HIRL Parklands & Bandicoot Enclosure is a popular attraction that allows visitors to see beautiful Australian bandicoots up close.
HIRL (Hamilton Institute of Rural Learning) established the enclosure especially for children so that they can learn more about Australia’s native flora and fauna.
HIRL Parklands & Bandicoot Enclosure, Visiting Times Hamilton Victoria
There is a protective fence around the reserve to allow the bandicoots to live and breed in relative safety. More than 120 bandicoots were introduced into the reserve when it opened, and a further 30 in 2007. Since that time, breeding has further increased those numbers.
The native flora is maintained by a team of dedicated volunteers and many native birds and frogs now call this reserve home.
So next time you are visiting Hamilton, stop by to check out these beautiful Australian animals in this protected environment.