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Ballarat Wildlife Park

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250 Fussell St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5333 5933
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Ballarat and Sovereign Hill Day Tour with Optional Wildlife Park from Melbourne
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Regional wildlife tourism park.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:30
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250 Fussell St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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+61 3 5333 5933
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"australian animals"
in 37 reviews
"tasmanian devils"
in 36 reviews
"reptile house"
in 26 reviews
"kangaroo food"
in 23 reviews
"friendly kangaroos"
in 21 reviews
"feed kangaroos"
in 21 reviews
"free roaming"
in 12 reviews
"koala experience"
in 11 reviews
"close encounter"
in 9 reviews
"animal lovers"
in 9 reviews
"animal shows"
in 9 reviews
"overseas visitors"
in 33 reviews
"hand feed"
in 11 reviews
"guided tour"
in 24 reviews
"interactive experience"
in 8 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 14 reviews
"picnic lunch"
in 9 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

The park isn't very big but I still had a great time. There were lots of kangaroos roaming around that I loved feeding. The koala bears were awake and were truly adorable and there were some very cool animals to see. We spent about two...More

Thank Lorraine M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a family day out with our 1yo and we all had a ball. There were so many animals to see; including those involved in shows and photo opportunities (book in advance). It was amazing to be able to hand feed the kangaroos- I...More

Thank Renee C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Entire enclosure is fairly small compared to Melbourne Zoo but it packs great offering. Up close and personal with free ranging kangaroos and Alcapas. Able to feed and stroke kangaroos though they can be aggressive. Some kangaroos reached out to snatch the bag of feed...More

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Julie-Anne R, Marketing at Ballarat Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great to hear you enjoyed your day and thanks for taking the time to review us. Yes we do have a great offering at the Park and continually work to update our enclosures and animal presentations. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this park. The staff are great and because it is smaller than most parks, you can really get more hands on plus its less crowded. Recommended.

Thank Singapore_stunner
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Julie-Anne R, Marketing at Ballarat Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So great to hear you enjoyed your visit and I will pass on your kind comments to our staff. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards Julie-Anne

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

I have being to most of the zoos in Australia and this has to be one of the best. Not a massive park but all the animals are so interactive. Got there at 9 on the dot on a Sunday. All the animals wanted feeding...More

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Julie-Anne R, Marketing at Ballarat Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Fantastic to hear you enjoyed your visit and thanks for reviewing us. See you again. Best regards Julie-Anne

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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We spent the afternoon here with three pre school children. We live 30 mins way so have an annual membership. The kids can safely run around as it is well fenced. The kangaroos roam and the kids can pet and feed them. All other animals...More

Thank Jackie W
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Julie-Anne R, Marketing at Ballarat Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit and great to hear you enjoyed your day. So good to hear you have an Annual Membership. It really is great value. See you again soon. Best regards Julie-Anne

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Had a wonderful day here recently.Paid for an encounter with a koala..defiantly do this. Fed the kangaroos and emus.Plenty to see...dingos, crocs,Tasmanian Devils etc The staff here are so helpful and friendly Will visit again soon.

1  Thank MargaretS257
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Julie-Anne R, Marketing at Ballarat Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review the Park and your visit. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards Julie-Anne

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

We had friends visiting from the USA. They had visited Cairns, Anglesea and the Great Ocean Road. They saw some wildlife but the Wildlife park provided the opportunity to feed and pet kangaroos, koalas and a wombat up close and personal. Great photos taken and...More

1  Thank Rosemary P
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Julie-Anne R, Marketing at Ballarat Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Great to hear your visit was a huge success and thanks for taking the time to review the Park. We hope to see you again. Best regards Julie-Anne

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing family owned little wildlife park in Ballarat, where visitors can get up and close to unique Australian animals. It is not cheap ($35 per ticket) but very good value for money as you are surrounded by freely roaming kangaroos and emus,...More

Thank Terhiborg
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Julie-Anne R, Marketing Manager at Ballarat Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your day. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again in the not so distant future. Best regards Julie-Anne

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Excellent - the keepers were well informed and gave interesting commentaries of all the creatures there. Our grandchildren loved the 15 foot crocodile Crunch. The restaurant was not up to standard with cold sausage rolls served, but compensated with extra food when a complaint was...More

Thank denro2017
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Julie-Anne R, Marketing Manager at Ballarat Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit and great to hear you enjoyed your day. Crunch our 660kg 5 metre Super Croc is certainly amazing isn't he! We look forward to seeing you again. Best regards Julie-Anne

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Chou Xuan G
13 February 2018|
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Response from Julie-Anne R | Property representative |
Hi Your entry fee includes all Keeper Talks, a Guided Tour at 11am and you are free to roam around all day if you wish. You can pat Kangaroo's for free and get really close to all our other animals. If you want a photo as... More
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20 December 2017|
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Response from ballaratdad | Reviewed this property |
i spend at least half a day to a full day if i want to catch all the shows...especially the crunch show my kids 8/4/1.5 absolutely love it here
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Veyya
22 July 2017|
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Our Park is a more intimate Park where you can pat Kangaroos and get up close and personal to all of our non venomous animals. We certainly hope you come and visit. Best regards Julie-Anne Marketing Manager
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