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“Good day out” 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 #2 of 11 things to do 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.
Sydney, Australia
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“Good day out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

The zoo was a good day out. The safari ride was a good experience and allows you to get close to the animals. plenty of area for picnics. The Australia trail was bit ordinary but an ok walk through a wetland.

Visited April 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“nice place for the younger children to have that experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

i think it;s well worth the visit but don't compare or expect it to be like our melbourne zoo. i took my 5 year old nephew and his friend and once we finished the safari ride through the rhinos, giraffes etc. they lost interest because most exhibits seemed too far away, and the monkey show, the kids got restless as well as the lion talk

Visited March 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Animals!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Who doesnt love an open range zoo, mix that with the good weather of Melbourne and you have a great zoo! lots of good animals, the semi tamed aussie wildlife is may fav, get up close and personal with some chilled out kangaroos and wallabies

Visited August 2012
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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“Beautiful zoo and an excellent way to spend a day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

This zoo is beautiful and clean and the animals appear happy and active. The open feel makes it seem like you're viewing animals in their natural habitat. The cafe was nice and reasonable. There was a ton to see and we spend most of the day there. It was nice to go when it opened before the majority of the people came. We went on Tuesday which is the only day this time of year they offer a free tour of the grounds in their vehicles. We are from the states but went with a friend from Australia who had the same impression of the zoo as well. Great day, great time.

Visited April 2013
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Vang Vieng, Laos
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“A great day out for everyone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

I visited the Zoo with a friend, had an excellent day out, a good walk to see the lions, wild dogs etc, the highlight for me was the bus tour where you get to see all the African animals,
It's a must do in my eyes!
I would go again.

Visited April 2013
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