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Halls Gap Zoo

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Address: 4061 Ararat-Halls Gap Road | Halls Gap, Halls Gap, Victoria 3381, Australia
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+61 3 5356 4668
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Halls Gap Zoo is Victoria's largest regional privately-owned zoo. View over...

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

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Great Family Day

i have taken my family here many times over the years and i have loved being here each time. Being able to feed wild animals up close is a great experience for the kids and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Ararat, Australia
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Ararat, Australia
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

i have taken my family here many times over the years and i have loved being here each time. Being able to feed wild animals up close is a great experience for the kids and adults as well. Take a picnic or meat for the BBq and make it a full day. HINT; wear flat closed in comfortable shoes ,... More 

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Jung, Australia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was so nice to see Australian Animals for the first time. The kids are very well entertained too. The fossils are quite amazing as well. Specially the Dino bone.

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Thank WilldRose
Yarra Junction, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The animals were in amazing condition, enclosures were well thought out & catered to each animal so well. The facilities couldn't have been any better. There were plenty of opportunities to get up close & personal with the animals & the staff were so friendly & helpful. This zoo is even better than Melbourne zoo!! We will be returning

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Thank jessikah122017
Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Takes around 1.5 hours to see all the animals. They had cheetahs there which were a highlight. Lots of native animals and birds.

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Thank Frank C
Werribee, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We came to the zoo on a perfect day, not to hot and not cold and raining, so all the animals were pretty active. There were some we didn't see but I think that was more us not spotting them. All the enclosures looked good and clean. All the animals looked healthy and happy as well. Every single staff member... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a cold, rainy summer's day. Entry cost was higher than I expected; however, I do appreciate that there are a lot of costs in caring for animals. We also booked in for two encounters - meerkats at $30 each and snake at $10 each. Thoroughly enjoyed having meerkats on my lap whilst I hand-fed them, and Chris the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and i visited here and what we saw was amazing. You got to feed the animals and they have my favourite animal (giraffe). Definitely worth visiting.

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Thank gregmcdonald16
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to visit a lot to see you need a good time in there as it takes a long time to get round and see all that there is to see a good selection of birds & animals + reptiles all looked well looked after.

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Thank 675michael
Warrnambool, Australia
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to a number of zoos in Victoria, interstate and overseas and this is now one of my favourites! We gifted my mum a meerkat encounter for her birthday and she enjoyed that while we were there and it was one of the best experiences for her and us to witness. Great enclosures and a wonderful range of animals!

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Thank Karen L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the park with our two young boys aged 3 & 5. They enjoyed feeding the deer, wallabies & kangaroos around the park. The mix of animals at the zoo was great as there was a variety of Australian animals & reptiles but also many other animals including giraffes, cheetahs & monkeys. The park is well setup as you... More 

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