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Phillip Island Wildlife Park

Address: 2115 Phillip Island Road, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 59 522 038
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Ranked #5 of 23 things to do in Cowes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Up close with all the animals! AMAZING ! I want to go every weekend! Highly recommended and close drive to the Penguins !!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Koalas are such cute tree hugging animals and you can see them here and hold them too. You can feed Kangaroos here and also play with them is they're in the mood. One white kangaroo even started climbing on and hugging my pretty missus. Wallabies, Dingoes, Emu, Kookaburra and a few other exotic species of the animal kingdom can be... More 

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Queensbury, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

As others have said, the place is a bit run down - but an overall great experience. Especially being an American and never having the opportunity to pet and feed kangaroos and other native animals - this truly was a great experience. The fee to get into the park is modest, and they give you a bag of food. I... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This park is good for children to feed the animals, you are given a bag of food. This park is very dry due to Melbourne not having enough rain.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I quite enjoyed walking around and looking at all the animals and feeding them. I did however notice that a lot of the areas are run down and looking a bit sad hopefully a renovation is on the cards soon. I did feel sorry for some of the birds tho like the seaeagles one looked like it had a sore... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Driving through the main Philip Island road, this park would be on the left just before the major attractions of the island start. We stumbled here by accident having thought of Maru (Bass Highway) earlier, but which could close for the day before we arrived. This facility has a number of Australian marsupials, birds, dingos and a few Koalas. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you have an overnight stay in Melbourne, you should consider a visit to Phillip Island Wildlife Park for their daily sunset penguin parade at Summerland Beach. It is roughly 2- 2 1/2 hour ride from Melbourne. The easiest is probably join up with a scheduled tour bus from Melbourne. There are many options to choose from as some go... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

We were there with our two young kids on New Years day. Apart dom it being tired and lifeless there was a large dead kangaroo amongst the area where families and young kids get to feed animals. The eyes were gauged out and it looked like it had been there for a couple of days at least. My kids are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

partook in the VIP tour, small group 10 max, ranger chat prior to seeing the penguins, use of the ranger station and binoculars, and of course saw the penguins. a lot of fun, and oohing and aghhing, if you love animals, you will enjoy seeing the penguins, so many of them :-) the VIP tour was good, i usually do... More 

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Jake and I spent a morning at the wildlife park while visiting Phillip Island and we had a great time. We had already visited the penguin parade and the koala centre so we didn't except much from the park but it was excellent. The entrance fee is $17.00 and you get a bag of food for the animals included in... More 

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