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“What a fantastic little zoo”
Review of Halls Gap Zoo

Halls Gap Zoo
Ranked #2 of 34 things to do in Halls Gap
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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
Hamilton
1 review
“What a fantastic little zoo”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

A great experience for my big family, we spent an entire day there. We loved the Giraffes & Meerkats. We will be back soon

Visited January 2013
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Mildura, Australia
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“So many animals!”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

We visit the Halls Gap Zoo every time we go to the Grampians. There is a great variety of animals and they are even getting more. I can't wait for the macaws! You can feed the meerkats and have your photo taken. The marmoset monkeys are so tiny and so cute. They had just had babies when we visited. This zoo is really well run and maintained. I am always impressed when we visit.

Visited September 2012
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Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Those poor animals!”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

The selection of animals was great BUT those poor animals are so HOT. There is very little shade for most of them, and its SO hot there. The playground for kids is a little shabby and old. Please do something about the animals in the heat.

Visited January 2013
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HallsGapZoo, Owner at Halls Gap Zoo, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Every enclosure throughout the zoo has either trees or an artificial shade area, except for the Water Buffalo who have a wallow to submerse themselves in, which is what they prefer. We have spent over $20,000 on shade sails alone in the past two years so we're having trouble understanding where you are coming from in saying there is no shade for the animals. Most enclosures also have sprinkler systems that are turned on periodically throughout a hot day to cool the areas that the animals rest in once the sprinkler is turned off.
While the playground is old it is still very functional and we have plans in the future to completely revamp this area.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Very basic”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Very basic compared to some of the Australian zoos and has more over seas animals than Australian ones. It does break up the day though if you want to do something less strenuous

Visited January 2013
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HallsGapZoo, Owner at Halls Gap Zoo, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Halls Gap Zoo is the only zoo in the world that has 30 species of Marsupials exhibited. Of the 160 species on display there is over 60% of them native to Australia, including all the popular ones - koalas, kangaroos, wombats, dingoes, Tasmanian Devils, crocodiles and lesser known ones such as the endangered bilby as well as numerous bird species. This is not a capital city zoo that receives multi-million dollar government funding. Since purchasing this property 5 years ago when there was only 50 species on display there has been a massive amount of development which many will attest to. Not so basic at all!!
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Geelong, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Family break”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

Although not a full days activity, this was affordable and enjoyable. Kids enjoyed being able to hand feed a number of the animals.

Visited January 2013
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