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Ballarat Wildlife Park, Ballarat

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
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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  • Park is on the outer eastern edge of Ballarat. The park is small in size but well laid out with several animals and reptiles. Kangaroos laze on the lawn as visitors wander by. There is a crocodile sho...  read more »
  • The staff were quite helpful and friendly. We had booked a wheelchair to use but getting in and out of toilet and the cafe with the wheelchair was not that easy but many people helped. Also getting up...  read more »
  • Actually, I thought it would be more large and disappointed me a little, but the place is beautiful and the kangaroos are loose, so you can interact with them. It is characterized by having only Australian animals and at certain times you can get photo with several of them (schedules depend on the day and season). Anyway if you are in Ballarat we will go!
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  • I didn't quite know what to expect, but WOW, professional setup, happy engaged staff with a great conversational style of talking about the wildlife. A definite visit option when you are in town (allow a good couple of hours 2-4). Of course the ability to get up close and personal with the roos and alpacas was great for kids and grown ups. I think they are very well fed :) by us punters. Reptile enclosure was good, the spitting cobra was in full spit mode (never seen that before). The presentation with their croc Crunch was amusing and informative. Very importantly, the coffee from the cafe was quite good and it looked like there was a rustic private picnic hut.
  • Probably the best part about visiting Australia. SO MANY KANGAROOS. They're not caged up either. So you can feed them, pet them and even play with them if they're up for it. There's also emus wandering around that you can feed (although that's a bit scary). They have crocodiles and a reptile house as well. We even got to see the Komodo dragon devour a hunk of meat (only happens once every few weeks). The koalas were sleeping when we went.
  • Amazing place with a lot of kangaroos running around. It is a really good experience especially for children that love animals. There were a different variety of things like crocodile or quokkas.
  • Great day out at a reasonable price. Love that the Kangaroos etc are roaming free and very friendly. Fantastic place to visit young and old.
  • Ahhhhhhhhh..... Feed the Kangaroos. Pet the Koalas. Meet Crunch - one seriously impressive crocodile The usually friendly Ozzy staff. Happy animals in a semi wild habitat. Really enjoyed visiting Ballarat park
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