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The Kangaroo Sanctuary

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Address: Bookings only please, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
Phone Number: 61889650038
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Hes a character, & a great talker which makes your visit memorable. You get up front and very personal with baby joeys. A very informative evening.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike B
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hes a character, & a great talker which makes your visit memorable. You get up front and very personal with baby joeys. A very informative evening.

2 Thank Mike B
Cary, North Carolina
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64 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the highlight of our 3 week trip around Australia. The booking process was easy, pick-up was on-time, and the tour was amazing. As soon as we got off the bus, Brolga was there to welcome us to his sanctuary. He is one of the most genuinely passionate people I've ever met. He has sacrificed so much to help... More 

2 Thank haylaura
Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We don't understand how people could find any fault here.Brolga was amazing,,took his time to explain and show his passion.If you travel to Australia this is an ABSOLUTE MUST.We would go back again tomorrow and would recommend to anyone to go.A hands on experience with a very knowledgeable individual,worth every cent.We were pleasantly surprised at how long our tour was... More 

9 Thank Bruce and Kathy L
Cairns, Australia
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182 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This is an amazing experience which I would highly recommend doing but make sure you book ahead as he does not allow people in every night and not if there is already a tour group booking. No toilet facilities available. Bring your camera and a bottle of water as you will spend your time walking around. Support this endeavour as... More 

7 Thank Travelgypsyisme
Warners Bay, Australia
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184 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Typical of a Sydney-sider to whine about the price... Get a life 557jill557. This place is very well worth the visit and you know the price you pay goes back into looking after these beautiful creatures. Very very informative and great for kids. Can't get this experience anywhere else in the World. Fully recommended and couldn't give a rat's bum... More 

6 Thank Dave L
Dresden, Germany
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

So fantastik! beutiful animals and so kind man. Not so touristik, great experience. not expinsive for great value

3 Thank regaj24
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The centre and the owner provide you with a unique experience of being close up to little Joeys and full size kangeroos. It was privilege to meet the man and talk to someone who is so committed and caring towards the animals. A very educational visit that brought home to my wife and myself that humanity has its champions and... More 

3 Thank Alan C
Reading, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Having seen Brolga on the BBC series we couldn't visit Alice Springs without going to his kangaroo sanctuary. What a treat. The visit has to be pre-booked and you cannot take yourself there, a coach collects you from your hotel or location. It was a small tour of about 25 of us personally led by Brolga. Absolutely unmissable. If you... More 

2 Thank Marigold19
Exeter, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

What an amazing experience, the opportunity to see Kangaroos close up and to cuddle the baby Hope in her bag. Brolga Barnes was so interesting and clearly lived to help orphaned roos. What a highlight to our holiday.

2 Thank ann g
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179 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We spent several weeks touring Australia and this was undoubtedly one of the highlights. Brolga is a fascinating and friendly enthusiast. He explained every aspect of kangaroo life but especially the importance of checking road-killed adults for live joeys. The sanctuary is where he allows orphaned kangaroos to grow up before being rehabilitated back to their natural environment. During the... More 

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