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Humbug Scrub Wildlife Sanctuary

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by Stacey Canavan (subscribe)
I'm a 30 year old female Senior Reporter for Weekend Notes. I Graduated from A Bachelor of Journalism at The University of South Australia in 2013 & completed my Diploma in Photography
Published June 21st 2014
Come feed the Animals
Rex The Red Kangaroo
The Humbug Scrub Wildlife Sanctuary established in 1905 is a non-profit organisation. It is the oldest sanctuary is South Australia and run completely by volunteers. Located on Humbug Scrub Road, One Tree Hill approximately 40km from Adelaide. The Sanctuary is committed to the preservation of heritage and the native flora and fauna.

The first owner Thomas Paine from Sussex, London came to South Australia in 1876.
Historic Cottage Museum
He managed to save enough money to buy his first portion of land at the scrub in 1905. He lived with his wife Eliza and 11 children in a cottage in Humbug Scrub that is still there today.

The cottage is now a historic museum for guests to observe. The Sanctuary exists today for future generations to visit and take in the heritage of unique flora and fauna.

It is a great place for a family day out. At only $4 Adults, $2 Children and 50c for animal feed, its a cheap day out that the kids will love.
Feed the Wallabies
Experience a leisurely walk through the sanctuary, where guests have the opportunity to see Wallabies, Taking birds, and more.

Come meet and feed Rex The Red Kangaroo who has been hand raised from a young age. Bring a picnic lunch and step into the Wallaby enclosure to eat with the animals.
Free-roaming Emu's

They also offer guided night tours through the sanctuary where guests can spot the nocturnal animals such as the bushy-tailed and ring-tailed possums, sugar gliders, potoroos and more.

At $7 Adults, $3 Children (12 and under), Children (3 and under) are free.

Long-nosed Potoroo
As this is a non-profit organisation their always looking for help to keep the sanctuary beautiful. Donations are welcome and people over18 years old are encouraged to join the team of volunteers to help with animal care, maintaining animal enclosures and customer service. No experience is needed as training is provided. Contact Neville Bellchambers on (08) 8280 7246.

This is a great family day out, that wont cost guests very much and is a fun school holiday idea.
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Why? Visit Wildlife
When: 10am-5pm Daily
Phone: 82807246
Where: Humbug Scrub Road, One Tree Hill SA 5114
Cost: Day Visits $4 Adults, $2 Children or Family $10, Night Tours $7 Adults, $3 Children (12 & under), Children (3yrs & under) Free, Family $15
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