Serendip Sanctuary is a great place to enjoy a family day trip near Geelong. The sanctuary showcases the open grassy woodlands and wetlands of the volcanic Western Plains, making it an ideal spot to see birdlife and learn about wetlands ecology. Visit the bird hides to see some of the 150 bird species that breed at, or visit, Serendip Sanctuary. Birds can be seen within metres of the viewing areas as they preen, feed, incubate eggs and rear young. The Wildlife Walk is a popular walk where you can experience close encounters with wildlife. Relax and enjoy a picnic or barbecue at the picnic area near the main car park. Facilities include free electric barbecues, a picnic shelter with tables and seats, drinking water, and toilets with access for people with limited mobility. Serendip Sanctuary wildlife tour Come on a tour of Serendip Sanctuary with our Education Officer Vanessa Wiggenraad. Meet some of the amazing native species of the Volcanic Western Plains, including the Bearded Dragon and Spotted Tail Quoll. Find out what Parks Victoria is doing to protect some of Victoria’s most threatened species.