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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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  • Average7%
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“lion cubs” (38 reviews)
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K Road, Werribee, Victoria 3030, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Werribee zoo is divine, the open space is a great way to see the animals, we had a rhino try to push our bus! I think this zoo is better for small children than the Melbourne Zoo, not so much walking!More

Thank AINOZ
Zoos-Victoria, Business Development at Werribee Open Range Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi AINOZ, We’re so glad you and you enjoyed exploring Werribee Open Range Zoo! Thanks for sharing your experience. As one of our objectives is to offer meaningful and fun experiences for visitors of all ages, it’s great to hear that everyone in your group...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Werribee zoo is a more natural open range zoo compared to others I have visited. There is a safari tour on an open bus and you get an excellent view of the animals. A tour of rhe exhibits is a must and I love the...More

Thank Pat C
Zoos-Victoria, Business Development at Werribee Open Range Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Pat C, Thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! We’re delighted you enjoyed your time at Werribee Open Range Zoo, and hope to see you back again soon. Also love to hear the signage is exciting and informative! Every visit...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The zoo is lovely & the animals seem relaxed which is a must for us country people. The night safari was a nice experience, staff all pleasant & food delightful. Worth trying, although winter would be a bit cold even for us.

Thank skyemark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met a group of friends and had a picnic lunch before walking around and seeing the animals. Great place to meet up with some fantastic enclosures. The safari trip was great with an entertaining and informative guideMore

Thank CezK
Zoos-Victoria, Business Development at Werribee Open Range Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi CezK, It sounds like you had a wonderful day! Thanks for including Werribee Open Range Zoo in your visit. We are so glad you enjoyed the Safari tour and hope that you went home with lots of great new memories. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Main purpose of our visit was to see the four lion cubs born in August. Cubs and their parents were on display from 9.30 am and were an absolute delight to watch. Lunch in the Meerkat Bistro was delicious and we enjoyed watching meerkat antics...More

Thank Susyangel
Zoos-Victoria, Business Development at Werribee Open Range Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Susyangel, Thanks for taking the time to leave such an informative and positive review! We’re glad you enjoyed your time at Werribee Open Range Zoo and got to see the VERY cute cubs. One of our objectives is to ensure that our staff and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good to experience seeing the animals out in the open instead of cages. :) got the (additional) ticket to go off the road and managed to see the animals up close though the tickets were a little pricey and the food are super expensive...More

Thank wongmomo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My interest lies in nature from the closest n on this trip to Melbourne witnessed a mini safari in close range of grass eating animals. The safari was good - though a short one- this is part of the entry fee of $36 which is...More

Thank RomyRody
Zoos-Victoria, Business Development at Werribee Open Range Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi RomyRody, Thanks for leaving feedback on your experience at Werribee Open Range Zoo. The Off Road Safari is available as an add on experience priced at $55.00 per person and runs daily at 11:45am for 90 minutes. An Off Road Safari is an unforgettable...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed our safari tour where rhinos range free with girafes, zebra & antelopes. Highlight was hippos at their watering hole. Facilities include Savannah Discovery Centre, Safari Shop & Meerkat Bistro. Great attraction is not to missed.More

Thank Arthur B
Zoos-Victoria, Business Development at Werribee Open Range Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Arthur B, Thanks for sharing your experience! We’re glad you had such a good time at Werribee Open Range Zoo. Thankyou for leaving a review and we hope to see you back again soon; every visit helps fight wildlife extinction! Cheers, The Zoos Victoria...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have driven past the open plains zoo for over twenty years. Finally had the chance to visit and couldn’t believe how good it was. Well done - really good place, well organised and clean with wonderful attractions . The lions were a stand out...More

Thank Phil H
Zoos-Victoria, Business Development at Werribee Open Range Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Phil H, Thanks for sharing your experience! We’re glad you finally got to come and visit and had what sounds like a great time at Werribee Open Range Zoo. We hope to see you back again soon; every visit helps fight wildlife extinction! Cheers,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 20 month old son to the Werribee open plain zoo in October. The layout allows for an open range of over 100 acres allowing the exhibited animals the space to behave naturally. So good to be able to see the animals in...More

Thank theMajs
Zoos-Victoria, Business Development at Werribee Open Range Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi theMajs, Thanks for visiting, and for leaving such a lovely review! Amazing that your son got to experience his first real life lion roar from male lion Johari. We hope to see you again soon to meet the lion cubs who were born just...More

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Garry F
October 26, 2017|
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Response from Peter_4825 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately no direct train access. Nearest train access is prob Werribee or Werribee South & then taxi ride. Not best option understandably.
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KylieRan
July 13, 2017|
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Response from Kid_U_Not58 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - you can pre-book for behind the scenes experiences, where you can feed the giraffe, or meet an africal serval cat where it actually licks cream cheese from your finger!! - check the Zoos Victoria website for more... More
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KylieRan
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
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