Right across the road from the Minlaton Caravan Park and the Minlaton Playground is the HJ & Brian Cook Native Animal Reserve.  You can’t go inside, but take the kids for a walk around the perimeter to have a look at the emus, wallabies and birdlife.

There are a few shady seats around the outside for you to sit and watch the animals. The emus were as curious about us as we were about them and followed us the whole way around!

When we visited, there were tiny emu chicks which were just adorable!

The wallabies were harder to spot but it was lovely seeing them in such a natural habitat eating and cleaning themselves or sunning themselves.

For a free bit of entertainment, we think this is a great way to spend half an hour while you are on the Yorke Peninsula!

Find it on Spencer Hwy, Minlaton

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