Karakamia Wildlife Sanctuary is located approximately an hour east of Perth near the small town of Chidlow. This sanctuary is the first property owned by AWC, purchased in 1991 to protect the threatened mammals of the northern Jarrah forest.
Karakamia Sanctuary is open for Schools and Universities for educational visits by arrangement.
Karakamia Sanctuary is open for Schools and Universities for educational visits by arrangement only. This unique experience consists of a two-hour guided stroll through the bush at twilight, learning about our native species and what you can do to protect them and ensure their survival.
The start time varies throughout the year depending on sunset (from approximately 4:45PM in mid-winter to 6:45PM in mid-summer). Enquires can be made by calling 08 9572 3169 during office hours (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm AWST) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our fees for 2023 are $30 per adult and $20 per concession/student. Supervisors of school/university groups can enter free of charge (up to two supervisors per group of 30), full adult fees apply for each additional staff member.
Group numbers must be confirmed a minimum of seven days in advance of your visit so that we can adequately arrange guides for your tour. We require a minimum of two business days notice in advance of your bookings for any cancellations, otherwise you will be charged the full fee.
The 3-kilometre Habitat Walk follows rocky bush tracks with a number of stops along the way to talk about the habitats and look at animals. Some hills are encountered along the route and the ground can be slippery due to pea gravel. Participants need to be of moderate fitness and stable on their feet. The Habitat Walk is not suitable for the mobility impaired or for children under the age of seven, however it may be possible to arrange a shorter walk for your group.
The second half of the walk is completed in the dark. Bright spotlights with red filters are carried by the guides to point out animals and light the path. You may wish to bring a small torch of your own to help find your footing along the tracks. Other items you may wish to bring include: sturdy footwear, long-sleeved clothing, binoculars and insect repellent.