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Humbug Scrub Easter Family Fun Day 2018

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by Annette Vandersluis (subscribe)
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You can talk to the animals
The Humbug Scrub Wildlife Sanctuary, located at 623 Humbug Scrub Road, Humbug Scrub is a wonderful place of peace and tranquillity. With a focus on the preservation of native flora and fauna, the Sanctuary is just up the road from the Para Wirra Conservation Park, 30 minutes from Tea Tree Gully and 40kms north east of Adelaide in a natural bush setting in the Mount Lofty Ranges.

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Photo: Humbug Scrub Wildlife Sanctuary


Started in 1905 by Thomas P Bellchambers, the sanctuary today is a haven for native animals, which wander freely around the scrub, but is also for rescued animals from the local area. The sanctuary is purely staffed by volunteers and donations are what makes everything they do possible.

On Monday 2 April 2018, a gold coin donation will gain you entrance to the Humbug Scrub Easter Family Fun Day and gives you the opportunity to come and spend a day (10 am to 4 pm) amongst the animals, with all proceeds going towards supporting the sanctuary and the amazing volunteers.

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Photo: Humbug Scrub Wildlife Sanctuary


You can hand feed emus, talk to birds (some even talk back), and visit ducks, swamp wallabies, and Annabel the pet koala. Explore the grounds and find the original cottage which was built in 1909 and is now set up as a museum containing a local history display and over 130 years of family history.

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Photo: Humbug Scrub Wildlife Sanctuary


The sanctuary is a registered charity and all donations are tax deductible. This fundraising day is a key event in the calendar to assist in keeping the work of the sanctuary going. Come along and have some fun in the bush observing native animals. You can enjoy a barbecue lunch and check out the stalls in the small market area or maybe walk to the second lake.

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Photo: Humbug Scrub Wildlife Sanctuary


Please be aware that should the day be declared an extreme or catastrophic fire danger day in the Mount Lofty Ranges, the sanctuary will not be open. Please check the website if you are unsure.
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Why? Spend a day with the animals.
When: Monday 2 April 2018
Phone: 8280 7246
Where: 623 Humbug Scrub Road, Humbug Scrub
Cost: Gold coin donation
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That is a cheap family outing! Healthy too, for those post Easter egg bingeing days.
by Jenny Rossiter (score: 3|4069) 551 days ago
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