COVID-19. Sanctuary open days are temporarily suspended under government guidelines for virus mitigation.
Booking a tour on a Farm Animal Rescue Open Day is a great way to meet animals that have been rescued from the agriculture industry, hear their stories, and spend some time with our amazing residents.
*** BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL. ALL VISITORS MUST HAVE A VALID TICKET FOR EACH PERSON TO ENTER THE SANCTUARY ***
Here are the details!
•The farm is open from 10am to 2pm
•Our Walking Safaris will depart the visitor area promptly at 10.30, 11.00, 12.30 and 1.00 and take around 90 minutes. Guests must be accompanied by a guide when visiting the animals. There are steep hills at the sanctuary and there is a significant amount of walking involved.
•If you arrive between tour times you are welcome to wait in our visitor area where a Tofurky sausage sizzle and other goodies are available for purchase.
•a suggested $5 donation applies
•children under 15 must be supervised at all times as animals are free-ranging
•visitors wishing to see the cattle and pigs are required to navigate a steep path. What to bring with you
•We suggest you bring sunscreen
•a hat and water
•We recommend that you wear long trousers.
* Fully enclosed shoes are MANDATORY
Many of the sanctuary animals come from intensive farming and other cruel situations. You will be required to sign a liability waiver when you arrive at the sanctuary.
For the animals and volunteers
Donations of fresh fruit and vegetables for the animals are welcome. We can only accept donations of apples, watermelons, bananas, grapes, strawberries, pumpkins, pears and carrots.
Food donations will be placed in our food store and must not be fed to the animals by visitors.
Donations of packaged frozen, refrigerated and shelf items for the sanctuary’s interns are also welcome. All donations for the interns must be vegan.
Merchandise Important Notes
The sanctuary paddocks are hilly and there are rough paths. Visitors need to have at least an average level of fitness and good mobility to successfully complete the tour.
While visitors of all ages are welcome, tour content is designed for ages 13 to adult. Guardians of younger children must be prepared to take additional steps to ensure the safety of their children, and need to be aware that the tours contain accurate stories of each animal’s history, which some may find distressing.