Caversham Wildlife Park

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Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them

Caversham Wildlife Park is still on my mind even two months after I left. I'm not the sort that is very into animals and wildlife, but I definitely grew to appreciate them so much more after this visit. So animal lovers and those looking for a up-close-and-personal experience with kangaroos and koalas, this is for you... this is one stop you have to make.

Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them

It was the peak of summer, we felt invincible so we trekked 2km under the blazing sun into Caversham Wildlife Park.. it was a different experience though, seeing a somewhat 'outback' forested area of Perth! But I would not recommend walking in - dial for the pickup mini bus from somewhere near the entrance of Whiteman Park.

Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them

Some basic visitor information:
The park opens at 0900 and closes at 1730, but it is best to start your visit at 0930 because you don't want to miss some of the wildlife park's shows and attractions. The admission price to Caversham Wildlife Park is AUD26 (adults), AUD11.50 (child aged 3-14 yrs), AUD 18.50 (students from Australia schools and aged pension). We covered the whole wildlife park and its shows in 4 hours comfortably, you can try for 3 hours if you're in a rush, but nothing less than that or it probably won't be enjoyable. It is mostly outdoors here, so come here on a good weather! The food here is expensive (tourist-priced), no main meals as much as I observed but only snacks like sandwiches and ice-cream, so bring your own food if you expect yourself to be hungry. I am a sucker for coconut water so I bought this at AUD4.50.

How to get there:
Catch a train from Perth to Bassendean station.
Catch bus number 955 or 956 from Bassendean to Ellenbrook.
Get off bus at Whiteman Park.
Let's begin the tour at Caversham Wildlife Park!

Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Grab a map at the start to tour the place strategically, especially incorporating the show timings that you don't want to miss! One of which is the Meet Wombat & Friends:

Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
You can really get super close to the animals, including touching them (gently!) with the supervision of the park rangers. The park rangers are very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, so feel free to ask them any questions. There was not a lot of people in the wildlife park (well, just like the rest of Perth), so everyone really gets a chance to interact with all the animals without much waiting time.

The next amazing thing that I cannot forget: Meet the Koalas!

Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Converse with sleepy koalas and ask them about what they are dreaming about! This one is thinking about eucalyptus leaves.

Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Furry and huge koalas that actually move very fast once they are awake. They are all resting on shoulder-level branches, so everyone can get to see them very clearly. The koalas are obviously the most popular animal in Caversham with a whole area dedicated to them! There are many of them roaming around in a controlled environment. I didn't dare to touch them because they actually looked quite fierce when they are awake.

Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them

Next, we went into the Feed the Kangaroos zone!

Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Keep to the rules! There are feeding bins for you to grab food to attract the kangaroos, so you can literally have them eating out of your palm.
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them

Some of them are asleep, but there are plenty of them - at least fifty hopping around or lazing around, you'll definitely have at least a few to entertain. They are very responsive to the food and will oblige for a selfie!

Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them

Visitors really have a lot of freedom to hang out with the kangaroos, I practically walked right into their habitat and sat right next to them. The wildlife park rangers come once in a while to check on us, or to answer our questions. It's really very relaxing and surreal to build friendships with kangaroos in here!

Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them

This kangaroo warming up to me... because I've been feeding it quite a bit. They will stop eating after a while, probably because they are already full.

Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them

We were there at perfect timing - one kangaroo was 'giving birth' to a joey! Do not touch the joeys or they will become hostile to protect their young. Kangaroos don't really 'give birth', joeys return to the pouch repeatedly after being 'popped' out, until they are truly ready for the adult world.

Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them

This white kangaroo just woke up, it must be hungry!

Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
On the way to the Farm Show, I caught sight of a llama! She is called Snowy. Before seeing her in real life, all my impressions of llamas are all from cartoons and memes.

Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them

Right before this photo, she tried to chew my head/cap. Oh my goodness, such a naughty llama! I was standing too close to it and it could actually reach for me by extending her neck.

Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them

The farm show was extremely entertaining and I was so captivated throughout! I'm a city girl, so being initiated to all these farm activities is really new. The farm guy demonstrated how to shear a sheep in a complete whole wool piece. Sheep have a much higher pain tolerance than us humans, so it was not hurt in the process even though it looks quite rough. It trotted away afterwards, looking quite naked but happy. It was thick in the summer, so shedding the thick wool must be a relief!

Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them

One of the guys in the audience were invited to try cracking a whip. Not as easy as it looks!

Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them

The kids were also treated to a major surprise! The look of wonderment on their faces is priceless!

Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
We also tried to milk a cow, which was surprisingly easy due to their clear and simple instructions. Everyone who wanted to try had a go.

Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them
Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them

We went to look at the sheep closer after the farm show, and touched its wool. It was great insulation and trapped a lot of heat, but that's not what they want in the summer. To see how thick the wool was, it was parted and about 15cm thick before I could feel its skin. It's quite an eye-opener. 

Caversham Wildlife Park Perth Kangaroos Koalas Close To Them

I enjoyed myself so much at Caversham Wildlife Park! So many things to do, so many first experiences that are so unforgettable. This is the last post for my Perth adventures! I will (finally!!) get on with my Melbourne travelogues from the next post onwards so see you!

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