Halls Gap Zoo
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
Duration: 2-3 hours
Meets animal welfare guidelines
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  • HofH999
    Melbourne, Australia1,167 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Blew us away. Not to be missed
    Truly blew us away. Why would you expect such a fabulous zoo in a tiny place like Halls Gap. Best private zoo I have ever seen. Such diversity of animals including amazing red panda, lemur, hog deer. Quite superb . And so we’ll presented and maintained. Am absolute must.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 20, 2023
  • davidp482017
    Melbourne, Australia170 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Zoo with a Country Feel
    A really lovely rustic, natural, country zoo. We enjoyed strolling around looking at and sometimes being actually with the large variety of animals. We opted for the Meerkat experience which was a great way to learn about these amusing little guys - as long as you have food they love you. The staff were helpful and informative. We went as a couple midweek but are sure that kids would love getting up close to so many animals. Drop in if you love animals.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 7, 2023
  • Antony B
    27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best zoo in Victoria
    Even though the collection of animals are not as extensive as the bigger zoos, this zoo makes up for it by having very personal experience with free roaming animals, birds and closer view to larger animals such as rhinos, ostrich, emu etc. Also there is an aviary in birds section where they have parrots and cockatoos that can talk. 😆
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 6, 2023
  • JoenFiona
    Longreach, Australia79 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful bushland zoo
    Highly recommend a visit to Halls Gap Zoo ,set in bushland .Beautiful grounds and gardens of native trees and shrubs added to the appeal. Great variety of animals . Very pleasing to see the large enclosures,all well kept and animals that were healthy and well fed
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 14, 2023
  • sue
    Legian, Indonesia20 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Halls Gap Zoo is a must see
    Halls Gap Zoo was the best! Well laid out and very accessible. Easy route which visited all enclosures. Animals are well fed, & cared for, and totally loved by staff. $40 entry was great value.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 14, 2024
  • weary-traveller001
    Adelaide, Australia1,139 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely worth visiting
    This is a great zoo, with lots of animals. I was suprised how big it was. Reasonably priced, large free parking area and a short drive out of Halls Gap. Very friendly keepers who were happy to answer questions and have a chat. There are many animal encounters that you can book into at an extra cost, also a well stocked gift shop. There are picnic tables and a playground and dinasour sculptures to entertain the kids.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 20, 2024
  • Bianca b
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Zoo Keeper for a Day - The Best Adventure
    AMAZING!!! My husband and I did the Zoo Keeper for a day experience. From the first call through to the day everyone was so helpful and nothing was too hard. We had the most Amazing Day! We had the absolute pleasure of being guided by Tara, Jules, Lilly, Marcus and Steph. All of their knowledge on the animals they were looking after was second to none. They answered all of our questions and made us feel a part of the family at Halls Gap Zoo. These staff members are an absolute credit to the Zoo and we will definitely be back with our children. Thank you for an experience we will never forget.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 2, 2024
  • Jackson M
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went to the zoo, zoo, zoo and you should go too, too, too
    Fantastic time for whole family. This zoo has really been upgraded since I was there 5 years ago. All the animals looked really healthy and the facilities were fantastic. Coffee Van a welcome addition. You can get so close to the animals, compared to a metropolitan zoo eg we were just a few metres away from the rhino. I would highly recommend buying a bag a feed and feeding the deer early in the day before they get over it all. We would certainly go again
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 10, 2024
  • Glenis Z
    21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Zoo!
    Our second visit to this zoo. Well set out and a good variety of animals. Our favourites were the giraffes, rhinos, birds, otters and meercats. The red pandas were hiding :( Seniors price for admission. Easy to wander around for 2-3 hours.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 12, 2024
  • Colint50
    Morwell, Australia1,352 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A busy day at the Zoo
    A great day out and the animal encounters we booked made the day so much better. We booked the Red Panda and Meerkat experiences, and they were well worth the extra cost. There wasn't a rushed time with the Panda's or Meerkats and the zoo staff were excellent. After the experiences it's about a 2klm self-paced walk around the zoo path to see the other animals. Be aware there is very limited food and drinks available during the week, but a food van on weekends.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 20, 2024
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Naomi B
Adelaide, Australia147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Couples
My partner and I spent the day exploring the Zoo & decided to do the Meerkat experience.

