Visitors can enjoy some of our most fascinating animals in a whole new way. Instead of looking through glass or over a barrier, guests can get face to face with our red kangaroos and wallabies – from inside the Australian Outback Adventure!  Visitors move along a winding path bordered by knee-high cables on both sides, while the marsupials are free to bound wherever they want.

The habitat simulates the Outback experience with coordinated landscaping, plantings, and even three typical Outback settlement buildings, including “Max’s Outback Roadhouse,” complete with tin roof and sun-baked exterior. Two of the structures actually serve as holding buildings where the animals can access food and shelter at will.

Special, themed content introduces visitors to the whole kangaroo and wallaby experience, focusing on how these amazing marsupials interact with the ecosystem and with Australia’s human inhabitants, both the aboriginal cultures and European settlers.  Specially trained volunteers are on hand to assist visitors with numerous interactive learning opportunities, including graphics; aboriginal artifacts such as tools, weapons, musical instruments, costumes and petroglyphs (rock paintings); recorded music of didgeridoos and other instruments; and for the kids, an activity plaza with an interactive “kangaroo jump” and other special features.