Denmark Animal Farm & Pentland Alpaca Stud in Denmark, Western Australia, is where dreams come true. Specifically, our dream of cuddling a baby kangaroo against our bosom and whispering sweet nothings in its big mousy ears. And yet, cradling an orphaned joey was just one of many highlights during our two-hour visit to this well-kept, family-run farm in the Great Southern. Other critters on the compound included full-grown ‘roos, goofy goats, mild-mannered alpacas and llamas, a curious camel, a big ol’ smiley pig, funny emus, showy galahs, shy foxes, and beautiful Scottish Highland cattle. You can pet many of the animals, but interaction with the koalas must be supervised. (Those f-ckers are mean.) The farm is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with koala feedings scheduled for 10 a.m. and bottle feedings of baby farm animals happening at 3 p.m. Adult admission is $14 AUD ($11 USD) and bags of animal feed are provided upon entry. Raw alpaca fleece is sold in the gift shop, along with a host of Ozzie souvenirs you definitely don’t need.
Note: Denmark Animal Farm is a short drive to Bartholomews Meadery, where the honey wine and ice cream are both Cartogramme-approved.
2019 Scotsdale Rd., Denmark, Western Australia, Australia; +61-8-9840-9262.