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Werribee Open Range Zoo

#1 of 23 things to do in Werribee Features Animals
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 yesterday via mobile

Awesome experience for the whole family! Werribee Open Range Zoo not only takes a great deal of care towards the wild animals but has breeding programs and provides educational activities for the whole family. Bus trip through the wild is awesome and has an user...More

Thank zei_raydan
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Giraffes, rhinos, zebras and even a few ostriches were encountered on out recent trip to Werribee. If you have children try and make the 10am Kids safari tour, and even if you don't you'll have a great day out.

Thank Hardsy
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited the zoo in August and absolutely loved it! I did the Giraffe Encounter with my partner and i highly recommend that activity. For anyone who loves animals its a must do. Getting up close and feeding these amazing animals is a wonderful experience. The...More

Thank TiesTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

If your young or old this experience is one to remember, go on a fine day if possible as this will enable you to walk around and enjoy the outdoor locations for sure.

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

Hi Lynne D, Thanks for sharing your experience! We’re glad you had such a good time at Werribee Open Range Zoo. We hope to see you back again soon; every visit helps fight wildlife extinction! Cheers, The Zoos Victoria team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent price. Safari ride in bus included in entrance fare, good value. Well set out. Food options good. Informative staff.

Thank esmeraldaelizabeth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like it that all the animals there look well-taken care of and have plenty of space to roam around. Yet, it is so smartly designed that we visitors still get to see them clearly – for instance, there’s a heated patch of hay right...More

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

Hi Foot-Soldier-4, 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in Werribee Park close to the Rose Garden. 30 mins drive from Melbourne city. Good place to spend a day with kids. Ample parking. Entry fees applied. Free tour with the coach to open range area. Paid Safari tours also available. Can enjoy the...More

Thank Lamindu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I are animal lovers and have visited many zoos and sanctuaries in Australia. We thought Werribee Zoo was very good with the potential for maybe more with growth. Thoroughly enjoyed our day at Werribee and thought the enclosures were large and of...More

1  Thank CherylTas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always love going to this Zoo great informative Zoo and lovely grounds. Great place to take children.

Thank Kirsty K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a pleasant surprise Where do I start! Parking is plentiful and the staff were very knowledgeable and extremely friendly You are issue with a detailed map of all the attractions and the shows that are on for the day. There are activity zones...More

1  Thank Peter B
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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.