Welcome to the Phillip Island Wildlife Park

Close Encounters

Set on a huge 60 acres, the park is home to over 100 different species of Australian animals. It is here that you can not only see, but hand feed and really experience close encounters with wildlife. You will be surprised to find such a diverse range of native animals located only 2km's from the main township of Cowes.

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A great experience for international and local visitors alike, where you can view the wildlife that Australia is renowned for and also spot some animals that are seldom seen.


Hand feed and pat Kangaroos and Wallabies

Kangaroos and Wallabies roam throughout the grounds in a free-range environment, where you can hand feed and pat them. You will have the opportunity to feed both the largest members of the Kangaroo family, the Red Kangaroo and also some of the smallest, the Parma Wallaby & the Red-necked Pademelon. See Kangaroos with joeys all year round. View Koalas close-up from our raised board walk and see them at eye level.

Over 100 different species of Australian animals

Many species of birds are also found in the park and they often fill the area with their distinct calls. Be amazed by the sheer size of the flightless Emu and Cassowary. See birds of the night such as the Tawny Frogmouths and various species of Owls. Colourful parrots, loud Cockatoos and birds of prey big and small can also be admired.

Kids will be fascinated

Kids will be fascinated by Bats that hang upside down, Koalas that perch in trees and babies that ride in a pouch! They also delight in discovering the soft fur of a Wallaby and the rough coat of a Wombat.




Tickets are available for purchase at the main entrance



Last entry is at 4:30pm each day



(ages 4-14)


2 Adults and up to 3 Children (ages 4-14)


One bag of Kangaroo food is included with every ticket purchased per person

Extra Kangaroo Food


  • Free on-site parking

  • Indoor tables are available if you would like to bring a picnic

  • Snack food for purchase (only soft drink, ice creams and lollies)

  • Gift shop

Please note, prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Opening Hours

Open daily: 10.00am-5:00pm
Last admission: 4:30pm
Closed: Christmas day


Visit Us

By car: 

​The Phillip Island Wildlife Park is a leisurely 90 minute drive south-east of Melbourne. We are located at 2115 Phillip Island Road, Cowes.

By Bus:

V-line operates a bus to Phillip Island’s main town, Cowes, from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne city. For bus details call V/Line on 1800 800 007 or visit www.ptv.vic.gov.au

By taxi:

To arrange transfers on Phillip Island contact Phillip Island Taxis on 03 5952 2200.

By ferry: 

The Western Port Passenger Ferry Service runs between Stony Point on the Mornington Peninsula and Cowes on Phillip Island. Connect to the ferry via the V-Line train from Stony Point and catch the passenger ferry to Cowes, Phillip Island. For details call Westernport Ferries on 03 5257 4565 or visit westernportferries.com.au

Opening hours:

Open daily 10am-5pm

Last admission 4:30pm

Closed Christmas day


2115 Phillip Island Rd, Cowes VIC 3922, Australia


(03) 59 522 038


(03) 59 523 379


(03) 59 523 379

2115 Phillip Island Rd, Cowes VIC 3922, Australia

(03) 59 522 038