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“OK half day out with the family” 3 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 #2 of 10 Attractions in Werribee
Type: Zoos
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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.
Victoria australia
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“OK half day out with the family”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

The safari bus ride was only highlight of the day. We walked around the park in 2 hours this included lunch. Nice areas around the park to sit and have lunch. We were lucky to see the lions sitting right by the glass wall, most of the other animal were a fair distance away. Would prefer the Melbourne zoo. 6 adults in group all said we wouldn't rush back.

Visited March 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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