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Werribee Open Range Zoo

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K Road, Werribee, Victoria 3030, Australia
+61 3 9731 9600
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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 3 9731 9600
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Reviewed yesterday

Went to visit the open range zoo last week. They had an area with enclosed animals as well as an open range area accessed by a safari tram. The enclosed area was so so but the safari area was spectacular! We saw free ranging rhinos,...More

Thank Fishy0706
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went Werribee Open Range Zoo with my husband a friend and her 9 year old daughter. Had a good time walking around but the highlight was getting on the last bus ride ( not many passengers) around the zoo

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had booked the mini zoo keeper off road safari which is specially designed for kids less than 5yrs. The tour was very informative and interactive. My 3.5yr old son enjoyed a lot as he got to feed the meerkats and see the girraffe,rhino, camel,horse...More

Thank Priti C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely day at the zoo. The weather was perfect. Love the open feel of this zoo and yet the animals were quite close.

Thank louise j
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic place to visit. There is a safari bus which lets you get fairly close to large African animals including giraffe, rhino and hippo. There are walking tracks too where you can see other animals including lions, gorillas and meerkat! There is an Australian bush...More

Thank Kerryn72
Zoos-Victoria, Business Development at Werribee Open Range Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Kerryn72, Thanks for visiting Werribee Open Range Zoo! We’re so glad you had a good time, and hope to see you back soon. Thanks again for visiting, and for sharing your experience! Every visit helps fight wildlife extinction! Cheers, the Zoos Victoria team.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the beginning of our 12 days of travels here, but the first of a few that we will be visiting. Sitting tight in a high bus, pulled by a trailer, the many bus loads of us - comprising school children, teachers & tourists....we...More

Thank Texan C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is worth the visit it's amazing and you get so close and personal with the animals the kids love it! Can't wait to go back soon

Thank Katica104
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best open range zoos I have visited. Loads of fun activities for all ages in a very natural environment. The safari bus ride is extremely well organised so that even on a very busy Sunday the wait was not over long. The...More

Thank zhuhai2007
Zoos-Victoria, Business Development at Werribee Open Range Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi zhuhai2007, 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. Every visit helps us to fight wildlife extinction. Cheers, the Zoos Victoria team.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second visit to this open Zoo. The tour is excellent and just long enough for small children. The highlight for us were the giraffes . Unfortunately it was late in the day so the Hippos were not visual and the gorillas enclosure...More

Thank Ray B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an incredible place! So many animals in the same massive enclosure. Sure there were long queues to get on the safari bus but it was a long weekend. It was worth the wait and the line moved quickly with plenty of buses. A giraffe...More

Thank tathraSt
Zoos-Victoria, Business Development at Werribee Open Range Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi tathraSt, Thanks for visiting, and for leaving such a lovely review! We’re glad you had a good experience, and we hope to see you back again soon. Thanks again for coming; every visit helps fight wildlife extinction! Cheers, the Zoos Victoria team.

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Ann F
We travel by car and the highway to Melbourne is very hood. We are travelling back to Werribee at the end if May purely to go back to thd Open an Zoo. This time we will see all the otber animals as last time we concentrated on the Lions. Apogies for a response to your question but i have only just received your enqjiry. Regards Ann
May 11, 2017|
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Response from annegY1601EY | Reviewed this property |
I do not understand the question.
Im going there on 8 may. Possible to buy ticket on spot instead of booking online? Can i spend more on safari tour? What is the transport from melbourne cbd free tram to weribee? Thanks!
May 3, 2017|
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Response from Zoos-Victoria | Property representative |
Hi wyen kl, Fantastic to hear that you will be visiting Werribee Open Range Zoo! It is certainly possible to buy a ticket at the gate instead of booking online, however we can get busy, and booking online allows you to... More
Can anyone suggest me a convenient and reasonable car park in Gold Coast and Melbourne Albert park. Thanks.
April 9, 2017|
Response from PudPot | Reviewed this property |
The Gold Coast is a huge area. Can you be more specific about where you would like to go?