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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

We recently visited the Open Range Zoo after an absence of over 15 years. We drove 1 1/2 hours to get there arriving as it opened at 9am. By 11.30am we were on our way home. The bus trip through the park is still enjoyable but we were disappointed that the lions were not on show on the tour (even... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

The zoo isn't that big, the best part was the safari drive into natural habitat. It wouldn't be fair to compare to Steve Irwin's Zoo in Qld buts it's certainly a different experience. But for what you pay its quite an experience. The talks were short. No animal tricks just ten min of talking about the animal.

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Albion Park, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

The bus ride through the park is good and makes you feel like you are on a African Safari. But the rest of the park lacks interaction. We waited for 40 minutes for the lion talk and found that on our day they did not encourage the lions to the glass area by feeding them. The whole talk took place... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Zoo was alright, wasn't a great range of animals to see, and most of them were asleep. The meerkats were extremely cute and the safari bus ride was enjoyable. Down side would have to be the crying, obnoxious kids who dampened the day.

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Geelong, Australia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

We had not been to the zoo for about 20 years, boy what changes have been made since then. We walked around on the recommended paths first and then took the Safari bus to see the animals in the open range park. The giraffes were so close to the bus, they did not even seem to notice us. A good... More

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Montreal, Canada
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15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I really appreciated this park because of it's open concept for animals. We took the walk around the zoo and it was really well done and informative for young children as well as those who don't know as much as their kids! We took the guided tour on the bus through the open range park and it was both informative... More

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The zoo was a little old and variety of animals was really very much limited. We took the safari bus tour and we saw giraffes, hippos, zebras, rhinos and it was great but that was about it. Most of the animals seemed really lethargic and we did not even get to see any kangaroos.

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Rosebud, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Awesome time, a really interesting experience. Great staff. Bring a picnic. I'd reccomend a full day here.

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Wollongong
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Spent a day here while staying in Werribee and was very happy with my choice. Got there at a reasonable time late morning and had no line up, so was in the park within a couple of minutes. Park provided both walking tracks around some areas and a big park bus that took you through the bigger exhibits, both were... More

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Narrogin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Staff very relaxed & willing to talk. The animals were amazing. So exciting. Not disappointed at all.

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