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The Kangaroo Sanctuary

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Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 8 8965 0038
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A great few hours at the Kangaroo Sanctuary

"Brolga" was a very informative and engaging host. The small group size gave everyone ample... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Michael K
Sydney, Australia
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This was a worthwhile experience, and we learnt about the work of the kangaroo sanctuary in a very... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
dene s
Adelaide, Australia
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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
+61 8 8965 0038
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Reviewed 3 days ago

"Brolga" was a very informative and engaging host. The small group size gave everyone ample opportunity to see and interact with the kangaroos. Enjoyed a great desert sunset. It was also good knowing the cost of the tour was going to a very worthwhile cause.

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a worthwhile experience, and we learnt about the work of the kangaroo sanctuary in a very interesting and entertaining way. Also now know who to call if we see an injured Roo on the road.

Thank dene s
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited as an included excursion on our Australia tour. Fantastic to meet Chis, he really is very passionate about all the kangaroos that he cares for, as are the team that works with him. I was so very lucky to carry Charlie, a baby roo,...More

Thank SUNTAN47
Reviewed 1 week ago

The only way to the Kangaroo Sanctuary is via the bus that picks you up and takes you there a few times a week. There is absolutely nothing there except kangaroos so don’t expect to sit ina kiosk or use a toilet because there isn’t...More

Thank Colmich
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Make sure you book a ticket through the website, as tour dates tend to fill up quickly and you can't just show up without a ticket. A tour bus will pick you up at your hotel location and take you straight to the kangaroo sanctuary,...More

Thank Ji-Sook Y
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We stayed in Alice Springs with one aim only - to visit the Kangaroo Sanctuary. So glad we did - we had a great time. We met two joeys in their fabric 'pouches' - Roman and Charlie - and I got the chance to cuddle...More

1  Thank Christine I
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Booking is done through the website and is very easy. You cannot just turn up. You get picked up from your hotel in a very comfortable bus by the lovely and friendly Sarah. Whilst on your way to the refuge you get to watch the...More

1  Thank RDV72
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Well, what can we say that's not already been said about the sanctuary itself and the most amazing Brolga? The whole evening we spent there/in his company, for the majority of 40+ fellow travellers on an escorted tour in Oz, was the highlight of the...More

1  Thank woodieslocksheath
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Thanks you Brolga and team for an amazing experience! The sanctuary is a safe haven for Kangaroos where you can get up close to understand these beautiful creatures and some of the harsh reality they face out in the wild. Brolga is a great host...More

Thank nicolejl
ChrisBarns, Owner at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you and we are so glad you got to meet our lovely kangaroos. Take care an enjoy your travels. Tahnee & Brolga

Reviewed 12 November 2017

Our tour of the sanctuary was completely wonderful. We were the two "Aussies" apart from Brolga, Sarah and the kangaroos of course. Everyone took away some of the real magic of this place and the memories will never leave me. My heart was captured by...More

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Kevin H
27 November 2017|
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Response from Whitney H | Reviewed this property |
When you go to the actual kangaroo sanctuary website, they will ask for your hotel address or a pick-up address.
17 September 2017|
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Response from PMQuestions | Reviewed this property |
Sydney to Alice Springs is around 2500km.......
23 April 2017|
Response from ChrisBarns | Property representative |
Thanks for asking. We have guided sunset tours Tuesday to Friday of each week, so have tours on 25-26 July. These can be booked by clicking on the website above or by emailing the above or telephoning 08 8965 0038 during... More