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On the Perch

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343 Tathra Rd, Kalaru, New South Wales 2550, Australia
+61 2 6494 1169
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Wonderful visit the owners are very knowledable and obviously love their birds.

We sent a wonderful 4 hours here watching the birds we would never get to see in the wild. They... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
MaureenMackay
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Competa, Spain
Beautiful birds and fascinating information

Bored during a coast holiday, myself, my brother and his wife, their two children and my mum went... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
frippet
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Melbourne, Australia
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On the Perch Aviaries Gifts Cafe is the newest attraction on the NSW Sapphire Coast with a focus on avian education, conservation and rehabilitation. Learn about birds from Australia and around the world. Interact with the birds in our walk-in aviaries. Meet the Keeper at 11am & 1pm. Find the perfect gift at 'The Bower'. Enjoy 'Brood', the cafe with a difference. Immerse yourself in nature.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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343 Tathra Rd, Kalaru, New South Wales 2550, Australia
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+61 2 6494 1169
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

We sent a wonderful 4 hours here watching the birds we would never get to see in the wild. They have indigenous Australian birds, Asain ones and a few South African ones. The walk through aviaries are extremely well maintained and the birds seem very...More

Thank MaureenMackay
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Bored during a coast holiday, myself, my brother and his wife, their two children and my mum went to On the Perch, not expecting much. The two boys (8 and 11) had a really wonderful time - the loved the walk-through aviaries, feeding mealworms to...More

Thank frippet
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

My wife urged me to turn in although the signage was modest. I expected to see a parrot in a cage. Nothing of the kind! We found a collection of thematic aviaries full of a most interesting and engaging collection of birds who seemed to...More

Thank RobfromMedford
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

We arrived having no idea what this attraction would be like or what to expect. We found this place to be fantastic and very entertaining for our three boys 6, 4 and 2. The meal worms were a hit and the boys enjoyed feeding the...More

Thank Sabrina L
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

Not your usual type of people to visit a bird display we found it a rewarding experience, it was clean, the birds well looked after the owners knowledge great. His chat about the wren family blow away all our misguided understandings . We left feeling...More

1  Thank craigcoombs
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Spent an hour and a half looking at the birdies and drinking coffee. Whilst it is moderate in size it's very well done. The layout is very natural and birds appeared from everywhere. There were many who ate the grubs out of our hands. Recommended.

Thank TerryAustralia2015
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

We were ere avelling south and came across this little gem. We were so please we stopped. The staff were very courteous and very helpful. The birds were fabulous, a varies lovely and clean and spacious. Well done to the owner operators its a lovely...More

1  Thank Bathgate3554
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Great coffee, good food and a terrific gift shop. A fantastic experience up close and personal with the birds in several walk-through aviaries. In addition, the head bird keeper, Steve, is a highly educated and experienced host with a great knowledge of birds. We stayed...More

2  Thank Jan M
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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Well-informed keeper explained behaviour of bower birds and parrot breeding. Loved this experience of Asian, African and Australian birds. Walked through the aviaries to get right up close. Cafe and gift shop also inviting. $10 per person for seniors. Well worth the entrance fee and...More

1  Thank chrisperrett2015
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

Had an awesome day at On the perch - expected to be in and out fairly quickly but were still there 2 hours later. Great to be able to interact with so many beautiful birds, the walk in aviaries are really well designed and the...More

1  Thank Alfiedog21
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carolynneenan1
13 July 2018|
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Response from Steve S | Property representative |
As of 14/7/18, daily entry pass for seniors is $12, children (5-11) $8, children (12+) $12, and under 5 free (with paying senior/adult).
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dea339
30 March 2018|
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Response from Steve S | Property representative |
$11 for a senior
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