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Werribee Open Range Zoo

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Address: Werribee 30 minutes south of Melbourne City | K Road Werribee, Werribee, Victoria 3030, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9731 9600
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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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Werribee Open Range Zoo General Admission
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Slumber Safari Experience

We did a one night slumber safari which was a great experience for the family. We went through the zoo on our own before then checking in at the safari "tents". It was all run... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did a one night slumber safari which was a great experience for the family. We went through the zoo on our own before then checking in at the safari "tents". It was all run very smoothly. There is a communal area for eating (provided in price) and for meeting up when doing the activities if you choose to. In... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow, this was so good for the kids. Jump on the bus and drive around looking at the free range animals. Take photos, the driver was very informative.

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Thank Tanmax61
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First up, let me say that I am a solo traveller with no children. This zoo was a fantastic way to spend a few hours. Yes, there are the typical zoo enclosures to wander around to see the exotic animals, and an open area native area, where you wander among the animals. If you like walking, a wetland loop by... More 

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Thank Lee-Anne F
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Even on a busy school holiday weekend the people traffic was moved smartly through the place, allowing maximum time to enjoy the animals' company. Take the bus around the grounds for the best up close and personal experience.

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Thank GinM3000
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an experience we would recommend to anyone. We arrived at the zoo early and did the whole zoo before the safari. This is camping at a whole new level. Tents with wooden floors, comfortable beds and an en suite. The staff are friendly and welcoming. The staff are passionate and knowable about the zoo and the animals. This... More 

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Thank dmjbutler
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Plenty to see in an open area setting. Large playgrounds for the children. Not many animals out on display when we were there. A bit disappointing about the obscure direction signs to find our way around the zoo.

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Thank barbara v
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My daughter recently moved to Point Cook which is very close to the zoo. I went there with my granddaughters on my first visit.....what a wonderful experience! we all loved the the safari experience - WOW! This is a day for the whole family and you need to allow a whole day if you want to experience most of whats... More 

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Zoos-Victoria, Business Development at Werribee Open Range Zoo, responded to this review

Hi bekbo, 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 soon. Every visit helps fight wildlife extinction. Cheers, the Zoos Victoria team. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Family of 6, ranging in ages from 9 to 71 throughly enjoyed this night stay. The tents were great, they even had an ensuite. We arrived before the slumber safari was due to start and walked around the zoo and took it in. The glamping tents had all we needed and even though it rained on and off it didn't... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went during the school holidays, but it was still pleasant. The safari tour was good and the animals were interesting enough. I think it would be great for younger kids as there was lots of little areas to sit, extra play formed and things for the to do. Younger families would enjoy this.

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Thank Leith P
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just spent a very wintery Saturday night on a slumber safari at Werribee and it was a fantastic and very special adventure for my husband and I as well as my 81 year old mum. The guides and keepers were absolutely outstanding and very accommodating - very passionate and knowledgeable and keen to help us in anyway. The luxury... More 

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Zoos-Victoria, Business Development at Werribee Open Range Zoo, responded to this review

Hi SARA W, Thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! We’re glad you enjoyed your time at Werribee Open Range Zoo and our Slumber Safari experience. One of our objectives is to ensure that our staff and volunteers are knowledgeable, supportive and actively engaged, so it’s great to hear your experience was so positive! We hope... More 

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