The Sanctuary is a haven for Australian native animals and birds. All set in a natural bush environment.
The Sanctuary really was a wonderful place to visit! Our kids, aged 6 and 8, really enjoyed walking around with the kangaroos, joeys and wallabies (and so did we!). The animals are super friendly and allowed us to pat and feed them.
We walked through the free flight aviary and admired the colourful Australian birds. We were entertained by the large black cockatoos and said hello to Charlie the 30-year old Long Billed Corella. Other highlights were getting to pat the snakes and watching the volunteers feed them!
We spent time exploring the maze of tracks which weaved their way around and across the Sanctuary. The animals we spotted included:-
- Birds including cockatoos, corella, parrots and wedgetailed eagle
- Kangaroos, joeys, wallabies and wallaroos
- Native bees
- Lots of snakes including Muscles, the diamond python!
- Blue tongue lizards
This very friendly snake was just one of the animals we were able to get up close to.
The emu enclosure was closed when we visited however the curious emus come up close to the fence. A very special treat was being able to hold the emu eggs. Volunteers remove the eggs and provided us with some very interesting and educational information.
The volunteers were very friendly and provided us with lots of information about each of the animals.
The bird aviaries featured lots of different birds. The black cockatoos were a favourite because of their size and magnificent colour.
Native beehives are placed throughout the Sanctuary.