Alice's Secret Travellers Inn

The Kangaroo Sanctuary (AU$85)



The Kangaroo Sanctuary is a place to celebrate the beauty of the red kangaroo – an Australian icon.

The Sanctuary is located in Alice Springs (right in the centre of Australia) and is home to Brolga’s kangaroo family as seen on Kangaroo Dundee (a BBC / Nat Geo documentary). On their guided sunset tour you will experience a leisurely walk through The Sanctuary’s 188 acre wildlife reserve where you might meet the kangaroo characters from Kangaroo Dundee and many others.

Tours run from Tuesday to Friday and last around 2.5-3 hours during sunset. Closed over the Christmas period.





What you win

  • FREE pick up and drop off from around the corner of Alice’s Secret

Tour Inclusions

  • Tour delivered by the man himself; Brolga
  • Bus transfer included
  • Cuddling of Joeys
  • Close encounters with red kangaroos



Their kangaroos come first, and because kangaroos sleep during the day we don’t disturb them. This is why our guided tours are in the late afternoon…just when our kangaroos are starting to wake from their day-time sleep.

The Kangaroo Sanctuary can only be visited on a pre-booked tour. We are open Tuesday to Friday and our tour is about 2.5-3 hours. Bus transfers to and from the Sanctuary are provided. Select the closest pick-up point to your accommodation. We recommend booking in advance because the tours sell out fast!

On their guided sunset tour you will experience a leisurely walk through The Sanctuary’s 188 acre wildlife reserve where you might meet the kangaroo characters from Kangaroo Dundee and many others.


Adult: $85
Child: $45 (3-17 years)

Further IMPORTANT Information

  • Please wear closed shoes and bring a bottle of water
  • Most tours are guided by Brolga who owns the Sanctuary. Some tours are guided by our other wonderful tour guides
  • There are no self-drives to the Sanctuary to ensure protection of the natural environment
  • Wheeled equipment such as strollers, etc can’t be taken on the walk around the Sanctuary because it scares the kangaroos away (they can be taken on the first part of the tour in our small yard where there are no kangaroos)
  • They are closed 15 December 2018 to 31 January 2019 because the kangaroos are on holidays (-:
  • They are fully booked 15 April 2019 – 28 April 2019 and 12 August – 25 August 2019. No standbys available
  • Cancellations are to be made by email at least 7 days before the tour. Our tours are rarely cancelled, but heavy rains for example may mean we need to cancel a tour

Please fill out the booking form to start organising your Kangaroo Sanctuary adventure

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    Tour departs Tuesday to Friday (except Christmas period)

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    Covid-19 Information

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our operations have been severely impacted. So here’s just some info on how we are going about all this.

    We are OPEN for business and we are working closely with the Department of Health. Hence you can be assured that we are going the extra mile to keep our staff, current and future guests safe.

    Given the circumstances any guest wishing to stay with us is required to provide the completed border arrival form and show evidence about the whereabouts over the past month.
    Reception hours are limited but don't worry, you will be able to get a hold of us via email ([email protected]) or over the phone (+61 (0)8 8952 8686) until 7 pm daily.
    Please get in touch to schedule a check-in time or discuss any queries or questions - we're happy to help :-).

    Note that we reserve the right to cancel reservations at any time if we are under the impression that accepting a booking will keep us from complying with the rules.

    From July 17th NT borders will be open to many areas of Australia, however remain closed to arrivals from from declared hotspot areas.
    If you are travelling from a hotspot area you will you will be directed into mandatory supervised quarantine in an identified facility in Alice Springs, and charged $2500.

    See https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au for more detailed information.

    These are very tough times and we are hoping to get through this, so we can still be there for you on the other side. If you feel like supporting us, please BOOK DIRECT once travel becomes possible again. Small thing for you, big impact for us ;-).

    Thank you and stay healthy & strong!


    Seb and Miriam