Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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. Experience Slumber Safari, where you 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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Kevin B
Kevin B
Brisbane, Australia6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Crap
Nov 2023 • Family
Looked forward to a family day at the zoo. Well to our surprise we had to walk nearly a kilometre through the car park, thank god we purchased our tickets online, the line to purchase ticket was so backed up. We entered the Zoo was looking at going onto the Safari ride, we arrived just after opening, we were told it could take up to two hours. So gave that idea up, so upon trying to get through the crowd, we managed to see, a couple of African dags, a couple of lions, three hippos, two monkeys and a couple of emus. The so called Australian area was crap, nothing to see but an empty shearing shed. The reptile display was a bunch of photos of reptiles. Lunch after standing around for a while we were able to get a table, the only good thing of the day, we did not get ripped off for the food. I did talk to one person who was serving, working the butt off, they were not happy with the amount of people in the park. After lunch checked out the safari line, now with a wait of three hours. Decided to go for a short walk, sorry too many people around, so decided to give up the day, go home have a couple of beers. If you are thinking of going to the Zoo during holiday forget about it. To the people who run this shambles, think about the amount of people you let into the Zoo on any given day. Think of the people who are visiting and want to enjoy a day. This will be the first and last visit.
Review of: Werribee Open Range Zoo General Admission Ticket
Written 6 January 2024
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Graeme S
Graeme S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great visit
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit, the Safari guide was very informative and it was great to get up close to the animals
I would recommend this tour
Review of: Deluxe Safari Adventure at Werribee Open Range Zoo - excl. entry
Written 2 November 2023
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Farah P
Farah P
36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Educational trip for all
I highly highly recommend going on the deluxe safari. This way you get to see the animals closer and the guide, Ouf! So knowledgeable and have so many interesting facts to share with you.
Little kids and adults will enjoy it the same
Review of: Werribee Open Range Zoo General Admission Ticket
Written 28 October 2023
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Fiona A
Fiona A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellant
Sept 2023 • Family
It was fantastic to get on the tour bus within minutes, especially because of school holidays. The tour guide was excellent full of information and good character. We were lucky and had a good view of al of the animals.
Review of: Deluxe Safari Adventure at Werribee Open Range Zoo - excl. entry
Written 25 October 2023
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Hardeep K
Hardeep K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Most fun was play area for kids
Sept 2023 • Family
The views were amazing. We took so many photos. We enjoyed safari ride and good lunch area. It was good experience.
Review of: Werribee Open Range Zoo General Admission Ticket
Written 20 September 2023
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Small_BuG_123
Small_BuG_123
Jiangsu, China128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great and Amazing
Sept 2023 • Family
This zoo quite big, and could use more than 4 hours to complete.. It is amazing that we could get very close to hippo, zebra, giraffe and many. My kids love it !
Review of: Deluxe Safari Adventure at Werribee Open Range Zoo - excl. entry
Written 17 September 2023
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Dana S
Dana S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing Place To Go To With Families!
Sept 2023 • Family
This Place Is INCREDIBLE. The animals are very well taken care of, The safari bus is amazing, and AMAZING group of australian, and asian but mainly african animals, hippos are so cute! If your going with a family then make sure you take a look at the brand new lion cubs, so CUTE. Keep in mind that im writing this in 2023 lion cubs may be lions if your tourists planning a trip, And Cat Show is GREAT!
Review of: Werribee Open Range Zoo General Admission Ticket
Written 14 September 2023
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Steven C
Steven C
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing adventure.
Aug 2023 • Couples
This is a wonderful experience. The food was tasty and generous, and dietary needs advised in advance are catered for. The safari tents are comfortable and attractive. You are glamping, so expect a closer relationship with outside than a hotel might provide. The highlight is obviously the animal experience, day and night. Our rangers, including Mike who looked after us overnight and in the morning, were friendly, engaged, passionate and knowledgeable. We met the older rhinos up close, saw the cheetah at night resting just a metre from us, and had an early tour before opening time when rhinos, giraffes and zebra came right up to the truck to check us out! We also saw a lot of the behind scenes operations which was informative and fascinating. It is genuinely like doing a mini safari.
Review of: Slumber Safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo
Written 12 August 2023
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Suzanne H
Suzanne H
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great experience
June 2023 • Couples
The delux tour was totally worth the extra cost. If you just want to walk and see animals, the zoo is lacking. Very nice to walk though, beautifully laid out. Being able to get so close to animals on the tour was incredible. Our guide, Fitsu I think, was just lovely and very knowledgeable. Would definitely pay to do this again.
Review of: Deluxe Safari Adventure at Werribee Open Range Zoo - excl. entry
Written 27 July 2023
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FoodnTravelreviews
FoodnTravelreviews
Australia476 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
A nice few hours
A nice day out with the family.

The zoo is looking a little tired now and could use some upkeep. Even the entrance and fake animals could use a refresh.

I thought lunch options were pretty good for a zoo. There were pies and sausage rolls, sandwiches ( although I couldn't find any avo on my avocado and chicken sandwich) and wrap salads , burgers and chips plus cakes and muffins and ice-cream. A couple of cafes along the zoo walks too. Prices are extremely inflated as is expected. Gift shop was ok. Again, extremely overpriced.

The safari was good. Bring a jacket as it can get cold.

Overall a good few hours but would love to see the $$$ going into some enhancements. It has the potential to be great.

Parking was a nightmare. Signage is lacking. Definitely needs a parking attendant or signs that show which lots are full and where spaces are available.
Review of: Werribee Open Range Zoo General Admission Ticket
Written 23 July 2023
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Werribee Open Range Zoo admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost AU$46.96, while a popular guided tour starts around AU$30.63 per person.

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