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
Ballarat Wildlife Park - Review
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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How To reach Ballarat Wildlife Park by Public Transport
- Ballarat Wildlife Park Bus Station; Buses: 20
- Fussell St ; Bus Station Buses: 20
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Fantastic! We knew we would be able to feed kangaroos, but we were surprised by how up close and personal it was. We were just standing by the bathrooms and they came bounding up the hill towards us. They are obviously very comfortable with people and we really enjoyed feeding them. We also paid for the experience with a koala. We weren't sure after doing the tour if we really needed it because we got to see a koala with the tour guide, but once were had actually had our private session with the koala, we were really glad we did it. It was pretty special. The little cafe was great, too.
Great variety of animals. They have group tours conducted by the keepers. It was ashame that we missed it. We were at the wombat section when they conducted their talk. They opened the enclosure for us to see the wombat up close, allowing people to have a feel of the animals and opportunity to ask questions. Having 3 children they enjoyed different animals and experienced seeing their favourite up close. The huge crocodile was amazing to see. Very much one of the conversation points on looking back at our visit. At the moment they have 30 baby joeys all at different stages. Lovely to see up close, the colony protecting the young but allowing the child to get up close and personal to them. Definitely worth a visit.
Hands down my favorite experience in Australia to date. The park is smallish, which gives it a cozy atmosphere and allows you plenty of time to explore each exhibit. The animals all appear happy and well taken care of - honestly if I could be one of the kangaroos in another life, I wouldn’t hesitate. Plus, the staff were all lovely (not something I necessarily expect from bigger zoos). We paid extra for the wombat encounter and it was definitely worth the money. Plus, feeding and cuddling with the kangaroos was such a great time. Can’t recommend highly enough!
Had a great afternoon with my 4 year old granddaughter. She just loved going to each kangaroo for a pat. Quite a few with baby in pouch too. The penguins are so cute and you can get so close to them. Was amazed at how big Crunch the crocodile was. Has been a few years since I've been to the park and it has really progressed. The Meercats are very mischievous and a joy to watch.
Absolutely beautiful place, A great relaxing family day out and such a bonus you can get so close to most of the animals and feeding the kangaroos and emus was so much fun. The staff are all amazing and the shows and feeding time with the animals is great. We are definitely coming back here.