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Animal Experiences

An animal encounter in the Grampians will leave even the most ardent nature lover in awe.

Whether you crave the thrill of searching for Australian wildlife in their native habitat, getting up close with exotic species at a zoo or experiencing the joy of a day on the farm, there is something here to satisfy all creatures great and small.

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Halls Gap Zoo

Halls Gap Zoo is Victoria's largest regional zoo exhibiting over 160 native and exotic mammals, reptiles and birds from cheetah, giraffe, meerkats, monkeys, red pandas and bison to kangaroos, koalas, Tassie devils, wombats, crocodiles, snakes and dingoes.

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Australian Wildlife

The Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park is teeming with native wildlife and offers visitors a wonderful opportunity to see iconic Australian animals in their natural environment.

Kangaroos and emus are abundant throughout the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park, but a popular location for photo opportunities is the Halls Gap Recreation Reserve.

Just remember – they are still wild animals. Whilst kangaroos will tolerate visitors approaching them, we ask that you do not pat or feed the wildlife for both their safety and yours.

There's also a good chance you'll come across swamp wallabies, echidnas and the occasional shingleback lizard (during warmer weather) on the roads and walking trails.

The region is also brimming with birdlife. From beautiful parrots to warbling magpies and currawong - the sound of birdsong is all around. A rest at the Stony Creek Stores in the cenree of Halls Gap will ensure you have the opportunity to meet a friendly rosella, cockatoo or even a cheeky kookaburra!