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“Brolga makes this what it is” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Kangaroo Sanctuary

The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Bookings only please, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8953 0127
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Owner description: Home of Kangaroo Dundee (BBC/Animal Planet) Guided sunset tour
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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“Brolga makes this what it is”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We took this tour due to the amazing reviews it had. I would probably give it a four rating but am giving it a five to help Brolga in his endeavor.

We live in a region where we get to see kangaroos regularly. We've also done a few experiences where you can feed and pat roos. So, from that aspect, this experience was neither new nor unique for us. What made it unique was getting to carry the joey and watching Brolga and Roger face off. Brolga is a very humble, down-to-earth person. The bus trip out shows the first half of the Kangaroo Dundee premiere, so you have a sense of what you're in for. (You watch the rest on the trip back to town.)

For anyone who has never encountered non-zoo kangaroos, I would absolutely recommend this experience. If you've had other roo encounters, just know that this will not be terribly unique, but still a good experience.

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Mississauga, Canada
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“Highlight of our trip to the Outback!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Amazing and unforgettable! We learned a lot, we were inspired and our 9 and 13 year olds were mesmerized by their time with Brolga and his kangeroos. Our daughter said it was her favourite experience of our 3 week vacation in Australia. Thank you Brolga!

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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“great evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Chris Barnes has great presence and obviously loves his charges. Roger (head kangaroo) is the star, especially if you have seen the tv programme. As Chris said a good example of why you don't keep a male kangaroo as a pet.
The walk thru the sanctuary was stimulating and restful, due to kangaroos suddenly appearing like meercats and the sky views.

Visited July 2014
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Canberra, Australia
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“Best Attraction in Alice Springs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Kangaroo Sanctuary provided brilliant insights to the visitors about the mission initiated by Brolga! If you are hesitating because of the pricy tour ($59 for student/backapckers &79 for adult), I would say Kangaroo Sanctuary worths every single cent that I've paid for!

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Western Australia, Australia
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“Passionate, Dedicated Carer and Educator”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you haven't seen any Red Kangaroos on your travels yet you'll definitely see them here in a very natural environment (a big enclosure).
You'll also get an idea about their care and about threats to them in a very easygoing way.
And you will meet a very nice guy with heaps of stories to tell. Don't miss this!

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