TRIP TO AURACH WILDLIFE PARK
Some 200 animals live at 1,100 metres above sea level in Tirol’s largest outdoor enclosure, which extends over an area of 40 hectares. During your tour through the park you will encounter deer, lynx, wild boar, yak, zebu, marmots, wild ducks, pheasants, peacocks, ibex etc. in enclosures or in the wild.
A visit to the Wildlife Park
FROM THE MOUTHS OF BABES…
“It took us no time to get to Aurach Wildlife Park by car – it’s right near Kitzbühel, where we’re on holiday. I was really excited to find out if I would get to see a real deer up close, and I also heard they have white-tailed deer – like Bambi from the film.
I was really impressed from the very beginning when I saw a real ibex with giant horns standing in his outdoor enclosure just inside the entrance. And the way he was climbing around on the rocks – I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes.
After that a hundred mountain goats came running towards me – okay, maybe it was only five or ten. They’re really very cute and you come across them all over the park.
Further up the hills I saw some other kinds of deer; a couple of them that were really big I’d never seen before, except in books and on TV.
While my parents kept walking through the park, they allowed me to go into a barn with my little brother Peter. They call this place the petting zoo – and it was full of rabbits, sheep, donkeys and even llamas. The best thing is that you can get close to all the animals and pet them, if you’re not afraid of course.
Later on, mum and dad went to the restaurant in the park to have a coffee. Peter and I wanted ice cream – and we were able to get some in the ‘Wild Fun Park’, where we also had some adventures with ‘Willi the Wild Boar’.”
Thomas – 7 years old
SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS FOR CHILDREN
Most of the various game and skill-testing stations for children have something to do with one of the animal species present in the park. Kids can test their skills and “try out” some animal habits and behaviour themselves while our mascot – “Willi the Wild Boar” – looks on.
Wildlife feeding daily at 2:30 p.m. (except during the mating season from mid-September to mid-November)
Supervised feeding in the petting zoo every Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Find out more at www.wildpark-tirol.at
Opening hours and prices
- Adults: €9,00
- Children 6-14: €6.50
- Groups (from 20 persons) – discounted
- Until 30 June: Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- 1 July–31 August: daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- 1 September-23 December: Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- 24 December–6 January: daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.