Warrawong Sanctuary is all about protecting Australia's rare and endangered species. It provides a safe haven for these weird and wonderful animals and a place you can go to see them in their natural habitat. The duck-billed platypus can be particularly difficult to spot in the wild, but here they are abundant in South Australia's only mainland population. There are also over 100 native bird species, wallabies, kangaroos, possums and the small kangaroo/rat-like potoroo. The sanctuary has a mission to re-introduce to South Australia native animals which have faced extinction since white settlement.
You can take a self-guided walk through the sanctuary during the day or join in for feeding times. Many Australian animals are nocturnal so sunset and dawn are excellent times to take a walk.
Warrawong Sanctuary is about 12 miles (20 km) from Adelaide in the hills. The best way to get there is by organised tour or car.