Werribee Open Range Zoo, Australia

Werribee Open Range Zoo is a zoo in Werribee, Victoria, about 32 kilometres south-west of Melbourne.

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The highlight of Werribee Open Range Zoo is the Safari bus. This 40 minute tour with live commentary travels through open savannah grasslands where antelope, bison, camel, giraffe, Mongolian wild horse, ostrich, rhino, scimitar-horned oryx, and zebra roam.

I recommend starting the day with the Safari bus, and then exploring the rest of the zoo’s foot trails. The last tour boards at 3.30pm.

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There are two main trails to explore by foot – the African trail and the Australian trail. There is also the Werribee River Trail, which provides views of the Werribee River.

The African trail is home to African wild dogs, cheetahs, gorillas, hippos, meerkats and lions.

The Australian trail has native animals and birds, such as brolga, eastern barred bandicoot, emu, kangaroo, koala, and tamar wallaby.

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Werribee is a great day trip from Melbourne. It is easily accessible by public transport – simply take the train to Werribee Station and then catch Bus 439 Weribee South to the Zoo.

Werribee Open Range Zoo is at K Road, Werribee South and is open from 9am to 5pm (last entry at 3.30pm).

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