Visit the Sanctuary


The sanctuary of the Wombat Awareness Organisation is the only free range, cage free wombat sanctuary in the World. It is also the only place where you can see two out of the three species of wombats living harmoniously together.

The sanctuary is a safe haven for over 70 wombats and the charity relies solely on the kindness of donations to continue their life saving work for these animals.

WAO feels that sharing interactions with these gorgeous wombats in a quiet, meaningful setting can greatly assist the healing process and offers several opportunities for caring people to visit the sanctuary.

WAO works directly with the community to preserve and help wombats. We also provide the opportunity for you to join us on one of our rescue missions into the Murraylands wombat colonies.

Evening with the Wombats

Our Evening with the Wombats is a monthly event which gives the opportunity for a limited group of people to interact with our special needs wombats. The wombats are not forced to do anything but may choose to snuggle on the lounge, go for a walk or have a game, this is a beautiful once in a lifetime experience and the best therapy for both people and wombats!

Tea and cupcakes are also provided.

Evenings with the Wombats are available once a month from 3-5 pm. Private events can be arranged minimum of 4 people applies

Evening with the Wombats - $150 pp

Our next dates are:


Once payment is completed, you will be contacted by WAO to confirm arrangements.

Running Wild

This is an exclusive opportunity to visit our main sanctuary where the wild wombats grow. You will meet, cuddle and snuggle our residents plus watch and interact with our wild wombats. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and the only place in the world that you can do this. Sit in the sun and watch the wombats come out of their burrows and play. This is guided and a truly magnificent experience

*Wild animals, conditions apply. Bookings via appointment only

Running Wild - $300 pp

Once payment is completed, you will be contacted by WAO to confirm arrangements.

Bookings via appointment only

Wild Wombat Rescue Mission

Join us on one of our many wild wombat rescue missions. This is an exclusive opportunity to make a difference to the lives of wild Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats.

WAO conducts regular monitoring of the Murraylands population including drought relief, mange management and monitoring for culls plus rescuing those who's lives are at risk. You may have the opportunity to make a monumental difference to the lives of endangered animals and participate in the rescue of wild wombats including nursing them back to the sanctuary. This tour also includes a meet and greet at the wombat sanctuary

Bookings via appointment only. Please contact us

Wild Wombat Rescue Mission - $600 pp

Bookings via appointment only

Once payment is completed, you will be contacted by WAO to confirm arrangements.