Kangaroo Safari packing them in at The Vines

28th Jun 2024

Vines Kangaroo Safari

The Vines enjoyed a blockbuster June with more than 1200 Chinese visitors enjoying their innovative Kangaroo Safari over a space of just six days.

The initiative is one of the facility’s many endeavours to reach a non-traditional golfing audience, with the 90-minute safari experience combining a kangaroo-spotting buggy tour of the course with a round of mini golf.

Better yet, the safaris don’t commence until the roos become active in the late afternoon, ensuring the course can be utilised without affecting the golfers.

Indeed, the safaris are becoming so popular that the club plans to run them 7 days a week through the winter rather than the current schedule of Tuesday-Thursday.

Sam Hodge, General Manager at The Vines Golf & Country Club, outlined the rationale behind the enterprise saying: “We are big believers in the national Golf Australia strategy that all golf is golf. Combining mini golf with these buggy tours works perfectly within that.

“We were blown away by the response to the safari from our recent visitors. They loved all aspects of the tour – especially being able to get up close and take photos of the kangaroos. This will help showcase Western Australia to a huge international market.”

Vines Kangaroo Safari

A group of international visitors get up close to some of the Vines’ resident ‘roos


While The Vines promote the tour to international travellers via third-party websites, they are just as happy to see locals enjoy the experience themselves and have launched a stand-alone website for the domestic audience.

“The safari is family-friendly and perfect for all ages,” Hodge added. “It has been a complete success and is something we will continue to offer to local and international guests in the long term.”