Serendip Sanctuary, Lara

#3 of 16 in Wildlife in City of Greater Geelong
Must see · Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
Serendip Sanctuary is a 250 ha protected area in Victoria, Australia, near the You Yangs and the town of Lara, some 22 km north of Geelong and 60 km south-west of Melbourne.

Originally used for farming and other purposes, it was purchased in 1959 by the state government of Victoria for wildlife research and the captive management and breeding of species threatened in Victoria, such as the brolga, magpie goose, Australian bustard, and bush stone-curlew. The sanctuary contains many different types of wetland and is home to many plant species as well, such as river red gums, tall spikerush, and tussock grass. Serendip now focuses more on environmental education about the flora and fauna of the wetlands and open grassy woodlands of the volcanic Western Plains of Victoria. It was opened to the public in 1991 and is now managed by Parks Victoria.
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  • Ok had some fun with the title but entry was disturbing to Sanctuary with a masked Ranger taking my contact details. Breathe ... stroll ... watch :) The beautiful “Wildlife walk” I never get tired...  more »
  • The place is awesome and the animals are grate and I recommend you go there and when I went there I had so much fun.  more »
  • Good spot. Bring water. Easy walking; it wouldn't be a challenge even to very young children. Lots of wildlife, good context. Quite well signed - very informative but a lot of coloured images aging badly. Well worth a visit, maybe two or three if you're interested in seasonal variations,which can be significant
  • Must see place. They have a few fenced in areas, but every thing else is wild. They are working on keeping the animals wild and healthy. We did a sunset tour which included a lite dinner. The sanctuary has normal drop in hours. The staff is very knowledgeable.

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