Caversham Wildlife Park


Come and spend the day at one of Perth’s most exciting tourist attractions, showcasing the largest private collection of native wildlife in Western Australia.

Hand-feed the kangaroos, join in the interactive farm show, touch a possum or lizard, meet a wombat, catch a keeper talk or two and have photos taken with koalas! Caversham Wildlife Park; a great Australian meet & greet experience for the whole family, in one fantastic day!

All of our shows, talks, photo opportunities and animal food are included in the entry fee! With no extra money needed around the park, you can make the most of your experience at Caversham Wildlife Park.

Caversham Wildlife Park is very proudly owned and operated by a Western Australian family. We don’t receive any Government assistance; the park is solely funded by visiting patrons! Thank you for your support and assistance!

B/Lot 99 Lord Street, Whiteman WA 6068

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David, who owns and manages Caversham with his wife Pat, son David and daughter Debbie, bought the park in 1988. At that stage it covered two hectares (five acres), of which little more than half was populated by a modest collection of animals and a few native birds. It has since doubled in size and the population has boomed. 

The park now features about 200 species and more than 2000 heads, all housed in a walk-through or walk-in environment. The expansion took place in 1994, when the Thornes bought the adjoining property. In April 2003 the park was relocated to Whiteman Park and once again, more than doubled in size. 

The park is the premier development of its kind in Western Australia. It attracts about 160,000 visitors each year, and such is its status that the breeding programme is officially recognised by Australian Zoos. David regularly exchanges animals or birds with other parks and zoos to add to Caversham's population and for breeding. The park has bred its own wombats, Tasmanian devils and koalas to name a few.


Caversham Wildlife Park is located within Whiteman Park, approximately 20 minutes from Perth and only moments from the beautiful Swan Valley. See and touch native animals and Australian Koalas and Kangaroos in their natural habitat, while enjoying the parkland and features of this well-renown bushland area. 

Free parking is available in Whiteman Park and entry into Whiteman Park is free.


The park is wheelchair and pram friendly with pathways and disabled toilets. 

The souvenir shop offers a wide variety of Australian souvenirs, CDs, videos, kangaroo pelts, carved emu eggs, books, badges, t-shirts, cuddly toys and much more. There is also a kiosk where you can purchase a cup of tea or coffee, cold drinks, ice cream, chocolates, biscuits, lollies and other nibbles. 

The Whiteman Park Cafe provides enjoyable lunches and hot meals. There are also BBQs, picnic facilities and children's playgrounds available in Whiteman Park.