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Phillip Island Wildlife Park, Cowes

(4/5 based on 380+ 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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  • If you just want a safe and easy going stroll around with Kangaroos, this is the place to go do it. Also lots of emus.  more »
  • This park is quite excellent. While the facilities are not up to what you would find in say Healesville Sanctuary, given the gate price this place lets you see quite a wide range of Australian Native ...  more »
  • Only my second time to Phillip Island but stayed for the Penguins last time but leaving next day so couldn't this time but the views and seeing sine penguins was so lovely. The cafe was closed for som...  more »
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  • 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...
  • One of the best parks at Victoria, the kangaroos are so friendly I love that place 🖒
  • It may not look like much from the out side but its a great little place ,the animals look well cared for and its great for photography,the staff are friendly and well mannered with lot of information regarding the park and its welfare .Well worth the entry fee and a must visit for the family.
  • 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.