Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary

Zoos, Sanctuaries, Aquariums and Wildlife Parks

Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary is the only place on mainland South Australia where you may see the elusive platypus. The Sanctuary is also a thriving eco-system where hundreds of Australian native animals flourish. Koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, bandicoots, potoroos, bettongs, and birds, rarely seen outside the feral-proof fence, all live safely at Warrawong.

The award winning Sanctuary was founded in 1969 by Dr John Wamsley, when he purchased a 35 acre dairy. Later, he and his wife Proo surrounded the property with a 2.1 metre high, electrified, feral proof fence. The fence, arguably the world’s first, created a safe haven where native animals were protected from introduced predators like cats and foxes.

Thanks to the vision of the founders, current wife and husband owners, Narelle and David, have inherited a rich and diverse eco-system, where native animals prosper.

Experience the tranquil haven of Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary for yourself by booking an animal encounter, behind the scenes experience, show, tour, or camp.

Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary is a serene environment for animals and humans alike. Visit us and experience the best of natural Australia.


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From AU$5.00

General admission to Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary is $19 for an adult, which includes an 11am guided tour, plus a wildlife show, on weekends and school holidays. Other animal interactions, such as encounters and keeper experiences are also available for additional fees.

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