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Address: The Causeway, Swan River | East Perth Area, Perth, Western Australia 6004, Australia

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Want to see kangaroos fro free?

Is very well located close to the city, and with some kangaroos for maybe a first experience. They are free so be careful, they might look fluffy but they are wild animals

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Is very well located close to the city, and with some kangaroos for maybe a first experience. They are free so be careful, they might look fluffy but they are wild animals

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Go to the Causeway after the Perth Mint, cross the bridge, on the right side are stairs down, walk along the river and you will come to a self release chain link gate, that's the entrance to the island section where the 5 female roos live. Roos are expert at camouflage, so they are not easy to spot and they... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Kangaroos camoflage themselves very well so spotting them was extremely difficult and required patience. Fortunately, I found one napping by the side of the path that I had walked past ten mins earlier! Very tame, it let me pat and stroke it but got scared when it saw my selfie stick (so perhaps keep it in the bag). There was... More 

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Perth, Australia
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28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Thief little island is spilt in half by the busy causeway leading into Perth, however it is amazing such a treasure exists right on the city.'s doorstep. Bushland, great for a walk, fishing or just finding a quiet spot to look at the river, the city or South Perth. Kangaroos live on the southern side of the island. It is... More 

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This one that can be missed - it is beneath the causeway on Swan River near the Casino - virtually a carpark and that is it. Currently the local aboriginal community is using it to camp on and it is a mini tent city - all lovely but not attractive to tourists.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Heirisson Island is in the middle of the Swan River and just east of the CBD easy to get to by free bus or relaxed walk .There are 6 grey female only kangaroos. Sometime a little bit of searching is required to see as they blend in with the vegetation

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Easy to get to,just outside the city, this is an attractive area of natural park with five grey kangaroos. They are semi-wild but actually quite tame really and can be found resting among the scrub bushes and trees. A nice place to walk for a few hours and have a picnic perhaps.

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Just a really good visit ,felt a bit of a loner ,visting by myslf ,and I saw and was very close to a kangaroo ,this is the Australia you see in the movies I loved it ,and what really great staff ,a staff member saw I was deaf and she helped me by talking clearly and so I could read... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A step into past on the largely barren and undeveloped island evokes how tough the land and enviroment was, pre people. Reclusive on the city doorstep. Park involes a walk, or some planing to access the east side. Yagan statue in solitude on the west side, contemplating south Perth and city ( he has his head these days)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We had trouble finding the paddock at first. We walked around the entire other side of the island before nearly turning back. More signage from the road would be nice.

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