On the Perch
343 Tathra Road
Tathra NSW


Brood Cafe. Enjoy a coffee in 'Brood' - the cafe with a difference where you can watch one of Australia's most endangered finches, the Gouldian finch and enjoy hearing the birds in the outdoor aviaries from a distance. Brood Cafe offers a selection of cakes and a range of 'toasties' (toasted sandwhiches) for purchase. Entry to Brood Cafe is free! The Bower Gift Shop. 'The Bower' offers a range of gifts, local art and a small range of local produce. If you enjoy feeding wild birds, nutrionally balanced quality bird food for you to take home is also available. Entry to 'The Bower' is also free. Picnic Areas. Bring along your own picnic lunch and enjoy the sights and sounds of the birds, some just metres from the bird aviaries. Disabled Access. On the Perch is wheelchair friendly, however, there are some undulating areas across the grounds. Parking. On the Perch offers three visitor parking areas including space for larger vehicles. Disabled parking spaces are also offered near the Entry. Parenting Facilities. A high chair and baby change facilities are offered to visitors. A small kids playground is also available to visitors. Cameras and Video Equipment. You are very welcome to take photos and videos of the birds. However, please do not let this interfere with the experience of other visitors.

What is NOT allowed at On the Perch. Pets (including dogs, cats, horses, domestic stock and birds) are not permitted at On the Perch. This also includes service animals. For the safety of our animals and visitors, skates, inline skates, scooters, balloons, bicycles, balls or frisbees are not allowed at On the Perch.