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Address: Werribee 30 minutes south of Melbourne City | K Road, Werribee, Victoria 3030, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9731 9600
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Experience an African adventure just 30 minutes from Melbourne. You'll find...

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 monkeys and cheetahs at play and feel the sand between your toes at the new Hippo Beach! Included in your admission price is a 40 minute safari tour where you will find rhinoceros, giraffes, zebras and antelopes grazing together on the picturesque savannah.

Don't miss: Wild Encounters: Feed a giraffe, stroke a serval, see amazing animals on the savannah from an open vehicle and, in the new Gorilla Behind the Scenes encounter, get up close and personal with three gorilla bachelors!

Slumber Safari: Stay overnight in our luxury safari tents overlooking the savannah. Your stay includes amazing close-up animal encounters, drinks and dips at sunset, and a sumptuous African feast.

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Great spot....loved it

Great zoo. The bus tour is fantastic. The guides are friendly and engaging. The focus on environmental preservation and conservation is prevalent but understated. Great function... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great zoo. The bus tour is fantastic. The guides are friendly and engaging. The focus on environmental preservation and conservation is prevalent but understated. Great function facilities and the staff are lovely.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Feeding the giraffes. Fantastic experience. We were the only two people to do it that day. The staff were fantastic plus knowledgeable. Have spoken to other people who have done it in a group, they also say it was amazing. Would love to do it again.

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Zoos-Victoria, Marketing at Werribee Open Range Zoo, responded to this review

Hi Penne R, Thanks for sharing your experience at Penne R! We’re glad you enjoyed the Close Encounter with the Giraffes. One of our objectives is to offer meaningful and fun experiences to engage our visitors, so it’s great to hear that you had such a wonderful time. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, the Zoos Victoria team. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you are looking for a great night out, try Rhythm of Africa at Werribee Open Range Zoo, on every Saturday night until the end of February (2016) Enjoy the open range zoo and then settle down for the entertainment in the African Village from 4.30 pm, take a chair and/or a picnic blanket, a picnic and drinks. You will... More 

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Zoos-Victoria, Marketing at Werribee Open Range Zoo, responded to this review

Hi Vanessa S, Thanks for sharing your experience at Werribee Open Range Zoo! We’re glad you enjoyed the Rhythm of Africa. One of our objectives is to offer meaningful and fun experiences to engage our visitors, so it’s great to hear that you had such a wonderful time. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, the Zoos Victoria team. More 

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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I have always loved this zoo, but we love it even more after taking our baby daughter for the first time and seeing her reaction as we stopped to see each animal. The complex is so beautifully set out and looked after. I couldn't get over how many activities there are for children. Our daughter is still... More 

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Melbourne
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just came back from the Slumber Safari at Werribee Zoo, what an amazing experience, on check in we were greeting by some amazing staff, Pete and Emily our guides, we we're escorted to our accomodation sort of a cross between a cabin and a tent, it has a Queen bed and two singles all completely private outside bathroom area... More 

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Zoos-Victoria, Marketing at Werribee Open Range Zoo, responded to this review

Hi Carolyn S, Thanks for sharing your experience at Werribee Open Range Zoo! We’re glad you enjoyed the Slumber Safari. One of our objectives is to offer meaningful and fun experiences to engage our visitors, so it’s great to hear that you had such a wonderful time. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, the Zoos Victoria team. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic day out, very friendly staff and overall a great experience! Looking forward to bring our baby here this time next year!

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Burnie
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful day out here recently, the train ride around the park was lovely, got very close to many of the animals, great photo opportunities, would definitely recommend a visit here. Good value for money, bring a picnic, loads of places to sit and relax.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

large Zoo with open range tours every hour that follow a set course. they also have a paid tour that heads closer to the animals if they are further back from the other tours path. It has 4 of the big 5 and a bunch of other animals although i do feel they could do with more Australian animals but... More 

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Thank Szrke
Zoos-Victoria, Marketing at Werribee Open Range Zoo, responded to this review

Hi Szrke, Thanks for visiting, and for leaving such a lovely review! We’re glad you had such a good experience, and we hope to see you back again soon. Thanks again for coming; every visit helps fight wildlife extinction! Cheers, the Zoos Victoria team. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo offered a lot of fun for kids and bigger kids alike (adults). It was my first time I went and thoroughly enjoyed it. You can either take your time and go walking around to the different animal enclosures, or take the safari tour that goes every so often. It takes you around the open part of the zoo... More 

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Zoos-Victoria, Marketing at Werribee Open Range Zoo, responded to this review

Hi hawks_me, We’re so glad you and your family enjoyed their time at Werribee Open Range Zoo! Thanks for sharing your experience. As one of our objectives is to offer meaningful and fun experiences for visitors of all ages, it’s great to hear that everyone in your family had such a lovely time. We hope to see you again soon;... More 

Mount Pleasant, Australia
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We used our zoo passes and had a great day. lots to see. The bus trip around was excellent. We saw the lion cubs only a few weeks old. recommend the trip to see the zoo.

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