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Werribee Open Range Zoo - General Admission

***Get a taste of Africa right here in Australia at the amazing Werribee Open Range Zoo!***


  • Discover some of the most iconic animals of Africa right here in Melbourne!
  • See animals in an open range environment, just as they would be in their natural habitat
  • Experience a FREE safari tour and get up close to a wide range of grassland animals
  • Check out the many exhibits, tours and free daily keeper talks

At this time Zoos Victoria are required to limit daily capacity, as such your booking is a request until confirmed directly by Zoos Victoria. After bookings Zoos Victoria will contact you via email to confirm your chosen date of purchase or let you know if changes are required. This is a temporary measure and thank you for understanding!

A visit to the Werribee Open Range Zoo is an experience unlike any other - taking you on an African adventure right here in Australia!

Situated on over 200 hectares of beautiful terrain, the Werribee Open Range Zoo exhibits iconic grassland animals in an open range environment which allows the animals enough space to act how they would in their natural environment.

You'll have the unique opportunity to discover the magnificent animals of the African Savanna on our free African Safari Tour including Rhinos, Giraffes, Zebra and Antelope plus you'll see other fascinating wildlife from the grasslands of Asia, North America and Australia.

There are also free daily talks where our experienced keepers will enthral you with a fascinating animal presentation, giving you the opportunity to meet some of the friendly locals.

Feel free to explore the grounds and take a look at the many amazing exhibits and animal displays on offer - from gorillas and lions to Hippos and koalas, there's something for everyone!

KIDS GO FREE ON WEEKENDS, VICTORIAN SCHOOL HOLIDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS! (with a paying adult) - If you are booking over this period please see the below listing:

Werribee Open Range Zoo - KIDS GO FREE


****Keeper talks and feeding times***

Weekdays (outside of School Holidays):

Meerkat 10:45am

Crazy about Cats 11:00am

Lions 11:30am

Hippos (at presentation shelter)1:10pm

Gorillas 1:45pm


Weekends and School Holidays:

Meerkat 10:45am

Crazy about Cats 11:00am

Lions 11:30am

Hippos (at presentation shelter) 1:10pm

Eastern Barred Bandicoots 1:30pm

Gorillas 1:45pm


Location: K Rd, Werribee South VIC 3030, Australia (about 32 kilometres south-west of Melbourne)

Adult $38.00
Child $19.00 (4-15 years old)


  • Child price applicable for ages 4-15 years

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

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