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Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary

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by CassandraJoy (subscribe)
I write for Weekend Notes and I take photographs, usually sunsets and sunrises. Occasionally I include my photos in my articles. I like to promote Geelong, and activities around Geelong.
Published April 3rd 2014
Jirrahlinga is Aboriginal for "seek a home for a kangaroo".

Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary was started over 30 years ago by Tehree Gordon. It was started as a haven for injured and orphaned wildlife. The wildlife sanctuary can be found at Taits Road, Barwon Heads, VIC 3227 - outside of Geelong.

If you're looking for something to do with your children these school holidays, then a picnic at Jirrahlinga would be a great day filler. Bring the children, pack a picnic, and drive down to Jirrahlinga to meet some of the wildlife. You can also buy snacks at the kiosk.

Your family can meet koalas, wallabies, echidnas, dingos, raptors and more animals.

Handler and koala
A Human handler with a koala - copyright Jirrahlinga

The wildlife handlers will share their knowledge with visitors. Your children will have a chance to pat some of the animals and there are photo opportunities too, with some of the animals.

Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary
A koala at Jirrahlinga

Come and see the Australian Wildlife at Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary. Come along to Jirrahlinga and see some of Australia's Wildlife for yourself. Drag the children away from their computers, iPads, and gaming consoles and come to Jirrahlinga to see it first hand. Listen to the keepers, ask them questions, they are only too happy to help pass on their skills and knowledge.

Handler and a dingo at Jirrahlinga
A Human with a dingo - copyright Jirrahlinga

Visit their website for more information about the work that Tehree does at Jirrahlinga. Jirrahlinga also offers pet boarding facilities.

Contact details:
Fax: (03) 5254 3380
Email - Enquiries:
Email - Tehree:
Email - Sponsorship:

I hope you enjoy your visit to Jirrahlinga. Please make sure you tell all your friends about it.
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Why? To meet the animals, get among the wildlife
When: Jirrahlinga is open 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week.
Phone: (03) 5254 2484
Where: Taits Road, Barwon Heads Victoria 3227
Cost: $10 to $18
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