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Nestled in the base of the You Yangs, Serendip Sanctuary showcases a wide variety of fauna in a range of different habitats.

Serendip Sanctuary

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Buff-banded Rail

3 weeks ago from Alyssa

Location: Serendip Sanctuary

Bush Stone Curlew

3 weeks ago from Alyssa

Location: Serendip Sanctuary

Blue-face Honeyeater

3 weeks ago from Alyssa

Location: Serendip Sanctuary

Barn owls

3 weeks ago from Alyssa

Location: Serendip Sanctuary

Bush Stone-curlew (or Bush Thicknee)

1 year ago from Sandy Gray

Location: Serendip Sanctuary

Brolga

1 year ago from Sandy Gray

Location: Serendip Sanctuary

Junior Rangers - Serendip Sanctury

1 year ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Serendip Sanctuary

Male Eastern Grey Kangaroo hopping

2 years ago from Janine Duffy

Location: Serendip Sanctuary

Tawny Frogmouths at nest

2 years ago from Janine Duffy

Location: Serendip Sanctuary

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Bird watching
Short walk

The sanctuary, an excellent example of the open grassy woodlands and wetlands of the volcanic Western Plains, is the perfect place to learn about and experience birdlife and wetlands ecology.

See some of the 150 species of birds which breed at or visit Serendip Sanctuary from the bird hides. Birds can be seen within metres of the viewing areas preening, feeding, incubating eggs and rearing young.

The Wildlife Walk is a popular walk offering close encounters with wildlife. Meander past emus and Eastern Grey Kangaroos grazing to viewing areas, hides and flight aviaries perfect for bird watching. You may be treated to Brolgas trumpeting, Whistling Kites soaring high overhead, magnificent Yellow-billed Spoonbills wading through the shallow water, or even a glimpse of the well hidden Tawny Frogmouth as it watches you pass by.

Opening hours

Serendip Sanctuary is open from 8am to 4pm every day except for Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Park map on mobile devices

Download free maps of this park for your mobile device from Avenza PDF Maps application.  Used within the app the maps allow you to calculate distances and (with sufficient mobile signal) locate yourself within the park. The same maps are shown below under ‘Related publications’.

Aboriginal Traditional Owners

Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria

Popular things to do

serendip birdwatching

Birdwatching and wildlife walks

Start your Serendip experience at the Information Centre with a peak down the giant microscope or step into the Underwater…

Visitor experiences

Facilities Summary

  • Bird hides
  • Visitor centre
  • Picnic table/seat
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Toilet
  • Sealed carpark

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Park Statistics

Established

March 1979

Area

227.2ha

Contact information

Call Parks Victoria on 13 1963

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