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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
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Owner description: Home of Kangaroo Dundee (BBC/Animal Planet) Guided sunset tour
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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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Broxbourne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

It's not often that reality exceeds expectation but our visit falls into this category. With many having seen the 'Kangaroo Dundee' series on UK TV, our tour group were delighted to be greeted by Brolga himself. A joey in a pillowcase sling was given to my wife to hold within minutes of arrival, while Brolga talked with love and enthusiasm... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Best experience we made in Australia! Groups are just 4-7 people. very nice and chilled atmosphere while walking through the sanctuary. Brolga is a very impressive person. Here you can get information and experience with Kangaroos you nowhere else will get. We really enjoyed this couple of hours. JUST AWESOME AND BEAUTIFUL!!! Many Thanks to Brolga and the little Joey!

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Weston-super-Mare
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

A small group of us arrived and were greeted by Brolga with a baby roo in a bag. He is a very charismatic person and gave us a great insight in to raising these orphaned animals. He limits the amount of visitors as he does not want to disturb the kangaroos and is obviously not doing this for the money.... More

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Newport Pagnell, England, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If you are ever in the Alice Springs area this is the most amazing experience. We were on a tour of Australia and this was definitely the highlight. Brolga's passion and enthusiasm for the kangaroos and that all should be saved if at all possible is an inspiration. The joeys are so helpless for such a long time and need... More

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Fenwick, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

It was so informative, so up close and personal and so non commercial. This man is passionate about what he does. It was such an experience walking with all the kangaroos, thrilling

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Brolga has a deep love and respect for his mob and you come to see this during your tour of his private sanctuary. Brolga allowed us to experience first hand how tender and delicate baby kangaroos are by letting you carry around a little joey in a pillowcase. What an experience. The tour puts you into the natural habitat with... More

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ChrisBarns, Owner at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, responded to this review

G'day Kathy, thank you for your thoughtful and kind review. It was great to meet you. Take care. Cheers Brolga More

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

After seeing the Kangaroo Dundee documentaries we decided we absolutely had to come here while we were in Australia for the year. The whole experience was beyond what we could have imagined. Nothing compares to the feeling of walking through the sanctuary as the sun goes down and watching the kangaroos waking up from their afternoon naps and come hopping... More

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ChrisBarns, Owner at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, responded to this review

G'day, thank you for your lovely review. It really was a beautiful night with the lunar eclipse. I'm so glad your visit coincided with the eclipse. Take care. Cheers Brolga More

Germany
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

It is a very very great job what Brolga is doing! I visit the Sanctuary with a small group. It was one of the best things and memories what I have done on my trip through Australia. And I learned so much about these wonderful animals. Brolga is doing so much for these Kangaroo and he is doing everything with... More

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