Koalas, kangaroos, cassowaries, emus and other exotic animals which have arrived straight from Australia inhabit Gan-Guroo at kibbutz Nir David. The Gan-Guroo is the only place outside of Australia where kangaroos roam freely and the visitors can pet and feed them. The visitors at the Gan-Guroo are also welcome to walk around among Australian vegetation, look at the koalas that lazily climb up the eucalyptus trees and watch them at their feeding time, see strange looking birds such as the cassowaries and emus – that can no longer fly – and feed the colorful Lory parrots. Gan-Guroo also offers guiding about the Australian animals, aborigine style face painting and many more enjoyable attractions for children as well as for adults.
A summer nighttime tour with an overnight stay
During July and August one can enjoy a wonderful summertime adventurous activity here: nighttime tour with an overnight stay at the Gan-Guroo. During the cool and charming hours of the evening you will go out on a nighttime tour which provides a peek at the various behaviors and nighttime activities of the nocturnal Australian animals. At the end of the tour you will enjoy a campfire with light refreshment, Australian tea and Aborigine stories around the fire. At night you will go into your tents for your overnight stay at the Gan-Guroo complex and in the next morning you will wake up to the sounds of the parrots and enjoy a hot drink and a light breakfast. You will go on a morning tour at the Gan-Guroo which includes the morning feeding of the kangaroos and the parrots at the birds’ habitat.
Opening hours of the Gan-Guroo:
Sundays – Thursdays: 9 am – 4 pm (July – August until 8 pm)
Fridays and Holiday Eves: 9 am – 3 pm
Saturdays and Holidays: 9 am – 5 pm
Booking center: 972-4-6488060
A summer nighttime tour at the Gan-Guroo:
A summer nighttime tour at the Gan-Guroo is limited to 50 participants only and requires booking in advance
During July on Thursdays only; During August on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
One needs to bring a flashlight, tent and sleeping bag.
The nighttime tour leaves at 8 pm,
For additional details and booking: 972-4-6488060/952.