Altina Wildlife Park, Darlington Point on the Murrumbidgee River

Altina Wildlife Park is situated near the town of Darlington Point on the Murrumbidgee River, in the Riverina region of New South Wales. The Park is laid out as a Safari Park on 207 hectares of bushland amongst majestic River Red Gums. What makes this park different is that visitors are transported round the Park in a horse drawn cart with a tour guide. This gives a peaceful open air feel to the experience and provides good opportunities to get up close to the animals.

The highlights of the tour are the exotic animals displayed in large open styled enclosures. The cart stops at the various animals for a closer look, and often the animals will be feeding near the cart. Exotic Animals on display include the Maned Wolf, Bison, Water Buffalo, Barbary Sheep, Indian Blackbuck, Giraffe, Ostrich, Rusa Deer, Red Deer, Eland Antelope, Himalayan Tahr , Mongolian Wild horse (Przewalski Horse), Alpaca , Camels, Hog Deer and Fallow Deer

As you travel round the Park you will also see a variety of Australian native wildlife such as Parrots, Emus, Birds of Prey, Kangaroos, Bearded dragons and Goannas. Australian wildlife is not the main focus of the Park, though. There are also domestic animals such as goats, pigs and miniature horses.

The horse and cart tour takes about two hours and refreshments are included (morning tea or afternoon tea). Whilst at the park you will also have the opportunity to walk through the bushland. There is a picnic and barbecue area available at a secluded beach on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River.

You need to book your visit in advance. Park staff will meet you at the Service station on Sturt Highway (at the Ferry Street intersection) just outside Darlington Point. From the Service station your guide will direct you to the Park. Altina Wildlife Park is open every day except Christmas Day, New Years Day and Easter Sunday.

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