Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, Coober Pedy

(4.4/5 based on 190+ 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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  • To be honest I expected to see more than one baby kangaroo (joey) and had hoped that my daughter and I would get to hold one, as seems to be promised in the advertising. This didn't happen and the gro...  more »
  • Popped in during my lunchtime while I was working in Coober Pedy for a few months and it was wonderful. After watching artist Tommy Crow play the didgeridoo we listened to a few tips about kangaroos a...  more »
  • Owners are very friendly and knowledgeable. Good place to go for a kangaroo kiss, or to hang out with some birds. No entry fee but you should leave a donation because they need to look after so many p...  more »