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Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee 30 minutes south of Melbourne City | K Road, Werribee, Victoria 3030, Australia
61 3 9731 9600
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As featured in Melbourne for young kids
Ranked #3 of 9 attractions in Werribee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Zoos
Owner description: Experience an African adventure just 30 minutes from Melbourne. Get onboard for a guided safari bus tour across the unique open range savannah and... more » Owner description: Experience an African adventure just 30 minutes from Melbourne. Get onboard for a guided safari bus tour across the unique open range savannah and spot rhinos, giraffes and zebras! Come face to face with a pride of lions on the African Walking Trail, visit one of the world’s largest Gorilla exhibits, see cheeky monkeys at play and discover a family of hippos in their wetland home.Don’t Miss: • Wild Encounters: Go behind the scenes with an African Cat Encounter, a Tall Order Giraffe Encounter, a Lion Rip Roaring Feed or an up close Rhino Encounter.• Open Vehicle Adventure: Upgrade to the Open Vehicle Adventure and get closer to the animals on the open savannah. • 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. « less
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Darwin, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My family & friends totally enjoyed our experience here. It's like were in Africa. It's our first time to see a zebra, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, gorilla and giraffe up close & in the wild. It was great & times we we will never forget. :)

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Werribee Open Range Zoo is one of the best zoos in Australia Its new Goriall enclosure is spectacular and their behind the scenes experiences worth every penny! The zoo is marvellous for young children with their new ranger hands on experiences. There is so much to see here and learn wqe would recommend it to all families

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melbounre Austria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

safari adn train truck ride out to the animals brilliant. a but bumpy but 40 minutes trip was suffice. zoo itslef was amazing with all the african theme sections made it more like being in another country. Colourful and fun for the families who had young kids. Restaurant was very busy. Gift shop quite expensive. Prking needs to be properlu... More

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Perth
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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My husband and I took his daughter + young 2.5 yr old grand-daughter on a Saturday afternoon. It was recommended we do the safari bus experience while there and one was ready to depart just as we arrived - what a perfect way to experience the whole park. So many animals (we were all excited!) and great to see them... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Werribee zoo night encounter was excellent. A really different way to experience the zoo. We returned the following morning and thoroughly enjoyed the safari bus trip through the different open plains. Truly wonderful experience. We will return.

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

i recently attended a night session at Werribee zoo. it was very well priced with some excellent activities for my six year old twins.

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Whitemark, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It was great to be driven around among the animals and hear the stories about them. The lions etc were in large enclosures and the walk around the zoo was easy for anyone with children

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

What a little gem, so close to the city, it is a must if your down this way, a visit to the Zoo, and a visit to the Mansion and State Rose garden, a wonderful day at a very reasonable price and something for everyone, the bus ride among the roaming wild life is so exciting and the narration by... More

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Warrnambool, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The bus tours through the zoo was excellant, and you didn't have to wait long to get on. Very child friendly. Fantastic to be so close to the lions. Would love to do an overnight stay.

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Merrylands, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you like to visit a zoo then put this one on your todo list. Great bus tours through the open plain zoo with comentary on all the animals you see. Highly recommended.

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