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A small but very lovely place. Parking available although very busy (they have an overflow car... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2018
Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
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Loved this park!

Spent a lovely few hours here today. We cycled up from central Carcassonne and although hilly it... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2017
Carcassonne Center, France
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Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

I read some other reviews of this place before going, so will try to be as accurate and objective as possible.

It is very helpful if you speak French but don't worry if you don't. I have GCSE French and coped!

My husband and I went and it cost €10.50 each to get in. There's a fairly extensive gift shop at the entrance which I bought a decent straw hat in for €15 (and was soooo glad I did as it was baking hot and all outside!). You're offered a tour as part of your entrance fee, but we didn't take part in it. There were about 40 people in the tour so it meant the rest of the park was nice and empty wherever we went. The tour is only given in French.

You can go in amongst little donkeys and you can get close to the kangaroos. The rest of the animals are in normal zoo-like enclosures. There are loads of activities for children (boomerang throwing, didgeridoo playing, rodeo riding, agility playground etc) and I suspect that if we'd had children with us we could have spent a lot longer there. One previous review moaned about the fences blocking the chance for photos. They're really not that bad, and no worse than anywhere else that has animals!

We started by having a picnic then saw the animals (no koalas though ), had a go on the rodeo and had an ice cream (me) and beer (husband), and we were there for about 90 minutes.

There's a small restaurant that serves food but a previous review said there was none, so we took a picnic just in case. The restaurant has seating and there are picnic benches around as well as normal benches and loads of bins. There are 2 places to buy drinks/ice creams and 2 sets of toilets. I was tempted by the Nutella panini too but resisted!

Overall, a good place to visit with a good number of animals to see and other activities to have a go at too.

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank KathrynC87
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Reviewed July 10, 2016

We had to pass some time in Carcassone before we headed to the airport. We did explore the city of Carassone (fab place) but knew the 10 year old would want something other than culture to pass the time we had. We found Le Parc Australien and passed a very pleasant 1.5 hours. If we had come at the right time we could have been part of a guided tour for no extra cost. However we turned up and only had limited time due to the timing of our flights. We went around and saw lots of Australian animals. There was lots of information on the different regions of Australia. There were also several picnic areas so you're free to bring your own food as they didn't sell food on site. There is a nice gift shop - the usual stuff and quite expensive but good if you want to pick up something. Over all a very enjoyable experience but I would recommend that they put up signs in languages other than French to help tourists who may not be familiar with the language.

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Millie1524
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Reviewed May 11, 2016

We visited the Park Australian on a very hot day. Our fault. The animals were not to be seen and we asked ourselfs later that day: Who needs an Australian Park in the South of France. Sorry to say that, it was wasted money.

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed September 18, 2015

The park isn't spectacular in terms of animals or landscaping. But for small kids (ours 1 and 3 yr old) it's very nice. It's quite small, you won't lose them easilly. There are little puzzles and games everywhere, and there's a nice playground. And ofcourse ostriches and kangaroos!

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Overpriced, scruffy do not waste your money. The toys for the kids have seen better days. The only good thing i could say is the animals look in ok condition.

Date of experience: August 2013
5  Thank Andy F
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