Take the grandchildren into the great outdoors

Turn back the clock to the time of dinosaurs.

School holidays are coming and chances are so are the grandchildren so it’s time to put the thinking caps on am plan a holiday that you can both enjoy.

There is nothing like a day out away from the television, phones and computers – for young old.

Cooberrie Park is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary this year and with more than 300 animals to see, feed and mingle with it could fit the bill.

“We have over 300 animals and you can walk along side and hand feed Kangaroos, Emus, Wallaby’s, Ducks and Peacocks,” Emma from Cooberrie explained.

“At 1pm every day we have a free animal show where the guest can hold and touch snakes, lizards and birds.

“Our opening times are 10am to 3pm

“We do get a lot of Grandparents bringing their grandkids out for the day both Adult and Kids enjoy their time at the Park.

“We do have pensioner rates which is $30.

“We also have a Dinosaur Park and Dinosaur Mini Golf located in the same area as Cooberrie Park.”

Cooberrie Park began as a botanical garden more than 100 years ago. There are a number of very old European and South American trees at the park, as the original owner was a European Botanist.

In 1973 animals started to arrive and visitors were able to visit and interact with the wildlife. To this day, Cooberrie Park has adopted the same ethos inviting visitors to get up close and interact with a wide range of animals.

Cooberrie Park, is an open plan wildlife sanctuary giving the kangaroos 25 acres to explore.

As well as being open to the public it takes care of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife that are then rehabilitated and released back to the wild.

The animals are often victims of car hits, dog and cat attacks, along with birds falling out of nests, sick and abandoned animals. The Park permanently houses wildlife that can’t be released back to the wild as well as rescued animals from all across Australia from the RSPCA along with confiscated illegal wildlife.

The Mini Golf and new Dinosaur Park are separate paid attractions and all entries to either requires an admission fee regardless of supervising or spectating.

The Mini Golf course is an 18-hole course with fun for all ages ages.

The prices: Adult: $20, Child: $10. Children two and under – free.

two years and under free

The brand new Dinosaur Park invites attendees to step back in time and experience the Capricorn Dinosaur Park.

The prices: Adult: $25, Child: $15. Children two and under – free.

Find Cooberrie at 9 Stone Street, Woodbury.

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