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Werribee Open Range Zoo

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Address: K Road, Werribee, Victoria 3030, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9731 9600
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Experience an African adventure just 30 minutes from Melbourne. You'll find...

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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As far as zoos go it's pretty great.. lots to see and open for the animals to roam around.. lots of breeding programs to save animals for extinction so five thumbs up... cool set... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As far as zoos go it's pretty great.. lots to see and open for the animals to roam around.. lots of breeding programs to save animals for extinction so five thumbs up... cool set styled areas to eat and chill.. good day 👍

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Werribee, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great day out, easy to get around and see animals, the safari bus is excellent and the friendly staff make the day.

Thank gmgeeman
Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently pitched in together to purchase two tickets for our parents to have the 'Slumber Safari' (glamping in the park) experience as a special gift after a big life event. Prior to the safari one of my parents had an unavoidable work assignment that meant that they wouldn't be able to arrive on time on the Friday night start... More 

Thank Melbdam
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great open range zoo. Get up close with some pretty exotic animals, not all African. Well laid out, lots to do, for kids and adults.

Thank itsBG
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This zoo were different from other zoo, with open range zoo. Just lay back in the bus and enjoy the Safari. It's like a Africa in Melbourne Highly recommended. Suit all age

Thank Sam T
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited as grandparents with our family . Whilst the entrance fee is quite expensive you do get good value for money as there are a variety of facilities and exhibits plus educational programs for children and adults alike, The safari bus ride is a highlight as you tour the open range zoo and get quite close to a number... More 

Thank Robert M
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at the Slumber Safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo in December and thoroughly enjoyed it. Although quite expensive, it is one of those activities that you don't get to do very often. The whole concept is great. We arrived at our allotted check in time (2.45pm), parked in our private car park, checked in, allotted our tent cabin... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place to have a Christmas function overlooking the enclosure. Great service and food. Couldn't ask for a better place to hold a corporate event. Will be back.

Thank Bellalubliss
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

love the place kids had a great time love the animals staff where great and surroundings breathtaking

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go and see the Silverbacks, they are mesmerising! Lovely to see animals in such pleasant surroundings.

Thank Sally-Ann B

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