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The Kangaroo Sanctuary

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Address: Bookings only please, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8953 0127
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Description: Home of Kangaroo Dundee (BBC/Animal Planet) Guided sunset tour

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Diamond in the rough

We found this "diamond" online. What a wonderful experience while in Alice Springs. You must experience it near sunset because the kangaroos are just waking up. We spent about 2... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Laurie M
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We found this "diamond" online. What a wonderful experience while in Alice Springs. You must experience it near sunset because the kangaroos are just waking up. We spent about 2 hours walking around the grounds and learning so much about the rescued kangaroos. They are not only rescued, they are rehabilitated. Kangaroo Dundee was an extraordinary and committed guide, founder... More 

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Yateley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

after reading Brolga's book it was a really wonderful thing to actually meet the man and realise he is the real deal. passionate about the sanctuary and very interesting to talk to. he made us all feel welcome and involved in what was the highlight of our trip to Australia. we learned a lot and my wife nearly squealed when... More 

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Hereford, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

If you are ever in Alice Springs you have to visit the Kangaroo Sanctuary. It is a wonderful place and we had an amazing evening walking in the bush with the kangaroos and carrying the joeys. Fabulous!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We watched Kangaroo Dundee on TV and were so amazed that we organised a trip to Australia to visit the sanctuary ourselves. It was one of the best things we did on our trip, Chris (Brolga) is passionate about his work and extremely informative and welcoming. It was a delight to be able to hold one of the joeys (Betty)... More 

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stourbridge
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48 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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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23 helpful votes 23 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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