Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, Coober Pedy

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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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  • There is a good range of art work presented but not sure of pricing. We were there for 15 minutes and unfortunately virtually ignored by the proprietor. So left. The two kangaroos out the rear seemed ...  more »
  • A wonderful collection of Aboriginal artworks , carvings , souvenirs , opals and fossils Along with being a wildlife rescue centre with hand raised kangaroos a feature  more »
  • We had a great experience with an artist visioning at the time who explained his work and allowed them to paint on his work. Tommy Crow. He then gave a didgeridoo display before feeding of kangaroos t...  more »

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