Southern Cassowary Up-Close and Personal Experience

This could be you!

If you want to walk on the wild side, this is the experience for you! While South Cassowary have a reputation as being one of worlds most dangerous birds, this experience allows you to meet a young Southern Cassowary! This is the first time this endangered species has lived in southern NSW and a rare opportunity to be inside a cassowary enclosure!

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May 11th, 2019

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2019 Easter and Anzac Day Long Weekend Trading Hours

This Easter and Anzac Day Long Weekend why not immerse yourself in nature at On the Perch Bird Park.  Located at 343 Tathra Road Tathra on the beautiful Sapphire Coast, the bird park is open on Easter Saturday 20th, Easter Sunday 21st and Easter Monday 22nd April 2019 from 10am to 1pm (with last entry to the birds at 12.30pm).

The bird park is closed on Good Friday 19th April and Anzac Day 25th April as well as every Wednesday including school holidays.

All other days, our normal trading hours apply



March 5th, 2019

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2019 Australia Day Weekend Trading Hours

This 2019 Australia Day Weekend, come and celebrate the wonder of Australian birdlife (and other amazing Australian wildlife) at On the Perch Bird Park Tathra. On Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th January 2019, we will be open between 10am and 1pm, with last entry (and last cafe orders) at 12.30pm.  You can find us at 343 Tathra Road, Tathra.

January 13th, 2019

Categories: Cafe, Holidays, Sapphire Coast NSW, Tathra, Uncategorized

School Holiday Program 17,18,19, 20, 21,and 22 January 2019

Our School holiday program for the 17,18,19,20,21 and 22 January 2019, is now scheduled. Our Meet the Keeper is a fun, interactive and educational experience for all ages where you can learn about some of the amazing Australian animals that call On the Perch home. It’s learning disguised as fun! Make sure you allow plenty of time to arrive, park and pay entry, as the talks start promptly at the scheduled time.

Our program over these dates is as follows:

  • Thursday 17th January 2019
    • 11am – Life as a male Satin Bowerbird: the highs and lows with Keeper Alex
    • 1pm – The rainforest mummy: Eclectus Parrots with Keeper Lily
  • Friday 18th January 2019
    • 11am – The desert nomad: Learn all about the worlds most popular pet bird and how their live in the Australian outback, with Keeper Steve
    • 1pm –  Learn about Bowerbirds with Keeper Alex
  • Saturday 19th January 2019
    • 11am – Dragons! Meet some of Australias 70 plus species of Dragon with Keeper Harrison
    • 1pm – Learn about White-winged Choughs with Keeper Harrison
  • Sunday 20th January 2019
    • 11am – Meet Mango and Blu: Eclectus Parrots with Keeper Lily
    • 1pm – The secret life of stick insects with Keeper Holly
  • Monday 21st January 2019
    • 11am – Learn about Bowerbirds with Keeper Alex
    • 1pm – Im not an owl! Learn about Tawny Frogmouths with Keeper Holly
  • Tuesday 22nd January 2019
    • 11am – Life as a male Satin Bowerbird: the highs and lows with Keeper Alex
    • 1pm – Meet a Bush Stone Curlew, one of the many endangered species that call On the Perch home with Keeper Steve

January 8th, 2019

Categories: Breeding, Holidays, Sapphire Coast NSW, Tathra, Uncategorized

Christmas – New Year Trading Hours Announced

Trading hours over the Christmas and New Year period have now been set as follows:

  • We are open 10am to 3pm except we are closed every Wednesday including school holidays
  • We are closed Monday 24th December (Christmas Eve) and Tuesday 25th December (Christmas Day)
  • We are closed Monday 31st December (New Years Eve) and Tuesday 1st January (New Years Day).

Trading hours can also be affected by adverse weather conditions including fire risk, very hot temperatures, strong winds, and heavy rain, so please check our website, or our facebook page for further information.

December 5th, 2018

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Applications for our Summer intake of our volunteer program now open

Love birds? Or just love what we do at On the Perch Bird Park? Our next intake for volunteers is now open. Applications close at 3pm 18th December 2018. Applications receiving after the closing date and time will not be accepted. You can drop your completed application form into the entry staff at the bird park, or email to the details on the application form.

You can download the application form HERE




May 14th, 2018

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Australia Day 2018 Weekend Trading

Our Australia Day long weekend trading hours for 2018 are as follows:


Friday 26/01 (Australia Day) – CLOSED

Saturday 27/01 – Open 10am to 3pm

Sunday 28/01 – Open 10am to 1pm (note early close time)

January 18th, 2018

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New arrival from Moonlit Sanctuary

This gorgeous female Satin Bowerbird has found a new home at On The Perch. She came to us from Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and will hopefully pair up with our male Satin Bowerbird, Midnight. Next time you visit, keep your eyes out in the Temperate Australia walk-in aviary for both of them. Photo by recent visitor Andrew Argent 📷#sapphirecoast #canberrascoast

December 30th, 2017

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Free entry to Brood Cafe and the Bower Gift Shop

Did you know that you can enjoy coffee and cake, toasties or a fantastic milkshake in Brood Cafe without paying daily entry to the Bird Park? Looking for that perfect gift? The Bower Gift Shop offers a range of gifts including work by local artists to suit all budgets. Once again, there is no entry fee to visit The Bower Gift Shop.

November 13th, 2017

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Opening Times

Winter Trading10am-3pm
Open Thur-Sun

Meet the Keeper

11am & 1pm (free with daily entry)


Child (5-11 yrs)$10
Family (2 adults & up to 3 kids)$49