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 trip to Ballarat, use our Ballarat trip builder site .
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  • Ballarat Wildlife Park is a great place to see some iconic Australian wildlife and even feed the kangaroos and emus. Some of the highlights are definitely the displays and talks by the keepers but you...  more »
  • Went here about 10years ago,cuddled a koala,touched the snakes,watched the crocs feeding. Had relatives over from uk this week so thought it would be a good place to visit.8 adults cost 280 dollars ad...  more »
  • I remember coming here as a kid. Now I am back here with my own. Have always loved this place and my kids now love it just as much. Plenty to see and you can plan a day trip here with family. Keep up ...  more »
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  • An absolutely amazing place. The staff and friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. Many animals to see and get up nice and close to. The animal encounters are highly recommended. Will certainly visit again next time I make it to Ballarat.
  • A fantastic place to visit. We loved seeing the animals in their clean enclosures. The penguins were our favourite exhibition on the day. We also toasted marshmallows on a 🔥.
  • Nice place to visit for a few hours. Plenty of car parking, price comparable to Melbourne zoo. Wide open spaces for kids. Animals loose for petting and hand feeding. Renovations done since last visit have really improved the place. Loved petting the kangaroos and dingo! 😊
  • A great park to visit. You can get up close to kangaroos so great for tourists. My only issue is that I found it a bit pricey for entrance.
  • thanks for the guide from the wildlife park. i really enjoyed feeding kangaroos and watching them jumping around. all others animals are so cute too! thanks to you all!

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