OPENING HOURS | Sanctuary open 9am to 4pm | Cafe open 9am to 2:30pm | Open everyday except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day


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 like Slazenger or Mystique, to Socrates the Barn Owl, or meet our cute Sugar Gliders Sebastian & Samson who are guaranteed to make you smile.

Holiday Programs

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 8.

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

Wildlife Experiences

Tawny Frogmouth Experience

Calling all bird enthusiasts! Prepare to be spellbound by an extraordinary encounter with Lucy, our mesmerising Tawny Frogmouth!

VIP Family Wildlife Experience

from $500

Sugar Glider Experience

Sebastian and Samson are five-year-old brothers who have been residents of the Sanctuary for many years.  These boys are fascinating for visitors while they demonstrate their natural behaviours and deliver an important message in the conservation and protection of this species.

Owl Experience

Enjoy a truly breathtaking experience with magnificent resident Barn Owl Socrates, as this majestic bird flies from our Keeper and remains perched on your gloved hand.

Snakes & Lizards Experience

$15 - $25
Get up close and personal with our Australian snakes and lizards and learn from the experts who are passionate about all our amazing scaly creatures. Learn all about these fascinating creatures and become familiar with some of our most famous native species.
The Sanctuary offers a number of wildlife experiences throughout the year, so continue to check back with us for new encounters and face to face interactions with our resident wildlife.

Group Experiences


We come to you!

For a group encounter at your venue, we also offer external visits where one of our Keepers come to you to share our wildlife experience. Our mobile wildlife encounters bring our conservation workshops and wildlife interactions to you.

Excursion & Group Bookings

You come to us!

For a self-guided visit to the Sanctuary, larger groups can book and take advantage of our group discounts. Groups can pre book their meals and reserve an event space to ensure your visit to the Sanctuary is seamless and comfortable for you and your guests.