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“Sad and Waste”

Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

This review will read maniacally negative but this was our experience; we thought it would probably be more humane for the birds to not suffer these conditions and that the charge of money is being wasted to the point where it should be shut down.
There are about 12 cages scattered through the bush with a narrow range of raptors sitting in boxes or trying to escape. Although these are birds too injured to be released my family was a bit traumatised to see the run down state and small size of the enclosures. The signs are small and have some encyclopaedia type info on the species, but not relevant information as to the actual birds, if there is a sign at all. Only one sign told the story of the bird and what plans there were for it's future (breeding). Some enclosures have had branches collapse on them or holes ripped in walls. These have been abandoned but some are hard to tell from the complete ones. There is two demonstrations a day. If you arrive just after one it is a 2 plus hour wait which, with little information, shade or facilities, is quite a haul with children and the elderly. There was minimal communication to more deeply understand the birds and their role in the environment. Owner seems not to care, spent whole time reading newspaper and family members wandered around without attempting any engagement or education. After the second demo of the day there is no more, but hefty entry fee is the same. What little learning there was, with support for the raptors good cause, was overwhelmed by the dilapidated and slightly distressing state of the place. Family declared it a sad waste of time and money.

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Reviewed 14 January 2014

This place needs more publicity. It is an excellent place for anyone to visit. Even if you don't have a particular love for animals or birds, you will gain something from this visit.

The flying display was full of information and definitely educating. Everyone gets a chance to have a picture taken with the owl on your arm. The best part for me was getting to look at it so up close. Presentation was very well delivered.

The entrance fee was definitely worth it at $15 for adults and there are different rates for seniors and children as well as a family package. Keep in mind the money goes to maintaining the place and rehabilitation of the birds. Flying displays at 11am and 1.30pm for about 45 minutes. Definitely have a walk around having a look at all the other birds as well.

1  Thank Judith C
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

Visited this morning. If you go when it opens you will have time to walk around before the flying display. MAKE SURE YOU DON'T MISS THE TWICE DAILY SHOWS. Informative display with Iris the owl and kites. Run as a charity so don't expect upmarket surrondings but a good way to while away a couple of hours.

1  Thank Tina C
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Reviewed 31 December 2013 via mobile

Visited here today & our boys enjoyed seeing all the different birds. The husband & wife owners are so warm, friendly & welcoming! The presentation was very informative & delivered so well. The only unfortunate things for us today were missing out on a seat for the 45 min presentation - not fun for a pregnant lady. And our young boys being pushed in front of in line for holding the owl on their arm, by other kids & most disgustingly even an adult! Perhaps the presenter could encourage patrons to shuffle along on the benches to allow for everyone to be seated, before the show & also remind patrons to stand in line & wait their turn! Whilst these two unfortunate events aren't the fault of the presenter, these happenings did ruin our visit today. If the presenter could follow my suggestions, it would prevent others from having a not so enjoyable visit. But a great place & we think what the place is about is great! Please keep up the beautiful customer service! Thank you!

1  Thank jayla7
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Reviewed 25 December 2013

We had an excellent time watching the show. The walk around to see the various birds was less interesting due to the bugs, but for the show it was excellent

1  Thank hassanScott
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