The Park has the second largest collection of Australian Fauna in Victoria, including Koalas, Alpine Dingoes, Owls, Snakes, Wombats, Kangaroos, Wallabies, Tasmanian Devils, Cockatoos, Parrots, Waterfowl, Cranes, Finches, Lizards and many more. There is a large Walk Thru Aviary; Australia’s first, energy efficient Reptile House, Wetland Viewing Hides and a Wetland Observation Tower.
In 1967, Public Meetings were held in Kyabram to discuss how best to develop and utilise a large area of degraded farm and public land, which had been used as an “unofficial” tip site for some 80 years; this land was situated within the Town of Kyabram boundaries.
Some of the land was used to hold stormwater run-off, whilst the rest of the area had been left disused and degraded. The idea to develop a Wildlife Park was mooted at these meetings, and with a general consensus obtained, the Kyabram Fauna Park then came in to existence.
Located in the Goulburn Valley of Northern Victoria, the Park covers some 55 hectares of open woodland, wetlands, and lakes. Our Park is R.V. Friendly. Rehabilitation of degraded lands and re-vegetation programs for many areas of the Park have provided habitats which now attract over 140 species of native birds, animals and amphibians. Add 145 species of Australian animals, birds and reptiles, which form part of the Park’s permanent exhibits, and you have an outstanding and unique community project.
Latest additions include: – The Nestlé Invertebrate Exhibition, displaying Spiders, Scorpions and Stick Insects; and also “Getcha,” the 3 metre Salt Water Crocodile, recently arrived and residing in the Reptile House.
The Park is developing a fabulous conservation and educational flora resource, available to all visitors. There is a native flora display, with over 250 species of native plants, grasses and trees, including some Eucalypts over 250 years old.