Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo

Why travel thousands of kilometres when a taste of African adventure is available just 30 minutes from Melbourne's city centre, at Werribee Open Range Zoo? You will 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!

No trip to the Zoo is complete without heading out on safari across grassy plains where you will find rhinoceros, giraffes, zebras and antelopes grazing together on the picturesque savannah.

All of the above, including the 40-minute safari tour, is included in the Zoo admission price. For those looking for even more adventure, why not try one of the behind-the-scenes 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!

Experience an African adventure on over 200 hectares of beautiful natural surrounds just 30 minutes from Melbourne.

Every weekday is wonderful for toddlers at Werribee Open Range Zoo, where terrific activities will keep the fives and under 'wildly' entertained all day.

Enjoy a kid-friendly safari tour across the savannah or sing, dance and play to African-inspired songs at the African Village Dance Party!

Junior Safari

An energetic 35-minute safari bus tour for young children and their families. The tours feature music and lots of animal action.

Price: Included in general admission price. No pre-booking required. Please arrive at the Zoo early to ensure a seat on the bus.

Times: Monday to Friday at 11:00am (excluding school holidays)

Ranger Kids

In this amazing adventure-filled space, kids can transform themselves by dressing up as wildlife rangers, vets and even a Leopard Tortoise.

Price: Included in general admission price. No pre-booking required.

Times: Daily 10:30am to 2:30pm

Village Kids

Run like a Zebra or prowl like a Wild Dog in the outdoor adventure play space, Village Kids. Little explorers will have a blast navigating their way through this nature-inspired space, making it up to the look-out for a bird's eye view.

Price: Included in general admission price. No pre-booking required.

Times: Open daily

Village Dance Party

Tiny tots and the young at heart can dance, sing and laugh in the Zoo's highly interactive musical dance theatre. Special zoo songs, written by Melbourne musician Lamine Sonko, encourage children to play bongos, wiggle hips, stamp feet and 'call animals to water'.

Price: Included in general admission price (main African Safari Hut, near zoo entrance), no bookings required.

Times: Monday to Friday, 10:00am-2:00pm

Outdoor play spaces

Little adventurers will love searching for fossils (or hidden treasure) in our sandy dig pit and swinging from tree to tree at Monkey Rope Play.

In summer Hippo Water Play provides hours of fun, with bathers or a change of clothes recommended!

Children under 16 years of age receive free entry every weekend, during Victorian Government school holidays and on Victorian public holidays.

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❊ Location ❊


Werribee Open Range ZooK Road  Werribee Victoria 3030 | Map
1300 966 784


❊ Web Links ❊


Werribee Open Range Zoo 

www.zoo.org.au/werribee


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Melbourne Zoo



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