Serendip Sanctuary

Serendip Sanctuary

Address: 100 Windermere Rd, Lara, Victoria 3212

Freecall:  131 963  


The sanctuary, an excellent example of the open grassy woodlands and wetlands of the volcanic Western Plains, is the perfect place to learn about and experience birdlife and wetlands ecology.

See some of the 150 species of birds which breed at or visit Serendip Sanctuary from the bird hides. Birds can be seen within metres of the viewing areas preening, feeding, incubating eggs and rearing young.

The Wildlife Walk is a popular walk offering close encounters with wildlife. Meander past emus and Eastern Grey Kangaroos grazing to viewing areas, hides and flight aviaries perfect for bird watching. You may be treated to Brolgas trumpeting, Whistling Kites soaring high overhead, magnificent Yellow-billed Spoonbills wading through the shallow water, or even a glimpse of the well hidden Tawny Frogmouth as it watches you pass by.

Before you go
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Local directions

Serendip Sanctuary is located at 100 Windermere Road in Lara, off the Princes Highway, 60 km from Melbourne. It is signposted from the major roads in the vicinity (Melways ref: 423 D2).


  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet
  • Visitor information centre


  • Birdwatching
  • Self guided

How to get here


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