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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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Description: Experience an African adventure just 30 minutes from Melbourne. You'll...
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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Excellent Day Out for all Ages

Went here with a friend from the local area, fantastic zoo. Probably the best one I visited in Australia. Firstly we done the off road Safari with David which was over 1 hour 30... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Naas, Ireland
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Went here with a friend from the local area, fantastic zoo. Probably the best one I visited in Australia. Firstly we done the off road Safari with David which was over 1 hour 30 minutes. Well worth the money, brings you up real close to many of the African animals such as the Giraffes, Rhinos etc. After the Safari we... More 

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

Hi familytravels17, We’re glad you had such a lovely time at Werribee Open Range! We aim to ensure that visitor experiences are meaningful and fun, so it’s great to hear that your experience was so positive. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, the Zoos Victoria team. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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181 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is a great zoo, I love that is is open range so that there is so much space, it is massive zoo and there are a lot of different types of animals and the layout of the map and where to walk to see everything is done really well

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

Hi vampslayer01, Thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! One of our objectives is to offer meaningful and fun experiences to engage visitors of all ages, so we’re very glad your whole family enjoyed their time at Werribee Open Range Zoo. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, the Zoos Victoria team. More 

Brisbane
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46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Apart from there only being an hourly bus ride to the zoo from the train station, the zoo was nice to visit. We did the off-road safari which lasted about 2 hours. The safari was great to see the animals up close especially when the giraffes stick their heads into the truck. If you don't do the off-road safari there... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It's a very well maintained zoo, clean and free of funny smell. Staffs are very friendly and make us feel very welcoming. The walks very nicely paved and signage were placed abundantly. It's a very children-friendly environment, lots of animal themed playgrounds near exhibits. We find the bus tour especially memorable, viewing the animals roaming around freely. We were also... More 

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

Hi supersupha, Thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! We’re glad you enjoyed your time at Werribee Open Range Zoo. One of our objectives is to ensure that our staff and volunteers are knowledgeable, supportive and actively engaged, so it’s great to hear your experience was so positive! We hope to see you again soon; every... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

my family really enjoy going to this zoo. They especially enjoy going on the safari tour as every time you go it is a different experience as the animals are always somewhere different. really like the walk around the zoo as well. you can walk around in under an hour and you have had a great day out.

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

Hi Shannon C, Thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! One of our objectives is to offer meaningful and fun experiences to engage visitors of all ages, so we’re very glad your whole family enjoyed their time at Werribee Open Range Zoo. Cheers, the Zoos Victoria team. More 

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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I highly recommend the Werribee Zoo, you can get up so close and feel like you're on a safari! The animals are amazing and so are the staff.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Get to see animals really close. There is wonderful bus that takes us around the zoo. Kids would love it. Gorillas, Antelopes, Hippo, Giraffe, ostrich and many more. You can feed them with some extra cost. Melbourne Zoo is much better though.

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

Hi Sach 15, Thanks for sharing your experience! We’re glad you had such a good time at Werribee Open Range Zoo. We hope to see you back again soon; every visit helps fight wildlife extinction! Cheers, the Zoos Victoria team. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

well the rhino got a bit angry and started to charge at the bus but overall it was cool seeing animals in as near to their natural surroundings as possible.

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Perth
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136 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A fantastic zoo. Great for learning and great to see animals on an open range. The bus trip through the range was the highlight. Easy to get to using public transport from Melbourne and worth the trip.

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

Hi Physim, 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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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We had super day at zoo . We hav 4young grandkids and they wete rapt 2c all the animals out sunbaking as we went on the safari tour. Up close2 giraffes , right beside the vehicle . Absolutely beautiful creatures. A wonderful setup heaps of land and they just wonder around . Lions, gorillas, hippos giraffes monkeys .. the meerkats... More 

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Additional Information about Werribee Open Range Zoo

Address: Werribee 30 minutes south of Melbourne City | K Road, Werribee, Victoria 3030, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9731 9600
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Werribee
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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