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“Perfect for Everybody!”

Ballarat Bird World
Ranked #17 of 74 things to do in Ballarat
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Mildura, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Perfect for Everybody!”
Reviewed 31 January 2014

I really enjoyed this great place. You can hold a black cockatoo, such an experience. I did not realise how large they are! There is a raised boardwalk merandering through Australian forest and man made waterfalls. Very relaxing.

Visited December 2013
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English first
Ballarat, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Older park with old facilities.”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

I went with friends and we had planned the outing. Yes there were birds but it was seriously disappointing. Older park with very old housing. Animal husbandry and animal housing has evolved but this park has not evolved and is operating with old facilities in very poor condition. Plenty of food and water and birds are well looked after. I am not saving there are welfare issues. It is a low earning park and this is reflected in housing and how it is maintained.

Visited March 2013
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Ballarat
Level 6 Contributor
87 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“A little hidden gem”
Reviewed 7 November 2013

A little bit off the beaten track of the more well known attractions of Ballarat, this little bird world offers a glimpse of many of our wonderful Australian birds with enthusiasm. Run by a lovely couple, with no government funding, they do a pretty good job overall and maintaining this large place on their own. Other reviewers have said the price is a little steep but to be honest, I don't mind. It helps to keep the birds fed and the owners must have large overheads.

What liked most about it is I could get up close and personal with the birds. We showed a genuine interest and one of the staff spent a lot of time talking to us and showing us the birds up close. We were allowed to hold one. It's rare to get such personal attention at some of the larger attractions. So for me, that won us over. We took a friend from the USA and another one from France and both were given the opportunity to hold a bird, both visited one different days.

Well done to this small business enterprise. What you do it hard and costly work.

Visited December 2012
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Melbourne
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Polly wants a cracker ...”
Reviewed 14 August 2013

This place is in need of a makeover, badly .... Sad looking cages / aviaries make for sad surroundings for our feathered friends. There certainly was variety. Opportunities are there to get real close and personal with some of the birds, when the owner / keeper lets you in and have the birds sit on your arm ... The highlight and star of the place is a very talkative parrot! Not to be outdone there are a few other "talkers" as well!

Visited April 2013
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Gold Coast Australia
Level 6 Contributor
167 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Has potential”
Reviewed 1 August 2013 via mobile

This place needs a Reno. Looks like it might have been quite nice back in the day. Run by a nice couple but needs a lot of up keep. There were about 50 birds In various cages. The funniest was a pink cocktoo that could talk a few words. They should try to fix the aviary cos at $12/pp it's a bit steep

Visited August 2013
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