The animals are all well cared for and honestly was a much bigger Zoo than expected out in regional Victoria.

I would recommend the animal experience to anyone going, as it’s something you’ll never forget!
Written June 27, 2020
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Anton
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Having previously been to the Halls Gap Zoo took some family from overseas, We were 8 adults and 5 children being a hot day we didn’t see as many of the animals as we would have liked but that was understandable. Unfortunately we found the toilets and the zoo to be nearly unusable only if you were desperate the floor the only word to describe the ladies toilets was disgusting I was ashamed to take visitors in there. I have been in many outback and camping toilets over the years and unfortunately this spoilt an otherwise lovely family day.
Written January 15, 2020
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Jeanette A
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We had been told about the zoo from many friends & family who had visited it. Animals & bird enclosures well set up, as natural as possible surroundings being in captivity. Loved the way the paths to enclosures lead one way through so you don't miss anything & don't double back on yourself. Friendly staff. This will be a work in progress for quite some time to come & as you go from one are to another, with some still being created, it makes you aware of the work involved in setting up an attraction like this. Excellent.
Written March 10, 2020
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Nathan
Australia470 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Solo
A great park inside the grampians that always growing and expanding.

Some friendly COVID advise.

Have restrictions in place to how many can visit your park at the one time to limit large gatherings. Very scary when there is long lines to get in with many people NOT wearing there masks like there suppose to. Such arrogance from many people in such a critically stage in the virus.

Sure you have a contact tracing form online. A small step in checking the form with there photo ID to verify there location wouldnt hurt to do. Would feel safer.

Otherwise the animals, staff and park was well kept. Cant wait to see what additional exhibit they have in store.
Written September 27, 2020
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Carlyle P
5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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 March 1, 2022
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Jean G
Melbourne, Australia130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Knowing little about this zoo, we were very pleasantly surprized by it's size and quality. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable, and the animals looked very healthy and happy. We wandered around for several hours.

You walk through an enclosure with a herd of various types of deer, which are always nuzzling you for food. (Food can be purchased at the kiosk for $2) There were some baby tamarins when we visited, which were cute.

The path goes all around the zoo, so you don't miss anything, although you are not compelled to follow it. We took plenty of photos, some of which are below.
Written May 9, 2021
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Henry C
Henley Beach, Australia56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
There as seven of us in our group, and we all thoroughly enjoyed the three odd hours walking around checking out the animals, birds, and wildlife. You can buy animal food for $2 on the way in, and I recommend doing this and have some fun feeding the deer.
My only suggestion is there should be more seating as you walk around and maybe a little café half way where you can have a coffee while relaxing for 5mins.
Written May 31, 2022
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Andrew Harvey
Mount Gambier, Australia838 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Second visit here and it just gets better. The animals are all so well cared for. The enclosures are immaculate and any glass panels are spotlessly clean to allow for great photo opportunities. A must do is the Purchase of a bag of food for $2.00 from reception. There are so many opportunities to feed dear, kangaroos etc.
Written February 3, 2020
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Ann T
Pascoe Vale, Australia1,401 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
We were so lucky. We were there on the second day after a Covid lockdown in Victoria and so there weren't many visitors and the Meerkat experience was available. Normally it would be a good idea to book these 'experiences' which involve getting up close and personal with the animals. In the case of the meerkats, this involved going into their enclosure, sitting down and having them leap up onto our laps as we feed them. Marvellous.

So good in fact, that we went back the next day for the Cheetah Experience. Not so close this time but still a chance to find out more about the animals and feed them.
Written March 18, 2021
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Cheza-Brad
Drouin, Australia333 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
Ok so when you walk up it dosnt look like much and the zoo it's self is a small working zoo, but there animal experiences are just amazing. First one is free buy some food and fed the deer this is very cool but watch out for little ones as the deer are not shy. The picnic area is Awesome for kids and they have tables, chairs, shelter very well worth taking in a picnic. We payed to meet the Meerkats and rhinoceros, it was well worth the cost and amazing experience, up close and personal, they even send you photos via email of your experience included in the cost. I will be going back with family.
Written September 28, 2021
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