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Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage
131 - 133 Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
08 86725931
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Ranked #5 of 18 things to do in Coober Pedy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Josephine's Gallery is a 'MUST SEE' whilst in Coober Pedy. Wander through the impressive ABORIGINAL ART GALLERY, play a DIDGERIDOO, choose a beautiful OPAL from our extensive range or KISS A KANGAROO. Our passion is raising orphaned kangaroos and we offer you the opportunity to see these amazing creatures up close and maybe even hold a baby. Feeding times daily at 12 noon and 5:30pm. Don't be late!
Melbourne, Australia
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“Cute !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We arrived a bit before feeding time (daily at noon) so we had time to walk around the gallery which also sells various creative souvenirs (you can even buy kangoo poo!). Then we were introduced to 5 orphan kangaroos (you can pat and feed them) ; the carer told us about their stories and is obviously full of love for the marsupials, it was great to see they were in such good hands. Then he brought Abi, a joey who was still sleeping in a bag as if in a pouch, which was adorable. After a bottle feeding that felt me with tenderness, Abi explored a bit around us before flipping back into the fabric pouch. Quite unique ! Admission is by donation to continue supporting the orphanage :-)

Visited December 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Adorable baby kangaroos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

I learnt quite a lot about orphaned kangaroos - these people are doing a wonderful rescue job. Well worth the visit.

Visited November 2012
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gosford nsw
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“Awesome!! Must do!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

Love love loved it!!
Highlight of our trip!
Amazing animals cared for by amazing people who are so willing to share it with you for FREE!!
It is a must do!!
The gallery is also wonderful. Jewellery is particularly well priced!
Can't recommend it enough!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

You definitely have to go during feeding time - who would have thought kangaroos love wasabi peas??!! The older roos amble over for something to eat and are quite tame. At the time we visited, there was also a little joey who came out a little later for a bottle and a bit of a walk around. Just gorgeous. Well worth taking the time. The gallery has a great variety of local artist's works, which is also worth a look.

Visited August 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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“incredible”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

these people should be congratulated on the wonderful job they do assisting wounded animals back to health and if possible back to their natural habitat

Visited August 2012
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