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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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Exotic safari

The Werribee zoo is so close to the city, yet you feel like it is so far away and so exotic, the animals are beautifully looked after, and it is a lovely experience, for a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Werribee zoo is so close to the city, yet you feel like it is so far away and so exotic, the animals are beautifully looked after, and it is a lovely experience, for a great day out with the family, especially great for visitors to Melbourne.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

What a great day out! Fun for all the family no matter how old they are. Went with my hubby and 17yr old daughter and we all loved it. She got some amazing close up photos of the animals and we all had a really good day out. Can see its mass appeal for families with young kids but can... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This place is so lovely, the whole set up allows you to experience pretty close to seeing animals in there natural state. It's very obvious that this place unlike other zoos is not just about profit, there is genuine care for the animals housed here. Favourites were the sleepy hippos, and the giraffes, and we even caught a glimpse of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

From the gorillas as you walk in its just fabulous to see a clean, animal friendly zoo with a great range of zoo animals on display. The bus ride was breezy but great the kids loved every minute of it. Great cafe with awesome hot choc!!

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

Hi Lisa S, 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 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

As per Werribee Park review notes......this is a brilliant place that you can spend a whole day exploring but would recommend you arrange a couple of tours off the their website.

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

Hi Rhys M, 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 

Cowra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent open range zoo! Would highly recommend this to everyone. Staff very friendly and helpful. Well worth the entry fee. Definitely do the open bus safari tour..the documentary by the driver is exceptional and excellent viewing of the animals. All amenities are of high quality and the Meerkat Bistro has excellent food.

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

Hi Barbscooter, 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 will be sure to pass on this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

great family day out ,lots for kids to see and do ,nice for a walk and picnic lots for kids to learn aswell

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

Hi anderoo30, 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a really close up experience Zoo with a lot of various animals, we was in right next too all the Roo's, you can just have a lot of free roam! The Safari was superb thats included in your ticket price, usually you would have to pay extra for that! A pleasant day out that I recommend

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

Hi Godders_Only_Knows, Thanks for sharing your experience at Werribee Open Range Zoo! We’re glad you enjoyed the Safari Tour- 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is a great zoo and in league with Melbourne zoo. The highlight is the safari bus that takes you through the plains to the animals. You can also walk around and see exhibits and animals.

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

Hi diane90, Thanks for sharing your experience at Werribee Open Range Zoo! We’re glad you enjoyed your time on the Safari Tour. 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... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

First visit and can't wait to go again. Looking forward to the elephants as an exciting addition. Fell in love with the giraffes. Did the off road safari which I highly recommend. Have the luxury of time and get close up with the animals. Great guides. Will definitely go again.

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

Hi sandranasarenko, Thanks for sharing your experience at Werribee Open Range Zoo! We’re glad you enjoyed the Off Road 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 

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