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Nocturnal Tours at Whiteman Park

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See woylies and quenda feeding close to your feet
A woylie, or brush-tailed bettong, enjoys a watermelon treat. Photo courtesy of Houndstooth Studio.

The always popular Nocturnal Woylie Walks at Whiteman Park return this Summer. Experience Whiteman Park when it is at its most active by joining an evening tour of Woodland Reserve.

Just 20 minutes from the Perth CBD, Woodland Reserve is a protected habitat for rare and endangered WA fauna within Whiteman Park. On this fantastic guided tour, you can explore unique bushland habitats of the Reserve and see its wildlife in action.

Led by one of the knowledgeable volunteer guides, you'll walk through the Reserve habitats by torchlight, see native fauna in their natural environment and learn about what Whiteman Park is doing to help the critically endangered woylie. Thanks to the special night-lighting, you'll even be able to see woylies and quenda feeding close to your feet!

The Reserve is home to many other species too, including the short-beaked echidna, bush-stone curlew and tammar wallaby.

Bookings are essential for these popular tours. The funds from your tour fees go towards the upkeep of the Reserve and its inhabitants.

The long nose of the native quenda, or Southern brown bandicoot. Photo courtesy of Houndstooth Studio.

Bookings can be made via or by telephoning (08) 9209 6000.

The guided tour costs $20 for adults, $15 for children and $60 for a family (2 adults and 2 children).

Tour start times vary during the season (6.00pm, 6.30pm or 7.00pm) and bookings are essential as places fill quickly.

For more information on this unique experience, please visit the Whiteman Park website.

Note: Participants should have a moderate level of fitness to enjoy these tours. Tours proceed subject to weather conditions. Peanuts are used during these tours, so please advise on booking if you or anyone in your party has a nut allergy.

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When: Friday evenings January - May
Where: Whiteman Park
Cost: $20 for adults, $15 for children and $60 for a family (2 adults and 2 children).
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