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Serendip Sanctuary

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“bird watching”(5 reviews)
“free entry”(4 reviews)
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Lara, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3212, Australia
+61 3 5283 8000
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All reviews bird watching flora and fauna free entry picnic area their natural habitat australian birds picnic lunch two hours school groups public toilets lovely place to visit bbq facilities couple of hours magpie geese wetlands vines enclosures
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Reviewed 4 December 2018

There were nice birds in here in pond enclosures. It's a nice place for kids' school groups. There are picnicking facilities.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

With my cousin visiting from England, Serendip was a perfect choice to show off some of our native flora and fauna. Unlike our lovely zoos, often crowded with visitors, there were people about but not too many, allowing us to quietly observe the birds and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Graham S
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We enjoyed hiking and bird-watching in these beautiful surroundings. Relaxing and family friendly; something to capture the delight of any age. Well-proportioned cages for viewing birds rarely seen up close, bird blinds, large fenced-in areas to see larger birds and some animals, hiking trails, and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank away2explore
Reviewed 22 July 2018

as we live nearby it is nice to and have a picnic there with visitors,also overseas people can see our australian birds and animals.the children can look and run around.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank joycem192
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely place to visit. There is no charge to get in and there are picnic areas with BBQ's and toilets. A great little wildlife area where the kids can see a variety of animals and birds The lake is very low at...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Linda F
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Serendip Sanctaury, plenty of wildlife to wander around to view. Walk through bird aviaries, walk through wallaby area. See emus wander around. Pack yourself a picnic or take along food to cook on the free BBQ areas. Great picnic spot, with toilets close by. Just...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Leanne M
Reviewed 6 June 2018

We visit here several times per year. Well maintained and usually pretty quiet - kids will love going for a walk and seeing the kangaroos and emus wandering around.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank goingsomewheresoon
Reviewed 30 May 2018

This was magical. Here is a place for the wild life habitat. It is a haven for birds and some animals. We were able to hide ourselves behind small windows, while the birds were having fun. They never saw any of us and thanks to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

We had a guide from Walabout Tours take us to this wildlife sanctuary. Really a great day. It was very hot so the animals were mostly beded down in the shade trying to stay cool. The Sulphur Crested Cockatoos were really something to see as...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank fireman452
Reviewed 15 February 2018

I really could not believe my good fortune. A park with shelters, BBQs, public toilets, parking and such interesting trails to walk. Birds inside cages, and others free to roam. Kangaroos, wallabies, emus, Magpie Geese, Brolgas, many duck species, parrots and cockatoos. To top it...More

Date of experience: February 2018
4  Thank platypus150
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30 July 2018|
Response from Robby G C | Reviewed this property |
As close as you want. It depends on the kangaroos as they at times play with one another. Rob
29 July 2018|
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Response from Leanne M | Reviewed this property |
Hi you will see the kangaroos but usually not too close. But you do walk through the wallabies and you get to see them very close. Enjoy
Colin C
3 October 2017|
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Response from Robby G C | Reviewed this property |
When I went into the Serendip Sanctuary it was completely free. I hope this will help you.