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Urimbirra Wildlife Experience

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by Katharine (subscribe)
I heart South Australia - we have it all!
Published April 29th 2012
Up close with a koala

Technically it is called Urimbirra Wildlife Experience and a visit to this lovely wildlife park certainly lives up to its name.

A visit to Urimbirra also proves that capturing a snapshot of your little ones cuddling a koala or seeing more than seventy species of Australian fauna isn't just limited to the a visit to the zoo. Sure, the zoo is also a brilliant outing for the whole family, but it can be a little hard on the wallet.

The kangaroos certainly don't go hungry

The cost of entry is $12 for adults and $6 for children, proving to be quite good value considering that you get to see such a variety of animals.

Just having a snooze

There are also several activities each day, which ensure that it really is an experience. There are koala shows at 11am, 2pm and 4pm, in which you can get up close and personal with the snoozy but charismatic cuddly creatures.

Strutting his stuff

They feed the crocodiles daily at 1:30pm, which is certainly not to be missed considering you see them truly come to life when they launch themselves towards the fresh meat being offered to them. Pay them a visit to them any other time of the day and you are likely to catch them napping. There is also a snake-handling display daily at 4pm, which certainly impresses even the coolest of kids.

The park itself is beautiful and the walking paths are very easy accessible and quite pram friendly. There is a picnic area, so bringing a packed lunch is a very viable option and can help cut down on costs for a family day out. If you are keen to dine out however, there is a well-stocked cafeteria and gift shop.

Shady spots are abundant and given that the park is quite large it certainly is easy, even on a busy day, to find a quiet spot where you can feed kangaroos or emus some pellets (purchased from the gift shop a bargain at $2, worth it just to see your little ones squeal when a curious kangaroo bounds up to you for a snack).

These fellows aren't shy

Urimbirra is open daily and located only five kilometres from Victor Harbour (easy to find on the main Adelaide Road). The gorgeous photo opportunities alone make it a very worthwhile drive from Adelaide to this very picturesque spot.
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Why? An affordable day out for children of all ages (including grown up children)
Where: Adelaide Road, Victor Harbour
Cost: $12 for adults, $6 for children
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