Yongergnow Australian Malleefowl Centre

Yongergnow Australian Malleefowl Centre, Ongerup: Hours, Address, Yongergnow Australian Malleefowl Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Yongergnow Australian Malleefowl Centre

Yongergnow Australian Malleefowl Centre
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Parks
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Anthea L
Dunsborough, Australia77 contributions
Anthea Lilley
Apr. 2021 • Couples
Did not visit the mallee exhibition but had coffee and hot chips very friendly greeting good coffee and a nice relaxed atmosphere which was very welcoming. Well done!
Written 1 April 2021
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Sandra P
Esperance, Australia48 contributions
Worth calling in on your way through
Jul. 2020 • Family
Well done Ongerup community on a great facility. Interpretive signs were interesting, seeing the live mallee fowl was great and the Cafe provided a good food and drink service. Variety of Items for sale, I picked out a lovely handmade wood and resin cheese platter. Catered for young children well.
Written 11 July 2020
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Thank you so much for your kind review! We are so glad you enjoyed all aspects of your visit to our Centre!
Written 14 July 2020
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Chrisbeeoxford
Oxford, UK594 contributions
Fascinating Natural History Story and Conservation Effort.
Oct. 2019
We had crossed the grain plane created from the clearing of the mallee scrub in the 1880s . It was that "development" that had caused the near extinction of the Malleefowl. These small turkey-like birds only occur in arid and semi-arid areas of Australia. They build large mounds of dirt and leaf litter to incubate their eggs. The male digs holes in the mound and the female lays eggs into them to be buried by the male. The decomposing leaf litter and solar energy provide the heat for incubation. After 68 days or so the eggs hatch and the new born chicks dig their way out into the open air unaided, emerging fully feathered and can fly within 24 hours of hatching. They receive no help from the parents who return to tend their mound. Mallefowl are now rare due to loss of habitat, changed burning and grazing regimes, and predation by fox, feral cats, and large lizards. The Mallefowl centre has two pairs of the bird in separate compounds protected by mesh sheeting into the ground by several metres on all four sides and overhead to stop predators. In 2018 eleven chicks were hatched of which two died; of the remaining nine six have been relocated to other conservation establishments and three await their turn. Release into the wild is not as yet considered because until a large area is freer of vermin such as fox and feral cat they would not survive.
It's a fascinating story and bird. The cafe is good enough. Toilets are good. Parking ample. Overall a good place to visit in the middle of nowhere. Bring your cork hat as the flies abound.
Written 5 December 2019
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SaveTigerNorthants
Northants145 contributions
An excellent opportunity to see rare birds
Oct. 2018 • Couples
We wanted to see Malleefowl. We factored in several opportunities to see these rare birds in the wild, and were unlucky, but we did see the bird here at the Malleefowl Centre.

These are captive birds in two aviaries, but the aviaries are huge, and the birds are breeding in them. The centre raises awareness of the conservation issues for this species. We really enjoyed our visit, and hope that the wild Malleefowl population increases in the future.
Written 5 January 2019
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Foamnest
Greater Perth, Australia24 contributions
Don't miss this fantastic Malleefowl conservation facility
Sep. 2018 • Friends
The Yongergnow Australian Malleefowl centre is not to be missed if you love wildlife and want to be inspired by the impressive community conservation efforts of the people of the little town of Ongerup to protect these unique Australian endangered mound-building birds. There is something for everyone (including a cafe with great food and coffee) as well as large aviaries with Malleefowl that are very difficult to see in the wild.
Written 30 October 2018
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ghutchin
67 contributions
Relaxing and informative.
Apr. 2018 • Couples
Came across the centre based on its road side advertising as we were travelling through. An excellent resource for the local community, excellent explaination of what caused the mallee fowl to become so rare. Have never seen one before so it was great to see. Nice facility, comfortable with a cafe. Well worth a stop.
Written 24 April 2018
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magg1e2015
Wongan Hills, Australia125 contributions
Coffee cake and nature
Mar. 2018 • Couples
Went to see the Mallee fowl chicks and get a decent coffee. The cafe opened at 900am and nice little cafe. Display of information on formation of Aus was very easy to understand and videos on land clearing to the point without being too emotive. Great facility even just for coffee.
Written 14 March 2018
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Tw1ga
Albany, Australia74 contributions
Rare Mallefowl sanctuary
Mar. 2017 • Friends
Very good interpretive centre focused solely on the Mallefowl? Includes an art gallery, curio shop and cafe. Newish building, nice decor, clean toilets, helpful well informed staff.
Written 15 March 2017
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1WanderingAus
Western Australia, Australia5 contributions
Very Interesting
Dec. 2016 • Family
Great little place to visit, learning about the Mallee Fowl and its habitat.
Great café and good coffee also.
This is a community resource centre as well.
The ladies in the centre were very helpful and made us feel really welcome.
Definitely recommend going there.
Written 16 December 2016
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Sarracenia
Norman, OK1,717 contributions
Small, but a good amount of natural history information. Views of the rare Malleefowl
Oct. 2016 • Couples
This is a small visitor center, but the indoor exhibits have a fair amount of interesting natural history information about the geology, flora and fauna of the area and about the rare Malleefowl. There is a nice cafe and a small gift shop. Tourist brochures about activities in the area available for free. Outside there are enclosures where you may see (if you look carefully) the Mallefow. there have 7 pairs.
Small fee (10 aud per person), but worth visiting.
Written 24 October 2016
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