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Werribee Open Range Zoo

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Address: K Road, Werribee, Victoria 3030, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9731 9600
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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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US$24.49*
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Werribee Open Range Zoo General Admission
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US$49.13*
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African Cat Encounter at Werribee Open Range Zoo

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Slumber Safari - Glamping in a Zoo!

We stayed at the Slumber Safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo in December and thoroughly enjoyed it. Although quite expensive, it is one of those activities that you don't get to do... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Russell F
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Slumber Safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo in December and thoroughly enjoyed it. Although quite expensive, it is one of those activities that you don't get to do very often. The whole concept is great. We arrived at our allotted check in time (2.45pm), parked in our private car park, checked in, allotted our tent cabin... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great place to have a Christmas function overlooking the enclosure. Great service and food. Couldn't ask for a better place to hold a corporate event. Will be back.

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Thank Bellalubliss
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

love the place kids had a great time love the animals staff where great and surroundings breathtaking

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Go and see the Silverbacks, they are mesmerising! Lovely to see animals in such pleasant surroundings.

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Thank Sally-Ann B
Mildura, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a great time at Werribee Zoo. All the animals were visible, they looked healthy and happy and even the staff seemed to enjoy being there. We paid a little extra and took the Off Road Safari which gave us an incredible up close experience with the animals - and with the tour being limited to 14 guests it... More 

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Thank Theresa O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to three zoo/animal parks and this was the family's favourite. The whole place is very big and the open range safari like feel gave it high marks. My mum wasn't able to walk much on this trip and the safari truck ride allows her to enjoy the major attraction of this zoo.

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Thank Vincent L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a very nice experience. Animals were so fascinating to watch in this range zoo. Rhonda our guide in the safari bus was so fantastic very informative with a touch of sense of humour. Definitely recommending this place to others. Every single centavo is worth spending.

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Thank Grace P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've visited many zoos but a lot of times I feel really bad for the animals and a bit quilty for going there. This time no quilt as all the animals had quite a lot of space and they seemed to be happy. Safari tour was really nice and we saw many animals closely! Shuttle bus is really expensive so... More 

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Thank Siiri T
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We caught the bus around the park and then after did the walk around to see the other animals close by. There is a cafe and a very nice shop on site.

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Thank Catherine B
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we had an amazing time, staff were friendly and we went on the bus around wow!! we loved it. we got close to a lot of animals and my children said it was the best Zoo experience ever. In fact we loved it so much when we came back to Melbourne we visited again. thanks :)

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

Hi Debbie E, Thanks for visiting, and for leaving such a lovely review! We’re glad you had a good experience, and are so glad you chose to visit us again. Thanks again for coming; every visit helps us to fight wildlife extinction! Cheers, the Zoos Victoria team. More 

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