Ballarat Wildlife ParkCurrently Open
- Address: 250 Fussell St, Ballarat Central VIC 3350, Australia
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +61-353335933
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Park, Wildlife Park, Family And Kids
It is rare to visit a wildlife park and expect some interactivity there other than the only source of the same being the animals. The Ballarat Wildlife Park lets you do so thus making it one of the best things to do in Ballarat. It was opened in the year 19887 by Greg Parker and span across an area of 37 acres of absolutely natural bushland. Today, the park accommodates some 40-odd species of animals, mostly native to Australia.
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- Fussell St ; Bus Station Buses: 20
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Excellent place, small but full of animals. Lots of active koalas, they were awake when we were there from 10am till 2pm. Fun feeding and playing with the kangaroos, food costing $4/-. Visited a few such attractions in Tasmania and along Great Ocean Road, this is the best so far. Guided tour at 11am was good, very informative and the guide know her animal well. Well, if really have to find a fault of this place. Quiet hard but they don't take oversea student pass like other Zoo or Sanctuary, kangaroo's food cost slightly more than the Sabctuary I visited.
Reasonably priced for a good experience! Some enclosures were empty and we unfortunately missed the demonstrations but we still had some up close encounters with the kangaroos! Informative about Australian wildlife and a generally lovely place, with lots of space where some animals roam free. Definitely would recommend!
Spend the day here with your family. Very affordable day out with your family. Concession accepted. Worth waiting for the penguin shows very cute... wombat and dingo talk and reptile show in the reptile arena. Lots of friendly kangaroos to pat and play with. Can get personal photos with the koalas and other animals. Extra cost. We had a great day out
This is a really wonderful place to visit and we are very glad we did while we were in Ballarat. The park is a credit to the owners/workers as it is such an immaculate wildlife park and the employees to whom we spoke while we were there were so helpful and were very happy to share their knowledge of the animals in their care. The exhibits were in an area that was manageable to walk around comfortably without having to trek forever and yet all of the animals were housed in excellent enclosures suited to the animals which were housed there. The reptile house was amazing for the selection and the immaculate state of their enclosures and the kangaroos and their joeys which roamed all about and were happy to be petted were a joy to watch. There was a huge selection of animals and we enjoyed them all but my favourites and those which I really went there to see were the meerkats. What lovely little creatures they are and I could have watched them all day and the lady who was their carer couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. I was so happy to have spent time at this park and I hope everyone who visits Ballarat, young and old, takes the time to visit and enjoy.
This is the best wildlife park I have been to, if you love being surrounded by kangaroos this is the perfect place. A lot of other animals and presentations. Plenty of parking available and the staff are very friendly and the place is well maintained.