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“Birthday a year ago” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Werribee Open Range Zoo

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 11 Attractions in Werribee
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Owner description: 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.
Melbourne, Australia
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“Birthday a year ago”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Wonderful place. Go on an open-air safari. Lots of fun. Loved the lions and you can pay a bit extra to see them up close and personal. Great day. Stay over the night at the Mansions nearby and enjoy seeing the gardens before you leave.

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“A little slice of Africa in Victoria”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

I'm not usually a fan of zoos but I like this one. Most animals are not caged and are able to roam free. It's a decent replica of an african safari. Worth a visit.

Visited November 2012
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“Good family or tourist day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Lots of open area here with plenty of animals to see. Can bring a picnic if you want to, with lots of places to sit down on the grass. Friendly staff and well looked after animals and grounds. Pick a sunny day!

Visited January 2012
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“One of the bet zoos in Australia!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Forget cityscapes and marvellous backdrops which other iconic Australian zoos offer, come to Werribee Open Range Zoo where animals are kept out in the endless open space!
The Safari bus ride was awesome and is included in the entry fee. You get to see giraffe, zebras, rhinos, gazelle all living happily together. The best is there are no crowds, which most of the city-based zoos are full of.

Visited December 2012
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“WERRIBEE ZOO”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Get up close and still be very safe at the Werribee zoo your safety is number one for all at the zoo .SAFETY instrutions are every where you will not be disappointed. Amenities are clean .Enjoy.

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