Ballarat Wildlife Park

The Ballarat Wildlife Park is located on the corner of Fussell and York Streets Ballarat East.

There are designated disabled parking spaces to the left of the main entry. The car park is gravel. A sealed path leads to the ticket box through Gate 1. Entry to the park is through the gift shop.

On exiting the gift shop the main path straight ahead leads to the reptile house and the path to the left down to the animal enclosures.

Initially, the path is gently sloping to the Koala observation area. The boardwalks provide excellent viewing and photo opportunities of the Koalas.

The pathway beyond the Koala area is steeper and is best accessed via the lower ramp from the Koala area.

All of the exhibits provide good viewing either over low walls or through transparent fencing.

The Little Penguin displays have clear glass panels at both the main viewing and upper viewing areas.

The reptile house has two main areas. The path leading to the lower part of the building gives access to the Alligator feeding display. On the opposite side on the lower area from the entry door is a designated wheelchair area.

The main reptile house is accessed from the upper path. All of the displays are glass fronted and low enough to be viewed by young children and people seated in wheelchairs. Beyond the reptile house, there is access to the upper level of the Alligator viewing area. There is ample space at the top of the tiered seating for wheelchair patrons. There is a small cafe on the upper level.

The parks only accessible toilet is located behind the cafe outside the main building. It contains a left-hand transfer toilet with side and rear bars and a padded backrest. There is also a baby change table and basin with a lever mixer tap.

Adjacent to the main building is the cafe. It is accessed by a wooden ramp. The door swings out and is difficult to open while remaining on the level platform. There is ample room with the cafe and a choice of seating locations.

As a wildlife park, there are some restrictions on service dogs due to the free-roaming kangaroos and alpacas. The tiger exhibit is off-limits to service dogs due to the safety risk to the park animals.

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