Ballarat Wildlife Park, Ballarat

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At Ballarat Wildlife Park, roam 15 hectares (37 acres) of natural bushland and hand-feed free-roaming kangaroos. Pet koalas and wombats and touch snakes, lizards, and a giant tortoise. Over 400 animal species call the park home, many of which you can learn about through guided tours and keeper-led shows. The entry fee includes a quick guided tour and the afternoon's interactive animal shows. You can enjoy additional animal experiences, such as having your photo taken with a koala, for an extra fee. If you visit in cooler weather, warm up by the cafe's fire. To visit Ballarat Wildlife Park on your holiday in Ballarat, and find out what else Ballarat has to offer, use our Ballarat trip builder.
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  • August 14, 2017
    With loads of photo opportunities with the kangaroos, this is the perfect park to bring any overseas visitors to as it is compact and easy to get around. We had a Japanese student staying with us and ...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    We went there at the weekend and it was cold, raining and windy. The place is very well kept. You can buy a packet of fee for $4.00 and the Kangaroo love it. On a sunny day it would have been great. S...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    Great place to see all the fauna of Australia, the beautiful Koalas, as well as feeding kangaroos, a unique experience. It can go from Melbourne on the train and get from the train station of Ballarat with a micro, be attentive to the schedules of the buses going every 30 minutes and it is not cute to be waiting a long time.
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  • For a privately run wildlife park, it was quite well maintained. The exhibits seemed to be happy and healthy and there are plenty of interactions with kangaroos and emus to be enjoyed as they rome the park freely. The cafeteria has quite satisfactory food, but the very friendly dog that lives at the park likes to wander through giving you very longing looks as you tuck in. Definitely recommended.
  • Ballarat Wildlife Park is a very nice 0lace. I love it because there is going to be a kangaroo anywhere you look. I like the idea of feeding the kangaroos and the emus. It is a spectacular place. You can go up to the viewing deck and have a look at the koalas and the other animals.
  • Great day out. Lots of the animals roam around in the very free environment. This is especially true for the kangaroos who were very tame and roamed about the entire park. The crocodile feeding show and Tasmanian Devil feeding were also excellent. Highly recommended.
  • Joining a day tour from travel agent and they give us a offer of the ticket - just $10 each! To be honest, the park is very small and ordinary, but there are a lot of kangaroos hang out in the park and sometimes they are group to surround you if you have food to feed them. It's very funny! Most importantly, you can see the tree kangaroo here!
  • The park is great! Although it's relatively small, it has a lot of animals to interact with (feeding kangaroos!) and lots of events throughout the day. The staff presenting seems to know what their doing and they love the animals they're in charge of. Overall a great experience - however the merchandise is too overpriced to warrant a 5 star rating.

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