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


You will find:

  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible and family friendly toilets
  • Four wheelchair-accessible Safari buses.
  • Access throughout
  • Hire wheelchairs and strollers, ID required
  • Acceptance of concession cards
  • Service dogs are welcome through parts of the park, but excluding the animal encounters. Assistance can be arranged if necessary
  • Mobile guided tours in an electric golf cart, advance bookings are required via 03 9731 9610.

Safari vehicles can accommodate two standard wheelchairs, or one electric wheelchair per vehicle. The wheelchairs are accommodated at the front of our vehicles alongside the driver and will be safely strapped in.

Bookings are advisable. Tel: 03 9731 9610.

Off Road Safaris use a 12-seater vehicle that can accommodate a person in a wheelchair who can transfer across to a seat.

Tall Order Giraffe Feed encounter is not currently accessible.

Ramp access to our vehicles is available, if required.


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