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Werribee Open Range Zoo, Werribee

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At Werribee Open Range Zoo, experience an African adventure on over 200 hectares (495 acres) of beautiful natural surrounds just 30 minutes from Melbourne. Get onboard for a guided safari across the unique open range savannah and spot rhinos, giraffes and zebras! Come face to face with a pride of lions on the African Walking Trail, visit one of the world’s largest gorilla exhibits, see cheeky monkeys at play, and discover a family of hippos in their wetland home. Using our online itinerary creator, Werribee attractions like Werribee Open Range Zoo can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Werribee Open Range Zoo reviews

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  • So when it's the most hectic time of the year which being the school holidays you would expect that a business would be in its prime for entertainment and showmanship. If anyone feels like wasting... 
    So when it's the most hectic time of the year which being the school holidays you would expect that a business would be in its prime for entertainment and showmanship. If anyone feels like wasting...  more »
  • Trip with family - free bus tour perfect - no need to pay extra for separate paid tour - saw giraffes, rhinos, zebras, emus, camels and a host of other animals up close - Mike our driver excellent... 
    Trip with family - free bus tour perfect - no need to pay extra for separate paid tour - saw giraffes, rhinos, zebras, emus, camels and a host of other animals up close - Mike our driver excellent...  more »
  • Extremely well done! A full day is needed for the exhibits and adventure areas for children. Sitting in the cafe to get up close and personal with the meerkats was fun. Volunteer sandy helped... 
    Extremely well done! A full day is needed for the exhibits and adventure areas for children. Sitting in the cafe to get up close and personal with the meerkats was fun. Volunteer sandy helped...  more »
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  • Great day out. We went on the regular safari. It was great, and we purchased tickets for the Felix safari, which was the same just you go off road and get closer photos up close with the animals. Both were awesome. Safari in the afternoon 2:30 was cold so pack jackets. The kids really enjoyed the zoo ages 3-9, so a great family day out. Food was very reasonable, so we had breakfast and lunch at the zoo, and cheaper than eating elsewhere.
  • Werribee Open Range Zoo is an amazing place to visit. The animals are well cared for and the habitats are beautiful. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. The animal encounters are amazing and give you an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the animals. The self-guided safaris are great for families and there is something for everyone. The safari buses are great for getting around the zoo and the walking trails are well maintained. The food options are great too and there are plenty of places to eat. All in all, Werribee Open Range Zoo is an amazing place to visit and a great day out for the whole family. Highly recommended!
  • Its one of the smaller zoos, the walking trails to the animals are really well put together design wise with activities to keep children engaged. Its bright and colourful trying to show natural environments that these animals would be found in. The safari ride around the paddocks is also great being able to see the animals room and the driver is very informative
  • Good place but trust me it can be managed far better. They got good variety of animals and we loved getting so close them. Not a big fan of captivating but still better than circus or private zoos. Staff is taking good care of them. Parking is bit confusing with no clear signs for parking at the entrance. First timer so was bit hard to find parking. Pro tip for safari, sit in the right hand side of the bus when you enter, you will see more animals.
  • I have the zoos Victoria membership which is nicely priced in my opinion because its worth it for us. With it we can visit the 3 zoos here in Vic along with others around the country. Check out their website for the rates etc but definitely worth having a look at. I just thought I would mention that as well. My husband and I visited the Melbourne zoo and this a couple of weekends ago. Along with the Werribee park mansion/Gardens beside this zoo Such a lovely zoo and much bigger than I imagined. It really is worth visiting. The kids will love it too. Nothing can be paid for with cash in the zoo. Most places are like that after the pandemic but I thought it be best to mention just in case someone doesn't know.

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