Gorgeous landscaped walk-in aviary with dozens of brightly coloured Aussie birds of many different species. They also have display cages for certain species. Good for getting a close up look at the birds you are hoping to see in the wild so you can identify them more easily. Also a great place to bring kids to see and appreciate the beauty of Australian birds (and a few exotics) in a family-friendly setting. More details on their website.
HOW DO YOU GET THERE?
It’s about 10 km south of Kalbarri on Red Bluff Road. You’ll need a car as I didn’t see any sign of bus service.
HOW MUCH IS IT?
HOW LONG SHOULD YOU SPEND THERE AND WHAT SHOULD YOU SEE?
By the time we got there – around 4pm, we only had an hour to look around and I could have easily stayed 2 hours or more as I like to sit back, relax and watch the birds go about their business. You can get really good photos and while the birds are not tame, they aren’t terribly skittish either. Some of the highlights were the Cockatoos, Princess Parrots, Gouldian Finches and more – see photos below!
VALUE TO CONSERVATION
They don’t have a conservation program. The main value in a walk-in aviary such as this is to become familiar with the various species, educate your kids and then move on to seeing them in the wild. The signs are nicely done and show the range of the birds.
WHERE TO STAY NEARBY ON POINTS
There aren’t any chain hotels in Kalbarri. You can earn points by using Pointshound to book hotels such as Palm Resort where we stayed. Rocketmiles doesn’t currently serve this location but worth a try as they seem to be adding lots of new properties.