Animal Encounters

The animal ambassadors at Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary are foundational members of our “edu-tainment” team. Meeting these Ambassadors prompts visitors to discover their love of Australian native animals. In other words, Warrawong Ambassadors play a pivotal in shaping opinions about Australian wildlife, conservation, and the environment in general.

“Capture their hearts and their minds will follow.”

Simply put, if the Sanctuary can help people fall in love with animals, the world will be a better place. Here are some of the ways you can love and learn at Warrawong.

Koala Caper

The Warrawong Koala encounter enables participants to feed and pat Australia’s most loved and iconic animal. This special, behind-the-scenes encounter is an absolute must for international visitors.

Feeding our resident koalas is a rewarding activity and an excellent opportunity for a nature selfie. This encounter is everything fun and furry that Australia has to offer. Most importantly, our koalas are rescued animals that cannot be released into the wild. Therefore, when you book a 15 minute Koala Encounter, you’re helping to save Australian wildlife and provide them with a safe and secure home.

The fee for all Warrawong encounters includes admission into the Sanctuary.

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Dingo Delirium

The Warrawong Dingo encounter enables participants to interact with Australia’s largest apex land predator. This special, 15 minute, behind-the-scenes encounter is an absolute must for international visitors. Spending time with these beautiful and highly intelligent animals is a real privilege.

The fee for all Warrawong encounters includes admission into the Sanctuary.

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Wings ‘n’ Things

Wings ’n’ Things is an incredible 30 minute encounter with the birds of Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary. You’ll meet, feed, and help train an assortment of our feathered friends, including Charlotte the Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo, Luna the Barn Owl, and Solomon the Eclectus Parrot.

A Wings ’n’ Things encounter is the perfect surprise present for the avid bird lover in your life.

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Reptile Wrangler

Not for the faint-hearted, Reptile Wrangler is an immersive 30 minute reptile encounter, like no other. Meet, touch, and even hold (if you dare) a variety of scaly characters native to Australia. Olive Pythons, Carpet Pythons… Even the cannibalistic Black Headed Python, plus a range of Australian lizards and dragons. You’ll meet them all. You can even help feed them, if you can bring yourself to.

If you’re mad about reptiles, or you know someone who is, Reptile Wrangler is a fantastic, hands-on encounter that’s sure to please.

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Fluff ‘n’ Stuff

Australian mammals are arguably some of the cutest on the planet. Prove it to yourself with a 30 minute Fluff ’n’ Stuff encounter. You’ll get to pat and feed a range of adorable animals such as koalas, kangaroos, bettongs, potoroos… If you’re really lucky, you may even be able to bottle feed a young joey.

If you adore cute and cuddly animals, you’ll love a Fluff ’n’ Stuff experience.

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Raptor Ranger

Get up close and personal with some of Australia’s deadliest hunters. The Peregrine Falcon is the fastest creature on the planet. The Barn Owl is a silent assassin. For those fascinated by predators and prey, this face-to-face 30 minute encounter is an experience of a lifetime.

If you’ve always dreamed of having a bird of prey perched on your glove, Raptor Ranger is a bucket list experience for you.

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