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“Idyllic setting for soul refreshment”

Werribee River Park
Ranked #3 of 30 things to do in Werribee
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Werribee Park is a truly unique property with many stories to share. From Aboriginal communities that are known to have wandered the area, to the arrival of Scottish immigrants making their fortune in the 19th century and subsequent use as a seminary by the Catholic Church, Werribee Park offers an authentic insight into three facets of history. Step into the Mansion and experience the opulence of the 1880's whilst listening to the chatter of the Chirnside family with an audio headset tour (fee for mansion entry applies). Take a stroll to the original farmyard where rustic bluestone outbuildings provide a stark contrast to the craftsmanship of Chirnside mansion. Wander through the unique riverine, journey through the contemporary Werribee Park Sculpture Walk or stroll through 10 hectares of beautiful formal gardens and open space park land. Only 30 minutes from Melbourne, take a walk at Werribee Park, today.
Reviewed May 15, 2013

It is amazing to have such an expansive, idyllic setting next to Melbourne to rest from the rat race. The Park is verdant green with stately old conifers and enormous trees, gardens, a small lake. Kids are delighted there, adults and young couples all love it. What a jewel for a picnic or family reunion (just take back everything you brought), it's a must.
The Park transforms into the most amazing venue for big music, food and wine, and community events; it sits next to the beautiful Rose Gardens, historic Mansion grounds (heaps to explore), big bbq/picnic areas and the amazing conservation-focussed Werribee Zoo. The whole area is tended by people who love what they do and love where they work - it is so obvious! ...a first-priority for repeated visits.

Thank lizmortonblake
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

The gardens were blooming and the scent of roses filled the air what a pleasant way to fill an afternoon after wandering around the rose garden don't miss the wonderful gardens around the mansion. Great photo opportunities abound. If you have a whole day to spend then do a tour of the mansion and take advantage of the location to visit the open range zoo, you won't regret it the zoo is fantastic.

Thank CFMelbourne
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Absolutely wonderful, the close at hand access to wild animlas was amazing! The staff were extremely informative and helpful.

Thank Kelly W
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Stunning grounds, including a rose garden, lake and the historic mansion, which is breathtaking. The mansion makes you feel as if you are living at Downton Abby - very grand and romantic!

Thank catMelbourne
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

A great place to visit, nice cafe there and beautiful rose garden and the gardens are a great place to stroll around and have a picnic most recommended.

Thank Kimmy1964-1964
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