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Werribee Open Range Zoo

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Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
Werribee Open Range Zoo General Admission
from US$27.82*
Werribee Open Range Zoo General Admission
from US$27.82*
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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...more
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K Road, Werribee, Victoria 3030, Australia
+61 1300 966 784
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The savanah is an amazing place you feel like your in Africa. The animals were amazing to see them so close. Highly recommend everyone to do this you will talk about it for a long time.

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is an excellent and very well run zoo. Parking is ample. We went there early in the morning and enjoyed watching the kangaroo and koala feeding by the keeper. All the kangaroos congregated faithfully on the keeper's whistle and loads of free loaders (birds...More

Thank SalmanLondon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our four year old to the wild nights on the school holidays. It was something she had never experienced before and she loved it. We would go back next year but wouldn't bother with the dusk safari tour. The only exciting thing to...More

Thank Lozagert
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a great place to be with kids. Love the safari ride and the large enclosures that accommodate the animals in thoughtful environments. Super helpful staff and informative volunteers.

Thank Noshtalgia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love zoos and knew nothing about Werribee Zoo when we were brought here by friends. The zoo was aesthetically pleasing with a lot of effort put into the signage and decorations. Everything was themed beautifully and created a lovely atmosphere. The safari tour was...More

Thank Clara M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Zoo late about 3.30pm and did the bus ride and then walked around most things were closing down but the lion cubs who are now as big as a large german shepherd had just woken up and were very palyful. chansing...More

Thank Harrisp6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its not too bad. Animals arent as active as other zoos ive been too. Safari ride is good. Food are too pricey.

Thank Thomaz C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a cold winters day this a warm place to be. Even though it was busy there was lots of room to move about. The Gorilla with his blankey was a highlight, he was that cold he wrapped himself in it and sat in his...More

Thank matondy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such an easy day!! Easy free parking.... no lines to wait in... cheap zoo membership for teachers😉😉 free entry for kids on weekends and school holidays😆😆 Safari bus trip was terrific to see the animals up close. The wait time for the bus was only...More

Thank V_Machado1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really love these Open Range Zoo's over the old designs where the animals are caged in concrete cages and bars! These animals were able to roam around in their natural habitat and the tours were less intrusive to them! There are two types of...More

Thank RayC888
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14 July 2018|
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Response from Christine W | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely get there early, the parking will be easy and you won’t have to wait in line. Even when it’s busy , once you get in , it doesn’t feel too crowded as the Zoo covers such a large area. Do the bus tour when you... More
1 July 2018|
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Response from gayle w | Reviewed this property |
No there is plenty of walking around the zoo you don't drive around. There is a bus to travel around part of the zoo to see the giraffes, rhino's,zebra etc and the rest of the park you walk around. Great place for family and... More
20 February 2018|
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Response from Kath M | Reviewed this property |
The buses drive through the park and you can get quite close to the animals. You could always add the extra drive if you need it. I am not sure what else the other off road ride offers. We were happy enough with the $33... More