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Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary

#1 of 12 things to do in Barwon Heads Features Animals
Taits Road, Barwon Heads, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3227, Australia
+61 3 5254 2484
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Great fun for kids.

Friendly staff. Animals are well cared for. The close interaction with them was fantastic and so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
heartsminds
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Melbourne, Australia
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A wonderful experience!

I had a wonderful time with my partner, although the front enters me looks a bit dated, the animals... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gabrielle C
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Taits Road, Barwon Heads, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3227, Australia
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+61 3 5254 2484

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff. Animals are well cared for. The close interaction with them was fantastic and so much fun for the kids.

Thank heartsminds
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a wonderful time with my partner, although the front enters me looks a bit dated, the animals were amazing!! We were able to get up really close to a lot of the animals and we even were allowed to pat some koalas! The...More

Thank Gabrielle C
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We visited Jirrahlinga this morning and I just had to write a review as we had such a good time! My 2 and 4 year olds loved meeting all the animals and giving them pats. We had a really friendly guide who took us around...More

Thank Jaz Z
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Loved all the animals but it was a real treat to be there when the dingo pups were 'out to play. They were funny to watch.

Thank lsawya
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

It's a bit of a ramshackle old sanctuary but the kids loved it and if you hit one of the keeper talks you can get cLose to some of the animals Coffee in the coffee shop good but food selection poor - they could make...More

Thank Mullso
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Had such a good day here! The staff are extremely friendly and you can tell they care for all the animals. There's heaps of animals to see and opportunities to pat a koala, wombat and reptiles!

1  Thank RachelSaav
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely lovely place. The staff is really kind and make your visit a nice memory. You pay a little price and you can pat Koala, Reptiles, Wombats. Perfect place !

1  Thank Jessica T
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We were not sure what to expect when visiting Jirrahlinga and its a bit of a mixed bag. The highlight is you get really up close and personal with the local fauna - patting a koala and a wombat is a really rare treat. The...More

1  Thank Adam L
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is a local wildlife sanctuary that allows you to see the natives close up. The area is small and very walkable with lots of shade trees. What I really love about it is how friendly the staff are and how they make your visit...More

1  Thank martha2727
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Small little sanctuary but friendly staff and you can pat wombats and koalas. It's non profit and relies on donations and gate takings .

1  Thank David R
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Daniellelise1
1 April 2017|
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Response from outbackrats | Reviewed this property |
you can pat them on the tour/talk, and take photos but dont think you can hold them :)
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Ulang
18 December 2016|
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Response from Ver0nikaH | Reviewed this property |
No, the kangaroos are in a fenced off area - pretty close - but you can not feed them. Call Jirrahlinga to find out the times for touching the Koalas and they might be able to tell you when they might have other animal... More
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