Jirrahlinga Wildlife Sanctuary

Get up close and personal with Australian native animals at this popular wildlife sanctuary, located just 15 minutes from Beacon Resort on five acres of land in the seaside village of Barwon Heads.

Jirrahlinga, Aboriginal for 'Seek a home for a kangaroo', is a haven for injured wildlife. Pat a koala, visit the dingo pups and wombats or get up close and personal with the snakes. You'll also see cockatoos, kangaroos, wallabies and an array of Australian bird life. Join the keepers on a tour or learn more from their specialised talks.

Take a lunch hamper and spend the day discovering much about the behind the scenes work this award-winning volunteer organisation does for injured wildlife.