Come and take a walk on the wild side at this idyllic animal sanctuary nestled in the Lara bushland. Mamma and the crew are always in awe of all the flora and fauna that we get to see at this magical place. You can literally walk with the emu's, wave at the curious wallabies and 'ooh' and 'aaah' at all the beautiful looking birds - like the Tawny Frogmouth and Magpie Geese. There's a good information centre where you can step into the underwater world or look through a giant microscope, plus a large picnic area where you can let the kids off the leash to run wild in the surrounding forest.
Mamma's special mentions: This is a fantastic place for the little ones to get close to the animals and learn about their environment and Mamma says there are a couple of rules to keep the sanctuary as close to nature as possible for the wildlife and others to enjoy - keep to the walking tracks, be as quiet as you can so you don't scare the animals, leave everything how you find it and take your rubbish home with you. Oh and guess what? It's FREE!
the nitty gritty
open 8am - 4pm EVERY DAY
(Except Christmas Day and good Friday)
bird hides - visitor centre - picnic tables - park benches - BBQ's-
picnic shelter - toilet - lots of car parking - no entry fee
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100 Windermere Rd
(45 Minutes from the Westgate Bridge)