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Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary

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Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary is an Australian conservation icon, nestled in the beautiful Adelaide Hills. The land, a dairy at the time, was originally purchased in 1969 by environmentalist John Wamsley. Dr Wamsley converted the paddocks into five native habitats, including rainforest and wetlands. He protected these habitats with a 2 metre high, feral-proof fence. Warrawong is now a safe haven for all manner of rare and endangered native wildlife. It is also the only place on the South Australian mainland where platypus live and breed naturally. Other wildlife includes Koalas, Potoroos, Bandicoots, Bettongs, Kangaroos, and Wallabies. Over 100 bird species have been spotted at the Sanctuary.

The Sanctuary is currently receiving extensive TLC after 4 years of abandonment. Nevertheless, group bookings are now available for amazing, hands on and interactive wildlife shows and guided tours. Private wildlife encounters for 2 people are also available and children are also extremely well catered for through the Junior Keeper experience. In the very near future, public wildlife shows will start and the cosy coffee lounge, featuring panoramic views of the Sanctuary, will open.

School and group camps, plus conference/function facilities are also on the near horizon. If you can’t make it to the Sanctuary, you won’t miss out. We can bring the Sanctuary to you. Warrawong2U is our mobile wildlife sanctuary, where we bring native animals to schools, birthday parties, community groups, businesses, functions, and events.

As with all things Warrawong, it’s educational, it’s entertaining. Now that’s “edu-tainment”!

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General Enquiries: [email protected]

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