Tours

A 90 minute guided tour of Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary enables visitors to explore the property with an experienced and knowledgeable guide. Guided tours cover everything from platypus spotting to the history of Henry Clark’s 1897 cottage ruin. Naturally, the focus of all tours is the abundance of wildlife inhabiting the Sanctuary, although the controversial history of the Sanctuary often draws many questions.

Depending on the time of day, visitors can look forward to seeing a variety of Australian animals including platypus, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, bettongs, potoroos, possums, plus up to 40 of the 110 bird species sighted at the Sanctuary, some of which are extremely rare and endangered.

Feel free to arrive early and leave late, as you can always relax in the Warrawong Coffee Lounge. There have been regular sightings of platypus right outside the Lounge window.

If you want to make a day of it at the Sanctuary, you can always book one of our exceptional, hands on, Animal Presentations or indulge yourself with one of our behind the scenes Animal Encounters. There’s so much to see and do at Warrawong, you could stay here all day.

Guided tours of the Sanctuary are only available for pre-booked groups of between 15 and 50 people.

View all the Warrawong offerings on our Book online page or use the portal on each page to make a booking. Of course, if you’d prefer, you can always call us with your enquiry: +61 8 8423 6030. We’re here to help.

Dawn

Dawn guided tours at Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary last 90 minutes. They are a wonderful experience, with the golden rays of first light drenching the often dew covered landscape.

There have been sightings of 110 bird species at the sanctuary, so imagine the splendour of the morning chorus ringing through the valley. Dawn is also a great time to see the kangaroos, wallabies, and other marsupials grazing on the grassland.

When your guided tour is over, you can relax in the Warrawong Coffee Lounge, recount the morning’s events, and even update your social media, to the envy of your friends.

If you want to make a day of it at the Sanctuary, you can always book one of our exceptional, hands on, Animal Presentations or indulge yourself with one of our behind the scenes Animal Encounters. There’s so much to see and do at Warrawong, you could stay here all day.

Dawn guided tours of the Sanctuary are only available for pre-booked groups of between 8 and 20 people.

View all the Warrawong offerings on our Book online page or use the portal on this page to make a booking. Of course, if you’d prefer, you can always call us with your enquiry: +61 8 8423 6030. We’re here to help.

Day

Day guided tours at Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary last 90 minutes. Visitors consider a day time visit to be the most convenient time to explore the Sanctuary. However, as so many Australian animals are nocturnal, it is not the best time to see the wildlife. Having said that, platypus have been seen at all times of the day and night. There is also an abundance of birdlife to see throughout the day.

Due to the nocturnal nature of Australian animals, day tours at Warrawong tend to focus on the history of the land, as well as the revegetation of the old dairy. From the origins of Henry Clark’s 1897 cottage ruin, to the infamous capers of Get Rid of All Pines (GROAP), the history of this Warrawong is truly fascinating and often controversial.

If you’re a history buff or flora fancier, you’ll love this opportunity to understand the foundations that make Warrawong what it is today. When your tour is over, you can relax in the Coffee Lounge and discuss the evolution of Warrawong, from a Stringy Bark forest, through time as a dairy, and now a Sanctuary with 5 distinct habitats.

If you also want to learn about Australian animals, why not make a day of it and book one of our exceptional, hands on, Animal Presentations or indulge yourself with one of our behind the scenes Animal Encounters. There’s so much to see and do at Warrawong, you could stay here all day.

Day guided tours of the Sanctuary are only available for pre-booked groups of between 8 and 20 people.

View all the Warrawong offerings on our Book online page or use the portal on this page to make a booking. Of course, if you’d prefer, you can always call us with your enquiry: +61 8 8423 6030. We’re here to help.

Dusk

The famous guided dusk tours at Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary last 90 minutes. They are a contemporary version of the original 1985 tours. These tours evolved over time, as more land was purchased, and new animals and plants were rehomed at the Sanctuary. Thanks to the generosity of a former Sanctuary manager, the 2006 “Guide Training Manual” is now returned to its rightful home.

Dusk tours at Warrawong provide a spectacular opportunity to experience the awakening of Australian wildlife. As the birds chirrup their last calls before nightfall, the nocturnal animals begin to stir. Kangaroos, wallabies, and bettongs emerge from their daytime repose in the scrublands to make their way to the grasslands to graze.

At your feet, the locally endangered southern brown bandicoots, and playful potoroos scamper around in search of food. Brush tailed and ring tailed possums do the same, but in the safety of the treetops. In mating season, the haunting, guttural calls of male koalas echo through the valley, as they search for mates and defend their territories. As light fades, the chance of seeing the shy and elusive platypus increases.

A dusk guided tour at Warrawong exposes visitors to a magical time in the wildlife of Australia. There is no better experience than wandering through this natural environment and watching the native animals undisturbed in their normal routines. Warrawong is a virtual Garden of Eden for Australia’s unique native animals.

If, before your tour, you want to soak up more of the tranquillity at the Sanctuary you can always book one of our exceptional, hands on, Animal Presentations or indulge yourself with one of our behind the scenes Animal Encounters. There’s so much to see and do at Warrawong, you could stay here all day.

Dusk guided tours of the Sanctuary are only available for pre-booked groups of between 8 and 20 people.

View all the Warrawong offerings on our Book online page or use the portal on this page to make a booking. Of course, if you’d prefer, you can always call us with your enquiry: +61 8 8423 6030. We’re here to help.

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