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Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Ranked #4 of 28 things to do in Cowes
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We loved our visit here! It's absolutely amazing, not over priced, with complimentary food to feed to animals provided with entry, then only 50c for a refill, not that we needed it!

The animals were to die for, with grey kangaroos pretty much every where to feed and the free range area with the emus was an amazing experience!

We visited on a holiday, but I would make the trip just for a day visit, solely to come back here.

Thank Mallory H
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

It’s really beautiful place that you can come so close to the kangourou and to feed them I really loved the way that is made the place with the nature as well .

1  Thank Giannis M
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

It's an interesting set up that makes for a wandering kind of adventure. Animal exhibits are spaced out and there are no handheld maps and very few signs. It kind of fits in with the general atmopshere of a place like Phillip Island, so let yourself slow down and wander and see what you can find. There are multiple species of wallabies and kangaroos throughout the park. One bag of food is included in admission, but they will definitely eat more than that, especially if you arrive first thing in the morning when the park opens. This is a great place if you want to see native Aussie wildlife: wombats, koala, birds of prey, emus, kookaburra, Tasmanian devils, Cape Barren geese... It's also the most space I have ever seen dedicated to free-ranging kangaroos. You keep thinking you've reached the outer boundary of the park, and then it just keeps going. You can easily take your time and wander through the kangaroo areas for ages.

Like many of the other reviews state, it is definitely a bit on the older, tired-looking side. I would have loved to have seen up-to-date signs teaching me more about the animals and conservation effort or have had scheduled keeper talks with employees. As a former zookeeper, the animal exhibits weren't extravagant, but they were in good shape and the animals were interactive and inquisitive. Bring your own lunch; the shop sells icecream bars, but that's it.

1  Thank stephanie_sandiego1
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and our 3 year old son visited here in February, and we all had such a good time . Plenty of animals to see, and all the animals were really active including the wombats a monitor lizards which was great As most times when you visit zoos/farms in sydney, all of the animals are asleep in the back corner of the cages and you can't really much . There were little wallabies roaming free all over the place and our son had a fantastic time feeding every one of them that we saw with the feed provided when you purchase the tickets. There is even an emu enclosure that you can enter and stand amongst the emus - I have never seen this type of interaction with emus before! Yes, most of the enclosures did look quite old and dated, however this actually added to the experience and seemed to make the animal enclosures look more like a realistic, natural habitat. We will definitely return and highly recommend to any young families , or foreign tourists that want to get a closer look at Australian wild life. No food available to purchase there, so best to pack a lunch and take with you.

1  Thank Andrew D
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

My daughter and family had a great time at the Wildlife Park. There are lots of animals which are well kept, especially the birds. The park is very well looked after.

1  Thank Pajarito_y_oso
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