Trip Planner:   South Pacific  /  Australia  /  Victoria  /  Ballarat  /  Wildlife Areas  /  Ballarat Wildlife Park

Ballarat Wildlife Park, Ballarat

(4.4/5 based on 600+ 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.
Create a full Ballarat itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Ballarat

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Ballarat by other users

3 days in Ballarat BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Ballarat BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Victoria BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Australia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Australia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Victoria BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Victoria BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Victoria BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, outdoors, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Ballarat BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Victoria BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Ballarat & Melbourne BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Victoria BY A USER FROM INDONESIA March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We originally went for a day out with 3 young children but were so impressed we now have an annual pass. Well laid out, everything is accessible and well signed. The kids love the up close experiences...  more »
  • To have hands on a kangaroo experience made the whole thing worthwhile. The park is large and well set out. All of the animals are native Australian species and they are clearly involved in several co...  more »
  • 門票變成$33/張,袋鼠飼料$4/包。若從Ballarat火車站搭公車,20號公車或許會比較好一點,我們去程搭乘的是15號公車,走了一段約15分鐘的路才到達,動物園唯一的出入口+停車場是在Fussell St 上。這個是可以與袋鼠很親近的動物園,一購票穿過紀念品店,就可以看到袋鼠在園區休息或者等待你的餵食。在這裡你可以盡情的與袋鼠自拍,近距離的摸摸袋鼠。早上11點的免費園區導覽很推薦您參加,除了導...  more »
Google
  • I visited today with my 2 year old and my neices who are over from the UK. We had a brilliant day out, the staff were so friendly and accommodating and to be able to get up close and personal with the animals was a really great experience. The park is not too big either so you can spend a lot of time wandering and going back to the enclosures if you wish. I will definitely be returning and recommending.
  • Shows were good. Kids loved the experiance but we had to wait a hour for our lunch,at least three families asked for a refund because of the wait,and no one got an apology for the wait. Spilt drinks had to be cleaned up by parents and most off the food had sold out. Was very disappointed
  • 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.
  • I aways drop in when in the area a very friendly place great for all ages and good photographers,would recommend a visit. Great staff and the animals are well cared for and look content .
  • 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.