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Werribee Open Range Zoo

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Address: K Road, Werribee, Victoria 3030, Australia
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+61 3 9731 9600
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Great family day out with great value for money

I love that this place is free for kids under 15 years old. It makes it so much more affordable. What a great day out. This place is so well maintained. The gardens are immaculate... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love that this place is free for kids under 15 years old. It makes it so much more affordable. What a great day out. This place is so well maintained. The gardens are immaculate and pristine. The layout is perfect and not exhausting to get around. It has lots of little fun things for the kids to do along... More 

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Victoria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I can't believe it has taken us soooo long to visit Werribee Zoo. We booked the Slumber Safari and Open Truck Safari tour, absolutely brilliant. The open truck seats approx 16 people, open sides and drives quite close to the animals for a more intimate experience. Our guide was Jason, gave us plenty of time to photograph the animals, very... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the pleasure of visting the Zoo as part of work conference with 30 other colleagues. What a wonderful place and best 3 hours I have had in years. The layout, facilities are brilliant. You get the feeling like your actually in the wilds of Africa while on the bus tour. The staff are exceptionally friendly. The highlight was the... More 

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

Hi Rosskeir, Thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! We’re delighted you enjoyed your time at Werribee Open Range Zoo whilst on your work conference, and can't wait to see you back again with your family! Every visit helps us to fight wildlife extinction. Cheers, the Zoos Victoria team. More 

City of Greater Geelong, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Zoo is fantastic with lots to do with children. Great playground and the safari tour is worth it. We are zoo members and visit regularly so have been disappointed in the reduction in gluten free food as this was a good visit for people with coeliac. Otherwise an excellent place to visit would recommend

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

Hi GOMFS, We’re glad you and your family had a lovely time at Werribee Open Range Zoo, and also for taking the time to share your experience! Thanks also for the feedback, we’ll be sure to forward it to our culinary department. We hope to see you back soon, and thanks again for leaving your review! Cheers, the Zoos Victoria... More 

Geraldton, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The layout is very good with well laid paths etc, good viewing access to all the exhibits. Clever use of old buses trucks and landrover for displays and viewing platforms. We went in time to see the four lion cubs and were well rewarded with great photos as they (and mum and dad) were all fairly close. Recommend taking the... More 

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

Hi Moreen S, 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. More 

Port Macquarie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great open plan zoo, fantastic bus ride out in the paddocks to see the animals in their natural surrounds. Not as close range as in a regular zoo but animals seem happy. All included in the entry fee.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here 3 or 4 times. I love the bus ride that goes for about 20 to 30 minutes. The guide talks through all the different animals you pass, and then over the mountain top, and down a steep slope, from where I could see all the animals grazing. A spectacular view, very delightful. However, the rest of... More 

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

Hi kikilala2001, Thank you for visiting Werribee Open Range Zoo. It's delightful to hear that you enjoyed the Safari Bus included with admission! Thanks also for the feedback, we'll be sure to forward it on to the relevant department. We look forward to seeing you again soon, every visit helps to fight wildlife extinction! Kind Regards, Zoos Victoria More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love zoos this place is awesome! It's a bit of a mission to get to but well worth the effort. Our family loved the experience and especially the safari ride out to see the animals in the open.

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Sioux Falls
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hippo play trail is where my kids had more fun. bandicoot hideout, chrinside woolshed, lions lookout area make a 3km return trail walk is enough to have fun with family

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i've taken the kids here a few times and whilst it's a good day out, unfortunately, you're never sure what animals you'll get to see (which is not great for when the kids are dying to see the lions)

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

Hi Vampy R, Thank you for visiting Werribee Open Range Zoo and for taking the time to leave us feedback. It's great to hear that you and your family enjoyed their experience! That's interesting to hear about the lions, as we recently introduced our three lion cubs on public display every day from 9:30am-12pm. We hope that when you next... More 

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