Thursday, 7 April 2016

Our visit to Ballarat Wildlife Park

Located just on the outskirts of Ballarat lives the animals of Ballarat Wildlife Park.
Niah loves animals, but which kid doesn’t really?
Niah is always the utmost excited little girl when I tell her that we are going to see animals, to the point where she won’t sleep the night before and will be talking about it for the days that lead up.

Ballarat Wildlife Park is open daily from 9am to 5pm.
Admission prices are $31 for adults, $17.50 for children (under 4 free) and $85 for a family pass (2 adults and up to 4 children). You can also purchase yearly memberships in which have benefits along with it as well when purchasing souvenirs and bringing along visitors at discounted prices.
Unfortunately I did feel they charged a little too much when it comes to admission fees for the Wildlife Park but you have got to consider that all the admission fees are going back into the Wildlife Park so therefor it does make it a little easier in your mind and in the pocket. 

Wildlife Parks are not your big huge zoos; they have a smaller amount of animals in comparison so that’s something to keep in mind.

Some of the animals you will see at your time at the Ballarat Wildlife Park include:
  •       A mighty big crocodile, this one is a HUGE one and alligators.
  •       Giant Tortoises sunbathing or having a slip and slide in the little water pool of theirs.
  •        Many, many wombats which are the star feature as Patrick the wombat resides here.
  •       Free roaming Kangaroo’s and emu’s in which will feed right from the palm of your hand. 
What we loved most about the Wildlife Park, although we didn’t do ourselves because we didn’t know about it until too late was that you can get your photo taken up close with the animals, even holding/patting the animals for a fee of generally around $30-$35.
What a memory that is to keep! Take your picture with the Koalas, Wombats, Snakes or Giant Tortoise. We definitely will be back just to get up close with the animals and have our picture taken with them. Booking are essential so be sure to book as you enter the Wildlife Park.

Patrick the Wombat is the big star of the Ballarat Wildlife Park in which he is turning 30! Patrick is the oldest Bare-Nosed Wombat in captivity. You might have heard of Patrick before as he has starred on The Project, Totally Wild, Today Show and Sunrise. Patrick is that beloved he has had visits from Nicolas Cage and Kristie Alley. Patrick even has his own Facebook page!

Ballarat Wildlife Park put on many show throughout the day where you can part take in learning more about the residents within the Wildlife Park. Shows include snake, koala, wombat, crocodile & alligator’s, dingo, reptile, eagle, mammal and Tasmanian Devils.
You can also have a guided tour with a guide who will take you around the Wildlife Park.

A Souvenir Shop is on the way in and way out of the Ballarat Wildlife Park in which you can pick up some great pieces to take home with you to remember your visit to the Wildlife Park. Patrick the wombat also has his own merchandise in store.

Disclosure: I received no monetary or complimentary passes in exchange for its promotion here, just a post to share my experience. I received no payment for this review and all opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. 

1 comment:

  1. Aw this sounds like such a great day. Growing up in QLD, our holidays always had a visit to some kind of wildlife park and it was always so much fun! The cost to get in sounds a bit high but true, when you consider everything it's going to it's worth it - I'd rather the animals get everything they need than pay slightly less and have them miss out. xx


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