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23 Sep 2019

Native Birds & Animals Takeover These School Holidays

Take Flight Interactive Bird Show and Native Animal Encounters are two special offerings at Scenic World during the Spring school holidays.

Take Flight and Native Animal Encounter are two special offerings running at Scenic World during the Spring school holidays (excluding the October long weekend).

Take Flight is a free, entertaining and educational bird show, while Native Animal Encounter is an interactive meet and greet with three amazing animals that are native to the Blue Mountains ⁠– the sugar glider, sooty owl and diamond python.

Perfect for entertaining the kids, these events present unique opportunities to witness some of Australia’s most incredible bird and animal species up close, surrounded by the natural environment of the Jamison Valley.

Scenic World is presenting Take Flight and Native Animal Encounter in partnership with Feathered Friends, an organisation dedicated to the conservation of avian species worldwide that runs one of Australia’s largest avian sanctuaries.

Feathered Friends provide care for sick and injured birds, giving them a safe environment to call home and the chance to experience wild flight again.

 The birds at the Feathered Friends Sanctuary have arrived from a variety of backgrounds and circumstances, most of the raptors that come into care have been victims of trauma or been injured in attacks from feral animals.

It’s important to note that Feathered Friends operates with the wellbeing of its birds first and foremost in mind. One of the key messages from the show is that conserving birds is an endless battle. Poaching for the pet trade, habitat loss and feral species are the main causes for dwindling bird numbers here in Australia and across the globe.

Take Flight is a free event for Scenic World visitors that runs twice a day at 11am and 1pm from 28 September–13 October, except for the October long weekend. Tickets are strictly limited and only available onsite at Scenic World on a first come, first served basis.

Native Animal Encounter sessions run daily at 2pm, tickets are available online, please note that session numbers are strictly limited. 

Mark it in the diary for these school holidays and take the world’s steepest passenger train, the Scenic Railway, into the Jamison Valley for animal adventures like no other.