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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.
  • Excellent60%
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  • Average8%
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250 Fussell St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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"kangaroo food"
in 34 reviews
"australian animals"
in 33 reviews
"tasmanian devils"
in 31 reviews
"reptile house"
in 24 reviews
"feed kangaroos"
in 21 reviews
"friendly kangaroos"
in 20 reviews
"free roaming"
in 12 reviews
"koala experience"
in 10 reviews
"close encounter"
in 9 reviews
"animal lovers"
in 9 reviews
"animal shows"
in 8 reviews
"overseas visitors"
in 32 reviews
"hand feed"
in 11 reviews
"kids loved feeding"
in 9 reviews
"guided tour"
in 24 reviews
"great place to see"
in 10 reviews
"photo taken"
in 18 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this with my 2 grown up daughters. Had a great time and good variety of animals Highnpoint was hand feeding the wallabies, low point was no penguins as they were moulting. Overall a good experience and would recommend.More

Thank ge0mac
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Julie-Anne R, Marketing Manager at Ballarat Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to review your visit and great to hear you had a good experience. Yes we are sorry about the Penguins, but between January and April they moult and are not water proof or hungry, so they tend to be a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Friday and seemed quieter than usual but that is a good thing. Not a huge park but you can go around a few times and catch all the animal talks. Some great animals and open kangaroo park means there is always one...More

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

Thanks for taking the time to review the Park and your visit. Yes we do have a lot of free roaming Kangaroos. On average about 100 at any given time. See you again soon. Best regards Julie-Anne

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I could go on for ever about this place, I luv it so much, I am a member of some zoos but to me the animals here are so much more active and so friendly, they look so much happier, the staff are so friendly...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 visit and thanks for taking the time to review your day. We hope to see you again soon! Best regards Julie-Anne

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great visit to the Park. I came from Deception Bay Qld and I was very impressed with the tidiness and cleanliness. The animals were in great condition especially the Koalas. I was a bit disappointed that there wasn’t a better monument Patrick...More

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

Thanks for coming all the way from QLD to visit us and thanks for taking the time to write a review. A permanent monument for Patrick is being designed as we speak, so sorry it was not complete during your visit. Patrick was very special...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i think the people that run this place should think about the hygiene they have in the cafe, they let a dog roam around while people eat lunch or even have a coffee,yes its a zoo but their must be some sort of standers. i...More

Thank angetony65
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Julie-Anne R, Marketing at Ballarat Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to review your visit. Marley, our resident kind natured pooch, roams the Park greeting guests everyday and unfortunately sometimes is accidently let into the café or sneaks past when someone is coming in or out, so we are sorry this...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Saturday that turned out to be a special day for Chinese New Year so kids got in for free. It was very busy but we got in quickly. There was several special displays on for the new year celebrations, drummers, Chinese...More

Thank Patrick P
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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 joining in our Chinese New Year celebrations. It was a very hot day that day and very hard to stay cool. We are so glad to hear you purchased a Yearly Membership and look forward to seeing...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my cousin here who was visiting from Ireland. I had been to the zoos and Healsville before but had heard good things about Ballarat. Wow, after 10 years in Australia I can say this was the most magical day. We took the free...More

Thank Emma C
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Julie-Anne R, other at Ballarat Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Great to hear you and your cousin enjoyed your day. Thank you for your comments re Luke. I will pass them on to him and to our management. We hope to see you again soon! Best regards Julie-Anne

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a small zoo concentrating on native animals. Great close up interaction with kangaroos and koalas in particular, so any tourists visiting ballarat should make the time for a visit if they want to see these iconic animals. Can see the whole park in a couple...More

Thank davidhughtaylor
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Julie-Anne R, other at Ballarat Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Great to hear you enjoyed your visit and thanks for taking the time to review us. Yes Crunch is a big fella isn't he! 660kg and 5 metres in length. He certainly likes his food!!! See you again soon. Best regards Julie-Anne

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in ballarat - be sureto visit te well maintaine Wild Life Park - You won't be sorry that youdid, especially if you have kids.

Thank donncharles1
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Julie-Anne R, Marketing at Ballarat Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to review your visit and its so great to hear you enjoyed your day. See you again in the near future. Best regards Julie-Anne

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fab p!lace for wildlife. Loved that the roos came up to eat from your hand! Koalas a bit sleepy. Delicious coffee in cafe.

Thank janecakebread
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Julie-Anne R, other at Ballarat Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. Yes sometimes I think the Koala's eat too many gum leaves and that makes them tired!! ha Great to hear you enjoyed your coffee. Come back and see us again soon! 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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ChristianTVC
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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
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Response from Julie-Anne R | Property representative |
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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