Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park

The Sanctuary

The Petting Area

Getting up close to wildlife is a unique and memorable experience, wherever in the world it might take place. For us, giving our visitors the chance to interact with and hand-feed kangaroos, emus, wallabies and alpacas is as important as providing love, care and a spacious environment for our animals. 

As a result of this, hanging out with our wildlife becomes safe as well as helps all those involved understand the basic law of coexistence between all creatures: Respect and care for those dependent on us allows for a rewarding relationship! 

Everybody, including families with children of all ages are welcome to enter as long as the ”Rules of Conduct” are being observed.

Walk through the Sanctuary

One of our main goals when taking on the challenge of managing this beautiful property has been to create a shared space where Australian wildlife as well as our deer and farm animals can co-exist as naturally as possible. While being cared for by us, the quality of life of any creature remains intact when given the chance to live as freely as possible while still being cared for and protected by humans.

Our sanctuary walk is a round-trip that takes the visitor through fields, across our small lake and past a small eucalyptus forest, allowing them to see all of our sanctuary animals. Circling the large field which is currently home to a small mob of kangaroos and emus, one can observe our large herd of fallow deer and our red deer family in the neighbouring field along the way. Our sheep, Alpacas, Genty the pony, Leo the donkey as well as our horses Jack and Eureka round out the experience.