Port Stephens is one of the most incredible natural ‘stages’ on earth with a wealth of ‘bucket-list’ worthy experiences waiting for you. See the majestic dunes standing guard over the Worimi Conservation Lands, feel the warm welcome from the locals, hear the calls of wild dolphins and humpback whales, taste the local produce fresh from the farmgate and smell the salt air. Come and see for yourself…Port Stephens - incredible by nature!
Newcastle: Nestled on the beautiful, sun-drenched eastern coastline of New South Wales, just over two hours north of Sydney, Newcastle is a vibrant city bursting with things to do, places to stay and fun to be had. Newcastle is surrounded by golden sand beaches, a breathtaking coastline and a beautiful working harbour. The cafes, restaurants and bars, unique architecture and rich history stretch from the city to the suburbs.
Hunter Valley: With more than 150 wineries, restaurants aplenty, sweeping landscapes and mobs of kangaroos - and just a two-hour drive north of Sydney - the Hunter Valley is a fabulous holiday destination, whether it’s a sneaky weekender or a full-on fortnight. There’s just so much to love about Australia’s oldest wine region – the epic wines, of course; the bevy of paddock to plate produce; the forward-thinking chefs who plate it up; the plush places to stay; the stunning scenery and the fun festivals where you can party hardy! Then there’s the close-knit community of wine lovers, eager to share the Hunter Valley way of life with you. Come, treat yourself to a country getaway like no other.
Barrington Coast: At the Barrington Coast's southernmost tip, you'll find Hawks Nest and Tea Gardens about 2 hours drive north of Sydney. A further hour north will bring you to Pacific Palms, Forster and Tuncurry. Travel westwards past Stroud and Gloucester to the highest point of the Barrington Coast and you can explore the ancient Gondwana rainforests of world heritage Barrington Tops. Follow the Manning River from its source high in Barrington Tops to Wingham, Taree and coastal delta villages and walk the golden sands of Crowdy Bay and Diamond Head.
Lake Macquarie: Just 90 minutes north of Sydney, you’ll feel yourself easing into holiday mode. This is a place where the simple things you love never went out of style, where the dress code reads ‘barefoot’ and the soundtrack is the gentle lapping of waves on the shore or the sizzle of a barbecue. You’ll love every day in Lake Macquarie. The largest saltwater lake in the southern hemisphere and more than twice the size of Sydney Harbour, Lake Macquarie is an aquatic playground. Explore by boat, kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Hike through cool rainforest, camp by majestic waterfalls and see the sun rise from ancient sea caves. Then see it all from above with an exhilarating joy flight with Australia’s only Red Bull Air Race Team – Matt Hall Racing.