Naturaliste Reptile Park, Margaret River, Western Australia

Naturaliste Reptile Park is a small reptile park in Margaret River region of Western Australia that showcases local Western Australian reptiles and frogs. The park is owned and operated by stonemason Roger Jackson and his partner Kim, and opened in 2007. The attraction is under cover and features attractive stonework with large glass windows to view the reptiles. The Park is small, but the quality of the displays is excellent.

Reptiles at the park include Saltwater Crocodile, lizards such as Goannas, Water Dragons and Frill-necked Lizard. You will see a range of venomous and non-venomous snakes such as Olive pythons, Black-headed pythons, Woma, Carpet Pythons, Tiger Snakes, Death Adders, Dugites and Mulga Snakes. You will have the opportunity to touch the turtles or hold a python, and there is also a venomous snake show.

Roger is also a volunteer snake remover and gets about ten to fifteen snake alert calls a day during snake season. He relocates problem snakes well away from human habitation. The most venomous snakes commonly found in the Busselton shire area are Dugites and Tiger Snakes, although they are not aggressive snakes. Most snake bite events occur when people try to kill or catch the snake themselves.

Naturaliste Reptile Park is located at Carbunup River about ten minutes south of Busselton and twenty minutes North of Margaret River. It is 100m down Wildwood Rd off the Bussell Highway at Carbunup. The Park is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm.



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