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The Kangaroo Sanctuary

Address: Bookings only please, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8953 0127
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Owner description: Home of Kangaroo Dundee (BBC/Animal Planet) Guided sunset tour
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Owner description: Home of Kangaroo Dundee (BBC/Animal Planet) Guided sunset tour

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stourbridge
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125 reviews 125 reviews
45 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

What can we say about this apart from brilliant,superb experience,my wife got to cuddle a baby kangeroo which she talks about to everyone she meets.The overall visit was fascinating getting up close to the animals and seeing and talking to Brolga was for us both one of the highlights of our tour. The set up is a few km out... More 

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Bucks
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Visited one evening in November. Chris(Brolga) met us and led us through his modest former home. He gave us a little information about his background, and then produced 2 joeys in bags to hold! He is completely dedicated to his kangaroo sanctuary and was so genuine that we were all captivated. He introduced us to Doreen and Audrey, Aboriginal ladies... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Chris (brolga) does the tours himself, this is definitely not a Disney type experience. He is an engaging and genuinely passionate advocate of his work. There is no visitor centre, shop or cafe but Chris doesn't need / want this degree of commercialism. A brilliant, heartwarming experience.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We visited with our tour group at twilight when Kangaroos came out. Joeys, where mothers have been killed in road accidents, are brought up by 'Kangaroo Dundee'. He is the most passionate and knowledgeable person you will ever meet concerning the wellbeing of Kangaroos. We imagined we would see kangaroos from afar but soon they were leaping all around us... More 

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Columbia, MD
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

One of the coolest places you can go in Alice! We arrived early, before the bus of more people, so we go to hold baby kangas in pillowcases for a long time. They were so sweet, they kept falling asleep. Once the bus arrived we were given a brief overview and then we got a chance to hear from some... More 

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Marishes
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

This visit to the sanctuary was one of the highlights of our Australian trip. The passion this guy has for the Kangaroos is unbelievable. We had the opportunity to hold rescued baby Roos and that was amazing not to mention being up close to Roger the massive male kangaroo. A must visit if you visit Alice Springs.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I had the pleasure of going to Brolga's kangaroo sanctuary last Wednesday. I had the best time. After seeing his TV show, which the BBC named Kangaroo Dundee, I always liked the idea of going, and when circumstances brought me to Alice Springs and I knew I had to go. He's such a cool guy and loves what he does,... More 

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Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I went to this tour with the only purpose of seeing kangaroos close but I got more than I expected. I met a person with a passion and love these animals that is very contiguous. He is a very down to earth person and will treat you like he knows you from before and have the patience to answer all... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We had a very pleasant experience when we visited this sanctuary whilst we were doing a tour of Austrailia in November. Kangaroo Dundee was present much to the delight of those amongst us who had watched his series on B.B.C. He explained how and why he set up the sanctuary. We all had the opportunity to nurse a joey and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We considered ourselves priviledged to spend time with this remarkable man - Brolga - at his Kangaroo Sanctuary. We arrived at dusk where he met our coach and explained the work he was doing. We also met two aboriginal ladies - Doreen and Audrey - who showed us some of their extraordinary paintings and told us about their involvement with... More 

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