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Wildlife Experiences

Are you looking to get up close and personal and learn more about our Australian wildlife?
A group of Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos eating and calling at Red Hill Nature Reserve, Australia on a morning in April 2019

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Help us build Lemonade her forever home. Lemonade the Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo needs a new home at The Sanctuary. Help us build it!
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Events

Discover how The Byron Bay Wildlife Sanctuary can make your next event something special.
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Education

At The Byron Bay Wildlife Sanctuary we combine education, conservation and entertainment in an interactive learning environment for school groups from Kindergarten to year 12
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Gift Shop

Visit our giftshop and browse through a huge selection of giftware, food items and souvenirs

Welcome to the
Byron Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

A new chapter has begun and we are excited to share we are now known as the ‘Byron Bay Wildlife Sanctuary’, formerly known as ‘Macadamia Castle.’⁠
 
Over the next 12 to 24 months you will see changes as we shift towards becoming a bio-park, with the priority to respect, protect and enjoy Australian Native Wildlife. ⁠
Working alongside our partners to increase awareness and preservation, this will include structural and aesthetic upgrades, as well as habitat advancements for resident wildlife.⁠
 
We continue to offer an interactive wildlife experience, café, and unique retail, with a focus on locally produced and sustainable gifts. ⁠
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Holiday Programs

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Every dollar spent at the Sanctuary is reinvested in the conservation, rehabilitation, and future of Australian Wildlife.

Wildlife Experiences

Are you looking to get up close and personal and learn more about our Australian wildlife? You can now have an unforgettable hands-on experience at the Sanctuary by selecting one of our experience packages, from one of our amazing snakes, to Socrates the Barn Owl, or meet our cute Sugar Gliders Sebastian & Samson who are guaranteed to make you smile.

Sugar Glider Experience

Owl Experience

Snakes & Lizards Experience

Sugar Glider Experience

Owl Experience

Snakes & Lizards Experience

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Education

At The Byron Bay Wildlife Sanctuary we combine education, conservation and entertainment in an interactive learning environment for school groups from Kindergarten to year 12.

Holiday Programs

Become a Keeper for the Day or a Wildlife Guardian in the school holidays.

Puggles Kids Club – Vacation Care

These school holidays the Byron Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is running our “Puggles Kids Club Vacation Care” service from Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm, and is open to primary school children ages 5 to 12.

Holiday Program – Keeper For A Day

If you’re aged between 12 and 18 you can spend a day behind the scenes with one of our senior keepers during these school holidays.

Holiday Program – Wildlife Guardians

Your children can become Wildlife Guardians and spend the day with the keepers behind-the-scenes in the Wildlife Sanctuary, learning about conservation and caring for our wildlife

Puggles Kids Club – Vacation Care

These school holidays the Byron Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is running our “Puggles Kids Club Vacation Care” service from Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm, and is open to primary school children ages 5 to 12.

Holiday Program – Keeper For A Day

If you’re aged between 12 and 18 you can spend a day behind the scenes with one of our senior keepers during these school holidays.

Holiday Program – Wildlife Guardians

Your children can become Wildlife Guardians and spend the day with the keepers behind-the-scenes in the Wildlife Sanctuary, learning about conservation and caring for our wildlife
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Support Byron Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Your donation will support the restoration and rejuvenation of Australian biodiversity.

Gift Shop

Looking for something special for a loved one or just want to take a piece of the Sanctuary with you? Visit our giftshop and browse through a huge selection of giftware, food items and souvenirs

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Our partners

Our partnerships with local and national businesses allow us to continue our work in saving wildlife, supporting conservation initiatives and developing educational programs that shape the next generation of wildlife lovers.