Visit The Kangaroo Sanctuary

About the Sanctuary

Australia’s first wildlife hospital, The Kangaroo Sanctuary is home to founder Brolga and his family of red kangaroos – the perfect place to have a close-up experience with Australia’s most iconic animals. Brolga first established the Baby Kangaroo Rescue Centre in Alice Springs back in 2005 and then went on to build the Kangaroo Sanctuary in 2011, a 188 acre wildlife sanctuary for rescued orphaned baby kangaroos and adult kangaroos.

The Kangaroo Sanctuary’s mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and release orphaned baby kangaroos into the wild as well as educating people to care for these unique animals. The Sanctuary was featured in the ‘Kangaroo Dundee’ documentary made by BBC UK and National Geographic USA in 2013, showing the incredible life of Brolga and his mob of red ‘roos.

About the Tour

The Sanctuary is located in Alice Springs and can only be visited on a pre-booked guided sunset tour. Most of the tours are guided by Brolga himself and you’ll experience a leisurely walk through the 188 acre wildlife reserve while feeding and cuddling baby kangaroos.

The Sanctuary is open Tuesday to Friday only and each guided sunset tour lasts about 2.5-3 hours. Booking is essential, we recommend booking in advance because the tours sell out fast! Bus transfers are included from most hotels, caravan parks and hostels including Jump Inn (please enquire upon booking). Tours are limited to 30 people.

Tour Rates    Adult $85    Child $45 

Pick up times (please be waiting at your pick-up location at the start of the pick-up time)


5.15 - 5.45pm


4.00 - 4.30pm


4.30 - 5.00pm


4.15 - 4.45pm


4.15 - 4.45pm


4.30 - 5.00pm


4.00 - 4.30pm


4.45 - 5.15pm


5.00 - 5.30pm


4.00 - 4.30pm


5.00 - 5.30pm

What you need to know…

  • Kangaroos sleep during the day, in order not to disturb them all the guided tours are in the late afternoon.

  • There are no self-drives to the Sanctuary to ensure protection of the natural environment.

  • We recommend you bring a bottle of water and wear closed shoes.

  • The Sanctuary is closed from 1 December 2019 and reopen 4 February 2020.


or contact our Reception by emailing 

or calling 08 8929 1609 and we will book the tour for you.

Qué dicen de nosotros?

4 Traeger Avenue,

The Gap, 0870 NT

Llámanos: (+61) 08 8929 1609


Horario Recepción: 8am-8pm daily

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