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Parents:

With hectares of open space, great playground facilities and lots of fun attractions it's not surprising that so many families choose Whiteman Park for children's birthday parties. Why not book one of picnic shelters, or Bennett Brook Railway’s party carriage?

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  • Bobtail Lizard

    Bobtail Lizard

    The bobtail appears to have more common names than any other Australian animal, with each region it is found in having a different name for it!

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  • Brush-Tail Possum

    Brush-Tail Possum

    Brush-Tail possums are nocturnal semi-arboreal marsupial. The large, gripping tail gives the species its name due to its thick, bushy appearance.

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  • Bush Stone-curlew

    Bush Stone-curlew

    The bush stone-curlew, or bush thick knee as they are also known, are large ground dwelling birds with long, stick-like legs.

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  • Quenda

    Quenda

    The quenda is a small, solid animal with petite round ears and a prominent pointed snout that is used for nosing about in leaf litter and soil in search of food.

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  • Sugar Glider

    Sugar Glider

    The sugar glider is a gliding possum – the latin name meaning ‘short-headed rope dancer’. They are native to eastern and northern mainland Australia and later introduced to Tasmania in 1835.

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  • Tawny Frogmouth

    Tawny Frogmouth

    Tawny Frogmouths are commonly mistaken for an owl. They are not raptors though, lacking the strong feet and talons that characterise these birds of prey.

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  • Woylie

    Woylie

    The brush-tailed bettong is a small marsupial from the kangaroo family. While their common name is ‘bettong’ they are more often referred to by their Noongar name of ‘woylie’, pronounced ‘woy-lee’.

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