Tamworth Marsupial Park & Adventure Playground
The Tamworth Marsupial Park is currently closed for the foreseeable future to help minimise the spread of COVID-19.
The Marsupial Park is a native animal experience unlike any other in NSW, the 14-hectare park is run by volunteers. Children can get close to kangaroos, wallabies, cockatoos and emus, spot the species in the free-flight aviary and hand feed the Indian peacocks.
Within the Marsupial Park is the community-built Adventure Playground which has two distinct areas: one for under-5s and another for over-5s. It encourages children to use their fine and gross motor-skills – and of course, their imagination. There are barbecue facilities and bathrooms.
Winding it's way through the Marsupial Park is the Kamilaroi Walking Track, which links the Marsupial Park, Oxley Lookout and Flagstaff Mountain over a distance of several kilometres. To find out more click here.
||Endeavour Drive, East Tamworth NSW 2340
Monday - 8:00am to 4:45pm
Tuesday- 8:00am to 4:45pm
Wednesday - 8:00am to 4:45pm
Thursday - 8:00am to 4:45pm
Friday - 8:00am to 4:45pm
Saturday - 8:00am to 4:45pm
Sunday - 8:00am to 4:45pm
||Free but donations are welcome
The Tamworth Marsupial Park is a bushland setting and ticks are present. Below is information regarding ticks:
How to reduce the likelihood of being bitten
• Apply an insect repellent containing DEET – check the label and follow manufacturers’ directions.
On return from a known tick area:
• Search the body for ticks especially behind ears, on back of the head and neck, groin, armpits and back of knees
• Be careful where clothes are placed as they may introduce ticks into the house
• Ticks in clothing can be killed by placing clothes in the dryer for at least ten minutes on the hot cycle
• Don’t forget to check children
To Remove a Tick
Once found, ticks should be removed as soon as possible using fine tipped forceps or fine surgical scissors:
• Press the skin down around the tick’s embedded mouth part
• Grip the mouth part firmly
• Lift gently to detach the tick
• Avoid squeezing the body of the tick during removal
Important: In individuals with a history of allergic reactions to tick bites, ticks should still be removed as soon as possible but only by a doctor and where resuscitation facilities are readily available.