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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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African Cat Encounter at Werribee Open Range Zoo
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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The kitchen work flow at Meerkat Bistro is terrible,working staffs are not following serving sequence to prepare food,result into a long queue of hungry & angry customers waiting for their food(waiting more than an hour) & some customer even making complain at the front counter(chaotic...More

Thank Hebron S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We loved our outing to the zoo on our recent trip. You need to add it to your itinerary if gong to Melbourne. Our highlight was the lion talk and the free bus tour - that was amazing. We saw animals that we had no...More

Thank Kitty H
Zoos-Victoria, Business Developement at Werribee Open Range Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Kitty H, Thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! I think the birds you're thinking of are the Cape Barron Geese? They do look like a hybrid of a vulture a dodo! We’re delighted you enjoyed your time at Werribee...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived early, got good parking, lined up and were the first in to see most of the exhibits. The driver on the bus was informative and friendly, all in all a great day. The only downside is the directions once you get off the...More

Thank Jennifer M
Zoos-Victoria, Business Development at Werribee Open Range Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Jennifer M, Thank you for sharing your experience at Werribee Open Range Zoo! We’re glad you had such a lovely time, and we hope to see you back soon. We’ll also pass on your feedback to the relevant department. Thanks again for visiting; every...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice zoo with reasonable size, good place to relax on a sunny day, only downside is that less animals than expected. We went last Sunday afternoon, it was quite busy with lots of kids (believe kids in certain age range don’t need ticket in weekends)....More

Thank calendar3000
Zoos-Victoria, Business Development at Werribee Open Range Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi calendar3000, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. We are sorry to hear that you missed out on seeing all of the animals during your visit. As an open range zoo one of our objectives is to ensure that the animals in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our twins' 6th birthday and we'd only arrived in Australia, after a 14 hour flight, the night before. They wanted to go and see animals but I don't like to see wildlife confined to cages in zoos, so we settled on Werribee Open...More

Thank MamasChoices
Zoos-Victoria, Business Development at Werribee Open Range Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi MamasChoices, 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...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff very professional and provide excellent commentarty on the ride and explain the various animals and the history of the zoo. the zoo is not for profit.More

Thank garrybrown2908
Zoos-Victoria, Business Development at Werribee Open Range Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi garrybrown2908, Thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! We’re glad you enjoyed your time at Werribee Open Range Zoo. One of our objectives is to ensure that our staff and volunteers are knowledgeable, supportive and actively engaged, so it’s great...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the African Safari side of the park, we were lucky enough to have the Giraffes run past our bus tour which was fantastic. It was a cooler day when we went we did the Safari tour once earlier in the morning the animals...More

Thank traceyandpeterg74
Zoos-Victoria, Business Development at Werribee Open Range Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi traceyandpeterg74, Thank you for sharing your experience. Sorry to hear that you didn’t get to see many Australian animals at Werribee Open Range Zoo, we are always striving to improve. Australian Journey is still being developed as an open-range Australian exhibit and is home...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit of a drive out, and quiet popular with the local schools so may be a good idea to check. The safari guide on the bus was very interesting. Walking around the animal exhibits was great, but on the whole It was a little...More

Thank fremantle32
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Werribee Open Range Zoo is situated in an outer suburb in Melbourne's west. The animals are mainly from Africa and Australia. You can see rhinos, giraffes, lions, hippos, meerkats (which seem to be the flavour of the month). and many other animals, including koalas and...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit here is a must. We were here some 30-odd years ago when it first opened. It has progressed magnificently. The open carriage safari trek is fabulous. Our guide provided us with lots of info & fun for the school kids aboard. Wonderful views...More

Thank Peter_4825
Zoos-Victoria, Business Development at Werribee Open Range Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Peter_4825, Thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! One of our objectives is to offer meaningful and fun experiences to engage visitors of all ages, so we’re very glad you enjoyed your time at Werribee Open Range Zoo. Cheers, The...More

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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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Ann F
May 11, 2017|
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