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“Little zoo with good potential” 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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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.
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“Little zoo with good potential”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I paid around $50 for both to get in the zoo and that included a pass onto the "safari".
We had around 40 mins to wait so decided to have a quick venture for something to eat.
The price of some treats wasn't too bad...
2 milkshakes
1 cheesy bread thing
1 hedgehog slice... $14

Can't really grumble at that!

Anyway we got to the safari and even though it was only herbivores it was great, not boring at all and it was good to see how much space they had, the fact that they were breeding and conserving endangered species was brilliant!

The tour guide wad very knowledgeable too. Really new her stuff and gave everyone a chance to take pics. All the animals were really close to the bus too. They weren't shy at all!

After the guide we walked round for a while. There were a few more animals but not too many. The lioness was right against the window which was good.

All in all I think it's a nice little zoo, educational and has lots of potential to expand! It's worth the day out.
Thanks :)

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“Slumber safari”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

A wonderful experience did the slumber safari a wonderful night quirky accom( glamping) great food wonderful experiences with the animals . Fantastic host and guides Great information on their participation in a world wide conservation program

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“Safari night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

The safari night is well worth it. Lots of great food. Night walks to see the lions. Up close and personal with all the giraffes, rhinos, elephants etc - what's not to love!!! Only thing is that is very expensive to do the safari.

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“The experience could be better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

The animals were too far away from the bus. Even the option to see the animals up close, where they park you in a van in the middle of a big "lawn", is not any better, I think. The lions are in an enclosure and we couldn't see them properly. It was magical to see the giraffes hanging around the vet's van though. Was a disappointment for the little kids in our group.

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“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I took my niece and nephew (14&15) to the zoo as I have never been before. Loved it!! It is priced reasonably well for adults and children 15 and under are free on weekends. Also included in the admission is the 40 minute safari bus tour. This was a great introduction to the zoo, but if you like taking photos maybe look at upgrading to the next level of bus tour. The zoo isn't massive in size but well worth a visit!

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