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Woodstock Wildlife Sanctuary

The WOODSTOCK Wildlife Sanctuary grew from owner Scott Collett’s decision to conserve approximately three hectares of natural scrub to rehabilitate and protect some Australian native animals. An extensive vermin-proof fence was erected in 2007. After ensuring the sanctuary was free of any pest animals, some Long-nosed Potoroos, Brush-tailed Bettongs, Red-necked Wallabies and five male Swamp Wallabies and a Tamar Wallaby were introduced. In September 2007, an additional four young Red Kangaroos joined the sanctuary.

Woodstock holds supervised feeding times on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for the Grey Kangaroos and some Wallabies. The Red Kangaroos and a few other wallabies are less tame. The wildlife numbers in the sanctuary will grow through breeding, and as more saved, hand-reared animals are offered to their care.

Feeding Sessions are on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11:30am

$5 per person (18 and over), $2.50 per child (1-17 years)

Bookings are essential and can be made online. All children under 18, must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or adult guardian.

All proceeds go towards maintenance of the sanctuary and food for the animals. For any enquiries kindly call (08) 8383 0156.

The McLaren Vale Grape Wine & Tourism Association acknowledges the Kaurna people as the Traditional Owners of the Country where the McLaren Vale Region is situated today, and pays its respect to Elders past and present.