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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Ballarat, Australia
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Ballarat, Australia
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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Thank Lee C
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great private zoo which lets you get nice and lose to the animals. Definitely worth a visit if you have young kiddies

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Thank steveb-1970
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful zoo so much to see! Kids loved it. Highly recommended! The animals at the zoo were well looked after. Zookeepers friendly and willing to answer questions

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Thank Samantha B
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading the positive reviews about the zoo, we decided to finally go and visit it on our trip to the Grampians. So glad we did; what a great zoo. Wonderful variety of animals, some very unique that I had not seen before, that were mostly active on the hot day that we went there,especially the large lizards. Many of... More 

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Thank Robert L
Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great little wildlife zoo that is well worth a visit. Adult entry is $28 which I feel is acceptable given the amount of effort & upkeep that no doubt goes into running such a place. There is a wide variety of animals, a lot of natives plus some cheetahs, giraffes, bison, meerkats & red panda. It was... More 

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Geelong Bellarine, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We love this zoo, it is awesome as you are allowed to feed the animals. It's surroundings are so picturesque and beautiful. The staff are amazing aswell. Definitely worth a visit

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