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Phillip Island Wildlife Park, Cowes

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
Hand-feed and pat kangaroos and wallabies at Phillip Island Wildlife Park. There’s a boardwalk around the 24 hectares (60 acres) of wetlands where you can see over 100 species of Australian animals. Many of the animals roam the grounds freely. Meet the largest member of the kangaroo family, the red kangaroo. Bring your camera to snap photos of koalas at eye level. Admire colorful parrots, swans, and pelicans at day, and owls and Tawny Frogmouths at night. Use our Cowes vacation builder to arrange your visit to Phillip Island Wildlife Park and other attractions in Cowes.
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  • Wonderful place to see Koalas close up. The pathways are beautiful with vegetation. The walk is easy and level even ground to walk even with a disability. Center gives an excellent history of the koal...  read more »
  • We went to the Park to be able to learn the classic Australian animals "up close". This was absolutely possible up on the koalas. The animals that you can see here are really varied and the park itself is natural as similar parks.
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  • It was exactly what we were looking for: friendly environment with good access to the animals. They give you a small bag with food in order to feed the kangaroos which are very sweet and friendly. Goo...  read more »
  • Although I understand the attraction to this park, the animals are kept in very poor conditions. Wallabies and Kangaroos in particular Kangaroos are overcrowded, with barely any green grass to feed off. Due to constant traffic throughout the park green grass is unable to grow and there are no efforts by owners to even attempt simulate a natural habitat. Animals are entirely reliant on tourists feeding them grains that is given to people upon arrival. Birds including large Buzzards are kept in tiny enclosures with not enough to room to spread their wings. Owners seem like they are completely over the "tourist thing" and are stuck in a rut, just continuing to maintain the park so they can cover expenses etc... Their heart is not in it and its extremely disappointing to see as an Australian, that a park like this is allowed to stay in business.
  • I went to PIWP once last year and once this year... will bring my family from Malaysia again next month. The condition and surrounding is improving since last year... we really enjoy our visit.. almost 4 hours journey from my place is really worth it...
  • Absolutely brilliant, so much fun feeding all the roos and emus. Wasn't so sure when we walked in, but so so glad we stopped by. Would definitely go back again. Highy recommend to others.
  • If you want to get close up with the local wildlife, this is the place. Large areas to enter where emus and kangaroos roam freely. Lots of other naive animals in large enclosures behind small fences ie you can get very close! Food for he animals is included in admission price. Dropped a star because there were very few staff monitoring such a large area.
  • Very very rude staff. Waste of money. It's privately run Business, and extremely poor customer service.
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