Australian Wildlife Conservancy

Karakamia Sanctuary - Visitor's Program

Red-tailed Black Cockatoo
Red-tailed Black Cockatoo – Karakamia Sanctuary

Visitors can experience the magic of coming face to face with endangered animals in the wild at Karakamia Sanctuary only an hour out of Perth.

Observe animals now rarely seen even in national parks. See what the bush was like 200 years ago while walking through tall Jarrah and Marri forests among grass trees with personalities of their own.

Two hour guided spotlighting tours are run at dusk on Friday and Saturday nights, bookings essential.
Setting off along for a 2 hour tour along a bush track just before sunset, you are likely to see a number of nocturnal animals including: Woylies; Tammar Wallabies; Quenda (Southern Brown Bandicoots) and Brush-tailed Possums. Click here for more information.

Karakamia Sanctuary is located approximately an hour east of Perth near the small town of Chidlow. This sanctuary is the first property owned by AWC, purchased in 1991 to protect the threatened mammals of the northern jarrah forest. The sanctuary is surrounded by a vermin-proof fence and all foxes, cats and rabbits have been eradicated providing a safe haven where many threatened mammals can now thrive.
The name “Karakamia” is an aboriginal word meaning home of the Red-tailed Black Cockatoos; so named because at dusk the air is filled with the sound of their “karak, karak” call.