Wildlife walks at Serendip Sanctuary


Wildlife walks at Serendip Sanctuary

Serendip Wetlands Education Facility

See kangaroos, wallabies, emus and a huge variety of birdlife in their natural habitat as you explore the wildlife walks at Serendip Sanctuary.

There are four interconnecting trails throughout the sanctuary, all within walking distance from the Information Centre. Each trail is no longer than 2km return.

The Wildlife Walk is the most popular, as it lets you experience a close encounter with native wildlife . With its predator-proof fencing, the sanctuary is a safe haven for native animals. To ensure their well-being, touching or feeding animals is not permitted.

The walk meanders past emus and Eastern Grey Kangaroos grazing, before providing you with some outstanding opportunities for birdwatching from viewing areas, hides and flight aviaries.

You may be treated to Brolgas trumpeting, Whistling Kites soaring high overhead, magnificent Yellow-billed Spoonbills wading through the shallow water, or even a glimpse of the well-hidden Tawny Frogmouth as it watches you pass by.

Specially designed bird hides enable you to see some of the 150 species of birds that breed at, or visit, Serendip Sanctuary.

Things To Do


Guided wildlife tours

Join Serendip’s Volunteer Park Guides on a free Wildlife Tour of Serendip Sanctuary. Serendip Wildlife Tours will allow visitors to learn all about the habitats and wildlife of the Western Volcanic Plains. Participants will explore wetlands and grasslands and get close encounters with animals such as kangaroos, emus, brolgas and tawny frogmouths. The tours are free and run every Saturday twice daily over summer. Bookings are essential.
Three people walk along a sealed path through bushland.


Parks Victoria have worked together with Earthwatch Institute to create a ClimateWatch Trail at Serendip Sanctuary. Download the free ClimateWatch smartphone app to record plant and animal observations. Help Parks Victoria learn how climate change affects our plants and animals. The ClimateWatch Trail is located on Serendip’s Wildlife Walk.
Father and son bird watching on boardwalk

Bird watching

From bushland to wetlands and everything in between, parks provide habitat to an abundance of common and rare bird species. Go for a wander and see how many you can spot.
Three friends take a break from their walk to take a photo of a Kangaroo who is equally watching them.

Wildlife viewing

Get up close and personal with some of Australia's shy native wildlife or look up to spot tree-dwelling mammals and flocks of colourful birds,

How to get there

Wildlife walks at Serendip Sanctuary

There are four interconnecting trails throughout the sanctuary, all within walking distance from the Information Centre.

Need to know

Wildlife walks at Serendip Sanctuary

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Serendip Sanctuary Picnic Area (Serendip Wetlands Education Facility)

    Woodfire group barbeque area closed

    Woodfire group barbeque area is currently closed and bookings are no longer being taken. 
    The electric barbeque area is still open to the public. 

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Two men discuss the formation of the crater at Tower Hill.

Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

Explore this massive volcanic feature by taking one of the five self-guided walks. Each has a different theme. Enjoy a picnic, spot some local wildlife and learn about the Aboriginal heritage of the area at the Worn Gundidj Visitor Centre.
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