Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, Coober Pedy

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
Feed, pet, and photograph kangaroos at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, which also includes an aboriginal art gallery with one-of-a-kind art pieces, available for shipping anywhere in the world. This unusual kangaroo orphanage, combining several tourist attractions in one, primarily cares for animals injured by cars, an unfortunate but frequent occurrence in this part of the world. Below the orphanage you can also visit a mine, where you can learn about various forms of opal mining. The on-site museum is known for its displays of black opals, brought here from some of Australia’s major opal mines. Don’t leave without a stop at the well-stocked gift shop, selling souvenirs for every budget, including didgeridoos, opal jewelry, and aboriginal art reproductions. Use our Coober Pedy trip itinerary builder to visit Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage on your trip to Coober Pedy, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This is my second visit and a Must see when visiting Coober Pedy. Terry is very knowledgeable about Aboriginal history and art. They take in all kinds of animals from Kangaroos, Wombats and injured bi...  read more »
  • This shop has a knowledgeable owner who is happy to share information on the rocks and art in his shop. The kangaroo feeding time open to the public is unusual and the tourists there at the time seeme...  read more »
  • You walk in the door and the artwork is on the left and the opals are on the right. At noon (and one other time) it's feeding time for selected wildlife. On this day it was a couple of kangaroos plus ...  read more »
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