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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
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Our highlight in Melbourne

Absolutely fantastic experience. Reasonably priced and entry includes the safari. Enjoyed by both us and the child. Apart from the safari, lots of play areas and activities for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Broadbeach, Australia
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Broadbeach, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely fantastic experience. Reasonably priced and entry includes the safari. Enjoyed by both us and the child. Apart from the safari, lots of play areas and activities for kids.

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Werribee, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This zoo has lost the plot. I visited with friends after a 2 year absence and what a difference. It used to be world class but it is just another zoo today. The safari trip was uncomfortable and the commentary insulting to the mostly adult passengers. No facts about the animals and we soon tired of "isn't he big" whenever... More 

Thank Carole P
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the Werribee Open Range Zoo on our way home to Melbourne after a visit to Geelong and it was lots of fun. We joined the bus for the 'Safari Tour' and enjoyed the commentary along the way and seeing all the animals in a more natural setting than at a normal zoo. There were lots of parents there... More 

Thank SueRea
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a zoo without feeling like a zoo. Enclosures are good sizes and spaced out well. Safari bus ride through the "open plains" is a highlight (which is included in the entry fee). Kids are free on school holidays and weekends so great incentive to go. Would recommend bringing your own lunch as there are plenty of places around the... More 

Thank Marnie C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited Werribee Open Range Zoo in April, 2017. It was a beautiful sunny day and kids loved the safari ride. The "Werribee Zoo" jingle still plays in my head. Zoo is well spread out with relatively limited collection of animals, unlike Singapore Zoo, but the place offers excellent family outing with loads of space. Unfortunately, we only had 2-3 hours.... More 

Thank Shaishav M
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited Werribee Zoo last year and we were quite disappointed with the lack of animals that we saw. But I do appreciate that they have large enclosures to keep the animals comfortable. Probably wouldn't go back in a hurry.

Thank Sarah E
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We did this zoo on our last day of our stay. Entrance fee includes a tour of the open plains zoo on their buses, you just line up and join a tour. We were there on a weekend and the children are FREE.

Thank wandawoo
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was in Werribee on a stormy afternoon and I was in the bus #439, hoping maybe when I got to the Zoo, the weather would be better, but it did not. What a pity.

Thank Quack H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the zoo is nice enough, i thought when we got into the trailer we would get closer than we did to the animals which was disapointing, outside needs a little cleaning up i think.

Thank Margaret B
Glen Iris, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Werribee open range zoo on Easter Monday so the park was very busy, but the you still didn't wait long to get on the tour bus. The buses were great as they are open with great vision all around. I sat with my 5 year old grandson and we were both amazed at how close the animals came to... More 

Thank Jane G

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