The Werribee Open Range Zoo is a must-visit location on your next trip to Melbourne. This beautiful zoo is located next to the Werribee Park Mansion and is bordered by the Werribee River.
Within this open range zoo, you will find a range of animals from all parts of the world. You’ll see native species of Australian animals and birds, as well as a large number of animals from the African savannah.
Werribee Open Range Zoo Ticket Prices, Safari Map & Opening Hours
While on safari, you will see a variety of African Savannah animals; including giraffes, zebras, rhinos, and ostriches. These animals share a common habitat of the sweeping flood plains of the river. The zoo is also home to a hippo-exhibit for visitors to drive through and enjoy. Come and see lions in the fascinating Lion Encounter where you can see lions up close and check out the new gorilla enclosure which houses large male silverback gorillas.
Explore the Australian exhibit that features native species of animals and birds. See Australian grey kangaroos, wallabies, emus and so much more.
A number of exhibits at this zoo are also interactive. Young visitors are welcome to participate in the interactive zoo talks with a guide and learn more about the many intriguing animal species which call this zoo home.
Don’t miss the chance to take the Pula Reserve Walking Trail, where it will take you on a walk to encounter amazing animals; including lions, gorillas, monkeys, hippos, and cheetahs.