Halls Gap Zoo

Halls Gap Zoo: Hours, Address, Halls Gap Zoo Reviews: 4.5/5

Halls Gap Zoo
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Halls Gap Zoo is Victoria's largest regional privately-owned zoo. View over 160 different species, including Giraffes, Cheetahs, Monkeys, Crocodiles, Kangaroos and Koalas along a 2.5Km wheelchair friendly path. Halls Gap Zoo is involved in several captive breeding programs for endangered species. Enjoy one of our animal encounters hand feeding the meerkats, playing with dingoes or holding an alligator or snake. Facilities include kiosk for snack food and souvenirs, a playground, toilets and an all-weather picnic area with free use of BBQ's. Bus tours, school groups, corporate events and family gatherings welcome
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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ClairEats
Geelong, Australia6 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Family fun, plenty of parking, great time with the family in the outdoors. Opportunity to feed the animals and have a picnic lunch. Grab your animal food for $2 on the way in - we spent 1.5 hours enjoying the day, arriving at 10:30am - a lot of people arriving when we were leaving. Highly recommend.
Written 14 May 2022
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Neine M
Melbourne, Australia14 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Friends
Lovely 3 hours spent strolling around after delightful Meerkat encounter. Animal encounters book out so book well in advance if you know you're going. Quite a few animals not seen in other Victoria zoos are here. Drinks/icecream available but no food other than bags of pallets to buy and feed animals with.
Written 25 April 2022
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Sciona.
Geelong & Bellarine, Australia182 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Family
Took our 2 boys aged 5 & 7 and they both loved every minute of it. We bought a few bags of food $2 each to feed the animals while walking around and the kids were so excited to be able to hand feed the animals. We spent 2 hours there which is enough time to see everything. Not to busy given it was school holiday time. Best to take some drinks and snacks with you as there is no cafe. The gift shop is full of choices and the prices very good considering it is a zoo. Highly recommend this place for families.
Written 16 April 2022
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Gael J
Whittlesea, Australia64 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
Impressed with size of Zoo and was well looked after. Great for family entertainment. Animals well cared for which is important.
Written 12 April 2022
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Josine T
Geelong, Australia1,573 contributions
Apr. 2022
Our favourite experience was the meerkat encounter! It was totally amazing to have these cute little creatures scurry all over you in the search of food and then eat out of your hands. I would do this again in a heartbeat!
We loved the whole zoo and were impressed with the variety of animals as well as the enclosures. We could tell they are constantly working on improving the zoo and give the animals the best enclosure possible. Hats off to you all!
Aiming to visit more often.....
Written 10 April 2022
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leecA3185UE
Melbourne, Australia18 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Family
Animals are seen from very close which was good but the place needs water stations available as the walk is very long around the circuit.
Written 13 March 2022
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62Mary070362
Warragul167 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Friends
What a fabulous zoo. Plenty of animals to see and interact with. Staff are wonderful knowledgeable local people and so very friendly. Animals look very well looked after. Get out here and have a look you will not be disappointed.
Written 10 March 2022
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Carlyle P
5 contributions
Apr. 2021 • Family
Some of the animals were clearly stressed out in particular The Rhino for one.

The prices for souvenirs were so high you would need a loan to buy them

The staff weren't interested in concerns of the public like asking them where the Giraffe enclose was who was also very agitated.

Entry at the time was far too high for location and what you get, don't forget, most of this Zoo is publicly and government funded.

When yo walk around, take note of the animals, have any been sedated?

Not all reviews should be positive, just an opinion based on observation and experience.
Written 1 March 2022
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Birt1964
Melbourne, Australia2,181 contributions
Dec. 2021
We were staying nearby and decided to stop by. Whilst there is opportunity to improve some of the exhibits we were surprised by the vast array of animals. Some of the birds were really amazing. And we laughed as the free flying cockatoos stirred up their family members in captivity. This privately owned zoo needs support to make up for COVID and it was a great way to spend a few hours. I also loved the red pandas.
Written 19 December 2021
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Rosetrippin2014
Ballarat, Australia101 contributions
Nov. 2021
A great place to see an assortment of animals. We could have spent more time here but the weather forced us to leave early.
The deer were charming until one started to chew on my coat which I was wearing at the time! My husband had to extract it from the deer’s mouth with great difficulty. A funnny yet scary moment.
We booked a Meerkat Encounter and had a lovely time feeding them. Only disappointing thing was the photos taken by zoo staff weren’t as good as we expected. We thought we’d get better ones for the price we paid. Next time we’ll take our own photos.
We intend to return in future and highly recommend this place especially for families.
Written 14 December 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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