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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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Ranked #3 of 9 attractions in Werribee
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Went to the zoo on the weekend. Went on the small bus tour and then we had an up close and personal with the Gorillas.It was the most amazing experience one could imagine. The staff at the Zoo were great after a very small hiccup,they made up for it more than you could imagine. Thank you all very much to... More

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Timor-Leste
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6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

They had a couple huge lions and a new born hippo, but their overall diversity of animals was not extensive. The herd of giraffes we drove through was pretty cool, but our driver on the ride through the open range portion was sharing what we felt was propaganda through the entire ride. It kind of ruined the experience for us.... More

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Werribee, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went with family and kids from 1 to 17. We had a ball, the bus was a big thumbs up. Learning about the animals was very interesting. My boys loved it, they had so much that they were in bed early :) gift shop was okay but somethings were a bit overpriced but we got something that my boys... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Took the shuttle from Melbourne CBD to the Zoo, easy and quick way to get there and back without the hassle of driving/hiring a car. As i traveled without little kids, we did the off road tour this gets you up nice and close with the animals. There is another vehicle that is aimed at kids which you see the... More

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Melbourne
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We have been here 3 times this year so far as it is a great zoo for small children. While the food is pricy the animals, staff and atmosphere does not dissappoint.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This zoo is surprisingly amazing. My son (3yo) like the safari so much. We also can see the animal closely, especially the kangaroo. The park is very clean, the staff also nice and the animal look happy. But unfortunately when we go there the gorilla had been moved due to cold weather.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

the toddler safari was a great idea and let us get very close to the animals. The zoo is surprisingly compact to get around and the exhibits are all of a high quality

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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