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Werribee Open Range Zoo

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Closes in 21 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Werribee Open Range Zoo General Admission
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Werribee Open Range Zoo General Admission
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Experience an African adventure just 30 minutes from Melbourne. You'll find an amazing array of animals living on 225 hectares of wide, open savannah. On the Pula Reserve Walking Trail, come face-to-face with amazing gorillas, a pride of lions, see...more
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K Road, Werribee, Victoria 3030, Australia
+61 1300 966 784
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The evening kicked off with drinks and popcorn and some light entertainment and introductions from the rangers; all very pleasant. Then on to the buses for the actual safari which was excellent - the giraffes a highlight though we got to see several different amazing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nairina
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited the zoo for the first time in possibly 10 years. It's a really nice zoo, well laid out great facilities and gardens. The cafe was ok food was ok best part of the cafe is some of the tables are near the meerkat enclosure....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank joen409
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit We upgraded $50 for the open bus offroad tour. Well worth it. So close to the animals

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jimmrycricket
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attended the slumber safari with the family being parents and 3 kids under 12. You arrive in the arvo and have a behind the scenes tour which was great. The staff the 3 girls were excellent in their knowledge of the animals and park itself...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DShalders
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing night. Seeing the animals at dusk brilliant. I know the Rhino's are meant to be the star attraction with funds from the night going to Rhino Fund Uganda but the Giraffes stole the show down on the Savannah and the Blackbucks at the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wendoveravenue
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Partner and I decided to take our almost 2 year old son here earlier this week, I had been to Melbourne Zoo on so many occasions ( My Partner has also been ) and wanted my Son to experience Werribee instead. From the moment...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sarze-J
Reviewed 1 week ago

You arrive for the overnight Safari at 2.15 pm. There is a separate "Glamping" site just on the edge of the Zoo with it's own private entrance. After signing in and settling into your room, there is a number of "Zoo Encounters", which in our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank scubal0ver
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If we’d been more prepared, my toddler would have spent hours here. This zoo seems to be designed with families in mind. There was a little area near the entrance that had small bridges, tunnels, animal statues and winding pathways — perfect for toddlers to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jesse0606
Reviewed 1 week ago

How do you get the whole family together for a Christmas lunch before they dash off for their own big evening meal? You all meet up at the Werribee zoo for a picnic. It's open on Christmas day. There's something to interest all the family,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pomlee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fabulous day. Prebooked entry and off road safari tour through adrenaline.com. It worked out slightly cheaper than booking other ways. Our safari was much smaller and more personal than the free one. Ours went for 75 minutes as compared to 40 minutes and the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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8 January 2019|
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Response from Obanini1 | Reviewed this property |
If driving, the zoo is literally a stones throw form the mansion, visible from the Zoo car park. Can also recommend the Slumber Sleepover at the Zoo too if you have the time and dollars too. Enjoy
8 January 2019|
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Response from Cheryl R | Reviewed this property |
Hi Matthew. Welcome to Melbourne. If you get a train to Werribee Station, you can catch a bus which goes to The Mansion AND the Zoo. The bus route number is 439. Good luck and I'm positive you'll enjoy both venues.
31 December 2018|
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Response from Julia C | Reviewed this property |
They have just refurbished the Australian Area where you can see Koalas and Emus etc. Its a nice walk. It is also attached to the Bilby sanctuary.