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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
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09:00 - 17:00
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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$25.32*
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Werribee Open Range Zoo General Admission
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African Cat Encounter at Werribee Open Range Zoo

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Best attraction in Victoria

If you have kids, this is the place not to be missed in Victoria. The Open Zoo Safari is a delight to the kids with animals like rhino, african deer etc The Lions in front of you... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have kids, this is the place not to be missed in Victoria. The Open Zoo Safari is a delight to the kids with animals like rhino, african deer etc The Lions in front of you mesmerizes the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Werribee Open Range Park is not just your "normal" park. The bus tour will give you a feeling of being in Africa with the wild animals... the Mini Zookeeper Program takes that up a notch... The kiddies get to feed the meerkats, and you will get to be "very" close with the animals. Just take a look at my... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I found the walking tour more interesting than the bus tour, which was rather hurried and we were in a convoy so the first carriages had a good view of the animals when we has a short stop, while we at the end didn't. Unfortunately the meerkats and gorillas were nowhere to be seen but I suppose they are entitled... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is not like other zoo's, the animals are beautiful and clearly loved by the zoo. Such an enjoyable day out. The gorillas were our favourite. Would highly recommend to all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were family including a 9 mth old, a 2 year old (so excited!!!!! ) and also teens 14 and 17 (loved it) and adults up to 78 years on a very hot day, midweek. We were there around 4-5 hours including a picnic lunch break. We started with the safari tour which is in a huge train-bus with four... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was amazing seeing the animals especially the mereak cats and going on the bus looking at zebras and giraffes . My youngest child loved it especially running to all the animals

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although it was a Friday when we visited, there were lots of mums that seemed o be here to meet friends with our her children. A great place to have children with some of the parks activities like water play etc. As a couple we had an awesome time. A great look around showed us how the animals are looked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So enjoyable to see the meerkats they are so entertaining all of the park is awesome a must even if you don't have children

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

always happy to go there and enjoy myself and the staff take good time when your there aswell a good

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rino's and giraffe's in the open and only a metre away. The critters seem well looked after but the gardens are potentially very good but need some care.

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