This is a wonderful experience for all ages. View many, many species of Australian raptors while contributing to extremely important wildlife preservation work. The large enclosures allow visitors to appreciate the majesty of these birds and the twice daily flight sessions highlight the aerial skills. Having four Black Kites flying and swooping above and around you, picking morsels of meat out of the air was particularly thrilling.
The 'handler' was obviously very passionate about his calling and communicated this to everyone present. He took time to answer every question posed and gave everyone (not just a chosen few) the opportunity to get up 'close and personal' with a raptor. His talk was peppered with interesting and unusual facts and he gave us insight into how our actions around the home effect the health and survival of these fascinating creatures.
The entrance, cafe and toilet facilities are modest and this is how it should be as the very reasonable entry fee is channeled into saving, rehabilitating and breeding raptors for release back into the wild. The Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre believes it can have it's biggest impact via education and delivers this with integrity, passion and humour. Our group was approximately 25 people strong and ranged from very small toddlers to obvious grandparents - every one of us learned something new and were captivated by the birds on display.