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Wildlife & zoos

See kangaroos, wallabies, emus, echidnas and a myriad of bird species at home in their natural habitats in the Grampians region.

Keep your eye out for over 200 species of birds, 35 species of mammals, 28 species of reptiles, 11 species of frogs and six kinds of native fish in the region's varied environment.

Encounter kangaroos and wallabies

Marvel at the sheer number of kangaroos and wallabies, whether wandering the main streets of Halls Gap and Pomonal, or in paddocks and bush land surrounding towns and villages, unconcerned by passers by.

Keep the camera at the ready for the sight of male emus shepherding youngsters on a foraging expedition, or echidnas seeking out an insect feast.

For something a little different, play a round at the Halls Gap Golf Club and share the fairways with kangaroos, emu, deer and myriad bird life. 

Catch a glimpse of endangered species

Admire wedge-tailed eagles as they soar high, and see parrots, lorikeets and honeyeaters feeding on forest plants.

In the desert country, try and catch a glimpse of the shy desert mallee fowl or endangered red tailed black cockatoo. In the heathlands expect wrens, robins, whistlers and fantails as they flit from ground to bush.

At dawn and dusk, listen for the laugh of the kookaburra, or after dark for the calls of the powerful owl, boobook owl and even the shy tawny frogmouth. The evening is also a fantastic time for viewing possums and sugar gliders.

Animals up close

Take the chance to get a good look at many of the local creatures at Halls Gap Zoo and chat to the keepers about the quirks of these curious native animals.

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Wildlife & zoos

Wildlife, zoos & farms

Halls Gap Zoo

Get up close to more than 160 native and exotic mammals, reptiles and birds, including endangered species, at Victoria's largest regional zoo.

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Nature & wildlife

Scenic lookouts

Set off down striking sandstone ridges and between unusual rock formations to behold the awe-inspiring Grampians region stretching out before you.

Outdoor activities

Walking and hiking

Step out and explore the Grampians region's spectacular natural beauty on foot, with a short gentle stroll or a full day wilderness adventure.

Nature & wildlife

National parks and reserves

Be spellbound by the stunning beauty of the Grampians region's parks, renowned for their rugged mountains, wildlife and colourful wildflower displays.

Lakes & waterways

Waterfalls

Explore deep into the Grampians region's parks and be rewarded with the sight of stunning waterfalls and the roar of cascading torrents of water.