Caversham Wildlife Park

Whiteman Park

Jack’s wheelchair friendly Kangaroo adventure right here in Perth W.A. We often see lots of kangaroo’s in the bush but we rarely get the opportunity to pat one, so after talking with some friends who recently visited Whiteman Park and the Caversham Wildlife Park we decided to visit.

Charmaine Jack and I visited Whiteman Park on a sunny weekend and to our surprise the park was very busy with kids playing everywhere.

We did drive around looking for parking and found lots of parking only a short walk from most BBQ areas, we also found several with Disabled parking spots near the visitor information centre.

The park has plenty of flat level sealed paths going to all the places you would want to visit, so wheelchair access is safe and easy.

A short 300m walk from the information centre and we found the Caversham Wildlife park, there is also disabled parking at the wildlife park at the front of the building.

The Caversham Wildlife Park accepts the carer card so we only needed to pay for Jack and one adult. Entry was about $22.00 for an adult. You will need to plan for at least 3 hours to make the most of your day and enjoy everything on offer.

You will want to bring your camera! To capture the tame kangaroos and other animals. On our visit it was OK to use Camera flash and your video.

The park is well shaded with big native trees, and there are various undercover areas around the park, however, the park is predominantly an outdoors environment, so be prepared, according to the weather forecast.

You should log onto the BOM weather site for the latest update. I would also recommend hats, sunglasses and sunscreen.

We found the park very wheelchair friendly, it has loads of very well maintained paths and mostly flat surfaces, we used Jacks Kimba off-road chair for our visit but a normal wheelchair with thin tyres would be OK.

The park also has disabled toilets located near the front entrance. I consider this park to be very pram/wheelchair friendly, and has baby change facilities.

The Toilets is located near the kiosk at the entrance to the park.

The Kiosk offers a wide variety of snacks, including tea & coffee, cold drinks, ice creams, pies & sausage rolls. There is also a covered seating area, this proved ideal for our lunch break, we even had a visit from a very colorful Peacock.

You can also buy emu eggs, cd’s, dvd’s, kangaroo skins, leather products, books, clothing, soft toys, collectables, jewellery, beauty products, local bush honey and plenty of other Australian products.

The park will provide a pass-out stamp so you can wander over to Whiteman Park at any time throughout the day, and then return into Caversham Wildlife Park later.

The Wildlife park

is divided into six main areas

1. North East – the animals and plants in this section represent the tropical part of our fascinating country. Complete with a peaceful walk-through aviary, this section is the start of your relaxing journey around the park.

2. Kangaroo Enclosure – Jacks favourite place to visit and pat a wild kangaroo, this spacious and relaxing exhibit runs through the middle of the park. Here you are able to engage with a variety of species of kangaroos and wallabies. Kangaroo food is provided here.

3. South West – the animals and plants in this section represent our very own part of Australia. Here you will see many species that are found locally around Perth, and the South West. You will see some amazing bird life in the walk-through aviary. Don’t forget to have some photos taken with the spectacular Australian Grass Trees.

4. Molly’s Farm – this is where some of our most cheeky animals reside; Jack was really happy to say hello to Tommy the donkey and Snowy the llama. He also got up close and personal with a variety of friendly animals in the barns and even patted a rabbit, and then take a walk through the paddocks to meet some of the larger animals, such as the ostrich and buffalo. Animal food is provided here.

5. North – the animals and plants in this section represent Australia’s most arid region. Embark on a journey of red, rocky landscapes, sounds of Kookaburra calls and balmy outback atmosphere.

6. South East – the animals and plants in this section represent the diversity of the coastal, forest and mountainous areas in Australia’s south east corner. There is an aromatic scent of Eucalyptus in this section.

How to find Caversham Wildlife park

The Parks location:

It is located inside Whiteman Park. To enter Whiteman Park, use either Lord Street entrance or Beechboro Road entrance. Entry into Whiteman Park is free.

Lord Street, Whiteman Park Entrance


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For GPS Instructions

(type in the following coordinates).

Lord Street, Whiteman, 6068 OR

Beechboro Road, Whiteman, 6068

Parking

There is plenty of FREE parking in Whiteman Park and you will generally find disabled parking at the front of most attractions I would not plan on leaving valuables inside your vehicle

Taxi

Perth TAXI will know how to find it, the driver will know how to get to the park.

Public Transport

Train from Perth to Bassendean.

Bus Number 955 or 956 from Bassendean to Ellenbrook.

Get off the bus at Whiteman Park (Lord Street entrance).

Courtesy Car

The Caversham Wildlife Park Courtesy Car will collect you from the Whiteman Park gate (Lord Street entrance) and drop you off at the entrance of Caversham Wildlife Park.

This service operates at the following times:

• 10.00am • 11.00am • 12.00pm • 1.00pm • 2.00pm • 3.00pm • 4.00pm

Please Note - To request the Caversham Wildlife Park Courtesy Car at these times, you must press the buzzer in the booth -

The Courtesy Car will only collect visitors if the buzzer had been pressed.

The Caversham Wildlife Park Courtesy Car will take you back to the Whiteman Park gate (Lord Street entrance) at the following times:

• 10.50am • 11.50am • 12.50pm • 1.50pm • 2.50pm • 3.50pm • 4.20pm

To request the Caversham Wildlife Park Courtesy Car at these times, simply speak with our friendly shop staff.

Take Bus Number 955 or 956 to Bassendean.

Train from Bassendean to Perth.

Saturday & Sunday

Train from Perth to Bassendean.

Bus Number 955 from Bassendean to Ellenbrook.

Get off the bus at Whiteman Park (Lord Street entrance).

The Whiteman Park Shuttle Bus will collect you from the Whiteman Park gate (Lord Street entrance) and drop you off at the entrance of Caversham Wildlife Park.

Press the buzzer to request the Shuttle Bus. This service operates at the following times:

• 10.25am • 11.25am • 12.40pm • 1.40pm • 2.40pm • 3.40pm

You will need to arrive before 3pm if you would like to see and do everything, Whiteman Park is a very big place

The Whiteman Park Shuttle Bus will take you back to the Whiteman Park gate (Lord Street entrance) at the following times:

• 11.00am • 12.15pm • 1.15pm • 2.15pm • 3.15pm • 4.15pm

Take Bus Number 955 to Bassendean.

Train from Bassendean to Perth.

Contact Info

If you require more information about Caversham Wildlife Park

Telephone (08) 9248 1984 Fax (08) 9248 1985

Email - General Enquires sales@cavershamwildlife.com.au