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The Ballarat Wildlife Park

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by JP Kyle (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer living in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia. I have a blog on Tumblr where I write articles and review books
Published March 13th 2014

The Ballarat Wildlife Park is an interesting place. It has kid friendly open grass areas with roaming Kangaroos you can feed and touch and wide concrete paths for prams and wheelchairs. However, while I enjoyed the Snake Show and learning about venomous snakes immensely, the wildlife park is an all day event as there's at least an hour wait between each animal shows. By 2:30pm, I had seen everything and wanted to head home, however if you have kids with lots of energy that enjoy exploring, the Ballarat Wildlife Park would be ideal. Also, the Ballarat Wildlife Park has little undercover areas, so hats and sunscreen are highly recommended.

Food and Drink:
There is a hot-food kiosk available, however there is long waiting time combined with a small indoor eating area makes the bring-your-own-lunch and outdoor picnic option more viable.

Animals available:
Ballarat Wildlife Park

Ballarat Wildlife Park
The Wombat's name is Pickles, she's 2 years old and weighs 25kgs

A Wedge-tailed Eagle
Ballarat Wildlife Park
The Wedge-tailed Eagle's name is Shar


Black Swans (and various local birds)

And, my personal favourite, a large collection of reptiles

Guided Tours
Snake Show - 01:30pm
Koala Show - 02:00pm
Crocodile and Aligators - 03:00pm
Tasmanian Devil & Spotted Tail Quoll Show - 3:30pm
Eagle Show - 4:00pm
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Why? To observe Australian Wildlife
When: Open Everyday: 9:00am - 5:30pm (Except Christmas Day)
Phone: (03) 5333 5933
Where: Corner of York & Fussell Streets Ballarat East, 3350 Victoria, Australia
Cost: Cost Adult: $28 Concession: $23 Child (4-15): $16 Family (2 Adults and up to 4 Children): $75
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Thanks for the great review and the showtimes!
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