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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 #2 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Lovely clean place for the family day out. Try and make it for the Bus tour ,it's fantastic! Well set out for great viewing of the Animals

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

Hi Tonia, thanks for visiting the Werribee Open Range Zoo and taking the time to leave a review. We hope to see you again soon, every visit helps us fight wildlife extinction. Warm regards, The Zoos Victoria team. More

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Loved how natural the grounds were and not too commercial. Also there were heaps of grounds to bring your own lunch and enjoy the afternoon. The bus tour is an awesome experience and my girls just loved it.

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

Hi Samantha, thanks for the lovely review about your visit to the Werribee Open Range Zoo. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Warm regards, The Zoos Victoria team. More

Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This zoo is incredible. Being so open, it has a much different feel than conventional zoo's. The safari bus tour is a must! If you're lucky a giraffe might pop in to say hello! Take a day and get lost having an animal adventure. You won't regret it.

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

Hi Emily, thanks for coming to visit the Werribee Open Range Zoo and for taking the time to leave a lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again, every visit helps us fight wildlife extinction. Cheers, The Zoos Victoria team. More

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Animals in more natural environment. Talks by animal keepers very interesting & entertaining. Great venue for adults and children.

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

Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave a nice review about your experience at Werribee Open Range Zoo. You visit helps us to fight wildlife extinction. Warm regards, The Zoos Victoria team. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

For her birthday present, our daughter wanted to fulfil a dream by getting up close to a Gorilla, and she asked to go to Werribee Zoo. So easy to get to by car from Melbourne, and the Spring day was glorious. First up we walked around the Wonderful Gorilla enclosure, where the 3 "boys" were just wandering around - "already... More

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

Hi Steve. Thanks so much for visiting Werribee Open Range Zoo, and for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. It is great to hear your experience was a very special one, I have passed your feedback on to the staff at the Zoo. We hope to see you again. Warm regards, The Zoos Victoria team. More

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Safari bus will take you around the free range zoo where you will see some giraffes, zebras and ostrich and many more. From the Safari bus you will be able to take great photos from your smart phone or camera with the animals in a very close range. It's a great place to feel adventurous whether you go solo,... More

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

HI Diep, thanks for the great review about your visit to Werribee Open Range Zoo. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Warm regards, The Zoos Victoria team. More

Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We love this zoo primarily because of the Safari bus. This feature really sets it apart from the other zoos as you really feel like you're going on an adventure. We got to see some giraffes, zebras and ostrich up really close on our last visit. There are a lot of picnic tables and large grass spaces for those who... More

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

Hi, thanks for visiting Werribee Open Range Zoo and taking the time to leave a review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards, The Zoos Victoria team. More

Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We visited on Saturday 24 August with our 8yr old grandson. He was visiting Melbourne from Sydney. He took great interest as he informed us he was going to his local zoo with his school class later that week. We arrived around midday and the carpark almost full. We elected to go on the safari bus first whilst everyone having... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Brilliant. Loved the fact that even though you were in a bus the photos you could take were amazing. Price wise was reasonable. Food was great and again prices were reasonable. Zoo is well set out with a good variety of animals.

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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We went here on Saturday. we were very impressed with the safari Zoo attractions.The staff are very friendly.we saw a cheetah chased after a rabbit to eat which is awesome experience. they have lots of parking,they also have restaurant inside. we fell in love with the safari kids section. it is a very good idea. we will definitely come back... More

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