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Cudgee Creek Wildlife Park

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by Michaelie Clark (subscribe)
Pun-loving freelance writer based in Victoria.
Published February 11th 2011
Cudgee Creek Wildlife Park is just a three hour drive from Melbourne and offers an engaging and interactive experience for anyone in the mood to commune with nature.

Cudgee Creek Wildlife Park Emu
Emu at Cudgee Creek Wildlife Park

Rather than a series of concrete enclosures surrounding faux habitats, the park takes a slightly more communal approach than most traditional zoos.

Visitors are welcome to wander as they will, exploring the gardens and discovering the fauna therein, as a number of friendly creatures roam free around the property.

Cudgee Creek Wildlife Park Peacock
Peacock at Cudgee Creek Wildlife Park

Behind the gardens is a trail that circles the park and leads to small paddocks and sections of bush and trees where emus, wallabies and deer reside. There are also sugar gliders, monkeys, wombats, flying foxes and koalas, and a bird aviary for those not stricken with fear at the sight of winged creatures en masse.

Cudgee Creek Wildlife Park Wallabies
Wallabies (and baby!) at Cudgee Creek Wildlife Park

Entry to the park is $10 for adults and $5 for children. This fee also includes a bucket of food with which to feed the animals. It's a fun day out with hands-on involvement with the wildlife - just watch out for the monkeys; they tend to get a mite excitable.
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Why? Fun for adults and children
Where: 22 Trotters Lane, CUDGEE
Cost: $10 for adults and $5 for children
what time does it open
By Anonymous
Sunday, 26th of August @ 10:22 am
The park is open from 10am - 5pm, from Friday - Tuesday (closed Wednesday and Thursday).
By Michaelie Clark - senior reviewer
Monday, 27th of August @ 11:57 am
I think this place may have closed because the domain name is no longer valid and they are not contactable by phone.
By Ian White - senior reviewer
Tuesday, 16th of October @ 09:22 am
Hi Ian,

Not sure why the website is down at the moment, but the park is definitely still operating and they are contactable by phone - the number is (03) 55 676 260.

By Michaelie Clark - senior reviewer
Monday, 22nd of October @ 09:57 am
Please note that Cudgee Creek Wildlife Park will be closed from today for a period of 6 to 12 months.
By Michaelie Clark - senior reviewer
Sunday, 23rd of June @ 07:16 am
June 23 was a Monday
In 2014
By garry - reader
Thursday, 10th of July @ 09:34 pm
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