Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Wildlife Park

Sunday we headed off to Halls Gap to take Sharron to the Wildlife park. We had attempted to go the previous Sunday but the stormy weather kept us at home. The girls had been warned this week that it didn't matter if there was rain, hail or snow we were going regardless!!!! Luckily it was a reasonable winters day so with our coats we were quite comfortable. Mum met us there (it is one place she'll never pass up a trip to!!!) , the 'horsey' one, Sharron, a little friend of hers and myself. Over the years we have visited this park regularly. It changed owners about 18 months ago and now
we are seeing a lot of changes , all for the better. They are updating the buildings and exhibits while still keeping the character. There are a group of deer that follow you around the park begging to be fed with the pellets you buy on arrival. The older ones are cheeky and have been known to poke their noses into your pockets!! There are kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, wombats, tasmanian devils, alpacas, a camel, dingos, possums and probably more that I haven't remembered. There is also a nocturnal shed with owls and snakes - I didn't spend much time in there!!! Oh and there is a lot of bird life including these beautiful peacocks. I don't remember
seeing a white one before but it was just majestic. Mum was in
trouble with the 'horsey' one for getting too close and making them
move and spoiling the artistic photo she was trying to get!!! Our
favorite for the day though was this little fella 'Tusk' a 13 week old
dingo pup. The girls were allowed to cuddle him and while we had
our morning tea (we had taken the thermos of hot chocolate with
us) he was attached on his lead to our picnic table to play. The
'horsey' one fell in love with him. He was just like a normal puppy
except for having lots of little sharp teeth! All in all we had a great
day here and would recommend it.
At $40 for a family ticket for us, 2 adults and 3 children I thought it
was quite reasonably priced. They have bbq facilities and a
playground so you could spend the whole day there. An added bonus is that the park itself is framed by the majestic Grampians. We headed in
into Halls Gap for lunch and a mandatory icecream at the wonderful icecream shop there. The girls wandered down the creek and all in all we had a great day.


Gina said...

Great photos and I can see why the Horsey one fell in love withthe pup

Love and hugs GIna xxx

Margaret said...

Isn't it good to see green in the photos , --- grass that is --- Loved the photo of the favourite girl and pup.

Indigo Blue said...

Looks like an excellent day out! We have actually had two goods days here in a row!! Quite rare to manage that at the moment. The pup is very cute and fluffy.