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Werribee Open Range Zoo

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K Road, Werribee, Victoria 3030, Australia
+61 1300 966 784
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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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K Road, Werribee, Victoria 3030, Australia
+61 1300 966 784
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great day, except the weather...it was freezing, go on a nice warm day, my kiddos loved it even tho it was cold.

Thank mezzaye
Zoos-Victoria, Business Development at Werribee Open Range Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi mezzaye, Thanks for visiting Werribee Open Range Zoo with your kids and leaving us a review. We really appreciate your thoughts and will ensure that these are considered in future for cold Melbourne days. Kind regards, The Zoos Victoria team.

Reviewed 2 days ago

Although we went during a weekend of the school holidays this zoo has enough room for you to not feel crowded. We went on the African Safari tour which was lots of fun. It was easy to see all the animals and the kids enjoyed...More

Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On the back of our trip to Berlin Zoo (a supposed world leader in zoos), we thought we'd leave some positive and encouraging words for the staff at Werribee open range zoo, it's not until you see sad, unhappy animals pacing in small enclosures and...More

Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Quite a nice zoo with safari bus running every 15 minutes. The safari guide was informative and stopped enough for photo opportunities. They no longer have the carnivores in the open zoo however the enclosures for the carnivores are quite large and attractive. Recommended for...More

Thank lvan888
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great Open range Zoo just out of Melbourne. You view the main section of the Zoo via a bus, easy to find and to get on and off. The rest of the zoo you can walk around, its not too big for...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

With two parents and older teenage kids, we had an awesome time on the Slumber Safari. Our hosts Fiona and Emily were excellent and we were well looked after throughout. The 'tents' had heating and electric blankets so we were warm enough in the cold...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with my Mother and my Brother and My Sister in Law to the Werribee Open Range Zoo which we both enjoyed. We went on the bus to see the Animals and then walked around and saw the baby lion cubs and the Hippos...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Main attraction here is the open range safari. Didn't spend too much time other than the open range safari. Didn't get to see and spot the other animals in their enclosure. Quite disappointed. Having said that. The open range safari is a good experience. However,...More

Thank hsng88
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a full day at Werribee Open Range Zoo, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The Zoo volunteers were very friendly & helpful, we managed to see so many wonderful animals up close. The four lion cubs kept us entertained with their antics. Will keep coming...More

Thank S8228XYkates
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have just returned from Werribee Zoo's Slumber Safari with my two adult daughters and 7 yr old granddaughter. While it is expensive (around $1000 for the four of us in one tent) it is a wonderful opportunity to get up close abd personal with...More

Thank Susan C
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July 13, 2017|
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Response from helenl616 | Reviewed this property |
No you can't feed the animals. The safari bus is free so you jump on the bus to see most of the animals on the trip around the zoo.
July 10, 2017|
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Response from Ray B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we carried and walked with our 2 year old so didn't require a pusher . I suggest you ring or email the Zoo directly and ask the question
Ann F
May 11, 2017|
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Response from annegY1601EY | Reviewed this property |
I do not understand the question.