Phillip Island Wildlife Park, Cowes

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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. Put Phillip Island Wildlife Park and other Cowes attractions into our Cowes vacation website , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Seeing a live kangaroo is part of the Australian experience. So, the opportunity to feed and pet one is memorable. There is much more to see here, but I did not have the time and really my interest wa...  more »
  • Located in the central area of the island. Free ample parking. Reasonable admission fee applied. Pack of animal feeding food is provided. Most animals are free and can be fed. A wonderful place to spe...  more »
  • Its a shame that this place is still trading. Its poorly maintained and no way a natural experience. This is not how wild animals should be treated. The owners should close it down.  more »
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  • Loved the kangaroos, wallabies and emu birds in the open! Be careful with the emu birds, they won't hurt you but they have a good eye for the food in your hands. Hide the food from them and you're good. Lot of other Aussie animals too. It's a whole package for tourists.
  • Yeah ok... here is a local Aussies opinion and not nother ignorant tourist from overseas who clearly has zero care for their animals back home. The place is a absolute disgrace, I watched a wallaby stare blankly into the cage in front of it, it was the only animal of its kind in a 20m2 area MAX, it was depressed to the point when I clapped 2m from it there was zero reaction. The birds in cages were still and absolutely silent, KOOKABURRAS one of Australia's most beautiful birds sits in a half ass made enclosed with a few sticks as trees, silent, but with a sign on the cage saying how it is a LAUGHING KOOKABURRA. Well surprisingly no laughs. Forgotten birds left unfed because the morons who designed the park had no idea of planning and so visitors would not visit certain areas. Black buzzard birds in a cage which are actually northern Australia birds which prey for rabbits snakes, left in a 10m2 cage. It was absolutely disgusting the treatment of animals, I wouldn't even call myself an animal lover but unless you eat your native animals for lunch, then I do not understand how anyone could give this place a rating higher than 1 star. If it was up to me I'd shut this place down. Honestly in this day and age I am shocked this type of establishments exist. Owners clearly only care about the tourist dollars, they should be utterly ashamed.
  • Nice little collection of quite a good range of animals for a location this small. The highlight of course is being able to hand feed not just the wallabies n roos but also the ostrich. Do not let young kids go out of sight...some enclosures are way too easy to sneak one's hand in
  • The $19 adult entry fee is so worth it. You get a bag of food to feed the animals and you can get extra bags of food for 50 cents each. There are plenty of kangaroos, wallabies, swan, geese and emus. There aren't as many of the other animals like koalas and wombats. But there are also many different species of birds. The kangaroos are friendly and used to humans and love to be fed. We arrived early and were the 4th car there. The grounds are big and we didn't realise how many other people were there until we left and saw another 30 cars parked outside.
  • Great getaway for kids and adults. Amazing chance to get to see Australian wildlife up close.

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