The Big Goose
The Big Goose
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
THE BIG GOOSE combines farm animals with an adventure park, situated in Moorooduc only 800m from Peninsula Link. The park is made up of different adventures, including a tractor ride, exploring the petting barn and wildlife park, having a hit on the mini golf course, getting muddled in the tyre maze, climbing around the adventure playground plus the splash park (summer). You will love the natural beauty of the farmland and how well the animals are loved and looked after by our staff. Enjoy lunch at the Rotunda Cafe or bring a picnic and enjoy a day of family fun for everyone. Only 40 mins from Melbourne via East Link and Peninsula Link! OPERATING HOURS DURING SCHOOL TERM - WEDNESDAY to SUNDAY OPEN EVERY DAY IN THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Duration: More than 3 hours
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MIBandB
Magnetic Island, Australia8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
A 9th year birthday party.. all the kids enjoyed themselves but it was expensive considering you had poor toileting, no running water in the dining area and it was grubby. Stove top didnt work. Filthy fridge.
Written 27 January 2023
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Dale S
Melbourne, Australia42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The best part of my experience at Big Goose was seeing my mother and my daughter pat animals together, both smiling from ear-to-ear. This is a great place for people of all ages because no-one can resist enjoying patting and feeding the animals.

Our favourite animals were the alpaca's, kangaroos and wallabies. It's such a unique experience to get up close to these animals and interact with them. Special mention to the donkeys and the goats. Watch out for the sheep - I didn't realise they were so assertive.

In addition to the animals, there is a tractor tour (recommended for younger kids), playground activities and mini golf. It takes a good 3 hours to do the place justice.
Written 22 January 2023
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Peter P
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
easy access good range of animals nice cafe has increased in size since the last time I visited. Easy access for disabled people good parking
Written 18 July 2022
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Silver Back Explorer
Cooktown, Australia371 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Family
Spent a great family day at the big goose . Lots of fun and hands on adventures for the grandkids. Awesome place to spend the day! The team at the big goose are friendly and very helpful. Good food, try the chicken burgers and make sure you see the reptile show!
Written 14 January 2022
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paigib
Melbourne, Australia42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
We've visited every petting farm on the Peninsula with our one year old, and The Big Goose is by far our favourite. We love being able to feed the animals, the farm is very tidy and well-kept, and the café is reasonably priced. There's also plenty of picnic spots and a fabulous splash park for the warmer days. We've decided to buy an annual pass as it'll be a great local place to take our daughter during autumn/winter to get out of the house and stretch her legs.
Written 17 March 2021
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Heather87
714 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Solo
If you love animals and tactile experiences, Big Goose is the place for you. I went by myself not having kids (having heard about it and been really curious about it) but it is a VERY popular attraction for families, especially those with young children. Most of the kids seemed to be under the age of 6 although there were a few older ones.

It’s big enough that there’s plenty to see and do but small enough that it’s not overwhelming for young children. I covered it in just over 2 hours, including a bit of mini golf; if you want to see the shows or allow for free play or eating, probably allow 3-4 hours.

As my review titles suggests, there’s an abundance of livestock. Naturally geese were the main ones but apart from geese, alpacas and goats, I saw turkeys, chickens, peafowl, sheep, cows, camels and ostriches. There was also a wildlife park native Australian fauna. I was in awe at all of these creatures’ insatiable appetites and the way holding out a food bag (available for purchase) would inspire many poses on their hind legs to cadge feeds out of visitors.

Feeding and patting the animals was by far my favourite activity. I also enjoyed taking a tractor ride and both the tire maze and the maze of flora.

The cafeteia staff were very friendly and professional, too, which added to the positive experience.

Only reason for the 4 (not 5 star) rating: I was unimpressed with the toilets. They don’t look like they get cleaned often and the locks are bolts almost at the very top of the toilet. I’m over 6 ft tall but could imagine it being awkward for shorter visitors; additionally, the locks are very stiff and as someone who gets claustrophobic (I’d hate to be a parent with a little child it was a very tight squeeze) I felt a bit panicky.

Otherwise, I really enjoyed my day at The Big Goose and hope to return again.
Written 14 March 2021
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FiFi_86
Bacchus Marsh, Australia92 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Family
We took the kids to something a bit different. We had never been here before. We decided to go during the week to beat the crowds. So much better than going on the weekends that's for sure. We were able to see the park at our own pace without all hustle and bustle.
You must pre book on line as you can't buy tickets at the door during this time due to covid.
The kids had a fantastic day. Highlight was the massive play ground area.
Written 25 February 2021
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Laidy B
Tyabb, Australia71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
With an annual pass to The Big Goose we love to go with friends for a few hours or a full day. Sometimes the kids are simply happy to bounce around the giant inflatable pillow for hours while we sit on the picnic tables down the side with the essential snacks or they immerse themselves in the undercover playground...while we sit on the nearby picnic tables with the essential snacks. Throw the kids on a scheduled tractor ride around the farm, which they love, and give yourself another 10 or 15 mins of interruption free catch up time! Of course you also have the farm animals and Australian fauna, pony rides and reptile shows to get you up and exploring, but let's face it, sometimes it's nice to sit and do nothing other than catch up with a friend and eat snacks on the sideline!
Written 9 March 2020
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adamas30
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Great place for all the family, great experience for little ones..no issues finding the place ..Strait run via Monash Fw, highly recommended ! highly recommended !
Written 5 March 2020
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Kylie R
Melbourne, Australia102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
The Big Goose is a lot of fun for all the family. My kids have been to a few birthday parties there and loved them. The animal interaction, touching a snake, holding a lizzard patting a horse, feeding an emu are all so much fun for all.. oh and the Peacocks are beautiful! The playground is awesome as well with fun for all ages. We will be abck again!
Written 7 November 2019
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