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Werribee Open Range Zoo

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Address: Werribee 30 minutes south of Melbourne City | K Road, 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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$24*
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Werribee Open Range Zoo General Admission
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Fantastic Birthday Experience

My partner booked for us to go on the Off Road Safari Tour, which I would highly recommend, and it was fantastic. The guide was very knowledgeable about the animals and their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My partner booked for us to go on the Off Road Safari Tour, which I would highly recommend, and it was fantastic. The guide was very knowledgeable about the animals and their backgrounds and was able to get us up close and personal with the animals in the Open Range. Around the zoo there are differing amounts and types of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Extremely disappointed. We had so built up our expectations about this visit. Started well as we took off on the circuit heading for the Gorillas (Wife's main reason for wanting to go) and all good as she filled up the first SD card on the camera with the same shots over and over again. From there downhill. There is barely... More 

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

Hi CenturaAUS, Thank you for visiting Werribee Open Range Zoo and sharing your feedback. Sorry to hear about your experience, we are always striving to improve. Currently Werribee Open Range Zoo is home to approximately 50 different species from around the world and in the future it is hoped that the Zoo may expand further. It’s also very important to... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful time at the zoo. It was a cold day but the sun shone as we drove right up close to beautiful giraffes, rhinos, hippos and more. It was well worth paying extra to be in the smaller safari van, especially as a couple. We purchased the package with the winery lunch, which was great value. Highly... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I took 3 grandchildren to the Zoo for the slumber safari. This coincided with Wild Nights at the Zoo as it was school holidays. This was a wonderful experience for all with some special behind the scenes experiences like patting a rhino and talks from keepers. The tent was comfortable and the food good.. We toasted marshmallows around the fire... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a freezing cold day and suggest really rigging up for the open air bus tour. We hope to come back again when the weather is a bit better as there were so many great active playground areas set up for kids which looked fabulous but were to cold to hang around on the day. Fabulous experience for... More 

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Kyneton, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a fabulous day here last Saturday. My husband and I and our children and grandchildren all got together to celebrate the birthdays of two family members. Despite the cold and drizzly weather we had a great time. We have been to the zoo several times now and each time we come something new has been added to this already... More 

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

Hi Lesley S, We’re so glad you and your family enjoyed their time at 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 family had such a lovely time. We hope to see you again... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great open range zoo, so many animals to see up close and personal, variety of things for the kids to do as well. Kids loved when the tiger jumped up and was close to the window

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

We went to the zoo on Sunday arrived 1130am just in time for the Safari bus. We saw giraffes, rhinoceros, zebras plus other animals on the tour. Then we had juices and coffees in the cafe. We walked the trail which was very child focussed, they could run and go into interesting areas off the main path. Saw lions, gorilla,... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My Husband and I visited the Werribee zoo for an off-road safari tour. The Zoo hasn't got as many animals as your average zoo, but is great. I would highly recommend paying the extra for the off-road safari tour. This is with a small group and a great tour guide, and allows you to get close up to the animals.... More 

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Busselton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Really good zoo just a short and easy train and bus trip from Melbourne CBD. We had the mini zoo keeper booked but unfortunately we had to take a bus. Think the off road vehicle we had booked would have been better. However it was still good and saw lots of animals quite close and a camel who stuck its... More 

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