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Ballarat Wildlife Park Ballarat East

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Ballarat Wildlife Park
Cnr of York and Fussell Street
Ballarat East
VIC
3350
Tel: 03 5333 5933

Where are we going today?

Australia has some pretty incredible animals, doesn't it! Koalas, kangaroos, wombats...and at Ballarat Wildlife Park you can have experiences with them all!

Ballarat Wildlife Park are a family business which was created to give families just like yours the best interactive experiences with some pretty awesome native creatures!

The park specialize in just native Australian animals, as well as a variety of cute exotic reptiles. It's a great way for kids to see these creatures up close, and study how they live and act. 

Families can see free roaming kangaroos, as well as Tasmanian devils, koalas, wombats, crocodiles, giant tortoises, and even alligators. What a range of creatures we have in this country!

Ballarat Wildlife Park also have daily activities which are perfect for kids. These include guided tours at 11am, animals shows from 1:30pm, as well as meet the keepers, and unforgettable animal experiences where you can actually have one on one interactions with either a giant tortoise, wombat, koala or snake. Which one would you choose!?

These kind of activities are a perfect way for kids to not only see the animals, but learn all about them. They can learn about their habits, and habitats, as well as the conservation efforts supporting them, and why we should take care of our animals. 

Have you ever hand fed a wild, native Australian animal? Now is your chance too!

Animal experiences all round at this amazing wildlife park in Ballarat!

Don't forget your camera!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$29.50
  • Children$16.50 (ages 4 to 15).
  • Free Under: 3 years
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

9am - 5:30pm daily

All year round, but closed Christmas Day

Teachers corner

It's a classroom away from a classroom! There is great hands-on learning at the park, and your school can even adopt an animal! Give them a call to arrange your visit! .

I'm Hungry!

They have a fully licensed cafe where you can enjoy lunch, or bring your own picnic and enjoy the picnic tables.

Healthy Eating!

They have healthy options at the cafe!.

Any Top Tips?

When you first arrive, check out the show and feeding times, as well as the tours, so then you can plan your day around what you want to see.

Doing our bit

They are dedicated to looking after these amazing animals, and educating all who visit on the importance of looking after them!.

Need a little extra help?

If you have special needs, just give them a call to see how they can help you .

Can I get one of those?

There is a souvenir shop FILLED with great gifts and souvenirs, including shirts, and stuffed toys.

More information

Check out their memberships which give you free admission - you can get yearly family memberships! .

What people are saying?

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    A big thank you to the staff at Ballarat Wildlife Park for their great service. We visited on Thursday with a friend from Siberia and could not have been looked after better. We all had the best day, our friend will take home wonderful memories. Special thanks to Jarrod and Tarl.

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    It is a great park in which allows you to have an interactive experiences with Australia's most iconic animals. I've been there many times and yet I don't get sick of it. It is an absolute pleasure to feed the free roaming wildlife (kangaroos, llamas and emus). It is a very great experience that I recommend to everyone of all ages. It's really a park that is worth going to again and again.

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    You can CUDDLE A WOMBAT.

    We were first in the gate on a slow Tuesday morning, so had the place almost all to ourselves. The staff were all very friendly and accommodating. Lauren in the gift shop/ticket office helped us organise a "wombat experience," and Luke the wombat keeper was just wonderful, filling us in with everything you'd ever want to know about wombats and introducing us to all of his charges. The kangaroos are mellow and friendly, and don't mind a pat or a cuddle while you're feeding them. A large flock of cockatoos reel around...Read More

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    I went there last year and it was great!

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    I am a tour guide. i have been to this wonderful park for many years, taking clients who not only adored the animals but appreciated the young people who look after them and after the customers. This time I had a horrible experience. A young woman called LAUREN was in charge of koalas. i had a group of doctors from the Domenican Republic fascinated by our marsupials. Lauren made sure they were never part of a public tour, she was rude, racist, unkind and were she not young I would have said she already suffered from menopause! i was very very disappointed,...Read More

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by Jenine Abarbanel

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You can CUDDLE A WOMBAT.

We were first in the gate on a slow Tuesday morning, so had the place almost all to ourselves. The staff were all very friendly and accommodating. Lauren in the gift shop/ticket office helped us organise a "wombat experience," and Luke the wombat keeper was just wonderful, filling us in with everything you'd ever want to know about wombats and introducing us to all of his charges. The kangaroos are mellow and friendly, and don't mind a pat or a cuddle while you're feeding them. A large flock of cockatoos reel around overhead. Steer clear of the swans and llamas! They don't want to know you! But their emus are far friendlier than your garden variety emu, and not nearly as scary as they look. Give yourself a couple hours to see all the critters and enjoy just hanging out with them.

by alicia sassounian

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I am a tour guide. i have been to this wonderful park for many years, taking clients who not only adored the animals but appreciated the young people who look after them and after the customers. This time I had a horrible experience. A young woman called LAUREN was in charge of koalas. i had a group of doctors from the Domenican Republic fascinated by our marsupials. Lauren made sure they were never part of a public tour, she was rude, racist, unkind and were she not young I would have said she already suffered from menopause! i was very very disappointed, specially when the leader of the group is going to come to Australia monthly with new groups and swore never again! I am sorry because everyone else in the wildlife park is great and everyone else makes sure customers love the animals as much as they do themselves. LAUREN should never ever work in a place where people are an important part of the business.

The Weather

Saturday

Conditions: Clear
Temp: 73° F / 22° C
Humidity: 83 %
Wind: SW - 10 MPH

Sunday

Conditions: Clear
Temp: 88° F / 31° C
Humidity: 37 %
Wind: N - 9 MPH

Monday

Conditions: Overcast
Temp: 89° F / 32° C
Humidity: 38 %
Wind: NNW - 14 MPH

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