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The Kangaroo Sanctuary

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One of our best experiences on this trip

This was an outstanding experience. I highly recommend taking the time to go visit. Getting the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tfdmedicman
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A must

An amazing moment... We spent more than 2 hours in the sanctuary. It was the best experience I had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Home of the famous Kangaroo Dundee documentary series (BBC UK / National Geographic USA) Visit kangaroos in their natural habitat on a guided sunset tour.
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
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+61 8 8965 0038
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an outstanding experience. I highly recommend taking the time to go visit. Getting the opportunity to hold a baby kangaroo and the opportunity to learn about kangaroos was awesome. Brolga, the caretaker, welcomed us and provided us with a lot of interesting facts...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing moment... We spent more than 2 hours in the sanctuary. It was the best experience I had in Australia... holding baby kangaroos was amazing. Chris is doing an amazing, amazing job with these beautiful animals. I’m leaving in another part of the world...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A little expensive, but hey that’s the Northern Territory for you! Very cute to see the sanctuary and the good work going on here.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting the Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs was truly a remarkable experience. If you're able to visit Alice Springs, I'd highly recommend planning a trip to the Kangaroo Sanctuary. [I personally planned a weekend trip to Alice Springs from Perth just to visit the Sanctuary...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Brolga-and-Tahnee, Owner at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so glad you travelled from Perth just to see our Sanctuary. And we are so happy you got to meet Roger. And also thank you for following our Facebook and Instagram pages. Take care Brolga & Tahnee

Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

We actually planned on going to Alice Springs specifically so we could check out the Kangeroo Sanctuary. We booked the tour for 2 and it cost us about 190 AUD which included coach pickup. We dutifully waited outside our hotel on the day of and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Brolga-and-Tahnee, Owner at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2019

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to our Sanctuary, even though there was an unusual storm! Thank you so much for your kind message and for coming to visit us. Take care and happy travels. Brolga and Tahnee

Reviewed 3 January 2019

Our 5 week trip to Oz and 5 days in Alice Springs was arranged solely around being able to visit the sanctuary before it closed for the roos annual holiday. We went twice and Tahnee kindly released dates so I could book so far in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Brolga-and-Tahnee, Owner at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2019

Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit so much and that you got to meet our darling babies Rui and Zen Zen (thank you for remembering their names!). We both had sad losses that week of our beloved...More

Reviewed 29 December 2018

My trip to the sanctuary by far exceeded my expectations. The excitement started on the way there by bus, where we viewed the BBC 2013 documentary Kangaroo Dundee. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the most lovable, caring human being Chris (Brolga) Barnes. He shared...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Brolga-and-Tahnee, Owner at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2019

Thank you so very much for your wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed visiting us all. And wow you have a great memory for names! Zen Zen and Rui are growing up so fast. We are glad you got to meet our darling...More

Reviewed 16 December 2018

We started planning our trip and when we realized that we'd be in Alice Springs when the sanctuary was not open to the public, we went back and changed all of our previous bookings in order to make it happen. And we're so glad we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Had the privilege to meet Chris (Brolga) and his mob recently. This man spends his life dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating kangaroos (and anything else which needs tlc), he is a legend. Worth a long trip around the globe for a glimpse into his world....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Brolga-and-Tahnee, Owner at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2019

Thank you for travelling to see us and for your kind words. Enjoy your travels Tahnee & Brolga

Reviewed 23 November 2018

The bus picked us up from our hostel around 5 PM and brought us back after dark. Passionate and in a very fascinating way Chris told us about kangaroos, with personal anecdotes, lots of detailed kangaroo things worth knowing, why and how about the sanctuary,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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bgrays0n
7 July 2018|
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Response from Brolga-and-Tahnee | Property representative |
Thank you for kindly asking. We don't at the moment. But if we do in the future we will advertise on our website and social media @thekangaroosanctuary
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gillynick
10 February 2018|
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Response from PMQuestions | Reviewed this property |
Tuesdays to Fridays, limited number, one Bus Load per day, not sure if I can’t post links here but google “visit-the-kangaroo-sanctuary”
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Kevin H
27 November 2017|
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Response from acushla54 | Reviewed this property |
I was staying in the fantastic pet friendly Heritage caravan park and to be picked up to go to the Kangaroo Sanctuary I just had to walk across the road to the Big 4 caravan park where the Kangaroo Sanctuary comes to collect... More
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