Wildlife Sanctuary

The Woodstock Wildlife Sanctuary grew from Scott Collett’s decision to conserve approximately three hectares of natural scrub on the Estate to showcase some Australian native animals.

The Sanctuary

In May 2013, we had the pleasure to welcome five new kangaroos to the Woodstock Wildlife Sanctuary. Eden, Maple, Rawnsely, Prairie and Abraham are five Western Grey Kangaroos who have been rescued and eventually introduced to our sanctuary. Together with our dear Western Grey Kangaroo, Dusty, and a friendly emu called Maverick, they will be the ones meeting and greeting you at our feeding sessions.

In early 2021 we will be welcoming two new rescue orphan Western Grey Kangaroos, Rooby and Clare. 

The wildlife numbers in the sanctuary will continue to grow through breeding, and as more rescued, hand-reared animals are offered to our care. 

Conservationist, Rae Campbell, likes to release rescued koalas at Woodstock. The trees are ideal for koalas and the fence provides some safety while they are young. When old enough, the koalas can climb the fence, to forage further afield.

We encourage you to look up into the majestic gum trees on the Estate, both the ones inside and outside the Sanctuary, as we often have visiting koalas stopping by to nibble on their favourite Eucalypts. Considering koalas can spend up to 20 hours a day sleeping, seeing one quietly perched and fast asleep in the fork of one of our gum trees is not unusual.

We are pleased to be able to offer visitors to Woodstock a unique and truly Australian encounter with the animals in the Sanctuary. We hold a supervised feeding session each day at 11:30am.

Dusty, Maverick, and the more tame residents, being the Grey Kangaroos and some Wallabies, look forward to this session each day as much as we do!


Feeding Session Information

Kangaroo Feeding Sessions are held daily at 11:30am.

Tickets:

$5 per person (children aged 12 months and under-free)

Bookings are essential and can be made online.
All children under 18 must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or adult guardian.
All proceeds go towards maintenance of the sanctuary and food for the animals.

For any enquiries kindly call (08) 8383 0156.

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